Lagos #32 3d Dull Mauve and Chestnut Queen Victoria 1887-1902 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, Two VF OG Mint Examples, Each From a Different Printing

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Two well centered and very fine mint OG examples of the 3d dull mauve and chestnut Queen Victoria stamp from the 1887-1902 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, each being a slightly different shade, from different printings.  One is printed in a deep mauve and chestnut that contains more orange in the colour. This is the earlier of the two printings. The second stamp is printed in a much paler mauve and a chestnut that contains more red than the other one.  Gibbons values two fine mint OG examples at 5 pounds (approximately $10). The stamps offered here grade 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

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