1869 Napoleon III lauré, 5 fr purple-grey

FRANCE – 1869 Napoleon III lauré, 5 fr purple-grey – variety 5 and F in blue – worth US.$.7,500

1869 5fr Grey lilac on lavender, nicely centered with fresh color, couple partial strikes of Roubaix 1877 c.d.s., a little bit of wrinkling bottom left but better condition than usually seen, Very Fine appearance; signed Senf, Maury (Scott $825; Yvert 33, EUR1,100)

Sold for US.$.7,500 on 13th November 2013 by Robert A siegel

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