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Lot 32277 – 1896 (Nov 15) 2 1/2 on 1 1/2a sepia, type 6 surcharge, in mint block of 6 with each stamp with SURCHARGE DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO

1896 (Nov 15) 2 1/2 on 1 1/2a sepia, type 6 surcharge, in mint block of 6 with each stamp with SURCHARGE DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO
Lot 32277 – 1896 (Nov 15) 2 1/2 on 1 1/2a sepia, type 6 surcharge, in mint block of 6 with each stamp with SURCHARGE DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO
Zanzibar
Price realised
650 GBP
Estimate
500 – 700 GBP
Auction date
Thu 2 Jul 2020 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

1896 (Nov 15) 2 1/2 on 1 1/2a sepia, type 6 surcharge, in mint block of 6 from R8-9/1-3 of the setting, each stamp with SURCHARGE DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO (the albino impression clearly offset on the gum), three stamps unmounted, the “Zanzibar” overprints from Hall’s setting “C”, with normal second “z” on R8/1 and 9/3, small second “z” on R8/2 and 9/1-2, and tall second “z” on R8/3, while R9/3 shows diagnostic “dot between z and i”, an exceptional and very rare multiple, with only 768 issued of the basic stamp (SG £2’100+)

Provenance: Ex Feer (SGA 22/5/68, lot 328).

Catalogue ref: SG 29l

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