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Lot #4675


1861 1sh blue, rough perf. 14-16, Error of Color, unused, pen strokes removed as usual, color somewhat affected, perforations intact on all sides, fine example of this major British Empire and world-class rarity, only nine have been recorded, with 1989 BPA certificate (in 1863 the printers, Perkins, Bacon & Co., sent a supply of 50,000 to the island. On arrival it was discovered that they were printed in blue, the color of the 1d, instead of black. A new supply was dispatched and the blue error was not put on sale. Before disposing of these stamps, a small number were removed and defaced with a cross in ink which has subsequently been cleaned) (SG 34a)
Catalog #21c
Catalog Value £18,000

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