Lot# 1802 - 202-204 Auction
1920: 40 hryven on 20 h. vermilion on greenish paper, mint imperforate example with large even margins all round, of fresh vibrant colour; issued in Tarnow. The overprint is identical with position 21 of the setting of 25 used to overprint the 1918 definitive of the Shahiv issue (as is the only other recorded example of this stamp, which is used on cover) and the stamp. A wonderful and extremely rare stamp, lightly hinged and with large part original gum. A photocopy of the original album page is included with the lot, although Roberts states that 15 examples were printed this has now been confirmed as erroneous with just 5 stamps believed to have been ovptd. One of just two examples of this rarity recorded and with impeccable provenance Bulat V26 / Scott M16 = unpriced.
Provenance: Collection C. W. Roberts.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,000 CHF
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