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Lot 60005
Canada
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
5’000 – 7’000 EUR
Auction date
Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1982 CHRISTMAS STAMP UNIQUE ERROR

1982 30c with partly missing colours on top right example of a block of four – Magenta and Yellow were omitted after the Turquoise printing which is faintly evident in the portion of the stamp that was covered by the fold-over. The remainder of the stamp as well as the other stamps in the block have the normal printed colours. UNIQUE, never hinged and very fine.

The Scott catalogue mentions a variety where all colours except black have been omitted and lists this variety under number 973a. In the present case the error is quite different as turquoise is present where other colours are not.

This example has been in the possession of the same Canada stamp collector specialist since 1983.

MAJOR CANADA MODERN STAMP ERROR