India 1854 Inverted Head Variety

The classic 1854 inverted head variety set a new world record yesterday at Spink. The stamp, part of the Vestey collection auctioned off on October 13th, 2010 brought in a record GBP 105,390. The stamp was cut to shape. Twenty seven copies of this world famous rarity are known, only 3 of these were cut square. Image is courtesy of Spink. Entire catalog can be downloaded from:

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