On 1st September 2018, Auktionshaus Christoph Gaertner is commencing the 2nd Special Auction. It will feature some collectable items for the collectors from the field of numismatics, philately and notapliy. The attraction of this event is the 1849 one franc stamp. It is considered as the most popular and classic stamp of France. The set of these stamps featuring the original gum is offered for 51,518 dollars.
This vermilion stamp is the high rating stamp and served as the postage stamp for letters of 15 to 100 g. Earlier it was printed in light red colour but later on, it was printed in dark red ‘crimson’. This vermilion stamp depicts the portrait of Ceres, a Roman goddess of agriculture. Ceres was the symbol of Franc at that time.
These days in philately world this iconic stamp of France is most sought after stamps. It is a very rare stamp as it was used very little and for a short time.
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