No Longer Available - GB 1882 SG163var Pl.13 Specimen

Stock Code: P212015418

1882 1s Purple Pl.13 (Comb Perf. 14). Very fine unused o.g. horizontal pair lettered BC-BD, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' type 9. This proposed issue was to be surcharged and form part o the unified 1883 issue, however after printing over 23,500 sheets from plates 13 and 14 the issue was abandoned and all the stock was destroyed. To date no examples appear to have survived, The specimens are the sole survivors of this issue, of which only 13 (Including this pair) have been recorded in private hands. A stunning multiple with superb colour and of the highest rarity. Spec. K8Cs. 2020 BPA Cert. Ex Shields.


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