1887 2 1/2d Purple on Blue Imperforate Variety (SG K31aa)

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None of the stamps removed from the two imprimatur sheets have a top margin. There are only four imperforate examples recorded which show a top margin and therefore cannot come from the imprimatur sheets.


Left hand stamp with some light gum creasing

History: Ex Latto, Shaida & Aureum (for sale by SG for £15’000)

History: Ex Latto



The GB Journal, vol.12 no.6, Nov 1974, pp.127-129, “The Imprimatur 2 1/2d 1887 Stamp” by Douglas Latto
The GB Journal, vol.25 no.1, Jan-Feb 1987, p.14, “Imperforate 2 1/2d Jubilee” by Douglas Latto