Presentation: Double Heads

Presentation

Double Heads

British South Africa Company

Fig 1: Sample proof sheet of nine in deep black and dull blue on wove paper, comprising 2d., 3d., 4d., 5d., 6d., 8d., 10d., 1/- and 2/-, all stamps showing doubling in some part of the design with the 3d. and 4d. showing double-lined numerals and the 10d. with re-entry to the right of the King´s head, each impression overprinted “waterlow & sons ltd./specimen.” (Samuel Type WS1) in black. Colourful and very rare with only four such sheets known

Fig 2: 10d. printer´s sample proof in deep black and dull blue on wove paper and showing re-entry to the right of the King´s head, overprinted “waterlow & sons ltd./specimen” (Samuel Type WS2) embossed in deep blue; cut from a sheet of nine discovered in a Waterlow sample book.

 

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