Barbados 1878 1d on 5s unsevered pair, SG86b

SKU: JC1551

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Barbados 1878 (28 Mar) 1d on half 5s dull rose, bisect provisional, horizontal unsevered pair, both with type 3a surcharge (reading upwards), SG86b.

A fine mint example with part original gum (a little disturbed with gum loss at top). Right half with small tear at SE corner and trace of thinning, but the left half fine, and overall fine appearance.

A major British West Indies rarity, with only two other such unused pairs believed to exist.

Provenance: Ex Hodsell Hurlock (H.R. Harmer 18 Jun 1958, lot 551).

Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity (2017).

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £26,000.

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