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  • Lot# : 4002 Trinidad u. Tobago

    1847 (April 16): Lady McLeod (5 c.) blue, a used example in a resonant deep shade with huge margins all round for this stamp, cancelled by manuscript pen cross. Stamp #U28 in the census, illustrated in "Trinidad, A Philatelic History" on page 256. Absolutely faultless and superb, a wonderful example of this iconic stamp Gi = £ 12'000.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred Caspary, Harmers, New York, 14 May 1957, lot 572. "One of the finest known"; Collection Claude Cartier, SG, London, 21 April 1977, lot 131.rnNote: This is the first stamp issued to prepay postage in the British Commonwealth and, except for the printing process (evidently by lithography from an original engraving) is it exactly the same size and format as the 1840 1 d. black.rnNote: It is possible that 500, maybe 1'000 examples were printed. At the present time students of the issue have recorded 90 stamps in varying condition either on or off cover.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 16,000 CHF