1870 10L blue and brown, inverted numeral is a rare unused example of the inverted numeral error of the Ten Lira 1870 Postage Due issue. There are a great number of the used examples, which are common and not very expensive. The unused stamps are more interesting and valuable. According to the Sassone Catalog only three examples survived; and all of them are without gum. An incomparably scarce unused specimen of the inverted numeral error of the Ten Lira 1870 Postage Due issue was sold for $15,000 at Spink auction on January 29, 2008. The lot featuring attractive, gorgeous rich colors is an astounding inverted center rarity of Italy that rarely appears on the market.
Thursday, January 28, 2021