Sale 263

Lot 1118

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, without grill (118a), nicely centered and with the deep color characteristic of the ungrilled type I stamp. Large part o.g. Small, innocuous ink stain in top margin, inconsequential corner perf creases upper right and lower right corners, couple nibbed perfs at upper left. Otherwise fresh and Very Fine. A very attractive example of this rare stamp.
Scott $10,000

Expertization: 1967 and 1992 P.F. Certificates.

Of the approximately two dozen examples of the ungrilled 15¢ type I that have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation, about half are faulty.

Realized $1,700

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