Ceylon 1857-59 9d purple-brown, SG8
Ceylon 1857-59 9d purple-brown, imperforate with clear to large margins and lovely colour, tied to folded piece by crisp oval of bars with red "COLOMBO/POST-PAID" despatch circular date stamp of "JAN 7 1860" alongside, SG8.
A most attractive dated example, very scarce in this choice quality.
Provenance: Ex Baron de Worms (Harmer 20 June 1938, lot 244, realised £11).
Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity (1998).
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £900+.
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