Lagos SG#17 1d Milky Lilac 1882-1884 Crown CA First Colours Keyplate Issue Very Fine CDS Used Example

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SKU lot 43

A well centered and very fine used example of the 3d milky lilac Queen Victoria stamp from the 1882-1884 Crown CA First Colours Issue, perf. 14 comb.  This issue was very short lived and was in use while new colours were being devised for the stamps on Crown CA paper. The paper has the characteristic smooth appearance of this issue.  Cancelled with a nice strike of an Lagos CDS cancel, dated sometime in the early 1880's. Gibbons values a fine used example at 21 pounds (approximately $42). The stamp offered here grades 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 44/60

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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