$125.00– Sold Out
| /The original index copy from the American Bank Note Company archives, with 1886 2c Brown Quetzal plate proof affixed to card and typed reference number C149. This is the second printing of the first engraved issue, in a dark brown shade (ISGC 47) not listed in Scott. Note slight damage to the image adjacent to the P in Postal and on the opposite side. Unique.
| /Full sheet with Waterlow imprint to base. Provides a clear visualisation of the plate format and the five types, plus all the listed flaws. Some separation and the side selvedge missing.
| /Engraved 'thin 5' variety, distinct from the very similar litho stamp by the thinner font and squarer base to the numeral. By far the scarcest of the Quetzals, even more so as a multiple. G1 records one mint block known and no known pairs. Disturbed gum with about 25% remaining. Pencil notation to reverse, two short perfs to the left hand stamp. A rare item.
| /Imperforate and printed on both sides, an unused gutter block of eighteen, consisting of two blocks of nine with a vertical gutter in between, printed in a dark shade of ocher. On the reverse of the left block of nine are two and a half vertical rows printed in the regular ocher shade. Normal vertical fold in the gutter and very faint creases through each vertical row. Without gum as usual. A rare error block.
| /ecntavo error, displaying identical oversized height and wide bottom margin as illustrated in G1. Lightly used with expertiser's mark in violet to reverse, showing slightly through the vignette.
| /Miniature specimen sheet of nine on ungummed paper with security punch hole. The color is unissued and overprinted 'Waterlow & Sons Ltd Specimen'. ISGC reference S132A.
| /Horizontally imperf pair from the bottom of the sheet. Disturbed, cracked gum, about 75% remaining. Two hinge remnants.
| /Large marginal block from the upper left corner of the sheet. MNG as typical. A scarce multiple. Couple of hinge remnants to reverse. Small area of selvedge missing from upper left corner.
| /Perforate horizontal pair of the tete beche variety, found only in postions 10 and 103. This example is 103 (the left hand stamp). Lovely example with full gum.
| /Choice example of this issue with a crisp impression, very good centering and a clear SON CDS from 1874. Small pencil notation to reverse.
| /A large unmounted mint block of fifty stamps, comprising a half sheet. ABNC imprint in the upper selvedge. A few pencil noatations and hinge remnants on the selvedge only.
| /Block of four of the '86 litho printing in yellow brown, marginal with partial imprint. Excellent gum with two tiny hinge remnants. Pencil notation in the selvedge. Blocks of the 1886 Quetzals are scarce.
| /Rail Bond issue - positions 27 and 28 on the sheet. Right-hand stamp is the listed Carreos variety; the left-hand stamp has no period after Centavos and is unlisted.
| /An imperf pair...with a perforation. The regular C7b has a cat value of $350. Light toning.