India Lithograph QV 1855 SG26 var. 4a Dp Blue & Red Rare Retouch w/Cert FU CV£1100++
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India Lithograph QV 1855 SG26 var. 4a Dp Blue & Red Rare Retouch w/Cert FU CV£1100++

5th Printing Head Die III [A remarkable entirely redrawn head note all main outlines are thick and pronounced with a completely redrawn diadem with 4th & 5th jewel in crown entirely obliterated – drawn over with hair strands! Even more pronounced rare retouch (whole head) than recent SG stock example on sheet position below (11) – This is a type rare IV retouch (The Four Annas Lithographed Stamps of India, 1854-55 Martin D.R., Col.& Smythies E A: pp3: 1931 (1996 reprint edition) p.34-35 similar illustrated Plate 7) considered to be probably true retouch on sheet position 5 although only a very similar example with retouched diadem is illustrated on Plate 7, and noted in the work as a valuable acquisition to any collection! – Frame Die II Medium setting/spacing watermark position 2 reversed sheet position 5 (shifted south) – PM type 6 (JC-MN) Madras postal sub-region ‘C-2(?) – Recent 2019 BPA certificate notes ‘retouched diadem’

4 margins fresh attractive overall condition

£800.00
₹73,600.00 / $968.00
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