Australia KGVI 1941 misplaced overprint - is this an example?

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Australia KGVI 1941 misplaced overprint - is this an example?

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I remember seeing posts about this particular overprinted value (2½d on 2d) and how the misplaced overprint is a recognised variety on the stamp.

Unfortunately, despite searching I can’t find the thread these were in so please forgive me for starting a new thread.

Would the overprint misplacement on my stamp count as the variety or would it need to be more pronounced than this?

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Is this the misplaced overprint variety?
Is this the misplaced overprint variety?

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Here are a few. The first two are not the most extreme examples available, but are almost identical to an example illustrated in the ACSC.

The last one is better. :)



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Thanks for the images of the misplacement variety, not one of the prettiest overprints ever seen on a stamp!

Is there a known number of sheets with this misplacement variety or is it from a single position on the sheet?

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GB 789 wrote:
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Thanks for the images of the misplacement variety, not one of the prettiest overprints ever seen on a stamp!

Is there a known number of sheets with this misplacement variety or is it from a single position on the sheet?
It was entire sheets, rather than a specific position.

I've only seen the 2 types of shift - to the left, or up & left. That may or may not mean that 2 sheets were affected.
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It was the heavily used letter rate, 32 million were sold, overprinted in haste in middle of WW2, occurs in numerous variants and positions.

I suspect they folks several other things on their mind then apart from logging it all carefully for future stamp collectors and flyspeckers to muse over 80 years on, from 10,000 miles away. :lol:
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A brief discussion on misplaced overprints on the other values of this set:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=91804
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