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NAURU 1916-23 ½d yellow-green variety, SG1c

SKU JC2556

Nauru 1916-23 ½d yellow-green, type 1 overprint, TRIPLE OVERPRINT, TWO ALBINO, the variant from the 'I16' printing, with one albino impression just above the inked overprint, the other at the TOP of the stamp, and both easily detectable from the face, SG1c.

A fine mint example with large part original gum. Faintly yellowish gum, still fine and very rare.

Provenance: Ex Keith Buckingham (Grosvenor 28/2/2006, lot 815) and illustrated on p.78 of his book.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £400.

Nauru was occupied by Australian forces following the outbreak of World War I. During this time, Australian stamps overprinted 'North West Pacific Islands' were used from 1914 to 1916. The British government took control of the island and British stamps were then overprinted 'NAURU' and were first issued in October 1916.

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