Sixty 4 pence stamps were overprinted SPECIMEN. From the stamps that were overprinted SPECIMEN, the bottom 30 exist as one block. This leaves a maximum of only 30 stamps, making it another rare stamp.
The diagrams below show the positions of the stamps within the sheet. The colored shapes indicate the recorded copies and the table lists the source of the information. Different colours are used in order to distinguish the individual pieces and blocks.
Below and on the right, there is a listing of all the stamps, with their unique positions and where these have been recorded.
The sheet layout of the 4 pence stamp showing the positions of the stamps that were overprinted "SPECIMEN"
The 4 d SPECIMEN stamps
AG David Feldman SA - “British including specialized GB, Cyprus…” 1-6 Nov 1993 (lot 10278)
AH Argyll Etkin - “The Malcolm Warwick Collection of Cyprus Stamps and Postal History”, 12 Nov 2010 (lot 1112)
AL Private Collection
BI Spink - “Cyprus The Aphrodite Collection”, 24 Feb 2009 (Lot 13)
CH Private Collection
DG Private Collection
DH MacDonnell Whyte Ltd, 7 May 2005 (lot 25)
EG - EI David Feldman - “Stamps and Postal History”, 26-27 May 2000, (lot 10248)
EJ Private Collection
EK Private Collection
EL Argyll Etkin - “The Christopher Cruttwell Collection of Cyprus Stamps and Postal History”, 9 March 2007 (lot 1134)
FG - JL Argyll Etkin - “The Christopher Cruttwell Collection of Cyprus Stamps and Postal History”, 9 March 2007 (lot 1135)
David Feldman - “Rarities of the World”, 1 May 2009 (lot 6006)
The largest block possible for the 4 d value