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Lot 2423


North Korea, 1949 Kim Il Sung University 1w. blue, variety coarse impression, with sheet margin at top, unused without gum as issued, small faults but overall sound and fine appearing, a major Asian rarity; a postally used example of the normal stamp in the pale blue shade accompanies for comparison. Scott 18 var. Property of another vendor.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

The stamp's impression differs markedly from those normally encountered and is closer to those found on the 1 won violet of the set, suggesting multiple printings.

Realized HK$ 7,475

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