ZANZIBAR 1895 SG13l Used

Stock Code: P190001633

1895-96 6a pale brown, type 1 opt on India, ERROR "Zanzibarr" (with double "r") from Setting 3 (position unknown), neatly tied to piece with 4a olive-green (SG 11D) by complete "11 SE 96" cds. Small corner perf fault (barely noticeable), still fine and attractive appearance. A famous and highly important rarity, being one of only two used examples recorded in private hands (plus a third in the Royal Philatelic Collection), the other being a single cancelled three days earlier. This extraordinary error occurs only on this 6a value, and its origin remains something of a mystery, although it is likely to reflect necessary changes to the opt setting caused by the unique 8x10 (rather than 6x10) format of panes of this value. Ex Griffith-Jones, Feer (SGA 22/5/1968, lot 224) and Crocker (1938) lot 282, with clear RPS cert (1995). (cat £6000).


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