De La Rue 2A variety - July 2015
Daren Speake has written about a mark on the St Helena 2d. At first glance it appeared to be an embryo version of Rv2B.8/3. A closer look revealed that, instead of a dot, it was akin to an italic “A” and, instead of straddling a line of shading, it lay between two such lines.
Daren then sent scans of further examples, including a marginal block - clearly indicating its location as Rv2A.10/5.
Although there seems little doubt the flaw is constant, further observations would be most welcome.
Daren reports there are none of the horizontal lines associated with the selvedge below this stamp.