ZANZIBAR 1895 SG21l Mint

Stock Code: P190001439

1895-96 5r ultramarine and violet, type 1 opt, ERROR OPT DOUBLE, ONE INVERTED, with the inverted impression ABOVE the upright impression, large part o.g. Typical slightly rubbed appearance as a result of the printer's attempt to erase the inverted opt, and odd slightly shortish perfs, otherwise fine and actually one of the best available examples of this rare and striking error, free from the usual creasing. Ex Griffith-Jones, with Brandon cert (1995). (cat £850). [It is believed that just two panes of 12 initially received inverted opts, one with misplaced opt at foot, the other with centred opt at top, as here. When the printer realised his mistake he first tried to erase his handiwork, and then applied a normal opt in the correct position.]


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