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Malaysia - Perak 1897 5c dull purple and olive-yellow Official, error, SGO11a

£550.00
SKU JC3159

Malaysia - Perak 1897 5c dull purple and olive-yellow Official, type O2 ‘Service.‘ overprint, error overprint double, SGO11a.

A fine mint example with original gum. Some minor trace of rubbing and offsetting on reverse as usually found and still fine and attractive with fresh colours.

A spectacular and rare stamp with the double overprint error.

Only around 40 examples are believed to have originally existed, most of which were used.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £700.

This fine stamp depicting the “roaring tiger” provides a perfect example of why stamps from the Malaya States are one of the most popular areas of collecting in the British Commonwealth. The designs were unique to this area of philately, with high quality production.

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