lot # 10644 - brit. colonies Australia
Definitives 1949/94: Coat of Arms £ 2 green, deep shade, wmk. C of A upright, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black (3 mm. high), fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Discovered only in 1973, an explanation for its existence in comparison to the more commonly found 2½ mm. high overprint, can be found in Brusden White on page 6/172. There are estimated to be just 15 examples of this stamp extant. Cert RPS of Victoria (2012) BW 271xd = $ 12'500.
Michel Catalogue 297: Australia - The DUBOIS Collection (part I)