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Victorian Barred Numeral 478 Nuggetty Reef Rrrr Rated

 
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Posted 12/05/2021   01:33 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 64idgaf to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


This is a new addition to my collection. BN 478 is 4R rated and while I'm not convinced about the 4, the '78' is only matched by 478 in Freeman's book.

What do y'all think is the number?


The 478 numeral was in use from 1864 until 1894, the stamp was issued in 1890 onV2 watermarked paper so would represent late use and a worn hammer.
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Posted 12/05/2021   02:01 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
64idgaf,

The top of the middle numeral looks more like the '5' of 458 Bealiba than the '7' of Nuggetty Reef.
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Posted 12/05/2021   02:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is there any chance the numeral is a 378 or a 578?
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Posted 12/05/2021   04:23 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The top of the middle numeral looks more like the '5' of 458 Bealiba than the '7' of Nuggetty Reef.


Makes perfect sense.


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Is there any chance the numeral is a 378 or a 578?


Definitely not those types. The thick lettering type started at 400 and ended at 484.


Thank you both.
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Posted 12/05/2021   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Definitely not those types. The thick lettering type started at 400 and ended at 484.


Thanks 64idgaf, glad to know these sorts of details apply to colonies other than New South Wales
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Posted 12/05/2021   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "5's" do not appear to match perhaps?

Prestige.
"458" and 20mm BEALIBA b/s 1868 the only recorded example

What is "b/s" please?

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Edited by rod222 - 12/05/2021 6:05 pm
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Posted 12/05/2021   6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

b/s = backstamp.
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Posted 12/05/2021   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh! I thought it to be a reference to the Pmk.
Thanks Bobby.
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