Great Britain SG#2 1d Black Queen Victoria, 1840-1841 Imperforate Line Engraved Issue, Printed From Plate 6

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A lovely very fine 4-margin used example of this classic stamp, with a lovely red Maltese cross cancellation. Gibbons Concise cat 375 pounds for fine used, which converts to approximately $650. Very fine condition should be worth at least 25% more than this, so about $820. There is gum present on the back and a slight gum bend, but nothing that won't disappear with a good soak, though you may want to leave it, just to see what the gum on these issues looked like. The example offered here grades VF-81 as follows:

Centering/margins: 51/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Cancellation: 10/10

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