ITALY – 1851, 5c Black – SOLD for $2,000

ITALY - 1851, 5c Black

1851 5c Black, an incredibly rare mint example of the first stamp of Sardinia, fresh with rich black color, well clear to large margins all around, full clean original gum that has only been very lightly hinged, small corner crease at bottom left, quite typical of the mint stamps of Sardinia with their thick gum, otherwise very fine; this value is a difficult No. 1 to acquire either mint or used but it is a rarity in this fresh mint condition; signed E(milio) Diena, E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by a clear 1983 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #1; $10,000.00)

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