ZANZIBAR 1895 SG27n(D) Mint

Stock Code: P201014517

1895-96 "2½" on 2a pale blue, type 1 opt on India with small second "z", type 7 surcharge in red, and exceptionally with "opt double, one albino", fresh large part o.g. The albino impression ½mm above the the inked opt, and offset on reverse. This example plated as R6/1 of opt setting 3, with distinctive broken foot to first "Z". Only 384 printed of basic type 7 (from rows 5-6 of surcharge setting 3 of 15 Aug 1896), and probably only two of the 32 panes had an additional albino opt, yielding just 24 examples of SG 27n. Minor gum crease mentioned for accuracy, nevertheless a rare and fascinating stamp. (cat £500).


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