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Auction: 19042 - The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part X
Lot: 1017

(x) Barbados
1861 1/- blue error of colour, pen marks removed as on all examples and colour affected, unused without gum. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1989). S.G. 34a, £18,000. Photo

Note: In 1863 the printers Perkins, Bacon and Co. sent a supply to the island. On arrival it was discovered that they were printed in blue, the colour of the 1d., instead of black. A new supply was despatched and the "blue" error was not put on sale. Before disposing of these stamps a number were removed and defaced with a cross in ink which has subsequently been cleaned off.

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