Lot 275 Lagos SG#26 (SC#31) 1/- Deep Red Orange, Queen Victoria, 1884-1886 Second Crown CA Watermarked Issue, A VF Used Example, April 18, 1894 Lagos CDS, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $25 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

SKU Lot-275-July-20-2022

A very fine used example of the 1/- deep red orange Queen Victoria De La Rue Keyplate stamp from the 1884-1886 second Crown CA watermarked issue, printed in the new colours. According to J.F Ince in his definitive work, there were a total of 22.200 stamps issued across 6 printings between July 1884 and October 1886. Vertical wove paper showing fine vertical mesh and watermarked crown CA. Cancelled with a clear strike of an April 18, 1894 Lagos CDS.

2022 Scott Classic values a VF-75 used example at $25 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-78 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60

Paper freshness: 3/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10