No Longer Available - FALKLAND ISLANDS 1918 SG71ca Mint War Stamp 1d orange-vermilion error overprint double

Stock Code: P223000209

1918-20 'WAR STAMP' 1d orange-vermilion (comb perf), ERROR OPT DOUBLE, the unique block of 12 (6x2) from the foot of the single sheet that existed, with a spectacular paper fold which caused the first overprint to miss the lower left stamp entirely with the adjoining stamp receiving only a partial impression (the remainder of the overprint being applied to the reverse of the fold), necessitating a second pass through the press which resulted in the double overprint. Without gum as a result of immersion in water during the London 'blitz' of September 1940, nevertheless a magnificent showpiece of the highest importance, comprising ten of the 58 possible examples of the double overprint. Ex Marquess of Bute and 'Stanley' (Spink 4 Mar 1998, lot 246), and mentioned in the Part I footnote below SG 72.


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