MOROCCO AGENCIES 1903-05 dull purple/red, SG18c
Morocco Agencies 1903-05 10c dull purple/red, watermark CA, SG18c.
Brilliant mint example with original gum horizontal pair from right of sheet showing variety Hyphen between 'nc' on left stamp (right pane, R3/5).
A scarce variety of lovely fresh quality.
Following a decision to identify the exact revenue derived from the Morocco postal service, separate stamps were needed for the Morocco Agencies. This requirement further became necessary because of a Revision of Fees Ordinance in Gibraltar, which required all fees to be collected in Sterling, while the Morocco Agencies continued to use Spanish currency. This led to the introduction of Gibraltar stamps with 'Morocco Agencies' overprints.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £69+.