Lot 81079
Tanganyika » Mafia Island British Occupation » 1915 (Jan) “G. R. / MAFIA” Type 1 Overprint in Reddish Violet
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Price realised
550 GBP
300 – 500 GBP
Auction date
Fri 8 Dec 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1915 (Jan) 7 1/2h carmine, overprinted in reddish violet, corner mint block of four (bottom two examples never hinged), bottom right example with further ink initials “JDM” (J.D. Mackay who was the Governor) as overprint was considered too faint, very fine and scarce multiple (Gibbs 3Ca, rarity “rare”) Expertise: Cert. Brandon (2004)
Catalogue reference: M3C var