EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKBLE AND BRILLIANT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1850 15-CENTIMES CERES ISSUE OF FRANCE.
Arguably among the finest examples extant, possessing a "trifecta" of exceptional qualities, incredible overall freshness, full original gum, and large margins.
Signed Bernichon. With 2020 Roumet certificate stating "Superbe". Scott $21,500.00. Yvert €27,000
VERY FINE. A CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1849 15-CENTIMES CERES ISSUE.
With 2020 Roumet certificate. Scott $10,500.00. Yvert €10,000
VERY FINE AND SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 25-CENTIMES IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE.
Signed A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate. Scott $6,250.00. Yvert €9,000
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 40-CENTIMES DARK ORANGE WITH THE DARK BROWNISH GUM TRIAL CREATED TO PREVENT REUSE.
At first glance, the gum appears to be severely disturbed and toned. Although, the dark brown band was an intentional trial for the gum to prevent reuse of the stamp. The intention was that the dark band would adhere to paper with far more strength and would damage the stamp upon removal. Due to disappointing tests, this form of gumming was abandoned and the stamps issued as normal.
Signed Thier and A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $4,300.00. Yvert €7,600