NIGER COAST 1897-98 6d,2s6d, 10s SPECIMENS, SG71s, 73/4s
Niger Coast 1897-98 6d yellow-brown, 2s6d olive-bistre, 10s deep violet, overprinted 'SPECIMEN', watermark CA (type W1) for distribution to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as examples for reference purposes only, SG71s, 73/4s
Brilliant mint examples with large part original gum. Typical rough perforations as almost always seen, but lovely fresh colours and far above average. A scarce set in such fine condition.
These were the last stamps issued by the Niger Coast Protectorate. On 1 January 1900, the Niger Coast Protectorate together with the southern portions of the Niger Company Territories became the protectorate of Southern Nigeria.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £275.
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