Sale 744

Lot 9

Bolivia, ca. 1964, The Ill-fated 1200Bs President Paz Estenssoro issue, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and well done.
Estimate $200 - 300

Sometime in 1964, President Estenssoro commissioned the National Printing factory in Madrid to print a stamp depicting himself, but when the supply arrived, Estenssoro had been overthrown and the Bolivian government decided to burn the entire holding of these unreleased items, though a very few survived the destruction. This slightly charred example remains as one of the few survivors

Realized $1,000

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