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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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The 1904 King Edward VII Keyplate Issue of Lagos

The 1904 King Edward VII Keyplate Issue of Lagos

This post examines all aspects of the first King Edward VII issue of Lagos, with single crown CA watermark, that was issued in 1904. The basic stamps are introduced with issue dates and quantities, and then the detailed aspects of the issue are discussed, including: the plate blocks and plate markings, the type differences on the 2.5d, inverted watermarks, specimen overprints, and plate flaws.
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