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Imperforate, no watermark, typographed.
Printed by Krebs in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
|July 1, 1845|
2½ rappen black, crimson and blue
This is the only stamp ever issued by Canton Basel - and the world's first tri-colored issue! The dove in the center is embossed.
These stamps were printed in sheets of 40 - 5 rows of 8 stamps each.
Proofs was made but never issued in black, vermilion and green.
The Basel Doves were valid until September 30, 1854.
A few sites are well worth a visit:
Image from James Mackay, The World of Classic Stamps, 1972.
|FI ref: 6||Page credit: JA|
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