Lot# 6064 - Auction 234-243
Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. brown, wmk. pos.1, a fine used example from the lower left corner of the sheet, with large margins all round and with pre-printing paper-fold running from upper right corner of the stamp to the back of Colombus's neck. The stamp also showing the marginal line watermark at left and at base and Lithographic Transfer Flaw with PURTE for PORTE at top and FRAMCO for FRANCO (Blank 5/Vt 5/1), lightly cancelled in black leaving the flaw clear. Illustrated in 'First Issue of Postage Stamps' by Gerhard Blank on plate 25. Scarce and most unusual stamp. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 6 var.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3290; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1035.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,100 CHF
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