£1,000 - £1,200
Consular Service: 1885 ‘25cts’ pale blue, COMPLETE PANE of five, fresh large part o.g. with counterfoils only from the preceding page, showing misperforation caused by sheet fold at upper right, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ type 6, previous page with Serial Numbers ‘9461- 9465' in counterfoils, and top stamp ONLY showing serial number ‘9466’ on the complete pane. A truly special and important lot which displays the production complexities of this highly unusual embossed issue. Ideal for exhibition.