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South Africa Orange Free State 1896 ½d on 3d ultramarine variety, SG69/75/a

SKU JC2859

South Africa Orange Free State 1896 (Sept) ½d on 3d ultramarine, type 9 (a-g) surcharges, complete folded sheet of 240 (lacking bottom margin), showing the same setting of 120 (12x10) with the seven types se-tenant, applied to the upper and lower halves, and with second handstamped surcharges (in type 'g') applied to 21 stamps in the left panes, SG69/75/a.

A fine unmounted mint complete sheet with full original gum. Creases affecting some columns as normally seen with entire sheets of this size. Overall fine condition for such an item, and now rare in this form.

A truly fascinating sheet, as documented in Buckley and Marriott chapter 11. [The setting comprises 'a' x41, 'b' x8, 'c' x10, 'd' x9, 'e' x9, 'f' x15 and 'g' x28].

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £2,520++.

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