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Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1332

Bechuanaland Protectorate
1889 (Aug.) "Four Pence" on ½d. Vermilion
A single with surcharge in green, small part c.d.s. at left leaving nearly all the design clear; trace of thin at foot otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1995). S.G. 35var, £1500 (see S.G. footnote). Photo

Note: This variety is believed to arise from poor cleaning of the ink rollers after the previous job. Very few examples are recorded and where cancellations are definitive all are cancelled at Shoshong.

John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007

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