Lot 346 Lagos SG#59-59a, 60a (SC#55-55a, 56a) 6d & 1/-, King Edward VII, 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA Watermarked Issue, Very Fine Used Examples of the Ordinary and Chalky Papers, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $9.25 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

SKU Lot-346-July-20-2022

Well centered and very fine used examples of the 6d deep purple and purple, and 1/- dull green and black King Edward VII De La Rue Keyplate stamps from the 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA watermarked issue, on both ordinary and chalky papers for the 6d and chalky paper for the 1/-. According to J.F Ince in his definitive work, there were a total of 24,480 stamps on ordinary paper and 24,600 on chalky paper issued for the 6d, and 24,600 issued on chalky paper for the 1/-.

2022 Scott Classic values VF-75 used examples at $9.25 USD.

I have written two blog posts which reviews the points of interest with this issue. You can access the first one here.

The stamps offered here grade VF-84 as follows:

Margins/centering: 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10