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Australia KGV Variety (1 1/2d Red) - Multiple Flaws

 
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Posted 11/21/2011   12:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jimjamtwo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting KGV head - with no fewer than 5 flaws (3 major) in the bottom righthand corner.

Does anyone know if this is a listed variety?





Thanks for looking!
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Posted 11/21/2011   01:39 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi! Jim you have.

ACSC 89(19)l

Spot on to image. 5 flaws can be seen clearly the same as yours.

So your 11/2d red perf 14 so it also must be a single watermark.

Hope someone will know something of my 1d red that I have just listed but it will be a tin shed because all major flaws are in ACSC. KGV.
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Posted 11/21/2011   04:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, thanks for checking that for me. This is the first time I seem to have found a listed item, so I'm excited!

Yes, it is single watermark.

Does it give a CV for used? I suppose it's $1.50.

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Posted 11/21/2011   06:47 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jim it was nice to find it for you.
I know you have been looking hard for a find. The catalogue is out of date by 4 to 5 years and it is a very good looking printing flaw, so beautifully complex in nature having 5 flaws rolled into one. Cat says $8 but I would think that it would sell for a lot more than that but what a stamp for the collection and in such good condition.

Always Happy Stamping. KGV
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Posted 11/21/2011   4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the response, KGV.

Well, yes, it is in very good condition, so from that point of view it's a nice find.

But what I'm learning is that KGV varieties are worth suprisingly little. I'd say the only things that might be worth some money are cracked electros and the substituted/rusted cliches (which I haven't really learned to identify yet).

That's about right, isn't it?
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Posted 11/21/2011   5:57 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a bit of a rule with KGV's in general is the red ones were for letter rate and many, many were printed. When it was written in 1913 that, Note printer Harrison was never going to keep up with the counties need of 500 million engraved penny reds per year. Cookie took the job off Harrison and the printing process changed so the stamp numbers could be met for the new nations postal needs. The printing plates at this stage were made of copper and wear was quick being great for the stamp collector. By 1920's steel plates started to be used so their were less printing flaws as the steel plates did not wear as the copper ones did. With the copper ones there is progressive printing flaws as the wear was quick and repairs play a part as well.
With all the printing flaws in KGV's I cannot see how the catalogues come up with prices. They seem to be all over the place. Example Kerry Packer had heaps of printing flaws maybe he influenced the writing of catalogues. Who knows when trying to make sense of flaw prices.
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Posted 11/21/2011   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the interesting info, kgv.

How about this one? The area below the left value tablet is damaged. Any chance this is also listed?





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Posted 11/21/2011   11:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jimjamtwo, when checking KGV stamps try and find the original eye of the Roo, as designed. I believe 99.999% are filled in with ink.

This is the best one I've found in 20 years in mass produced values.

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Posted 11/22/2011   12:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great little tip, finches. Thanks.
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Posted 11/22/2011   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is interesting, finches. I hadn't actually noticed that the kangaroo had an eye before!
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Posted 11/22/2011   03:21 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your 1d Red Jim probably had a piece of paper lint on the stamp being printed that would of been printed in a "Tin Shed" and the lint could of fallen off anytime after being printed in the Tin Shed of that time.
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Posted 11/22/2011   06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, thanks, KGV.
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