Natal #81/87 (SG#127/133) 1902-1903 King Edward VII Crown CA Keyplates, A Group of 6 Fine and VF Used Stamps

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A small group of 6 fine and VF used stamps from the King Edward VII keyplate issues, all with Crown CA watermark. The key stamp is the 4d carmine and cinnamon, which is worth 2.6 times the mint price, and it has a full, but unobtrusive cancel.  Two slightly different shades of the common 1d are included also.

Gibbons lists these stamps at 34.8 pounds (approx. $69.60) as basic stamps for fine used. The stamps offered here grade between 73 and 84 as follows:

Centering/Margins 30/60, 35/60 and 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, 5/10 and 8/10