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MOROCCO AGENCIES 1957 SG334/a Mint

MOROCCO AGENCIES 1957 SG334/a Mint
1957 (1 Apr) Tangier Centenary 9d bronze-green, the celebrated and unique block of 36 (12x3) comprising the bottom three rows of a sheet (with cylinder number at left) showing the remarkable error 'TANGIER omitted' on R20/6, unmounted o.g. In the course of overprinting the margin below R20/5-6 was folded upwards, that below R20/5 was detached and lost, while that below R20/6 received the word 'TANGIER' on its reverse, leaving R20/6 itself with just an albino impression of the word. Discovered in the SG new issue stock, and sold at that time for about £1000 (the equivalent of perhaps £30,000 today). With copies of contemporary reports in Stamp Collecting (April 26th 1957), GSM May 1957 and GSM June 1957, the last describing it as 'likely to be the greatest rarity in postage stamps of the present reign'. Certainly a wonderful exhbition item, with a splendid story. Ex Ameer of Bahawalpur.

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Stock Code: P05606317X