ZULULAND 1894 SG29a Mint

Stock Code: P201008550

1894-96 £5 purple and black/red, showing the remarkable ERROR "BLACK (ZULULAND and £5) DOUBLY PRINTED" (the so-called "Thick duty plate"), as listed for the first time in Part I 2020, fresh large part o.g. Minor rubbing of the frame as nearly always, still very fine and one of perhaps half a dozen unused examples surviving from the one pane of 60 that existed, most of which will have been used for fiscal purposes. Ex Robson Lowe sale 1 Nov 1967, lot 1224 (when offered as a normal stamp), and now back on the market after 53 years in obscurity. Clear BPA cert (2020). [The authenticity of examples with the "Thick duty plate" had been called into question in articles by Clive Sergay & Peter Whitmore (see FFE 17, 2014, pp. 113-123), but the controversy has now been resolved in an article by Philip Kinns (GSM Sept 2019), reproduced in Part I 2020, pp. xxxv-vi.]


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