Lagos #54a 1/2d Green and Dull Green King Edward VII, 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA Issue, Three Dated Used Examples of the Chalky Paper

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Three very fine mint used examples of the 1/2d green and dull green King Edward VII stamp from the 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA issue, on the chalk surfaced paper, showing both the July 1905 and December 1905 printings. 

Two of the stamps are from one of the printings and are cancelled with an October 29, 1906 Akassa CDS and an August 3, 1906 Forcados CDS. The middle stamp, from a different printing is cancelled with a October 19, 1906 Ibadan CDS. 

Gibbons values three fine used examples at 5.25 pounds (approximately $10.50). The stamps offered here grade 75 and 80 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/60 and 40/60 

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10 

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