1859, 2 d., blue, LAPIROT, intermediate impression, sheetpos. 6, COMPLETE DOUBLE PRINT of image, vertical shifted of the first impression, cancelled by dumb oval, two small marginal tears at left and right, the mentioned creases in certificate are natural origin from the paper production as they affect the cancellation at right (two black lines) and the image itself (no colour printed in the valleys of the creases), the conclusion of this is that the pressed creases happend BEFORE the printing process, four very good to large margins, an important rarity which is the SOLE RECORDED EXAMPLE, listed in Stanley Gibbons cat. 2019 on page 426 without value due to no reference market price, other less important varieties have a listing of 130.000 £, last hammer price was 28,000 Euro, SUP Estimate 40.000€.
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