8 May 1997
Specimen ½a to 5r., fourteen values, no 8a. but with both 1r., each handstamped "SPECIMEN", Samuel Type NA2, affixed to a total of six pieces; one or two faults. S.G. 49-63s. Photo for 2r., 3r.,5r.
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