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Comedians error

 

New discovery - Great Britain 1998 Comedians 26p error red printed quadruple, black printed treble

County Auctions is proud to announce the discovery of a major GB error.

The 1998 Comedians 26p stamps depicting Eric Morecambe SG2042 is already known with the vermilion colour printed double (SG2042Ea) and triple (SG2042Eb). Much rarer is the combined black double and vermilion triple (SG2042Ec). SG list that one at 2000.

We have discovered a single example with the vermilion printed 4 times and the black 3 times. This item now has a BPA Certificate confirming its status. Below are scans of the complete stamp and enlargements of the red and black areas most affected.

This item was offered in a major London Auction in May 2003 at an estimate of 1600-2000