lot # 1103 - brit. colonies barbados
1852/1855, 2 d. greyish slate, bisected vertically, used on piece, left and right halves of different stamps, tied by "1" numeral cancel in black, with faint "Dominica" datestamp alongside August 1854, horizontal filing crease not affecting stamps, slight soiling, extremely rare and important example; being the only known bisect of this configuration recorded. Cert. BPA. (1932). Gi = £8'500 for a single on cover. rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe Collection, 1947 "A Prominent West End Philatelist"; selling for what was, then, a substantial figure of £110.