Bechuanaland 1888 6d Somerset House Specimen Security Trial

CHF325.00

1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac & black (SG 14). VF/M strip of three with attempted defacement of the GB9 SPECIMEN handstamp. Believed to have been carried out as part of the Somerset House trials (experimenting with printing security) to prevent re-use of Specimen stamps. Scarce archival specimen item. Ex Firth. See similar pieces/period under Zululand.
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