New Brunswick  5

New Brunswick 5

1860 Five cent brown Connell, perf 11¾, an outstanding mint example of this notoriously difficult stamp, characteristic perforations with some uncleared perf discs – well-above average for this stamp, unusually well centered with perforations well clear of design on three sides, exceptionally fresh and remarkably still retaining a large portion of its original gum. An absolute rarity in such superior quality, Very Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 5; catalogue value $40,000)

Expertization: 1962 BPA certificate, signed by Robson Lowe et al.

Provenance:
⋅ “Provenance” Collection of British North America, Harmers of New York, January 1983; Lot 2017
⋅ British America Sale, H.R. Harmer Ltd. London, September 1971; Lot 340
After exhaustive research for comparable examples, our conclusion is that this is THE FINEST KNOWN MINT EXAMPLE. No other example boasts such superior colour and perforations as well as possessing original gum.

A VERY FINE MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS FAMOUS AND WELL-DOCUMENTED STAMP – THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE INITIAL PRINTING WAS DESTROYED AFTER IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE POSTMASTER GENERAL HAD USED HIS PORTRAIT INSTEAD OF THAT OF QUEEN VICTORIA.
New Brunswick 5
In Stock:Yes
S006751
Price: $17,500.00 (CAD)

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