The Printings Of The 2.5d Ultramarine Queen Victoria Keyplate Stamp of Lagos 1891-1904 Part Five
In the next five printings, the colours of the head plate and duty plate are both the same, and all of my examples are the type A value tablet.
Twenty Second Printing
In this printing the colour is closest to Gibbons's dull ultramarine, but lacks the powder blue undertone of dull ultramarine. To me it seems closer to what I imagine very deep cobalt to look like. It is quite a distinct shade that tends more towards blue than it does towards ultramarine. My single mint example exhibits a fairly spectacular plate flaw in that the large "2" of "21/2" is severely damaged at the top as shown below:
I do not know if this flaw is constant or not, but it certainly looks as though it might be. My single used example appears to have been canceled by an 8-bar oval obliterator.
Twenty Third Printing
Twenty Fourth Printing
Twenty Fifth Printing
Twenty Sixth Printing
Twenty Seventh Printing
Twenty Eighth Printing