Nevis 1871-78 6d grey, SG19
Nevis 1876-78 6d grey, litho printing, perforations 15, block of 4, SG19.
A fine mint block with large part original gum, (lower pair unmounted mint). Some traces of gum toning, as commonly seen, and minor perforation separation at top. Regardless of these minor flaws, it is still a fine and attractive multiple with particularly fresh colour.
Only 1,200 stamps were printed of this issue and it is a rarity in a block.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £900+.
A classic Victorian stamp design depicting the seal of the colony and showing women at a medicinal spring. As a volcanic island, Nevis enjoys hot springs at the village of Bath since the 18th century. The stamp shows two women taking advantage of the therapeutic spring water.
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