SOUTH AFRICA 1947 SGO36b var Official

Stock Code: P189017593

Official. 1947-49 "Set 23"(=1949-50 issue) 2d "dull blue-grey and vivid violet" roto (screened centre), "SUID-AFRIKA" hyphenated, SG type O2 opt (20mm space), right marginal block of four, showing OPT DRAMATICALLY MISPLACED TO LEFT (and slightly diagonal), being R15-16/5-6 from the part sheet of 84 (cyclometer number 2077) illustrated in "SA Philatelist" for Dec 1950, fresh and fine o.g. (lower pair unmounted). The left pair with the two lines of opt placed centrally and transposed ("OFFICIAL" at left, "OFFISIEEL" at right, just 7.5mm apart), while the right pair shows only "OFFICIAL" at centre, with "OFFISIEEL" completely OMITTED. A spectacular and most desirable block which includes two of the seven possible examples with "OFFISIEEL" omitted, and uniquely preserves the last digit of the cyclometer number. Ex Matheson. [Union Handbook O121 V2]


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