Gambia #37 (SG#54) 2/- Deep Slate and Orange King Edward VII, 1902-1905 Keyplate Issue, a VF Used Example

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A very fine used example of the 2/- deep slate and orange King Edward VII stamp from the 1902-1905 Keyplate Issue watermarked crown CA. 

Forged postmarks do exist on these issues and Gibbons notes three types, one of which is an oval registered cancel dated June 22, 1910. This is an April cancel, so it is not one of the forged cancels mentioned. So, I think it is good. 

    Gibbons lists this stamp in fine used  for 70 pounds, (approx. $140). Mint catalogues 50 pounds (approx. $100) for reference, just in case there are doubts about the authenticity of the cancel.  The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

    Centering/Margins: 35/60

    Paper freshness: 5/5 

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5 

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 10/10 

    Cancellation: 10/10