ZANZIBAR 1895 SG21l var Mint

Stock Code: P190001438

1895-96 5r ultramarine and violet, type 1 opt, ERROR OPT DOUBLE, ONE INVERTED, with the inverted impression ABOVE the upright impression, o.g. Slight imperfections as nearly always (unobtrusive diagonal and vertical creases, odd shortish perfs) with the inverted opt partially erased by the printer, still a very good example of this rare and striking error. Exceptionally the upright opt shows the important constant variety "Daun's capital Z" with thick sans-serif first "a", and almost certainly unique in this precise form, as the only other example known has the inverted opt BELOW the upright opt. A fascinating stamp. Ex Griffith-Jones, with BPA cert (2018). (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. 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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