No Longer Available - GB 1924 SGD18var Postage Due colour trial

Stock Code: G1564962

1924 2s6d Postage due colour/paper trials (4th series - 21st Jan 1924). A superb imperforate irregular block of threeprinted in purple on gummed, wove unwatermarked tinted paper mounted on brown card numbered "SD2" and annotated with the official colour description "Buff 93/Purple". A series of 24 different colour trials were produced at Somerset House from a specially made Royal Mint plate of four impressionsof the ½d die, this is from the fourth series of six inpurple on different yellow tinted papers. In the place of the missing 4th stamp can be seen a manuscript annotation"To HM" (His Majesty) and now resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection. A spectacular and unique piece,


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