Lagos SG#10 1d Deep Bright Reddish Lilac, Queen Victoria, 1876-1880 Line Perf. 14 Crown CC Watermarked Issue, 2nd Printing, A VF Mint Part OG Example

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A very fine mint part OG example of the 1d deep bright reddish lilac Queen Victoria De La Rue Keyplate stamp from the 1876-1880 Line Perf. 14 Crown CC issue. According to J.F Ince in his definitive work, there were a total of 66,600 stamps issued across 4 different printings between May 9, 1876 and November 18, 1880. This example is from the second printing from June 12, 1877, of which 12,360 stamps were printed. Vertical wove paper showing fine vertical mesh and watermarked crown CC. 

Stanley Gibbons values a VF-75 mint OG example at 50 pounds = $100. This example has only part OG, so a reasonable value would be $75. This printing is twice as scarce as the first printing, which is the most common. So, it should be worth a bit more, perhaps $80 or so. 

I have written a blog post which explains the differences between the printings, which you can access here

The stamp offered here grades VF-75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 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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