Lot 306 Lagos SG#37 (SC#30) 10d Mauve and Deep Lemon, Queen Victoria, 1887-1902 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, A VF Used Example With August 21, 1899 Abeokuta Cancel, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $15 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

SKU Lot-306-July-20-2022

A very fine and scarce CDS used example of the 10d mauve and deep lemon Queen Victoria stamp from the 1887-1902 Bicoloured Keyplate Issue, cancelled with an August 21, 1899 Abeokuta CDS cancel. The 5d, 7.5d and 10d stamps from this issue were released in 1894, for the payment of registration fees on insured letters. As such they were not in high demand, and as a result, most of the stamps one encounters are usually mint. Postally used examples are scarce, especially this nice. 2022 Scott Classic values a VF used example at $15 USD. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10