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Auction: 24016 - The Lionheart Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part XIX
Lot: 92

(x) Canada
1851 12d. black on laid paper, good to large margins and crisp impression, light central target cancellation; a very fine example of this extremely rare and coveted classic. One of the world's most iconic and desirable rarities, and an example of exhibition quality. Vincent Greene Certificate (2017). S.G. 4, £100,000; Scott $135,000

A total of 50,000 were printed from 250 sheets. Only 1,450 examples were sold with the balance being destroyed. A total of 37 used single examples and two pairs are recorded, over half of which have faults to some degree or are cut into on at least one side.

Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

£35,000 to £45,000

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