Lot 1317Ecuador, 1865, 1r green, embossed arms, clear to large margins, showing embossed arms in the upper portion of stamp, in combination with 1865, 1r yellow buff of the third printing on folded letter sheet to Trujillo, Peru, tied by "Guayaquil, Feb 21, 73" cds and bold "Franca" in lozenge, Very Fine, a very late usage of the first issue, ex-Longhi.
Scott No. 5b+4 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
ONE OF TWO PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCES KNOWN BEARING SAME DENOMINATION OF THE 1865 1 REAL STAMPS IN GREEN AND YELLOW.
Only five covers are known bearing same denomination 1 real represented by the different stamps in the issued colors green and yellow. This cover is even more remarkable as it represents private mail and that the 1r green is the scarce embossed arms variety.