Postal History Of The Queen Victoria Issues of Lagos 1882-1903
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 2.5d cover sent from Lagos to A. Myerscough in London, on December 13, 1896. Myerscough was a leading stamp dealer at the time. The postage was paid with a single 2d lilac and ultramarine and 1/2 deep grey green, both from the third state of plate 1. The stamps are tied to the cover with strikes of the 8-bar Lagos oval obliterator.
A 4.5d registered cover from Lagos to Chicago, Ill, sent on February 16, 1903. The postage in this case is paid with two pairs of the 1d and a single 1/2d green. All of the stamps are from plate 2, and are cancelled with a 24 mm Lagos CDS, dated March 1, 1903.
A 1.5d postcard that was mailed from Lagos on November 29, 1888, to Magdeburg, Germany. The cancellation is a 21 mm Lagos CDS with the 3 mm gap between the "W" and "A"
Another 1d postcard to Fiume, Hungary, that was sent from Lagos on December 10, 1894. The cancellation is a 21 mm Lagos CDS, with a 3 mm gap between the "W" and "A".
A used version of the above postcard, sent to Germany on February 2, 1886. The card is cancelled by an undated duplex cancel featuring an 8-bar oval.