Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008

Category — Buenos Aires 1859

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
82°
 
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 82, Buenos Aires 1859 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Deep Blue, Tete-Beche (7d), 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Deep Blue, Tete-Beche (7d)1859, 1p ("In Ps") Deep Blue, Tete-Beche (7d). Positions 33/41 from the lower left corner of the sheet, top stamp the inverted cliche in second setting, minor faults but lightly cancelled with black ponchito leaving ship design clearly visible

THE ONLY SURVIVING TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE BARQUITOS ISSUE. ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT PHILATELIC RARITIES.

Ex Alfred H. Caspary, Lars Amundsen, Joseph Schatzkes, John R. Boker Jr., and Gabriel Sanchez. Exhibited in Aristocrats of Philately displays at Ameripex in 1986 and Anphilex in 1996. Illustrated in Encyclopedia of Rare and Famous Stamps by L. N. Williams.

E. 400,000-500,000
575,000
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