A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE LARGE GROUP OF THE 1869 12-CENT ADRIATIC SMALL NUMERAL TYPOGRAPHED ESSAYS.
We have never before offered a group with this quantity and variety. While the perforated small numeral essays on grilled stamp paper can be found in abundance (117-E2e), each of these typographed essays are rare.
Three P.F. certificates accompany
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ON INDIA PAPER.
A Power Search review found only two others offered in our sales (outside of a set) since 2006 -- both from the Dr. Heimburger collection in 2013. His bottom plate block, with significant faults, realized $3,000 hammer
VERY FINE FOR THIS EXTREMELY RARE "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT.
We have encountered only two other examples of the 12c 1869 with "Specimen" overprint and this is by far the finest centered of the three. The other two have perfs cutting well in on two sides.
With clear 1991 P.S.E. certificate