ZANZIBAR 1896 SG26l Mint

Stock Code: P190002217

1896 (15 Aug) "2½" on 2a pale blue, type 1 opt on India with surcharge type 6 in red, lower marginal block of four with part centre guide, confirming R9-10/5-6 of the 6x10 setting, and showing very clear "Overprint double, one albino" (the albino impression 2½mm above the inked opt and so strongly offset on the gum that it is apparent from the face), o.g. (three stamps unmounted). The upper pair (and R10/5) with "Small second z", but R10/6 apparently with normal "z", indicating that the "Zanzibar" opt must be from Setting 4, rather than Setting 3 as usually found. Odd minor traces of perf toning, still very fine appearance with fresh colour. An attractive, rare and important positional multiple, key to the understanding of the late opt settings and surcharges. Ex Griffith-Jones, with BPA cert (2018). (cat £640++).


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