ZANZIBAR 1895 SG7l Mint

Stock Code: P190001637

1895-96 2a blue, 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, large part o.g. From R10/5 of a small late printing from Setting 3. A few slightly toned perfs, still very fine appearance with lovely fresh colour. A fascinating stamp of the highest rarity, with only one other example handled by us in the past 30 years. Ex Griffith-Jones, with BPA certs (1993 and 2018). (cat £3000). [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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