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New British ‘Seahorse’ stamp discovery

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Experienced stamp auctioneer Tony Lester has recently discovered a 1913 Waterlow 2/6d used stamp with the watermark both inverted and reversed.

The stamp, which was recently given a certificate of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) has a corner crease and surface rub, but is probably unique.

A spokesperson for Tony Lester Auctions said:

‘No watermark varieties have previously been recorded on the 1913 Waterlow Seahorses, and it therefore stands alongside the De La Rue 10/- with inverted and reversed watermark (also one recorded) as being the scarcest Seahorse stamp in existence.’

The stamp will appear in a forthcoming Tony Lester Auction, and catalogues are available free on request.

Meanwhile, Tony’s team have also discovered a rare stamp in a general collection which, at first glance seemed to be ‘a rather unprepossessing stamp’.

The fine used example of the St Lucia 1949-50 4c perf 14½ x 14 has a catalogue value of £17,000.

Tony explained:

‘The normal perforation for this stamp was perf. 12½, but several denominations from this set were later printed perf. 14½ x 14, the 12 cent value is also quite scarce with this perforation, but the 4 cent is one of the major KGVI rarities with only a few known, and all of those are used.’

Find out more at: www.tonylester.co.uk

 

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