Barbados large star stamp tops sale of Britannia Collection at Spink

An 1874-1875 large star led the sale of the Britannia Collection of Barbados Stamps at Spink London on February 23.

Barbados blue stamp
The stamp is one of only three surviving specimens

It sold for £18,000 ($25,044).

The lot is one of only three known surviving specimens of the issue and displays strong margins and colours.

It features the large star watermark issued on British empire stamps produced by Perkins, Brown & Company from the mid 1850s onwards.

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