The Printings of the 4d Lilac and Black Queen Victoria Keyplate Stamp of Lagos - Part Five
- These stamps represented additional printings that I did not have an example of without surcharge, or
- Some of the printings from the 4th and 5th states of the plate that I have not yet identified were actually made earlier than 1895 and would tie into these unidentified, surcharged stamps.
The colour of this printing is closest to Gibbons's lilac, but is just a bit paler and duller. It has a bluish undertone, so it is not a pale version of the reddish lilac, and it does not have the blackish undertone that the slate lilac has, so I would call this a dull lilac. I have three mint examples as shown above, and two used examples as shown below:
Fifty Second Printing (Now Determined to be the Forty Eighth Printing)