1 franc carmin tęte-bęche
unused tęte-bęche marginal block of six, original gum, positions
ex Champion and Loeuillet
Ceres #T18, Yvert #18b
ANPHILEX '96 exhibit catalog as part of "Lafayette" collection
illustrated in 1997 William's "Encyclopedia Of Rare and Famous Stamps"
illustrated in 2000 Yvert & Tellier Specialisé catalog
Census of unused:
block of six, this is largest reported multiple
block of four which is creased
pair in British Museum
Two plates were used to print 900 thousand stamps. One plate contained a tęte-bęche cliché at position 131. Only 3 thousand tęte-bęche pairs were printed.