Distinguishing the Four Printings of the 1/- Orange Surface Printed Lagos Stamp Watermarked Crown CC and Perforated 12.5
This post will attempt to explain how to distinguish the four printings of these stamps using the following characteristics:
2. Colour shades.
3. Paper differences.
4. Plate characteristics.
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 will generally be cancelled before May 1875. All the used exam…