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Canada 2001 47c "Year of the snake" error, SG2050a

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SKU JC1548

Canada 2001 47c "Year of the snake", lower right corner block of 4 with colour dots, ERROR GOLD OMITTED, SG2050a.

A very fine unmounted mint block with full original gum. Accompanied with matching normal block for comparison.

A very rare British Commonwealth modern stamp error of missing colour. The missing gold colour results in the loss of the Chinese character.

Only four panes of 25 discovered. Initially, just two panes of 25 stamps were found in a pad of panes being sold at a stamp show in Vancouver in February 2001. It wasn't until the Royal Show in Calgary in September 2006 that a further two panes materialised. Both had been tucked away by the owner until his retirement.

A spectacular and rare positional multiple of this famous Canadian stamp error. The block of four is one of only four known.

Provenance: ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection

The Canada Unitrade catalogue value is $9,500 as plate block.

The Pierron catalogue value is £5,000+.

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