"EL ABRAZO DE ACATEMPAN" THE RAREST STAMP OF MEXICAN PHILATELY A GREAT GEM OF THE INVERTED CENTERS OF THE WORLD 1921 10c blue and brown, "El Abrazo de Acatempan" with inverted center, delicately used with a faint strike of Mexico City cds ("bridge type") with indistinct date, leaving the design so clear, slightly centered to right. Trivial paper disturbance confined to the margin at lower right, mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Cert. P.F. (1995), backstamped by John K. Bash. Undoubtedly considered as the most important stamp of Mexican philately, with only two examples recorded, this being the finer. The other example known possesses a duplex cancellation which is believed to have been applied in Guadalajara, and which was struck covering a large place of the center inverted. Illustrated in the "Encyclopedia of Rare and Famous Stamps" by L. N. Williams (published by David Feldman, Geneva, in 1993), as the only stamp representing Mexico in this highly renownedencyclopaedia . A true world rarity. Provenance (according to the research by L.N. Williams): Mr. Roterberg (Mexican specialist of Chicago) Alfred E. Fritz Otto C. Yag Eric Koenig Note on the issue: This stamp was issued to celebrate the centenary of the War of Independence. The stamp displays the characters of... According to Eladio Garcia Prada the design was by Alfredo Barron and the engraving by Emiliano Valades. Legend is than one of the two known copies was found in New York by a young collector inside a mixture of used stamps. ..
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