SOUTH AFRICA 1947 SGO36b var Official

Stock Code: P212002923

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), left marginal block of four, showing opt misplaced upwards (and slightly diagonal), being R5-6/1-2 from the large part sheet with Cyclometer number "2077" illustrated in "SA Philatelist" for Dec 1950, but subsequently centrally cancelled by Capetown bilingual cds. A striking and most unusual block, the word "OFFISIEEL" appearing as "FFISIEEL O" on all four stamps, with "OFFICIAL" also similarly divided on the left pair only, as a result of the angle of misplacement. It may be presumed that most of this sheet survives in unused condition, as originally photographed. Ex Matheson, and illustrated on Hisey & Matheson p. 112. [Union Handbook O121 V2]


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