VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DIE PROOF OF THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG ISSUE.
Power Search contains a few trial color proofs of this issue but this is the only die proof we have offered since at least 1993
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG," WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.
Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census.
Kingsley Census No. 13-1.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.
In his privately published census of Scott R111a, Larry Lyons notes thirteen singles and a pair. Of these, only one single and one stamp in the pair are sound. A footnote in the Scott Catalog states this issue is priced in the grade of Fine with small faults
VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 25-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH CENTER INVERTED. ONLY 16 ARE RECORDED.
In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records only sixteen examples of the 25c Second Issue Invert.
From our 1970 and 1991 Rarities sales. Pre-1970 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies