Cuba - Antillas Espaņolas 1876 - Scott 68 - (EDIFIL 36) 25 c de Peseta Plate Proof.
A very scarce and unusual horizontal pair of the 25c de peseta stamp printed in Lilac on dark green paper stock. Full original gum and never hinged. When we first saw this proof, we wondered about the paper color choice. Why was this dark green color paper used? Only recently we realized this is the same paper used for some of the Documento de Policia Revenue stamps of the same year. Best guess is that paper remnants were in the shop and were used for these trial proofs. Listed on page 127 of the book RESEŅA - INVENTARIO DE MARCAS, SELLOS, PRUEBAS Y ENTEROS POSTALES DE PUERTO RICO by Jose I. Garcia Lomas.