SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1974 5c ROCK ENGRAVINGS BLACK OMITTED BLOCK

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1974 Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings 5c Elephant BLACK OMITTED (SG 265a/CC 274a). Superb UM bottom marginal ARROW BLOCK of four of this rarity. Perfect UM. Only 12 affected (the value & "SWA" do not appear) stamps are purported to exist with a high likelihood that this is one of only two surviving multiples. Exhibition showpiece for connoisseur! Photo-cert: Eichele BPB which reads "... As a positional block exceedingly rare if not unique certainly in such perfect condition free from gum folds or short perforations as usual with this error.". (cvR440000 as singles). See clickable additional images and of certificate below.
The 12 affected stamps were sold over the counter of the Oranjemund Post Office on 27th August 1974. Examples present on the market infrequently; together with the first issue KGV "no stops" this error is amongst the top 5 most highly catalogued SWA stamps.
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