369 / STOCKHOLMIA 2019 & ERIVAN Worldwide Rarities

June 1'st 2019 in Stockholm
Lot no.3
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Condition

Catalogue no.

Opening8.000 €
Sold for17.000 €

1910 (ca.), Massive gold stamp box manufactured by the famous jewelers Fabergé. The box has two compartments, each with enemel image of contemporary Russian stamps and diamond-set thumb pieces; hallmarked at St. Petersburg with "56" zolotniks (14 karat gold) with additional "FABERGÉ" and "H.W." (Haenrik Wigström). Total weight 61,48 gram. A spectacular and most representative box !

Lot no.21

Condition

6

Catalogue no.V21-23

Opening3.000 €
Sold for9.000 €

1864, entire folded registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt addressed to Eversbach, franked on front with single stamps Coat of arms 10 soldi blue and 15 soldi brown and on reverse with vertical pair 5 soldi rose, all tied by superb strikes of cds. "FOKSCHAN 4 11" in blue with blue straigtline "RECOM..." alongside. The vertical pair with crease, some minor staining, otherwise a very attractive entire. Letters from Fokshan are extremely rare, according to Prof. Ferchenbauer just 2 further covers with stamps are recorded. This letter with a three-colour franking and  unique usage as registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt represents one of the great rarities of the Austrian Levant as well as of Romania.Certificate Prof. Ferchenbauer VÖB (2019)

Lot no.22

Condition

0 1 4

Catalogue no.5A var.

Opening75.000 €
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1849 (OCTOBER 17), 40 c. carmine-vermilion, the famous unused corner block of four from the lower left of the sheet, positions 81-82 / 91-92, on the sheet of 200 stamps, on thin paper with watermark 'LL' in frame and sheet marginal watermark (PO)STES at left, large even margins all around and stamps of fabulous rich colour, trivial corner bend in margin only and slight closed nick in margin at base mentioned for full accuracy, minor wrinkling on large part original gum with lower pair unmounted o.g. A wonderful multiple of outstanding freshness and the sole recorded mint multiple in this resonant shade. Unique. Signed Grubben, Balasse and Williame. Certificate Pierre Kaiser AIEP (2013) (COB 5)
Provenance: Collection General Robert Gill (RL / Kaufmann, Basel, 21 October 1965, lot 1483), Collection Lars Amundsen (Stanley Gibbons, London, February 1969, lot 154), Collection Georges Marquet (Balasse sale 1324, 1987), Exhibited in Monte Carlo, December 2015 and in the Court of Honour in New York, 2016

Lot no.23

Condition

1

Catalogue no.5By

Opening30.000 €
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1851, 40 c. carmine-rose, an unused vertical pair with full sheet margin above, on thick paper watermarked LL without frame, large even margins all around and of exquisite colour and appearance, one or two tiny hinge remnants on large part original gum. A magnificent and very rare multiple in the foremost quality.  Certificate Pierre Kaiser AIEP (2013). (COB 8)
Provenance: Collection Georges Marquet (Balasse, sale 1324, 1987)
                     Balasse, Brussels, 13 March 1993, lot 34.
 

Lot no.28
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.17/IAa+18A, 21/IB

Opening850 €
Sold for1.100 €

1872, Cover from Stege to Rio de Janeiro endorsed ‘via England’ at lower left, franked by bicoloured 3 sk. lilac & grey and 4 sk. red & grey both perf. 14 x 13½, with scarce 48 sk. lilac & brown, perf. 12½, tied by circular ‘68’ target handstamps in black and by ‘London / Paid’ transit cds (Dec 17). Manuscript red crayon ‘1sh.’ British credit on front with ‘240’ (reis) due on arrival in blue crayon. Reverse with Rio de Janeiro arrival cds (Jan 26, 1873) in black. The 48 sk. with slight corner bend but a very rare cover to a most unusual destination. Certificate Lasse Nielsen (1998). (Afa as per certificate)
Provenance: Collection R. Koester (RL, Zurich, 26 June 1985), Collection Dr. Gene Scott (Postiljonen, Malmo, 24 March 2000, lot 533) 

Lot no.29

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening10.000 €
Sold for10.000 €

'Ringtype 1891 postal stationeries', the Kari Rahiala 8 frame international exhibition collection awarded gold at 'PHILA NIPPON 2011' and large gold at 'NORDIA 2016' comprising a large range of interesting material: several cards and letters used in Russia, including a registered letter from St. Petersburg to Chicago with additional Russian stamp, several insured covers, registered printed matters, registered postcards to abroad, 4 kopeks postcard used on the first day of issue and many interesting and rare destinations including South Africa, St. Vincent, Mauritius, Chile (registered cover with US transit label and Chilean register label), Sumatra, Hawaii and Cuba. A very interesting and impressive object of this area.

Lot no.30

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening3.500 €
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PAPILLON DE METZ: 1870 (September 23), small leaflet with 9 lines of text from a son to his parents, addressed to Avignon, accompanied by the original envelope of postal re-expedition, endorsed "par ballon" and showing clear date stamp "AVIGNON .. OCT 70". A remarkable and very rare ensemble of the Siège of Metz which lasted from August till late October 1870. 2 certificates Robineau (2000, 2001)
Lot no.31

Condition

Catalogue no.

Opening1.500 €
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SIEGE OF PARIS: 1871 (January 11), original telegram form with 7 pages of text from the exile government at Bordeaux addressed to all French prefects and sub-prefects, repeating the contents of 3 official reports which were transported the day before with the ballon 'GAMBETTA' out of besieged Paris. Highly interesting contents about the bombardment of the Prussian army on Paris, which had started a few days before. The top form with date stamp "BOURG 11 JANV. 71". A highly interesting and most remarkable document of the siege of Paris and "Ballons montés"
Lot no.32
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.12

Opening22.000 €
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1852, 10 c. bistre, two single examples and a horizontal strip of three, all with large margins, used on 1859 entire letter from Ineboli, Turkey to the Inspector of Customs in Syria in Beirut, tied by fine strikes of ‘4010’ petit chiffres in blue with pearled INEBOLI / TURQ. D’ASIE cds (May 3) and framed ‘PD’ in blue at right. Reverse with ‘Constantinople / Turquie’ cds (May 5) and ‘Smyrne / Turquie’ transit (May 8) both in black. File folds well away from the superb adhesives, a magnificent and very rare cover. Signed Calves. Certificate A. Roumet (2010). (Maury 13)

Lot no.33
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening3.500 €
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1855,  Great Britain 1 d. red-brown, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, a horizontal strip of three used on 1855 cover mailed from Gallipoli (where there was a British Army hospital during the Crimean War), mailed at the French Post Office and cancelled by good strikes of ‘3767’ petit chiffres. Pearled ‘Gallipoli / Turquie’ datestamp at left (July 17) in black. Small cartridge ‘Paquebot / De La / Mediterranée’ in red, thence via Marseille (July 24) to Glasgow, where taxed as posted out of course and charged 1/2 d. due to pay in manuscript. Exceptionally rare and probably unique usage. Signed Holcombe. (SG 17)
 

Lot no.34
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.22

Opening10.000 €
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1862, Empire 40 c. orange, a used example on 1867 cover with imprinted ‘Messageries Impériales Services Maritimes’ on reverse, from Sinope, Turkey to Mothe St. Héraye, Deux Sevres, France tied by ‘5097’ gros chiffres with corresponding pearled SINOPE / TURQUIE D’ASIE cds alongside (Sept 9) in blue. Framed ‘PD’ at right and reverse with ‘Constantinople / Turquie’ transit cds (Sept 11), ‘Marseille a Lyon’ cds (Sept 17) and arrival. Extremely rare with just a handful of covers recorded from this Office. Certificate A. Roumet (2000). (Maury 23)

Lot no.35
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.35

Opening10.000 €
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1870, Siège 40 c. pale orange, a used horizontal pair on 1872 cover from Ordou, Turkey to Mothe St. Héraye, Deux Sevres, France tied by ‘5097’ gros chiffres with corresponding pearled ORDOU / TURQUIE D’ASIE cds alongside (July 28) in black. Framed ‘PD’ at right and reverse with ‘Constantinople / Turquie’ transit cds (July 30), ‘Marseille a Paris’ cds (Aug 8) and arrival. Extremely rare with just a handful of covers recorded from this Office. Signed Calves. Certificate Soluphil (1990). (Maury 38)
 

Lot no.36
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.Italy P7+10

Opening22.000 €
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1874, Entire letter sent unpaid from Énos (Enez, Thrace, Turkey) to Genova, Italy struck with exceptional impression of the pearled ÉNOS / TURQUIE despatch datestamp (May 8) in blue. ‘Les Dardanelles / Turquie’ transit cds at right in black (May 21) and large ‘90 LEP’ handstruck due marking in black. Reverse with further strike of ‘Les Daranelles’ datestamp, Messina cds (June 3), Naples cds (June 4) and Genova arrival, where taxed with Italian 1870 Postage Due 30 c. and 60 c. tied by ‘Genova’ cds’s (June 6). Minor imperfections of no significance - a magnificent and extremely rare entire – unique. Signed Calves.
Provenance: Collection 'Cihangir' (Corinphila sale 121, Zurich, 1 May 2000, lot 2843)

Lot no.37

Condition

Catalogue no.

Opening3.000 €
Sold for3.400 €
1900, Special printing on Bristol, 2 large pages (65:50 cm), with printed images (alltogether 12) of postcards, lettercards and envelopes. Slight marginal faults, but generally fine. Very rare, only 3 sets were issued
Lot no.38

Condition

Catalogue no.

Opening3.000 €
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1900, Special printing on Bristol, 2 large pages (65:50 cm), with printed images (alltogether 9) of postcards, lettercards and envelope. Slight marginal faults, but generally fine. Very rare, only 3 sets were issued

Lot no.51

Condition

2

Catalogue no.

Opening1.800 €
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1958/67, 'Flora' issues, 6 archive pages of Courvoisier S.A. with progressive proofs (4 or 5 each) of 17 values including unissued 1958, 17 aur in 4 different colours, unissued 1961, 1,50 kronor value and from the same year a stamp without denomination in design of 3,50 kronor stamp and 1967, 2,50 kronor stamp in unissued colour. A unique ensemble

Lot no.52

Condition

6

Catalogue no.43C

Opening5.000 €
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1935, experimental coil stamp 2 d., perforated 15 x imperforated, tied by cds. "NAS NA RIOGH 10 VI 36" to postcard to Vienna, Austria with arrival mark on front; the stamp applied with top right perforation slightly over the edge of the cover, but still intact. A fine and very rare single franking. Just 4 entires with this stamp are recorded, including only one further to a foreign destination (Hibernian T4cii)

Lot no.53

Condition

6

Catalogue no.10I, 7, 9

Opening5.000 €
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1852, 50 bajocchi blue, fine printing, fresh colour and with large even margins, used together with 6 bajocchi on greenish-grey in horizontal pair and single 8 bajocchi black on double rate letter sheet from Rome (DEC 14, 1861) via France and England to Kingston, Canada with arrival mark of January 3, 1862. The 8 bajocchi slightly unfresh and the cover with some small stains, otherwise fine. A rare and attractive letter with a most unusual destination. Signed Avi with certificate (2018)

Lot no.54
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening20.000 €
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1852, 1sc. carmine-rose, just touched at right and with huge margins on adjoining sides, used with horizontal pair of 6 baj. black on grey and single 2 baj. greenish-white on registered cover from Rome to St. Paul, Réunion tied by Rome grill with straight line ASSICURATA below with despatch cds in black (May 31) and ‘Italie / Lanslebourg’ transit (June 3) and CHARGÉ in red on obverse. The reverse with rate box in red, Marseille cds, ‘Réunion / St. Denis’ cds in blue (July 5) – this repeated on front – and St. Paul arrival cds in black.  Small closed tear at left but a remarkable and rare usage of the 1 scudo on letter to a most extraordinary destination – the sole recorded cover usage to Réunion.  Signed A. Diena, E. Diena. Certs. A. Bolaffi (1985), G. Colla (2017) (Sassone 3A+7A+11 = € 90.000,- +)

Lot no.55
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening5.000 €
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1868, 3 c. black on grey glazed paper and 5 c. black on dark blue, used on the address label of 1868 Printed Matter cover from Rome to Padua, the adhesives in fine quality with good perforations, neatly tied in black. A very rare franking for the 8 centesimi rate with just 12 items recorded thus. Signed E. Diena. Cert. Colla (2016) (Sassone 24+25d = € 52.500,-)

Lot no.56
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening5.000 €
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Provisional Government 1859, 5 c. green, 20 c. violet-blue and 40 c. red-brown, all with four margins all round, used on 1859 registered cover from Modena to Sassuolo tied by nine bar obliterators in black. Modena despatch cds (Nov 21) at base with framed RACCOMANDATA in black at right. One side flap missing but a magnificent three colour franking in delightful condition. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Bolaffi., A. Diena. Cert. E. Diena (1991) (Sassone 12+15+17c = € 37.500,-)

Lot no.57
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening2.500 €
Sold for2.500 €

Provisional Government 1859, 5 c. green, two vertical pairs with large margins all round, used on 1860 cover from Modena to Torino, lightly cancelled by two strikes of the nine bar obliterator in black, with ‘Modena’ despatch cds (Jan 17) alongside. A fine and rare usage. Signed A. Diena, E. Diena, G. Bolaffi (1954), A. Bolaffi, P. Vaccari (Sassone 12 = € 22.000,-)
 

Lot no.58
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening2.500 €
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Provisional Government 1859, 20 c. grey-violet with full margins all round and 20 c. black-violet, imperceptibly touched at left, used on 1859 cover from Reggio to Ancona cancelled in blue with ‘Reggio’ datestamp (Dec 12) in blue. An extraordinary example of two listed shades of the same stamp on the same cover, almost certainly the sole example extant. Signed Jamet. R. Diena. Certs. Gazzi (1977), Sorani (1989), E. Diena (1993) (Sassone 15+15b = € 9.450,- +)
 

Lot no.59
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Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening5.000 €
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Provisional Government 1859, 20 lilac and 20 c. lilac with “ECNT” for CENT error, each with large margins all round, used on 1860 entire letter from Modena to Samaden, Switzerland cancelled by nine bar obliterators in black with Modena cds at right (Jan 20). Reverse with Milano transit cds (Jan 24). An exceptional entire in the foremost quality, a unique combination to a most unusual destination. Certs. A. Diena (1963) and E. Diena (1989) (Sassone 16+16c = € 40.000,-)

Lot no.60

Condition

6

Catalogue no.3

Opening1.000 €
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1842 (APR 2), Entire letter from Naples via London forwarding agent to the Isle of Guernsey, part-paid with 15 grana, confirmed with red "AGDP"; in London charged with "1/7", which was paid by the forwarder Samuel Dobree & Sons, who applied a 1841, 1 penny red-brown and mailed the letter to a member of the well known Carey Family at Carey Castle, Guernsey. A very interesting and most attractive letter; most likely the earliest letter from Naples with a postage stamp.
Lot no.61
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Condition

3

Catalogue no.

Opening20.000 €
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1851, 5 c. intense black, a used inter-pane ‘interspazio’ horizontal pair, with ample to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by the lozenge of dots in black, very fine and extremely rare: undoubtedly the finest of the three pairs recorded. Signed E. Asinelli. Cert. E. Diena (1987) (Sassone 1b = € 120.000,-)
 

Lot no.62
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Catalogue no.

Opening25.000 €
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1859, 2 gr. cobalt, Plate 1, pos. 45, large margins on three sides, just touched at left, used on cover from Palermo, January 1st, 1859 to Assoro on the First Day of Issue – a rare first day cover of attractive appearance. Signed Alberto and Raffaele Diena. Cert. Colla (2016) (Sassone 6b = € 250.000,-)
 

Lot no.63
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Catalogue no.

Opening20.000 €
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1863, De La Rue 40 c. rose, an unused block of four of vibrant fresh colour, marginal from right of sheet with imprint POSTALI at right, excellent centering for the issue, fine unmounted original gum. A magnificent multiple in the foremost quality and probably the finest known. Signed A. Diena. Cert. G. Colla (2016) (Sassone L20 = € 140.000,-)

Lot no.65

Condition

3 4

Catalogue no.1d

Opening1.000 €
Sold for3.000 €

1852, William III. 10 centimes grey-black in marginal block of 4, nice fresh colour and good margins including ca. 3/4 mm sheet margin at right, lightly cancelled by circle of 9 bars of Luxemburg. A very faint and almost invisible surface rub in the upper left stamp mentioned for accuracy only, otherwise very fine and fresh. A rare multiple in this condition. Certificate Demuth (1985)

Lot no.66

Condition

3 4

Catalogue no.2d

Opening2.000 €
Sold for4.200 €

1852, William III. 1 silbergros reddish-orange in block of 4, nice fresh and deep colour and good to large margins, neatly cancelled by circle of 9 bars of Luxemburg. A tiny thin between the two right-hand stamps, slightly affecting the top line of the lower right stamp only and the same stamp tiny marginal tear at right, just into the outer frameline but merely touching the design. Blocks of this stamp are extremely rare, this one being one of the finest in terms of quality. Certificate Demuth BPP (1985)

Lot no.67

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1a

Opening2.000 €
Sold for6.500 €

1852, William III. 10 centimes black, first printing, 2 horizontal pairs, the first one cut into the outer frameline at lower right, otherwise ample to large margins, the second one with well ballanced margins , tied by green 'pointe perforante' to entire letter to Sarreguemines in France with 2 adjacent strikes of red cds. "LUXEMBOURG 18 SEPT 52". A fine and most attractive letter with rare cancellation, used just 5 days after the issue of the first stamp of Luxemburg and an extremely early (if not the earliest) first issue letter to abroad. Certificate Demuth BPP (1981)

Lot no.68

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening1.000 €
Sold for1.500 €

1851 (MAY 1), Entire unpaid letter from Bandoeng to Copenhagen carried via Singapore, Aden and Suez, here charged with "2/-", further via Marseille and Hamburg where it was charged with "41" schilling Hamburg currency (equal to131 Danish skilling). The letter was transferred to the Danish PO at Hamburg, which applied blue boxed "Aus dem Post-Verein" on front. In Copenhagen a total of 157 skilling were charged to the recipient. An interesting letter and the only recorded with the rare boxed "Aus dem Post-Verein" from the Dutch East Indies. Certificate Van der Linden BPP (1999)

Lot no.69

Condition

3

Catalogue no.1

Opening1.000 €
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1855, Coat of Arms 4 skilling blue, nice fresh colour and large even margins, most unusually cancelled by circle of 10 horizontal ink lines, originating from a smaller letter-collecting office. Very fine and most attractive. Certificate F.C. Moldenhauer jr. (1987)

Lot no.71

Condition

0 4

Catalogue no.

Opening10.000 €
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FILIPINO REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT: 1898/99, 'CORREOS FILIPINAS' 2 cents red imperforated horizontally, the complete sheet of 192 stamps with full margins, unused with full unmounted original gum. Despite of some minor light creasing in very fine and fresh condition (Scott Y2 var.) Provenance: General Harry Hill Bandholtz
Lot no.72

Condition

6

Catalogue no.18+23+26+32

Opening1.800 €
Sold for3.400 €

1867 & 1868, Covers (2) each from Lisbon to the Consul General of Portugal in Constantinople, Turkey, both covers carried at 230 reis rate; the earlier cover endorsed ‘Por El Rey’ at top, with imperforate 1866 10 r. yellow and 100 r. lilac, both with large margins all round, used in combination with perf. 12½ 1867 120 r. blue; tied by dotted «1» numerals with Lisbon despatch cds (Dec 16) and reverse showing Bordeaux transit (Dec 20) and French P.O. in Constantinople arrival (Dec 29). The 1868 matching cover franked by imperforate 1867 100 r. lilac with huge margins for this issue, scissor cut at top in margin only and perf. 1867 10 r. orange-yellow and 120 r. blue similarly tied by numeral ‘1’ with Lisbon despatch cds (April 30) in black. Reverse with French P.O. in Constaninople arrival (May 16). Minor file folds of no significance, a charming and extremely rare pair of three colour – mixed issue frankings to a most unusual destination.
 

Lot no.73

Condition

5

Catalogue no.2

Opening5.000 €
Sold for6.500 €

1858, Bull's head 54 parale blue on bluish green horizontally laid paper, a magnificent appearing huge margined used example on piece, neatly cancelled by circular "JASSY / MOLDOVA" datestamps (18/8) transposed in blue; exceptional and rare stamp. Signed Kohl, certificates Hunziker (1967) and Heimbüchler BPP (2009)