Bulgaria: 1882 5 stotinki rose and pale rose, error of colour, used on entire with 10 stotinki.
Printer: State Printing Works, St. Petersburg
Medium: Surface printed
These early stamps of Bulgaria were designed by Georgi Yakovlev Kirkov, show the Loin of Bulgaria Coat of Arms, and were printed by the [Russian] State Printing Works in St. Petersburg.
In the third issue of this design made in 1882, a sheet of the 5 stotinki was printed in error in the colours of the 10 stotinki rose and pale rose, rather than the correct green and pale green.
The 5 stotinki error is shown here, used on an envelope together with a 10 stotinki (the reverse bears seven normal 5 stotinki green and pale green). Few of these errors are known to have survived, including only four recorded used on envelope.