Sale Number: 957
Sale Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Islander Collection of South America

Buenos Aires 1859
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
82°   1859, 1p ("In Ps") Deep Blue, Tete-Beche (7d). Positions 33/41 from the lower left corner of the sheet, top stamp the inverted cliche in second setting, minor faults but lightly cancelled with black ponchito leaving ship design clearly visible

THE ONLY SURVIVING TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE BARQUITOS ISSUE. ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT PHILATELIC RARITIES.

Ex Alfred H. Caspary, Lars Amundsen, Joseph Schatzkes, John R. Boker Jr., and Gabriel Sanchez. Exhibited in Aristocrats of Philately displays at Ameripex in 1986 and Anphilex in 1996. Illustrated in Encyclopedia of Rare and Famous Stamps by L. N. Williams. (Image Magnifier)

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