No Longer Available - CYPRUS 1912-23 SG. Revenue

Stock Code: P178002739

Revenues. 1912-23 Wmk MCA set of 9 to £1 (with both 9pi colours), affixed to individual archival pieces, each optd "SPECIMEN" (Samuel type D9 on the original 1912-14 values to 45pi, but type D18 handstamp in purple (twice !) on the 1918 9pi colour change or in blue on the 1922-23 90pi and £1), with M/S printing dates above six values (1pi, 18pi, 45pi, 9pi colour change, 90pi and £1) and the 1pi additionally endorsed "84 set key & opts". Highly attractive, and a unique and wonderful set, with no other "SPECIMEN" examples of this issue known. Ex Bols (briefly described on the back cover of his 1979 monograph) and De La Rue archives (illustrated on p.2657 of "The De La Rue Collection). [Known to Podger and listed as BR 37s/43s and B50s/1s, the 90pi and £1 erroneously as on Script wmk paper, but we can now confirm that these two values were only printed on MCA paper]


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