Lot 141Fiji, 1877, "V.R.", 6d carmine rose, laid paper, two horizontal pairs, tied by neat sunburst cancel on cover to London, England, with bold boxed "Too Late" handstamp and red "London, 26 Se 81" entry cds, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Eastgate. Scott No. 39b.
SG No. 33a Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 1877 "V.R." OVERPRINT ISSUE ON COVER - CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST COVER OF THE ISSUE.