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Posted 06/18/2018   07:47 am  Show Profile Check jubilee's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add jubilee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've always had a "thing" for Australian coil issues, but as my collecting choices have narrowed, I've decided to offload some. I thought I'd share some of the images I've made for the listings

1941 KGVI 1d Maroon Queen Strip of 12 MUH (SG181a)




1965 QEII 5d Red Pair with Coil Join MUH (SG345ca)






1962 QEII 2d Brown Pair MUH (SG309a)


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Posted 06/18/2018   08:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGVIStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I always thought it was interesting that they created the special perforations for some of the coils. Like the first one you displayed where the holes are bigger in the center instead of just cutting them into strips and joining the edges.

Do you know why this was done?

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Posted 06/18/2018   08:54 am  Show Profile Check jubilee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The coil perfs were simply for ease of separation. The coil machines could be quite "grabby". The special perfs allowed easy separation from the sides, and normal separation in the centre. This increased the odds of the stamp coming off in one piece.
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Posted 06/18/2018   09:09 am  Show Profile Check jubilee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's also nice to find the now-redundant coil machines in-situ. I photographed this one in Ross, Tasmania, in 2017


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