London 2020 Private Treaty Sale

Lot 33


Bulgaria, 1881, 5s black & orange Lion of Bulgaria, background inverted (Scott 7a. Michel 7K), an especially choice example of this very rare 19th century error, which only exists used; strong fresh colors and unusually well-centered for this typically tightly margined stamp; neatly cancelled, very fine; only a small number are known to exist; signed P.Y. Karaivanoff and accompanied by his 1961 certificate, Superb, only a small number are known to exist, with this a true condition rarity, Ex-Cunliffe; signed P.Y. Karaivanoff, with his 1961 certificate.

Price: $6,500.

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