VERY FINE. A SELECT QUALITY EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 500-REAL TELEGRAPH STAMP, THE RAREST OF ALL BRAZIL'S TELEGRAPH STAMPS AND RANKING AMONG THE RAREST OF ANY TELEGRAPH STAMPS IN THE WORLD.
While used examples make an occasional appearance in the marketplace, unused examples are almost never offered. This is the only sound, original-gum example we have seen.
Signed A. Diena and with 2012 Meyer certificate. Unpriced in RHM, but noted as "Rare"