Nigerian Stamps and Postal History

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The 1904-1906 King Edward VII Keyplate Issue of Lagos Part One

The 1904-1906 King Edward VII Keyplate Issue of Lagos Part One

This post is the first in a series that explores all aspects of the second issue of King Edward VII stamps that appeared in Lagos between late 1904 and 1906. As with the prior issue, the post starts with an introduction to the stamps, and gives dates and issue quantities. Then the more detailed aspects are presented in depth, including: the shade varieties on both the ordinary and chalky papers, the inverted watermark varieties, multiples, plate flaws, and specimen overprints. 
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