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TONGA 1897 2½d black and blue variety, SG43b/ba

SKU JC2784

Tonga 1897 2½d black and blue, watermark sideways, upper right corner block of 4, R2/10 showing variety 'No fraction bar in '½', SG43b/ba.

A fine and fresh positional block with large part original gum. A few minor wrinkles, but very fine quality for this stamp issue.

A very scarce variety and desirable in this positional form.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £159+.

An attractive stamp featuring George Tupou II (Siasi Tupou II), who was King from age 18 until his death (1893-1918). He was the great-grandson of George Tupou I.

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