Malaysia / Straits Settlements - Selangor 1881
Katalog Stanley Gibbons (SG) 4
SELANGOR, 1881, Straits Settlements 2 cents brown, watermark Crown CC with "Selangor" overprint wide "N" (type 4), fresh unused no gum example of this GREATEST OVERPRINT RARITY OF SELANGOR, strong color on crisp white paper, Very Fine; 2004 Brandon certificate. Scott # 5d, SG #4, £8,000
This stamp was still unrecorded in unused condition in Robson Lowe´s encyclopedia; Wood had only used examples; the sale of the George Bloch collection (Robson Lowe may 1996 lot 193) mentioned "not known unused"; the Richard Tompkins collection (Grosvenor november 2006 lot 247) included the only other know example described as "thought to be the only unused example".
IN UNUSED CONDITION ONE OF TWO KNOWN AND AS SUCH A MAJOR RARITY OF MALAYA.
verkauft / sold