1854 Isabel II 10 Cuartos sheet is offered by Christoph Gärtner! The lot is to fetch more than $76,000

July 23rd, 2018

Christoph Gärtner is to hold its next philatelic sale in August 16-17, 2018. This is “Worldwide Rarities Public Auction” that has definitely much to offer for each philately enthusiast. Here you`ll find a wide variety of remarkable items from all over the world, including unique pieces, world rarities and post-historically important items of all kinds.

One of the most interesting items that will be sold during the sale is a full sheet of fourty 1854  Isabel II 10 Cuartos carmine stamps. This is a real gem of Philippine philately. The auction house described it as “unused mounted mint with original gum, paper mounts in four corners. Very fresh appearance.”

1854 Isabel II stamps are the first stamps that were issued on 1 February 1854 and were of four denominations the 5 quartos, the 10 quartos, the 1 real, and the 2 reales. These stamps depicted a profile of an effigy of Spanish Queen Isabela II. Queen Isabel of Spain is definitely the most influential woman in all of history (besides Mary, Our Blessed Virgin Mother). She was so holy that she was known as Isabel the Catholic.

The sheet of 40 1854 Isabel II stamps is the top item of the Phillipines and among the top-3 items of the Spanish Philately. It is to be auctioned by Christoph Gärtner for more than $76,000.