South Africa 1925 Airmails 1d Imperf Plate Proof, Rare


  • 1925 Airmails 1d (SG 26) IMPERF PLATE PROOF in red.
  • On gummed unwatermarked paper.
  • This particular example shows part of adjoining stamp at top left corner conclusively proving its "imperf" status.
  • Cut into and with other faults.
  • Exceedingly rare, only twelve examples are believed to exist and these all have imperfections to a similar degree having emanated from a waste sheet.
  • A key piece to the issue.
  • Notwithstanding the statement that 12 examples exist, in our experience over more than four decades we in practice have only encountered the same TWO examples of this piece ever appearing on the market.
  • See additional image below.
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