Fiji 1922 KGV 2d Imperf Trial on Irish Watermark Paper

CHF325.00

  • 1922 KGV 2d grey IMPERFORATE TRIAL WITH IRISH WATERMARK (SG 233var).
  • Superb UM left marginal example,
  • the watermark Type 10 of Ireland (see footnote below Fiji SG 241).
  • Fresh, attractive,
  • interesting piece also being one of the few undefaced-by-ruled-lines copies from the single discovered (defaced) sheet.

Irish postal authorities were faced with various challenges in the production of their new stamps c1922. Paper (watermarked SE as per Ireland Type 10) was supplied by Joynson & Son, Kent, with the sheets being gummed by De La Rue & Co, London. Following preparation of the Irish dies and watermarked paper, the contemporary Fiji plates were used for trial printing. A single sheet (mostly defaced by ruled lines) of these Fiji 2d with Irish watermark was discovered and subsequently sold out of the De La Rue archives. See additional image below.

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