Grenada 1888-91 4d on 2s orange variety, SG41b
Grenada 1888-91 4d on 2s orange, type 16 surcharge with 4mm space between "4d" and "POSTAGE", lower marginal block of 6 (3x2) with the lower left stamp showing variety Wide space (2¼mm) between "TWO" and "SHILLINGS" (R10/3), SG41b.
A fine mint positional block with large part original gum. The central pair with trivial gum tones, but overall very fine and fresh. Most importantly, the printing variety is unmounted mint and very fine.
An attractive and very scarce multiple.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £550+.
The Chalon Head stamps are considered one of the most beautiful stamp designs from the Victorian era. The design is based on the 1838 painting of the young Queen Victoria by Alfred Chalon.
Undenominated revenue stamps of Grenada featuring the Chalon Head design were used from 1875 and surcharged with a value and a "POSTAGE" overprint making them valid for regular postage. These were used until 1891.
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