ORANGE FREE STATE 1900 3D, CASLON SPACER IN OVPT, RARE

CHF985.00

  • 1900 VRI, raised stops, 3d on 3d ultramarine with CASLON SPACER BETWEEN R & I (SG 117var).
  • F/M pair including this seldom encountered variety.
  • Shows a clear mirror image "CASLON" vertically left of "V" on right hand stamp.
  • Gum with a tad light even tropicalisation. An interesting variety, rare.
  • See Buckley & Marriott Pg 76 for mention of the variety on the 1/-.
  • It occurred when a blank spacer was inserted wrong face up and set too high in the plate, the Typeset manufacturer being the Caslon Company.
  • See additional image below.
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