Guatemala 1886-95 5c Purple Type I Quetzal Pair Mint. Scott 45


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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.