1882-1887 First Crown CA Issue
A 4d cover sent from Lagos to Munich, Bavaria on March 5, 1888. The postage is paid with a pair of the 2d slate from the first crown CA issue. The pair is cancelled with strikes of a 9-bar Lagos oval obliterator, while the cover bears a nice strike of a 21 mm Lagos CDS, that has a 4 mm gap between "W" and "A" of "Africa".
1887-1903 Second Crown CA Issue
A 4d cover sent from Lagos to Berne, Switzerland on March 18, 1891. This cover is franked with a single 4d lilac and black, from the first state of the plate. The stamp is cancelled with a clear strike…