Lot 60121 – Turkey » Eastern Rumelia

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

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

ISFILA YP149 var

Estimate 5’000 EUR
Auction date Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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