Morocco Agencies British Currency #201/207 (SG#31/37) 1/2d Pale Yellow Green - 1/- Dull Green Carmine, King Edward VII 1902-1913 Overprinted Great Britain Keyplate Issue, 5 Fine and VF Used Stamps
A group of 5 fine and VF used stamps from the 1902-1913 overprinted King Edward VII Issue of Great Britain. Included are the 1/2d yellowish green, the 1d carmine red, 2d dull green and carmine, the 4d brown and dull green and 1/- dull green and carmine.
The basic Great Britain stamps were printed by De La Rue until the King's death in 1910 and then for nearly three years after that Harrison and Somerset House continued to print the stamps. Gibbons makes no distinction between De La Rue, Harrison and Somerset House printings on the overprinted issues, but they do exist, as I have seen them regularly in working with these stamps. The stamps in this lot however are all De La Rue printings.
The 2d and 4d are on chalky paper, while the others are on ordinary paper.
Gibbons lists these stamps at 45.25 pounds (approx. $90.50) for fine used. The stamps offered here grade between 68 and 82 as follows:
Centering/Margins 30/60 and 44/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5, 3/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Cancellation: 10/10 and 8/10