EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT AND ONE OF THE VERY FEW MINT NEVER-HINGED 1869 FIVE-FRANC NAPOLEONS IN EXISTENCE. THE EPITOME OF A WORLD-CLASS CONDITION RARITY
With 2003 Behr certificate. The catalogue values are as hinged. Yvert €8,350
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY MINT N.H. 1869 5-FRANC NAPOLEON.
The 5-Franc Napoleon is the most popular classic stamp of France. Due to it's larger size, both unused and used copies are usually encountered with faults, and unused copies often lack all or most of the original gum. To find an example such as this, in Mint Never Hinged condition, is incredibly rare.
Signed Calves and with his clear 1985 certificate, as well as a 1999 P.F. certificate. Catalogue values are for hinged. Yvert €8,250