NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1897, 1sh Black (61; SG 72).
Single used in Southern Nigeria,
tied by multiple strikes of "Registered Old-Calabar, Ap. 12 02" oval datestamp, with an additional strike to the left, on long O.H.M.S. registered cover to Waltham Mass.,
"R" in oval and London transit, New York transit backstamp, Very Fine, a rarely seen use, Niger Coast Protectorate was incorporated into Southern Nigeria in 1900, this came about during a stamp shortage which occurred in mid-1902, ex Risdon
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