Lot# 5714 - Auction 234-243
1876 (Oct): Rouletted definitive issue, the original Artist's drawings prepared by the American Bankote Co. with all six proposed values, all imperforate and applied to card with manuscript annotations, with the 1 c. in black (endorsed 'brown'), 5 c. in pale blue and rose (endorsed 'one color' and 'green'), 10 c. in red & deep red (endorsed 'red'), 20 c. in blue & carmine(endorsed 'one color' and 'Peru brown'), 50 c. in black (as endorsed) and 1 peso value in violet. The designs were modified prior to issue, the card with further annotations on reverse including date and "make the figure in centre prominent and copy the stamp as drawn to the size specified, repeat the denomination in figures or words in all stamps (pentographic) like Salvador stamps...". Some splitting with folds strengthened but a unique and wonderful Essay.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 850 CHF
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