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
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
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5