Lot 457, British East Africa 1895 2a ultramarine Victoria, overprint, VF mint, sold for $603.75

Lot 457Lot 457 British East Africa #57b 1895 2a ultramarine Queen Victoria, Overprinted “Br1tish East Africa” in Black, unused (no gum), very fine. Accompanied by a detailed 2006 Sergio Sismondo certificate that explains that this is the discovery example of a very late stage of this overprint, labeled by him as “Stage 4.” A striking variety, the discovery copy, very rare. Scott CV$475, sold for $525 plus buyer’s premium.