1899, 10c Deep Claret, Postage Due, Combination 25 and 36 Degree Ovpts. (J3a).
Top imprint and plate no. 72 strip of three, original gum, h.r., 36, 25 and 25 degree from left to right, small surface rub at bottom right of right stamp, otherwise Fine, the catalog listing is somewhat confusing from the standpoint that this angle combination is not listed with imprint and plate number whereas the 1c and 2c have separate listings, combination overprints are the only way top and bottom imprint and plate no. positions occur,
it is interesting to note that the bottom position degree sequence differs from that on the top due to the setting of 100 overprints which comprised four cliches of 25 each in alternating fashion with 36 degree for the top left quadrant, then 25 degree, 36 degree and 25 degree in clockwise rotation, Scott Retail as all 36 degree overprints
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