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NIGERIA 1921-32 set of seven to 10s Specimens, SG19s/29s

SKU JC2301

Nigeria 1921-32 2d chestnut, 3d bright violet, 4d black and red/pale yellow, 1s black/emerald, 2s6d black and red/blue, 5s green and red/pale-yellow, 10s green and red/green, Script watermark. All overprinted 'SPECIMEN', the 'set' of seven values with type D16 overprint, distributed between 1923 and 1927, each in a horizontal pair (10s rejoined), SG19s/29s.

A fine and fresh mint set with large part original gum to original gum. A couple of insignificant blemishes, mentioned for accuracy, but attractive and very scarce as multiples.

The earlier values were protected with type D12, the later 1½d and 3d with type D19.

"SPECIMEN" examples were used solely by postal administrations for reference purposes to help spot any attempted forgeries.

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