VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND UNCOMMONLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RED "SCINDE DAWK".
The -1/2a Red Scinde Dawk was the first stamp issued in all of Asia. Because it was embossed on wafer it had a tendency to crack (and often disintegrate). It was deemed unacceptable and quickly replaced with the white and blue stamps embossed on paper. The example offered here, completely intact and essentially sound, is among the very finest of the small number available.
Although the Scott catalog notes that two unused copies exist, current research suggests these were all cancelled by the postmaster prior to affixing on the letter, and that no genuine unused examples exists. One of the two previously thought unused copies received a recent negative B.P.A. certificate.
Signed Bloch and with clear 1926 R.P.S. and 1971 Friedl certificates. SG £21,000
EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY HANDSOME IMPRINT PAIR OF THIS UNISSUED STAMP.
Signed Bloch and with 1971 Friedl certificate. Cataloged as two singles, SG £4,000
VERY FINE. ONLY A TINY NUMBER OF UNUSED EXAMPLES EXIST.
Like the stamp in the previous lot, these were not available to the public, and only a tiny fraction of the 300 issued are unused. With 1979 A.P.S. and 1996 P.F. certificates. SG £18,000