Lot 234 Lagos SG#13 (SC#9) 3d Chestnut & Red Brown, Queen Victoria, 1876-1880 Comb Perf. 14 Crown CC Watermarked Issue, 4th Printing, A Very Fine Used Example, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $30 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

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SKU Lot-234-July-20-2022

A well centered and very fine used example of the 3d chestnut & red brown 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 30,120 stamps issued across 4 different printings between May 9, 1876 and November 18, 1880. This example is from the third printing from August 28, 1878, of which 11,460 stamps were printed. Vertical wove paper showing no distinct mesh and watermarked crown CC. Cancelled with a light strike of a Proud K2 Lagos 8-bar bootheel killer cancel.

2022 Scott Classic values a VF-75 used example at $30 USD.

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

The stamp offered here grades VF-76 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 6/10

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