Forty 6 pence stamps were overprinted SPECIMEN. A block of six is known to exist as well as a block of four and one pair. the remaining pieces that are recorded are all singles, although from the diagram below, there is a possibility for further multiples.
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 6 pence stamp showing the positions of the stamps that were overprinted "SPECIMEN"
The 6 d SPECIMEN stamps
KC Argyll Etkin - “The Malcolm Warwick Collection of Cyprus Stamps and Postal History”, 12 Nov 2010 (lot1112)
KD Spink - “The Collector’s Series featuring the Charilaos Dikaios Cyprus…”, 9-11 Nov 2011 (lot 1058)
LB Christie’s Robson Lowe - “British Empire and Great Britain Stamps and Postal History”, 21-22 Sep 1993
Argyll Etkin - “Worldwide Stamps and Postal History featuring the William Frew Collection of Cyprus…” 6 Mar 2015 (lot 778)
LD Private Collection
MD Private Collection
NB A. Karamitsos - “Cyprus QV Issues” 27 June 1998 (lot 2084)
NC Spink “Cyprus The Aphrodite Collection” - 24 Feb 2009 (lot 16)
OC-OD David Feldman SA - “British including specialised GB, Cyprus…”, 1-6 Nov 1993 (lot 10310)
Stamps & More Shop - “Sale of Cyprus Stamps” 8 Feb 2014 (lot 38)
Spink “Cyprus The Aphrodite Collection” - 24 Feb 2009 (lot 8)
PA-QB David Feldman SA - “British including specialized GB, Cyprus…”, 1-6 Nov 1993 (lot 10309)
Spink - “Cyprus The Aphrodite Collection”, 24 Feb 2009 (lot 14)
QC Private Collection
QD David Feldman SA - “British including specialized GB, Cyprus…” 1-6 Nov 1993 (lot 10278)
SA MacDonnell Whyte Ltd, 7 May 2005 (lot 25)
SB-TD Argyll Etkin - “The Christopher Cruttwell Collection of Cyprus Stamps and Postal History”, 9 March 2007 (lot 1136
TA Venus Philatelic Auctions, 17 Feb 2001 (lot 17)
The largest block possible for the 6 d value