CYPRUS 1920 SG89 Proof "ONE PIASTRE" duty die proof with "1" substituted for "ONE" in pencil

Stock Code: P223003180

1920 (11 Oct) die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm) of "ONE PIASTRE" duty, stamped "BEFORE/STRIKING" at lower left, and dated "11/10/20" in pencil at lower right. Struck in connexion with the production of a new duty plate for this value, and with "ONE" deleted and figure "1" alongside in pencil. Unique thus (see Handbook p.173) and most interesting and unusual. To be interpreted either as a change intended (but not adopted) in 1920, or as an essay for the 1924-28 issue, when the change from word to numeral was made (for SG 106). Ex Danson (lot 1087) and Cruttwell.

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CYPRUS 1920 SG89 Proof "ONE PIASTRE" duty die proof with "1" substituted for "ONE" in pencil - $664.84*


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