TONGA 1920 SG57s/63s Specimen

Stock Code: P178011992

1920-21 pair of pieces from the Madagascar UPU archive, Queen Salote portrait issue opt "SPECIMEN", the first with three single examples of the 2d agate and aniline violet (abnormal type D9 opt as always), second with 2½d to 1s, the five 1921 values opt type D12, in matching vertical strips of 3 (the largest possible multiples, as distributed by the UPU), the 10d exceptionally from R1-3/7 and showing both listed "Small O" pantograph varieties (as SG 62a/b), all tied by the large circular "POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / COLLECTION DE BERNE / MADAGASCAR" receiving handstamps in red. Unique and highly attractive items, in lovely fresh condition. [Only seven examples each of the 10d varieties ever existed with "SPECIMEN"]


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