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  • Lot# : 5223 Niger Coast Protectorate

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    Issued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant vertical pair with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion on first stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted", lower stamp with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. with lower stamp unmounted og. An exceptionally rare and fine multiple. Signed Tommy Allen. Cert. RPSL (1939) Gi = £ 12'650++.rnProvenance: Collection George Boucher (1939); Stanley Gibbons, London, 24 June 1998, lot 0063.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000 CHF