Sale 1243 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 11: British North America
Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 October, 2021
Category — 1851-1859 Pence Issues
FINE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 6-PENCE PRINCE ALBERT FROM CANADA'S FIRST PERFORATED ISSUE.
The first perforated series of Canada invariably comes with perforations touching on at least one side due to the very narrow spacing between stamps. The values given in Scott take this into account with the footnote stating "values are for examples with perfs touching the design". Those possessing original gum are extremely rare, evidenced by Unitrade valuing those with gum at a 150% premium.
Ex Gross. Signed Bloch. With 1978 R.P.S. (with selvage which no longer accompanies) and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott $25,000.00. SG £18,000. Unitrade C$25,000.00