Niger Coast Protectorate SG#65 1d on 2.5d Deep Blue Queen Victoria, 1894 Old Calabar River Provisional, Rare! Only 960 Issued!


A fine used example of this very scarce provisional issue of which only 960 were originally issued at Old Calabar. Printed on soft horizontal wove paper and perf. 14.5 x 14.3 x 14.3 x 14.5. Cancelled with an August 21, 1894 Old Calabar CDS. 

Gibbons values this stamp at 250 GBP, which is approximately approximately $425.00. This is quite low, given how scarce the stamp is.  The example offered here grades F-70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10

Cancellation: 10/10

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