Lot 1049 -
Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 "Persian Rug" (Scott R133), exceptionally fresh and completely sound with marvelous color and a face-free circular handstamped/cut cancel, Very Fine, Ex-Cole, Lyons, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Just 210 examples were sold, with only about 90-95 examples believed to have survived. Kingsley's original survey recorded just 76 examples, with Siegel's update adding another eleven. This one is #28-1. ....Estimate $7,500-10,000
Sold for US$ 14,000
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