(Lagos) 1872 cover to Le Havre bearing fine strike of the rare Crown Circle ‘Paid At Lagos’, index B Lagos cds to left, red circular framed PD and manuscript “1/1” indicating the amount of ½ charge pre ½ oz due to GPO London. Calais entry cds on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival cds; vertical filing crease at left side clear of any cancel. A rare cover, Ex. Sacher.
(Lagos) 1874 cover to Lyon, annotated “paquet anglais” bearing red Lagos index A cds, circular framed PD probbly applied at London. By January 1871 the ½ oz rate was “1/2” with “1/-“ accountable to London, the Colony retaining 2d. French entry cds bottom left and arrival cds. Good cover, ex Sacher.
(Lagos) 1888 registered cover to Birmingham bearing single-franking 1884-86 6d. olive-green tied barred obliterator, Lagos W.Africa cds, oval framed ‘R’ handstamand oval Registered/ T/ London date stamp, arrival backstamp. Envelope endorsed “per s.s. “Benin”; fine registered cover.
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
1858 entire from Lagos to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and '10' decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.
1907 (SP 6) registered printed cover from Sapele (Southern Nigeria) to Banbury, Ackerman correspondence, franked at 3d. rate by 1904-06 1d. and d. tied by Registered/ Sapele oval with another fine strike at left, red manuscript endorsements “to be registered” , “per S.S. Falaba” and “Urgen(t)ly”, Plymouth registration label applied on arrival in England. Some slight faults, a desirable example of the continuing use of Lagos stamps, 19 months after Lagos had been incorporated into Southern Nigeria.
Lagos 1891 large printed envelope to Hamburg, endorsed Per "Boeus" S.S. and bearing single franking 1s. tied barred obliterator, Lagos W Africa despatch cds bottom left, Paid Liverpool Br Packet transit, arrival backstamp; some slight faults including corner crease to stamp.