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NEW GUINEA 'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints

2201  1915-16 Kangaroos 1st Wmk 6d type a SG #78 variety Defective Second 'E' of 'PENCE' tied by Rabaul datestamp (well clear of variety) on multi-franked Rabaul local cover with Roos to 1/-, KGV Heads to 5d including 1d red Die II plus GRI 1d on 3pf optd 'OS' (both scarce on cover); cover has been open-out for display, with some minor blemishes. A howling rarity which is unlisted by Gibbons, however they do list the more common Retouched 'E' variety SG #78a at £8,500 used! As unoverprinted used stamps Defective 'E' is listed at $2,000 and Retouched 'E' at $1,500. Tim Rybak's Collection did not contain a single example of the Defective 'E' flaw.
Lot 2201 [1 of 2]:1915-16 Kangaroos 1st Wmk 6d type a SG #78 variety Defective Second 'E' of 'PENCE' tied by Rabaul datestamp (well clear of variety) on multi-franked Rabaul local cover with Roos to 1/-, KGV Heads to 5d including 1d red Die II plus GRI 1d on 3pf optd 'OS' (both scarce on cover); cover has been open-out for display, with some minor blemishes. A howling rarity which is unlisted by Gibbons, however they do list the more common Retouched 'E' variety SG #78a at £8,500 used! As unoverprinted used stamps Defective 'E' is listed at $2,000 and Retouched 'E' at $1,500. Tim Rybak's Collection did not contain a single example of the Defective 'E' flaw. Lot 2201 [2 of 2]:1915-16 Kangaroos 1st Wmk 6d type a SG #78 variety Defective Second 'E' of 'PENCE' tied by Rabaul datestamp (well clear of variety) on multi-franked Rabaul local cover with Roos to 1/-, KGV Heads to 5d including 1d red Die II plus GRI 1d on 3pf optd 'OS' (both scarce on cover); cover has been open-out for display, with some minor blemishes. A howling rarity which is unlisted by Gibbons, however they do list the more common Retouched 'E' variety SG #78a at £8,500 used! As unoverprinted used stamps Defective 'E' is listed at $2,000 and Retouched 'E' at $1,500. Tim Rybak's Collection did not contain a single example of the Defective 'E' flaw.
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