Bushire 1915 'Coronation issue of Persia' 10ch brown and deep green, type 1 overprinted, from Dadkhah setting II, position 5, SG21.
A brilliant mint example with original gum. An exceptional example of this key British Commonwealth rarity.
Exceptionally rare and the finest example we have ever handled. Only 66 were originally issued.
Accompanied with a Peter Holcombe (Philatelic Expertising) clean certificate of authenticity (1987).
Bushire, a city on the southwestern coast of Iran on the Persian Gulf, has long been of interest to stamp collectors. During their 1915 occupation, the British issued postage stamps using the Coronation issue of Persia overprinted "BUSHIRE Under British Occupation". The occupation lasted from 8 August to 16 October, when it was terminated by agreement with the Persian government.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £4,000.
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