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The Plate 2 Printings of the Lagos Queen Victoria Keyplates - 1901-1903

The Plate 2 Printings of the Lagos Queen Victoria Keyplates - 1901-1903

This post examines each value in the set and determines whether any of the examples in my stock could possibly be plate 2 printings from August 1901 or later. In addition to the 1/2d and 1d, which are widely known to exist thus, based on my examination of many hundreds of stamps, I posit that a number of other values from the series exist printed from plate 2 as well.
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Sorting The Remaining Printings of the Lagos Queen Victoria Keyplates 1887-1903

Sorting The Remaining Printings of the Lagos Queen Victoria Keyplates 1887-1903

In this post, I introduce the remaining values of the 1887-1903 Queen Victoria Crown CA Issue, beginning with the 2d lilac and blue and progressing to the 10/- brown and green. I explain the different states of wear on plate 1 and how these can be used to identify the different printings that were made before the introduction of plate 2, in 1901. I also illustrate and discuss the characteristics of plate 2. The post concludes with a summary of how all the remaining posts will tackle the identfication of the printings of the various values of this set.
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