ZANZIBAR 1936 SGD25/30 Proof

Stock Code: P167011137

Postage Due. 1936 (1 Jan) set of 6 to 1s, the remarkable series of 12 different die proofs, each in black on glazed card (92x60mm), comprising master die with uncleared background and surround (but showing "CENTS" in both English and Arabic, the latter in the form used only for the 5c and 10c values), undenominated master die (with M/S date "31.8.35" and "Appd 3/9"), 5c x 2 (both with M/S date "22.10.35", the second endorsed "appd 25/10"), 10c (with M/S date "25.10.35" and "appd" on same day), 20c (with M/S date "26.10.35" and "appd" on same day), 30c x 2 (both with M/S date "26.10.35", the second endorsed "appd" on same day), 40c x 2 (both with M/S date "28.10.35", the second endorsed "Appd 30/10") and 1s x 2 (both with M/S date "29.10.35", the second endorsed "Appd 30/10"). The first (slight crease) unmarked, the second headed "Zanzibar 7692", the others with "Reqn" (or "REQN") "7692" at lower left. A fascinating production record which could not be replicated. Ex Griffith-Jones, with the two master proofs and the second 5c proof illustrated (as figs 13.2-4) on pp.338-9 of his book. Neatly presented on three pages.


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