Lagos #48-48a 3d King Edward VII, 1903-1904 Single Crown CA Issue, Three VFOG Mint Examples Including Two Different Duty Plate Shades and One Specimen Overprint

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Three very fine mint OG examples of the 3d chestnut and dull purple King Edward VII stamps from the 1903-1904 Crown CA issue, showing two slightly different chestnut shades and one third shade variation with Specimen overprint.

The specimen overprints were produced only for distribution to member nations to the UPU and as such fewer than 400 of each stamp exist so overprinted. 

Gibbons only prices the set for the specimen overprints. However a fair estimate for these three stamps is $14. The stamps offered here grade 75, and 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70 and 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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