Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue
20c. blue, type II, irregular block of three from the top right corner of the sheet, exhibiting partial impression obliquely as a result of a paper fold, so that the hair is lacking as well as the upper tablet in two designs, the third one just showing a small part of the lower left corner of its design, very fresh and enhanced by the blue "Contrôle/T.P." control mark, which most infrequently passes through the corner stamp, due to its lack of design in that area, with original gum; four staple holes, of which one affecting the blank space of the upper left stamp, hinge reinforcements along some perforations. An absolutely striking variety of notable rarity in the classic period. Spink Maury 29IIvar. Photo
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