LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4).
Top left corner plate no. 2a
sheet margin single, pos. 1, affixed to piece and with red crayon manuscript "S 18 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola, showing semicolon variety at top left, stamp with minor wrinkling and minute edge tear in margin at top left, still Very Fine and unique with plate no. 2a,
only 40 examples were printed (two sheets of sixteen from plate 2, one sheet of twelve from plate 2a), Gibbs records only four used examples
(incl. one cover), ex "Mountrobeck", SG quotes a higher value for unused examples despite having five recorded, SG £2,500 with no premium for plate number
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