Australia 1949 £1 ''THIN'' paper KGVI Robes FU. $A80

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Australia 1949 £1 ''THIN'' paper KGVI Robes FU. $A80

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Australia 1949 £1 ''THIN'' paperKGVI Robes FU. $A80

SG 178a, £95 = $A190 and absurdly low at that. :mrgreen:

A RARE stamp used, clean FU, missing from near ALL collections, and my Tip Of The Month –


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The two stamps are VERY easily picked apart visually - the "Thin" being a deeper colour, and printed FAR less crisply and sharply than was possible on the superb smooth, chalk coated "Thick" paper.

Easily picked on reverse. Looking at the reverse, the "Thin" paper shows the watermark far more clearly and sharply on both mint and used copies. I referred to the excellent Australasian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue ("ACSC") "KGVI" edition to see if print figures tell us anything. I was amazed at the data in there, re the numbers printed.

These figures have NEVER been public or published before until recent years, as Editor Geoff Kellow keeps coming up with new data for each new ACSC edition, based on his archival research. I spoke with Geoff Kellow, and he assures me his new research is correct, and that this tiny print run for the £1 "Thin" paper is totally accurate. The current retail market is hence WAY out of kilter.

Only 160,000 were ever printed in just a single printing, of the £1 1949 "Thin" paper - versus 1,920,000 of the “Thick” (Chalky surfaced) issue of 1937. My typical stock levels over the past 30 years of around ten to one, are borne out rather perfectly by the printing figures above. Remember that the 1937 issue was HEAVILY bought up mint by immediate post-war "Black Money War Profiteer" type speculators.

Older dealers can confirm these high values traded under face wholesale for decades, until we changed to decimal currency in 1966. Indeed many dealers swapped them face for face for the new Decimal issues, as the PO permitted such deals back then. The 1945 Duke Of Gloucester issue was bought up nearly entirely by "Black Money" speculators for the same reason by the same folks.
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Much of their use was on telegrams, and for bulk postage payments - neither of which generally later reached the stamp market as used copies. As if to prove that point, genuine USED copies of the "Thin" are nearly non-existent.

This top value on "Thin" paper was first issued only in April 1949, and was replaced in latter 1949 by the £1 "Arms", so useage was truly minimal - just a few months.

Indeed, exactly as a superb 1930s postally used 5/- Bridge is today worth twice or treble a CTO copy, these £1 Robes "Thin" are equally scarce - in my view. Geoff Kellow agreed with me that “in period” dated copies are quite scarce, and pointed out Rodney Perry advised he has only ever seen one or two £1 "Thin" Robes on cover or parcel piece - in 40+ years of searching.

Rod confirmed that with me, and agreed that there should be a significant premium for used copies, over Mint. Perry said double the mint price was not out of line for a genuine dated contemporary cancel. Conversely a used stamp sells for about a third of a MUH copy. Which in my view is about correct. In short, my "TIP OF THE YEAR" for anyone who likes a challenge, is to tuck away a little supply of this stamp in fresh well centred MUH, or harder still, in VFU circa 1950s dated used.

One wise word when purchasing “Thin” paper Robes issues - buy from REPUTABLE and experienced dealers only. Some of the cowboys on places like ebay delight in mis-describing "Thick" paper copies as "Thin", and pocketing treble what they should. Sadly the vast army of clueless ebay Bunny Buyers as always, hoover up the fiction, and grab the “EBaayaarghins”. Do not join them!

www.tinyurl.com/RobesTute has a detailed discussion with many images, on how to accurately sort Thick from Thin paper in this VERY tricky issue. The market price for the "Thin" paper really should be at least DOUBLE the "Thick".
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Call it - "Thin Robes : Stock 384YQ" - please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - https://tinyurl.com/GlensOrder And please do that NOW. Too many think “I’ll do that later” and then quickly “forget”. I then often lose the stamps in the rubble here, and waste an annoying hour finding them again. :twisted:


All payment details etc are on: http://tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE VFU franking is used whenever possible, when I mail (depending on how busy PO counter is!) and I ALWAYS use stamps of some kind locally : see member pix of some of that franking here - http://tinyurl.com/GlenCTO COMBINED POSTAGE is fine - save big money when buying more than 1 lot at once! For overseas members, to find out the approx goods cost in YOUR currency, click here - http://www.xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, my prices are REALLY cheap in your money! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet. :)

Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin, GlenStephens or Global Administrator or ozstamps) here (or on my website http://glenstephens.com/rarity.html ) for sale, in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer on the pages here, in case something else appeals. And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to ozstamps at g mail dot com - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff, I may well be happy to offset that against this item, see: http://tinyurl.com/GlenBuy

As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million, with no other real stamp buyers here, and offer it here at *NETT* prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my *NETT* prices, as in auction! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .

Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - http://tinyurl.com/GlenRare and http://tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$A100 and under* are generally mailed Unregistered and untracked at *YOUR* total risk, unless YOU specifically note otherwise on order form. 1,000s of my transactions here for 15 years have been delivered safely by normal post. :idea:

Orders over $100 are ALWAYS sent Registered (but Max PO cover is for $A100 only sadly) - cost is extra $A4 local. Request this on order form if you require it, under $A100. Letter size FOREIGN sendings gobally are usually only $4 untracked. Smallish large packet items FOREIGN up to 500g/1lb are normally sent in pre-paid Registered envelopes cost $17 total, near always dodging you inward VAT/GST Taxes/Fees!

Only *YOU* know if your street or Apartment address is secure - a packet covered in pretty stamps left outside, just might tempt passers-by? Only *YOU* know that, I do not. Mail contractors these days are often lazy, and leave packets or large letters on top of mailboxes etc in view of public, and/or out in wet weather etc. PO Boxes, or mailed to your work address etc, are FAR safer, if you are not home during day. If un-registered mail goes missing - sorry, your issue entirely. :idea:

"All Risk" Insurance is always possible if required as well, and is cheap at $A2 per $A100 covered locally, or $3 per $A100 overseas - and all buyers are strongly advised to use this, and I generally will add it automatically, unless asked not to. Full detail on all of this - http://tinyurl.com/Glen2-15 It is like Travel Insurance - decline that when booking your ticket, and THEN tell Qantas you really meant to take it out 3 weeks back, and ‘you now need to cancel your ticket, with no nasty penalty please’, and see how you get on with THAT one! :lol: :lol:

As per stampboard convention - this lot is offered exclusively first to board members - and on no other sales venue. For members who make a BANK TRANSFER or Money Order etc, you WILL generally get your goods faster, as it saves me some hassle - but you MUST email me the confirmation number etc - many "forget"! Phone me anytime with any queries on these stamps - 0409 399 888
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Re: Australia 1949 £1 ''THIN'' paper KGVI Robes FU. $A80

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