MALAYA JAP OCC 1942 SGJ273/d Mint

Stock Code: P201010039

1942-44 Perak 2c on 5c brown, type 2 (Kanji) opt with surcharge as type 20, complete sheet of 100 (10x10), with plate number "1" above R1/2 and below R10/9, unmounted o.g. The "2 cts." surcharge correctly positioned and normal throughout, but the Kanji opt progressively misplaced diagonally and to right by a maximum of 2cm in each direction, resulting in several unintended phenomena, the most spectacular and important being the total OMISSION OF THE KANJI OPT from R1/1 (with accompanying virtual omission from R2/1), while R1/2-8 show part of the Kanji in the top margin and R1-3/10 show complete or virtually complete Kanji opt in the right margin. Meanwhile, a high proportion of the remaining stamps have the Kanji divided vertically (columns 1-8) or horizontally (R3/6-10) between stamps. An exciting new discovery, previously unreported, with the UNIQUE omission of Kanji from R1/1 to be listed in Part I 2022 as "SG J273d. Type 2 opt omitted (in pair with normal)". Fascinating and highly desirable. [It must be emphasised that this "2 cts." surcharge (as type 20) was only ever applied in conjunction with the Kanji opt, but at separate operations, meaning that R1/1 would retain its unique status, even if separated from the remainder of the sheet.]


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MALAYA JAP OCC 1942 SGJ273/d Mint - £2,750.00


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