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Auction: 18045 - The "On India" Provisional Stamps of Zanzibar, The John Griffith-Jones Collection
Lot: 5

Overprint Settings and Printings
Overprint Setting 1
Printing 1, 14 November 1895 - Overprinted in blue, ½a. and 1a. only
Half Anna

It is entirely possible that only a single sheet of the ½a. overprint in blue was produced. The number of recorded genuine examples is not more than two dozen, including three in the Royal Philatelic Collection and a substantial holding in the Colonial Stamp Company reference collection

½a. blue-green with small second "z" down, large part original gum; small stain at top left, otherwise fine. Exceedingly rare, being one of only six unused examples recorded. R.P.S. Certificate (2002). S.G. 1D, £25,000. Photo

Terry Sturton, private sale

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