Newfoundland 1857-64 8d scarlet-vermilion, SG8

SKU: JC3163

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Newfoundland 1857-64 8d scarlet-vermilion 'Royal Crown and Heraldic flowers of the United Kingdom', thick machine-made paper, horizontal pair, SG8.

A fine mint pair with good to large margins and brilliant fresh part original gum. Minor imperfections (right stamp with tiny pinhole, left with inclusion), but a visually stunning pair with lovely colour.

The first stamp issues of Newfoundland, after becoming self-governing in 1855, are considered classics of the British Empire with the Royal Crown and Heraldic flowers of Great Britain paying homage to the British Crown.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £800+.

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