The aim of this thread is to have an online catalogue for the faults and flaws of the 10/- grey and pink bi-colour Kangaroo.
The stamp was first issued on 20 March 1913. It is the second of the four bi-colour issues. The other three being the 5/- grey and yellow, the £1 brown and blue, and the £2 black and rose.
Printed sheets were prepared by separate applications of the Vignette
(Kangaroo) plate, and an appropriate Duty
(map and value) plate. This produced a single sheet of 120 units of two panes of 60 (10 rows of 6 columns). On the Cooke printings, CA and JBC monograms were placed in lower margins under L57 and R58 respectively.
The duty plate units were all die II clichés.
The stamp was initially printed on first watermark paper by J.B. Cooke. Subsequently, the first watermark printing was replaced in 1916 by a printing on third watermark paper. Further third-watermark printings occurred in 1918 by T.S. Harrison. J.Ash then took over and printed an issue on Small Multiple Watermark paper in 1929, and on CofA Watermark paper in 1932.
The printed shade varied from the official colour of grey and pink to deep brownish grey and pink, with even an aniline pink thrown in for the third watermark.
ACSC 47 (first watermark), 48 (third), 49 (small multi), 50 (CofA).
SG 14, 43, 112, 136.
Ray Chapman's 2013 book, The Chapman Collection of Australian Commonwealth stamps: the Kangaroo issues
published by the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria.
Phoenix Auction House Flaw Finder http://www.phoenixauctions.com.au/cgi-bin/wsPhoenix.sh/flawfinder.p
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