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Australia - 1 1/2p - Different Die?

 
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Posted 10/16/2011   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add cdnum to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

The head at right look bigger for me than the stamp at left. Maybe it is a visual effect. Is it normal?



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United States
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Posted 10/16/2011   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moldman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the cancel is causing the visual effect on the right hand stamp.
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Canada
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Posted 10/16/2011   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cdnum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Moldman,

Yes... I think too... but if I don't ask the question I will stay in doubt :-)

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Edited by cdnum - 10/16/2011 5:20 pm
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United Kingdom
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Posted 10/16/2011   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe there was only one die used on this value in green which was only printed for a short period of time in 1923-1924 between two changes of rates.

I've tried measuring various distances on the screen and they all seem to match.

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Nigel
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Australia
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Posted 10/17/2011   11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MmmmBalf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nigel is correct, there was only one die used for the green 1d. This denomination was originally issued in brown shades (black brown first, but the cancellation was difficult to see so they made it a lighter brown.) To conform with UPU requirements for international mail, the colour was changed to green in Mar, 1923, being the foreign newspaper rate. Due to a rate change from Oct 1923 it became the foreign postcard rate, for which the UPU recommended red. It took them until May 1924 though to change the colour to red.

Balf
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Australia
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Posted 10/18/2011   04:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi cdnum
The others are correct there is only one die, but there are lots of different varieties listed in the Australian Commonwealth Specialists Catalogue. It is a real mine field.
I only just bought a copy, and it is going to take me a long time to work it out. However there is one blessing, it only came in one watermark type and the perf is 14 the watermark is a crown over the A.
Regards
Horamakhet
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Edited by Horamkhet - 10/18/2011 04:22 am
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Posted 10/18/2011   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cdnum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for these information Nigelc, MmmmBalf and Horamkhet!

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Edited by cdnum - 10/18/2011 06:09 am
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