Postage Stamps: 1869 1st Republic to 1882
FIRST REPUBLIC  -  Stamp Commission Printings
1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, 6d bright blue (over-inked, very deep shade), fine roulette with good to very large margins. Fine used with two target-type cancellations. Plateable as position [R23]. SG 66
Note: although clearly a deep blue shade, the reverse does not have the greyish appearance for it to qualify as SG 66a, the listed ‘deep blue’.