Lagos #49 6d Purple and Dull Purple King Edward VII, 1903-1904 Single Crown CA Issue Very Fine Used With Socked On Nose Cancel

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A beautiful used example of the 6d  purple and dull purple King Edward VII stamp from the 1903-1904 Crown CA issue, with an August 8, 1904 Lagos CDS cancel. 

Gibbons values a fine used example at 10 pounds (approximately $20). However, SON examples like this should be worth a premium. On the other hand there is a very tiny scuff at the bottom of the design, which while not detracting significantly, does not warrant a premium. The stamp offered here grades 81 as follows:

Centering/margins: 44/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 2/5 (very small surface scuff below "EN" of Pence)

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10

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