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Lot 81170 – 1915 (May) 6c on 1m carmine, overprinted in violet

1915 (May) 6c on 1m carmine, overprinted in violet
Lot 81170 – 1915 (May) 6c on 1m carmine, overprinted in violet
Tanganyika » Mafia Island British Occupation » 1915 (May) “G.R. – POST – 6 CENTS – MAFIA” Type 2 Overprints
Price realised
24’000 GBP
Estimate
25’000 – 35’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 8 Dec 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1915 (May) 6c on 1m carmine, overprinted in violet, mint single, light crease and paper adherence bottom right, intense colour and sharp violet surcharge applied at an angle. A very fine, extremely rare and an outstanding showpiece, one of only three examples recorded, two unused and one used (SG £40’000) Provenance: Colonel J.R. Danson Expertise: Signed Hoffman-Giesecke
Catalogue ref: M18

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