NAURU 1916-23 4d slate-green variety, SG8b
Nauru 1916-23 4d slate-green, overprint double, one albino, left marginal example. The albino impression 1½ mm below and to left of the inked overprint, and detectable from face, SG8b.
A fine mint positional example with original gum.
A rare printing variety as only one upper pane existed, from 'J17' printing.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £225.
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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