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ZANZIBAR 1895-96 1a6p Zanzidar R4/6 in pair, SG5j

SKU JC1569

Zanzibar 1895-96 1a6p sepia, type 1 overprint on India, horizontal pair, SG5j.

The left stamp includes the error "Zanzidar" (with second "z" and "d" both normal), from Setting 1 (= Hall "D"). R4/6 (second state).

Fine and fresh quality mint pair with large part original gum. Insignificant blemishes mentioned for strict accuracy (tiny trace of rubbing, right stamp with slight crease).

A great rarity, being one of only four unused examples of the error recorded in private hands, and one of only two surviving in this desirable se-tenant form.

Provenance: Illustrated in "Zanzibar" (EASC 2002), pl.2. Ex Griffith-Jones and Gartner (Glenferrie July 1993, lot 23).

Accompanied with a clear British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity (2018).

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £4,000+.

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