British Occupation of Italian Colonies 1948-49 10c on 1d pale scarlet variety, SGE2var
British Occupation of Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1948-49 10c on 1d pale scarlet, type E1 surcharge, upper right corner horizontal pair showing dramatic misplacement of surcharge to right extending in to margin, SGE2var.
A fine and fresh unmounted mint positional pair with full original gum.
A real rarity as only one sheet existed and especially desirable in this positional form and in such exceptional quality.
These stamps of Great Britain were overprinted by Army Printing Services in Cairo for use in territory occupied by British Forces in Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and some of the Dodecanese islands.
Provenance: Ex Rossi (W&W 08/06/2005, lot 187)
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