Lot 1699 ()1875 Special Printing, 3¢ blue green, without gum as issued, wide margins with perfs clear of design at right, usual scissor separations with intact perfs at right and bottom, stunningly rich intense color and remarkable freshness, F.-V.F.; with 1970 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 169 $21,500.
A STRIKING SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 3¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.