URUGUAY, 1859, 240c Vermilion, Thin Numerals (12).
Type 12A with large circular "O" in "Montevideo" plate variety,
unused (no gum), full to large margins, bright shade, Very Fine, this is the most prominent plate variety of the 240c Thin Numerals issue, all four examples of this variety known to us come from Type 12 in the transfer group (probably just one position on the printing stone) -- in addition to the stamp offered here and in the following lot, the Lee collection had two examples, one unused and one used (lots 404 and 405 in the 1942 Lee sale catalogue) -- ex "Concordia"
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