10 centimes bistre-verdatre tęte-bęche
tęte-bęche pair, positions 58-68, on June 14, 1851 cover from Nantes to Vigan
Ceres #T1b, Yvert #1e
illustrated in 1975 Yvert & Tellier Specialisé catalog
illustrated in 2000 Yvert & Tellier Specialisé catalog
Census of greenish bistre shade on cover:
Two plates of 150 used, one plate had three tęte-bęche clichés at positions 27, 58, and 145. A total of 17.1 million stamps of this value printed in all shades from both plates. Approximately 170 thousand tęte-bęche pairs were issued in all colors.