Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue
5f. grey-violet, very well centred within balanced margins surrounding the design, infrequently vivid shade tending to bluish, sharp impression, generous perforations at top, cancelled by Paris red c.d.s. used for "imprimés" (printed matter mail). Superb, exhibiting a rare cancellation on this stamp. Calves and Roumet certificates (1978). Spink Maury 33, €2,500. Photo
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