I.C.S. GWALIOR 1885 SG16, 17, 27, 29 vars Mint

Stock Code: P201005222

1885-97 ½a, 9p, 4a "slate-green" and 6a bistre-brown, four values, all type 2 opt with short Hindi, but showing the prominent mixed font variety "Seventh character from LONG font" (as a result of incorrect type replacement), large part o,g. All plated as R12/2 of the setting, with the ½a and 9p from early state (1889 to April 1891 printings), but the 4a and 6a late state (Nov-Dec 1891 printings), additionally showing 2nd and 7th characters defective. A desirable and fascinating group, the 9p very fine and a rarity, with just seven (!) possible from this position. [A similar variety was present at R10/12 in 1889-90 printings, and at R7/6 in 1891 printings. A brief history of the various mixed font varieties was given on pp. 62-3 of the "Domingo" auction catalogue (SGA 28/1/2020)]

£350.00

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I.C.S. GWALIOR 1885 SG16, 17, 27, 29 vars Mint - £350.00

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