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1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. dark rose-red, thin wove paper, first printing, complete sheet of fifty, unused, no gum, large to very large margins, exhibiting printing flaws/varieties which confirm the sheets genuiness, these being; 'break in oval under "C" of COLOMBIA' in all positions; inking flaw in-between positions 49-50; lithographic transfer flaw in position 8 "CO" of "CORREOS" joined; and white line running from under "U" of "UNIDOS" through coloured inner frame and through "S" of "CORREOS" at right on position 42; tear in base and into stamp 42, other small tears to parts of marginal, some creasing in places and a number of tiny pin holes as is common, most impressive piece, rare; one of five recorded examples of this impression.


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