Only serious stamp buyers need read this
1851, New York City
The Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson printers is busy producing 51,000 stamps for its neighbours to the north.
It's a new contract for RWH&E. These are the first stamps the Province of Canada has ever produced.
Little did they know.
Little did they know, that among those 51,000 there would be one stamp that would rise above all the others. That would become so rare, so valuable, that it would receive its own title.
Now just 130 of the 51,000 remain.
Of those 130, just a few are in mint condition.
Fewer still retain their original gum.
And one, just one of these never used, original gum stamps has that additional attribute that propels it into a different sphere altogether: it has never been hinged.
She is the Black Empress. An 1851 12d Black. The pinnacle of Canadian stamp collecting.
"I've been in the business four decades and I've never seen a stamp of that rarity or that age in that perfect a condition."
The words of stamp expert Charles Shreve.
Graded Superb 98 by the Philatelic Foundation, the Black Empress has an intense colour, a sharp image, amazing freshness, and superb margins.
I could explain at length how other original gum, mint condition 1851 12d Blacks have sold for $300,000 in the past, how experts place a 300% premium on never hinged examples, theoretically valuing the Black Empress at $1.2m.
But to talk of the investment potential of the stamp would be a disservice to its sheer magnificence.
This is not a stamp you will ever want to part with, at any price. It's an item you will want to ensure passes down the generations.
Own this, and you will have the finest example of Canadian philately in your possession, not to mention one of the greatest British Commonwealth gems.
You can become the owner of the Black Empress today for $750,000.
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This is the stamp Canadian auctioneer JN Sissions has described as flawless, and "immaculate in all respects".
Don't miss out.
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P.P.S While we're talking about the finest Canadian stamp in existence, it would be remiss not to mention that we also have available to you the finest Hong Kong stamp ever seen
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