Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d Vermilion Type 2 Overprint Settings and Controls

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Control Letter B

First Printing
September 1887
No marginal rule
626 half sheets of 120 stamps printed

Note: Notice the frame damage to the ornamentation on the lower border of the stamp above the control letter

Ex Brian Hurst


Hinge trace on one stamp otherwise very fine and fresh
Ex “Vic” Visser

Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink Oct 2017, ex lot 1025)

Control Letter D (slanted letter)

Second Printing
January 1889
Marginal rule with square corners
1049 full sheets of 240 stamps

Perf. reinforcements
Ex “Vic” Visser

Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink Oct 2017, ex lot 1025)

D (straight letter)

Ex Brian Hurst

F

Third Printing
May 1890
Marginal rule with round corners
524 full sheets of 240 stamps

Ex Brian Hurst

L

Fourth Printing
February 1894
Marginal rule with round corners
260 full sheets of 240 stamps

History: Sold by Alan MacGregor for £55

Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink Oct 2017, ex lot 1025)

Ex Brian Hurst

Hinged on two and upper right stamp with tone spot
Ex “Vic” VisserEx Brian Hurst

British Bechuanaland 1-2d vermilion half sheetHistory: Exhibited by the Great Britain Overprint Society at the London 2000 stamp show

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