Lagos #54-54a 1/2d Green and Dull Green King Edward VII, 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA Issue, VF OG Mint Examples of Both the Ordinary and Chalk Surfaced Papers

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Two very fine mint OG examples of the 1/2d green and dull green King Edward VII stamp from the 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA issue, showing both ordinary and chalk-surfaced papers. 

The ordinary paper stamps were released in July 1904 and are twice as scarce as those on chalky paper (120,360 stamps compared to two printings of 121,400 and 121,800 respectively). 

Gibbons values fine hinged examples at 22 pounds (approximately $44). The stamps offered here grade 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70 

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10 

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