Lot 60121 – 1881 “Empire” 20pa black perf.13 1/2 Trial Printing

Lot 60121 – 1881 “Empire” 20pa black perf.13 1/2 Trial Printing
Bulgaria » Eastern Rumelia
Price realised
5’000 EUR
Auction date
Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1881 “Empire” 20pa black perf.13 1/2 showing variety background colour (rose) omitted, postally used with mute barred blue cancel, very fine Expertise: Cert. Sismondo (2015) with a detailed analysis commenting that the stamp is printed on fairly rough paper compared to the smooth paper of the issued stamps and therefore does not believe that it is a simple variety, but possibly a short-lived trial printing on poor quality paper which, to his knowledge, has not been recorded in standard or specialised literature Price on request
Catalogue ref: ISFILA YP149 var

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