SOUTH AFRICA 1928 SGO5, var Official

Stock Code: P189017065

Official. 1928-30 "Set 3" (= 1928 issue) 2d "grey and reddish purple" recess, SG type O1 opt (17½mm space, without stops), Perf 14, COMPLETE INTACT SHEET OF 120, comprising left and right panes of 60 (6x10, each with imprint at foot) WITH TEN GUTTER PAIRS, fresh unmounted o.g. Shows the listed opt variety V1 "Apostrophe between FF of OFFICIAL" on both R9/1 and R9/7, and also "Apostrophe between OF of OFFISIEEL" on both R4/2 and R4/8. Creasing (barely detectable) in central gutter as to be expected, causing minor separation, but an amazing survival, and very rare, being one of just two such sheets known. A wonderful exhibition showpiece, proving the use of a 6x10 forme. Not even single gutter pairs were known to exist in 1986 ! Ex Matheson. [Union Handbook O10, V1 etc., unlisted]


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