Lagos SG#36 7.5d Mauve and Aniline Crimson 1887-1901 Queen Victoria Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, Beautiful CDS Used Example

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A well centered and scarce socked-on-the-nose CDS used example of the 7.5d mauve and aniline crimson Queen Victoria stamp from the 1887-1901 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue.  The 5d, 7.5d and 10d values of this issue were issued for payment of registration fees on valuable letters. As such they were not heavily used, and consequently the vast majority of examples found today are mint. Genuine, commercially used examples are scarce. Cancelled with a June 27, 1894 21.5 mm Lagos CDS cancel. Gibbons values a fine used example at 30 pounds (approximately $60). The stamp offered here grades 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 44/60 

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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