SOUTH AFRICA 1928 SGO5ac/a Official

Stock Code: P189017064

Official. 1928-30 "Set 5" (= 1930 issue) 2d "grey-black and dull purple" recess, SG type O1 opt (19mm space, without stops), Perf 14x13½ "up", 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, and the prominent plate flaw "Split d" (R8/8, right pane). Creasing in central gutter as to be expected, causing separation in top two pairs, but an amazing survival, and a unique and wonderful exhibition showpiece, proving the use of a 6x10 forme. Not even single gutter pairs were known to exist in 1986 ! Ex Matheson, and illustrated on p. 76 of Hisey & Matheson. (cat £6105 ++). [Union Handbook O18, V1 etc., unlisted]


Shipping to the UK: Free

Make an enquiry

Out of Stock

SOUTH AFRICA 1928 SGO5ac/a Official - £4,500.00

You may also like


All Stanley Gibbons stamps come with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity from our stamp specialists.

Stanley Gibbons Journal

read More

Stanley Gibbons Journal

The Zululand 1894 £5 purple & black

Collecting by theme: Birds on stamps

A study of Canada's Fancy Cancels