Lot 2098Samoa, 1886, Palms, 1s rose carmine, perf 12½, bisected, two halves. Tied by "Apia, Samoa, May 22, 95" cds's on locally addressed cover to the H.M.S. Rapid, Very Fine, a late usage as these bisect 2½d provisionals where only used until May 23rd (Odenweller 543). Scott No. 18a.
SG No. 25a Estimate $150 - 200.