Lot 1324 ()Ecuador, 1866, 4r dull rose, block of four, positions 81-82/94-95, with bottom right stamp showing the "round medallion" variety, small scissor cut between stamps at right, tied by "Guaranda, 28 Fevr, 68" cds's on Judicial front to Ambato, manuscript "2 Librs." weight notation, Very Fine, ex-Saá, Bustamante and Longhi; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.
THE UNIQUE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1866 4R ISSUE IN A BLOCK OF FOUR - THE SCARCEST OF THE FIRST ISSUE VALUES AND ONE OF THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT COVERS IN ECUADORIAN PHILATELY.