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Posted 04/19/2019   01:23 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The image below is from catawiki.

Some questions about these stamps:

1) Do they have fugitive inks or are they safe to soak?

2) Are there rarer plates or flaws to look out for? If so, please list any known.

3) SG Part One notes a rare perf 12 for the rose 5 shillings but does not indicate the normal perforation on all of these stamps - what is it?

4) If you have one of each, please upload an image of a bluish paper next to white paper example for each denomination (or a link to one on the web if you know of a reliable reference) for easy comparison.

Thanks to anyone who may help with these.

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Posted 04/19/2019   02:26 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The attached has some illustrations of attractive stamps on blue and white paper at lots 609-619

https://d3ums4016ncdkp.cloudfront.n...28/19028.pdf
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Posted 04/19/2019   03:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1. The purple can be slightly fugitive.
3. Perf 14. This info carries over from previous listings in the catalog and is a standard practice, not just philatelically.

The 5/- stamp shown has a telegraphic cancel, not a postal one.
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Posted 04/19/2019   03:53 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks GeoffHa - a good reference set.

Thanks hy-brasil, purple fugitive ink noted. Thanks also for the perf information - I am accustomed to the Stanley Gibbons standard practice in the Australian and Australian states/colonies sections, i.e. to list the perforation size separately for each group even if they are the same size as the previous issues.
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