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CYPRUS 1881 ½d on 1d red, plate 216, SG7a

SKU JC1964

Cyprus 1881 (Feb) ½1/2d on 1d red, type 3 (18mm) surcharge, plate 216, lettered 'BG' and showing the 'HALF-PENN' variety (with traces of the 'Y' present as always), SG7a.

Brilliant mint example with part original gum. Corner gum crease immaterial to overall lovely appearance.

A very rare variety and the best quality example we have ever seen.

Provenance: Ex Richardson (RL 6/7/1960, lot 228).

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £3,000.

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