Lagos #60-60a 1/- Black 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/- black 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 were printed in nearly equal numbers to the chalky paper stamps (24,000 and 24,600 stamps respectively). 

Gibbons values fine hinged examples at 39 pounds (approximately $78). The stamps offered here grade 82 and 75 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: 8/10 

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