ZANZIBAR 1895 SG5m Mint

Stock Code: P190001636

1895-96 1a6p sepia, type 1 opt on India, showing the remarkable variety "Diaeresis over last a" resulting from the erroneous use of a German modified "a" instead of the normal letter, fresh and fine unused. From R10/5 of a small late printing from Setting 3. An attractive example of this fascinating and very rare variety, of which few are recorded. Ex Griffith-Jones and Sotheby July 1995, with BPA cert (2018). (cat £1600). [The existence of such a German letter in the "Zanzibar Gazette" printing office reflects the cosmopolitan character of the town, with English, French, German, Arabic and Gujrati all in regular use.]


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