Bechuanaland Protectorate #29, 32, 40 (SG#30, 32, 56) 1/2d Grey Black - 2d Bistre Brown, 1888-1897 Overprinted Seated Hope Keyplate Issues, VF Mint Examples, Including Overprint Varieties

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Four very fine mint stamps from the 1888-1897 overprints on the Seated Hope keyplate issues of Cape of Good Hope. Included are:

  • 1/2d grey black with green British Bechuanaland overprint
  • 2d bistre brown with 2 slightly different variations of the British Bechuanaland overprint reading upwards. 
  • two examples of the 1/2d green with black British Bechuanaland overprint, again showing slight variations in the overprint.

Gibbons lists these stamps in fine OG for 16.25 pounds (approx. $32.50).  The stamps offered here grade 80, 70 and 75 as follows:

Centering/Margins  50/70, 40/70 and 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10