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1930 Airmail opt on 1/- sepia & olive, Harrison printing, error OVERPRINT INVERTED, in BLOCK OF FOUR! VF fresh M. Stamps are from positions 23-24 & 28-29. This blk completes the reconstruction published by Ray Kelly in his monograph on this error. The blk was purchased by an American airmail collector shortly after issue, and has remained off the market for the last 86 years. They are the only examples of this error that had never been previously illustrated anywhere. SG 117a cat £60,000+++ as singles plus premium for largest known multiple. Only 1 sheet of 40 printed & the "inverted aeroplane" is the most famous error of Papua. This block ranks as one of the 3 most important & spectacular items of Papuan philately. Exp Sanabria, plus 2016 PF/NY photo-cert. New Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert can be obtained on request. (4) (P)AVAILABLE at A$55000