British Bechuanaland
British Bechuanaland
1885 Cape ½d grey-black OVERPRINTED IN LAKE. Very fine unused, without gum. A major Bechuanaland rarity. PFSA certificate (1982). SG 1a
Note: it is believed the lake overprint was an early trial which was subsequently issued. Of the seven recorded examples, three are mint or unused (one is in the Botswana Philatelic Museum) and four are used (one is in the Royal Philatelic Collection).