ZANZIBAR 1896 SG24j Mint

Stock Code: P190002202

1896 (11 May) "2½" on 1a plum, type 1 opt on India, second "z" small, type 4 surcharge in black, showing variety "Inverted 1 in ½" (with no fraction bar as usual), from second (? Oct 1896) printing, R4/5, o.g. The gum a little toned and dried, still fine fresh appearance. A major rarity, with less than ten examples recorded. Ex Griffith-Jones, with BPA cert (2018). (cat £2750). [N.B. The type 1 "Zanzibar" opt, with small second "z", is here from Opt Setting 4, whereas most known examples are from Opt Setting 3, with Tall second "z". The "Inverted 1" variety was not present in the original May 1896 Surcharge setting.]


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