1st March 1871
perf 14x13½, no wmk, typographed
Printed at the Government Mint, Paris
|1 centavo ocher||1||1||1|
|5c light bister||2||2||2|
|10c blue||3b||3b||3a||Type II narrow left zero|
|20c blue||†||4b||4b||4a||Colour error|
†Scott has numerous sub-categories for every stamp in the first set but only the Sc3b 10c Type II and the 4b 20c error oc colour are actual stamps: the others are imperforate stamps, imperforate pairs or téte bêche pairs. Scott warns of plentiful forgeries and forged cancellations.
Precisely the same comments can be made about the Gibbons listing.
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