You're right George. I didn't pay attention to the small writings. Then it would be #174. But then it could be #174a i'm not sure if it's rose carmine or carmine even with the color gauge I have. Anyway it' a good value! I'm not very familiar with classical british and colonies stamps. I had a good practice when I bought a Zanzibar collection. Daniel
those are the horizontal lines. check the watermark to see if it is the single cipher
1913 printed by waterlow SG # 401 5s rose-carmin goes for 300 pounds (+ 35% for well centered, lightly canceled stamp) used 1915 printed by de la rue SG# 409 5s - bright carmine goes for 350 pounds used +45% for well centered lightley used SG# 410 5s Pale Carmine goes for 325 pounds same as above +45%
1918 printed by bradbury SG# 416 5s Rose red - 110 pounds sterling, +35% for blah, blah
figure out what color it is. it is the earlier version. the horizontal lines match.
either very nice stamp... 350 pounds is 553 US dollars right now