No Longer Available - GB 1882 SG163var Pl.13 Specimen

Stock Code: P212015423

1882 1s Purple Pl.13 (Comb Perf. 14). Superb unused o.g. left hand marginal example lettered CA, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' type 9 and endorsed in sheet margin 'Prepared but not issued Feb. 1883'. 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 two pairs) have been recorded in private hands. A stunning example with superb colour and of the highest rarity. Spec. K8Cs. 2019 BPA Cert. Ex. 'Post Office Treasure Trove' R. Lowe 1947 (as a pair), Beresford (as a single) and Shields.

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