From Internet Sale 713 - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - May 15-18
Lot 2684 -
Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 "Persian Rug" (Scott R133), manuscript cancel plus cut cancels over each "500", other than the usual tiny cut cancels this key stamp is otherwise sound and as such is quite desirable, with strong and rich colors (Scott catalogue value is for small faults), Very Fine, 1992 PF certificate.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000
Legendary high-value rarity and most sought-after US revenue stamp, Kingsley records only 76 examples, this stamp is documented as illustration 3-5 of the photo census . Suggested Bid $15,000-20,000....Suggested Bid $15,000-20,000
Sold for US$ 11,500
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