Lagos #37 10d Dull Mauve and Yellow 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 10d dull mauve and yellow Queen Victoria stamp from the 1887-1902 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, each being a slightly different shade, from different printings.  One is printed with the head plate being in a pale mauve, and the duty plate being a deep yellow.  The other has the head plate being a deeper mauve, and the duty plate being a dirty orange. This stamp was a later issue that came, along with the 5d and 7.5d in February 1894. It was issued to pay registration fees on more valuable letters not covered by the standard 2d registration fee.  Gibbons values two fine mint OG examples at 7.5 pounds (approximately $15). 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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