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Another Australia Due, Scott J52, Acsc D107 Question

 
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Posted 11/19/2021   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I posted a question a few years ago, but this is a different issue. This is a block of four, lower right corner, and probably Carmine and Pale Yellow Green, making it ACSC D107A. The question involves a frame plate issue above the R of Australia. I don't see it listed in my ACSC catalog, though I only have the 2014 edition. Here is the entire block:


Here is the lower right stamp, showing a small indent in the frame just above the L in Australia. This is normal for this issue and is seen in every stamp.


However, the upper right stamp appears to have an additional indent in the frame, just above the R in Australia. This is not listed in my ACSC. Ideas?

Note that it also contains a small dimple in the lower left side of the Value Plate which is probably variety (VP)e
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Posted 11/20/2021   04:15 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Partime,

The 'bible' for the postage due stamps is "Commonwealth of Australia: The Postage Due Stamps 1902-1963" by R P Hyeronimus, Hawthorn Press, 1980. Expect to pay $AUD40-70 for a copy.

The stamp with the additional dent in the lower frame is position 54, it should have three flaws: frame of octagon buckled for 1mm midway between e and f. (the eight corners of the octagon are named by Hyeronimus from the top left position as a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h) This is the flaw you have identified. The second flaw is a minute oblique notch in the upper frame 4mm from the right corner (the nature of this flaw is variable). The final flaw is a minute notch in the top frame mm from the right corner (the frame bulges outward for mm at the top corner).

The value plate flaw with the bulge above g occurs once in each forme of 30, appearing at positions 24 and 54 in each pane of 60.

The 1d value is a good one to study, the value plate positions are always the same in relation to the frame plate. With most other values the sheets were broken down and reassembled with each printing meaning flaws on the value plate could move around the sheet.


John
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With Value shields there is a lot going on.

Even the print looks dry from top the bottom row.

Is this common to these prints?
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Posted 11/20/2021   04:31 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
KGV,

Yes, variation across the sheet is not unusual.


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Thanks for the great information. I'll have to look for that book and I'll store this block with the appropriate comments. On to the next one.
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