CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1891 SG55a/b Mint
Stock Code: P178012897
1891 2½d on 3d deep magenta, block of 20 (5x4), the top left stamp showing variety "1" with horizontal serif (pos. 8 of the setting), o.g. (18 stamps unmounted). Odd minor gum wrinkles and a couple of insignificant tone specks, still very fresh and fine appearance. A very interesting and scarce multiple, showing a distinctive short bar to fraction on pos. 10 (2mm instead of 2½mm) and six examples of the sloping serif to "d".
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