Canada #3P 1851 12 penny Black Specimen Plate Proof $2500.

VF condition, carmine india paper on card

Estimated at $1000, Realized $2600

Lot 8 in our Auction A1200 9th March 2019

12-penny black to highlight All Nations’ 1,200 auction

An 1851 12-penny black specimen plate proof (Scott #3P) is expected to bring $2,500 at All Nations Stamp and Coin’s 1,200th auction this weekend.

To be offered as Lot 8, the stamp has a vertical ”SPECIMEN” overprint in carmine towards the right side. It’s described by auctioneers as being in Very Fine condition.

The first issue of the Pence series, the 12-penny black was printed by the New York firm Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson. The original die was engraved by Alfred Jones based on Alfred Chalon’s portrait of a young Queen Victoria that was also used on the stamps of other British colonies.

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