Cyprus 1946 Victory 1½pi deep violet and 3pi blue, perforated 'SPECIMEN' (type D21), SG164s/5s.
Brilliant mint quality and exceptionally fresh with original gum. The 1½pi stamp has a light bend of no significance and mentioned purely for accuracy.
A scarce and sought after pair of stamps, which were issued to celebrate the end of World War II.
These "SPECIMEN" examples were used solely by postal administrations for reference purposes to help spot any attempted forgeries.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £190.
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