Morocco Agencies French Currency #401-409 (SG#191-199) 1913-1924 King George V Heads, Watermarked Royal Cypher, Overprinted and Surcharged, Complete to 1 Franc Including Many Unlisted Shades F-VF OG
A selection of 21 fine and mostly VFOG stamps from the 1913-1924 Royal Cypher King George V Issue of Great Britain, which has been overprinted and surcharged in French Currency for use in Morocco. The stamps are complete from the 3 centimes to the 1 franc, with many unlisted shades.
This issue in Great Britain is listed with many, many shades in Gibbons, due in large part to the interruptions in supplies of ink that occurred during WW1, as most of the dyes were originally sourced from Germany, and substitutions had to be made during the war. The result was an issue that is one of the best for the lover of shades. Of course, all the GB offices that used the basic issue with surcharges and overprints will exist with the same range of shades as the basic stamps, and for some of these there should very likely be a premium, as some of the shades are scarcer than others.
This group includes additional shade varieties of the 3, 5, 10, 25, 40, 75 centimes as well as the 1 franc.
Gibbons lists these stamps at 68.5 pounds (approx. $137) as basic stamps for mint OG. The stamps offered here grade between 65 and 84 as follows:
Centering/Margins 35/70, 40/70, 45/70, 50/70 and 54/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5