LEEWARD ISLANDS 1902 SG26/a Mint Dropped "R" in "LEEWARD"
Stock Code: P189015484
1902 1s green and carmine, wmk CA, upper left corner horizontal pair from the upper right pane with centre guide and interpane margin at left, the left stamp variety Dropped "R" in "LEEWARD" (R1/1), very fine o.g. (barest trace of hingeing on stamps). A rare positional piece from the July 1902 first printing. Only 26 sheets printed (Keyplate 240 set, duty plate 60-set), so that only 26 pairs from this position ever existed, plus 78 further examples of the variety from the other panes (upper left, lower left, lower right).
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