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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 & they complete the reconstruction published by Ray Kelly in his monograph on this error. This block was purchased by an American airmail collector shortly after issue, & has remained off the market for the last 86 years, & so they were 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. So this block ranks as one of the 3 most important & spectacular items of Papuan philately. Exp Sanabria, plus 2016 PF/NY photo cert, while new Ceremuga AIEP photo cert can be obtained on request. (4) (P)AVAILABLE at A$55000