Distinguishing the Seven Printings of the 4d Carmine Surface Printed Lagos Stamp Watermarked Crown CC and Perforated 12.5
This post will attempt to explain how to distinguish the seven printings of these stamps using the following characteristics:
2. Colour shades.
3. Paper differences.
The discussion in my first post about the 1d, where I talk about the significance of the various cancellations used on this issue applies equally to this value as well. I am not going to repeat the details of that discussion here, but will instead provide a link to that discussion:
However, the dates found on the Lagos CDS cancellations can be utilized to distinguish the various printings as follows:
First printings should be cancelled between late July 1874 and September 1875, though some may be cancelled as late as…