North Borneo SG#68, 72 2c Rose Lake and Black & 5c Vermilion and Black, 1894-1895 Waterlow Pictorial Definitive Issue, Fine and VFOG Examples of the Perf. 14.5-15

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Fine and VFOG examples of the 2c black and rose lake and 5c vermilion and black stamps from the 1894-1895 pictorial definitive issue, both perf. 14.5-15. Heavily hinged, as usual for these issues, but with full OG nonetheless. 

    Gibbons values these stamps at 19.50 pounds for very fine OG = approximately $39. Our estimate for this condition is $25. 

    The stamps offered here grade between 70 and 75 as follows:

    Margins/centering: 40/70, 50/70

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

    Perforations: 10/10, and 5/10