Great Britain SG#5 2d Blue Queen Victoria, 1840-1841 Imperforate Line Engraved Issue, Printed From Plate 1


A lovely very fine appearing, but fine 4-margin used example of this classic stamp, with a lovely red Maltese cross cancellation. There is a shallow hinge thin at the top which reduces the grade from VF to fine.  Gibbons Concise cat 950 pounds for fine used, which converts to approximately $1,615. The example offered here grades F-74 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Cancellation: 10/10

Adjustment for shallow hinge thin: -10 points

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