GB 1923 SGD18var Postage Due colour trial
Stock Code: G1564595
1923 2s6d Postage due colour trials (3rd series - 6th Dec 1923). A superb imperforate irregular block of three printed on gummed, wove unwatermarked paper mounted on brown card annotated with the official colour description "Royal Scarlet MB 25602". A series of 24 different colour trials were produced at Somerset House from a specially made Royal Mint plateof four impressions of the ½d die, this is from the third series of six in diferent shades of red, purple and mauve. In the place of the missing 4th stamp can be seen a manuscriptannotation "To HM" (His Majesty) and now resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection. A spectacular and unique piece.
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