Lot 475Encased Postage, Kirkpatrick & Gault, 24¢, a premium example,stamp with rich violet color and well centered within frame, case showing small spot of original silver on reverse, mica intact and free from crazing, Extremely Fine, ex-Ford, Litle. Hodders & Bowers No. 165.
Scott No. EP118 $1,600.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE EXTREMELY RARE KIRKPATRICK & GAULT 24¢ ENCASED POSTAGE ISSUE.
The Reed census gives the EP118 a R-6 rating (16-20 examples known).