Overseas Overprint – Weekly Feature #407

This weeks feature is an interesting study in printing houses and surcharges.  The 1955 Kuwait overprints on stamps of Great Britain are known in two types; by  Waterlow Ltd. featuring a Type I overprint and by  Harrison and Sons featuring a  Type II overprint.  Stanley Gibbons gives these stamps #’s 107-109 and 107a-109a respectively, whereas this difference is only mentioned in Scott in the form of a footnote.  The two complete sets are fresh mint never hinged Very Fine and have a  Stanley Gibbons catalogue value of £377.  Our price: $425.