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Lot# 326 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 326 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 15, lettered HA, the famous used example with variety: "Overprint Double" with additional "CY" of CYPRUS at right, neatly cancelled by part 'Limassol' circular datestamp in black. A magnificent and extremely rare stamp, without doubt the finest known, for the connoisseur of Cyprus philately Gi = £ 45'000.rnrnNote: "The stamps were printed in sheets of 480 (24 x 20), the overprint was made from a plate of 120 subjects therefore there were four applications of the overprint. On one sheet, issued at Limassol, the initial operation was out of alignment and this resulted in one vertical row having the overprint partially double and several vertical rows showing the overprint misplaced to varying degrees" from M.A. Warwick in W.T.F. Castle's 'Cyprus'.
    Starting bid : 20,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 26,000 CHF