Lot 380 Niger Coast Protectorate SG#14 (SC#24) 1/2d on 2.5d Purple on Blue Queen Victoria, A Fine Mint Example of Blue Overprint From the 1893 Old Calabar Provisional Issue, 2022 Scott Classic Cat. $475 USD, Click on Listing to See ALL Pictures

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SKU Lot-378-July-20-2022

A fine mint OG example of the 1/2d on 2.5d purple on blue carmine Queen Victoria Jubilee Issue of Great Britain, overprinted with the blue overprint type with tall, sans-serif letters, from the 1893 Old Calabar provisional issue. Although there are forgeries on the market of these, the genuine surcharges are usually fairly easy to identify by the colours of the overprint inks. The colour of the blue ink here is characteristic of the genuine overprint and the letters show the usual imperfections of the genuine.

2022 Scott Classic values a mint OG example at $475 USD.

The stamp offered here grades F-70 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

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