Lot 352 Lagos SG#62a (SC#58a) 5/- Deep Dull Green and Ultramarine, King Edward VII, 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA Issue, a VF Used Example of the Chalky Paper, Only 6,240 Issued!, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $190 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

SKU Lot-352-July-20-2022

A VF CDS used example of the 5/- deep dull green and ultramarine, King Edward VII De La Rue Keyplate stamp from the 1904-1906 Multiple Crown CA watermarked issue, on chalky 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 December 21, 1909 Lagos registered cancel.

2022 Scott Classic values a VF-75 used example at $190 USD. This is a very scarce stamp used, due to the fact that the green ink is doubly fugitive, and so few were printed to begin with. Mint examples outnumber used easily by a factor of 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-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