Mafeking – 1s on 4d Green and Brown double overprint (both serif font)

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Only 5 examples thought to have been printed, and only 4 recorded. Seemingly all are dated MR 31 1900.

1) Settings 1-2, cert. Brandon

History: Ex Marie de la Queillerie; ex Sir Maxwell Joseph; For sale by David Brandon, 2011, price on request

2) Setting 3 or 4 in the Royal Collection

3) Setting 5, signed Bloch, cert. RPS (1933) and Brandon (1993)

History: Ex G.H.Boucher, 1933; ex “Samos”, Ivy, Shreve & Mader, London, 19-20 June 1991, lot 280; ex “Mafeking”, Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1550; ex Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 243; ex “Besançon”, Corinphila, June 2019, lot 4247, sold CHF10’000 plus commission

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