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Lot 81151 – 1915 (May) 6c on 4h green, overprinted in violet,

1915 (May) 6c on 4h green, overprinted in violet,
Lot 81151 – 1915 (May) 6c on 4h green, overprinted in violet,
Tanganyika » Mafia Island British Occupation » 1915 (May) « G.R. – POST – 6 CENTS – MAFIA » Type 2 Overprints
Prix réalisé
3’000 GBP
Estimation
2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Date de vente
ven. 8 déc. 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1915 (May) 6c on 4h green, overprinted in violet, mint se-tenant vertical pair with dull violet « G.R.Mafia » and « G.R.Post 6 cents Mafia », the top stamp with the type 1 overprint and the lower stamp with the type 2 surcharge, top stamp lightly hinged and bottom stamp unmounted mint, vertical gum crease at right. Very fine and an extremely rare variety, exhibition showpiece Provenance: Colonel J.R. Danson Expertise: Cert. BPA (1955) & Brandon (2006)
Réf catalogue: M12+M2B

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