Lot 348 Lagos SG#61 (SC#57) 2/6d Dull Green and Carmine, King Edward VII, 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA Issue, a VF Used Example of the Ordinary Paper, Only 6,240 Issued!, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $75 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

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SKU Lot-348-July-20-2022

A VF CDS used example of the 2/6d dull green and carmine, King Edward VII De La Rue Keyplate stamp from the 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA watermarked issue, on ordinary paper. According to J.F Ince in his definitive work, there were a total of 6,240 stamps on ordinary paper issued. Cancelled with a March 3, 1906 Lagos large CDS cancel.

2022 Scott Classic values a VF-75 used example at $75 USD. A very scarce stamp in used condition, with the mint outnumbering the used by a factor of at least ten to one.

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

The stamp offered here grades VF-80 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: 10/10

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