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RHODESIA 1892 2s6d grey-purple, SG6

SKU JC2841

Rhodesia 1892-93 2s6d grey-purple, complete sheet of 60 (10x6) with large part 'PURE LIN(EN)/monogram/WOV(E BANK)' papermaker's watermark from 1890/91 printings, SG6.

A fine unmounted mint entire sheet with full original gum. Some minor adhesions and tone specks as often the case, but does not detract as still most attractive with fresh colour.

A rare and lovely item, in exceptional condition.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £3,300+.

Rhodesia, named after Cecil Rhodes, the founder of the British South Africa Company, joined the South African Postal Union on 1 August 1892. At this point, its stamps became valid for international mail. The stamps issued throughout 1890-1923 are all inscribed "British South Africa Company".

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