lot # 3025 - brit. colonies Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda
1882: Keyplate 2½ d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example "Printed Out of Register", misperforated and showing both the "Antigua" and "2½ Penny" shifted to the right of the left frame, somewhat crackly part og. A very scarce stamp - at the time of the Stanley Gibbons Monthly article on this stamp (May 1963), eight examples were noted, belonging to V.N.F. Surtees, Sir Adrian Hopkins, H. Douglas Bessemer, W.G. Cornell (this example), Stanley Gibbons Ltd., E.K. Thompson collection (the pair) and a single example in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Catalogue 285: British West Indies – The ‘BESANÇON’ Collection (part III)