Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Without Grill
30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Without Grill (121a). Part original gum, small adherence on back, beautiful rich colors, well-centered, tiny natural inclusion
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.
Our review of Philatelic Foundation records indicates that 53 examples have been certified as genuine incl. two blocks of four and one plate block of fifteen (Ex Ishikawa). In addition to the certified copies, there is a plate number block of six and imprint block of eight. However, despite the number of stamps, very few are as well-centered or fresh as this example.