Australia KGVI era Definitive Stamp Varieties - 1936-1952

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Re: Australia KGVI Definitive Stamps Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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Rod,

Certainly a nice flaw.

My interest started after reading:
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https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10619
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Since then I have found/bought four copies - two mauve, one scarlet and one scarlet with overprint.

The flaw is found only on three issues:

188, the die 2 printing of the red 2d KGVI.
189, the die 2 printing of the mauve 2d KGVI
222, the die 2 printing of 188 with surcharge.

189 replaced 188, and 222 was being printed around the same time as 189.

I have a note which says that the flaw appeared only on later issues of 188 and only on earlier issues of 222, but I don't know where that information comes from.

The flaw is identical on my four examples. There is no evidence of progressivity in other examples I've seen in auctions and eBay.

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Re: Australia KGVI Definitive Stamps Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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1½d Brown King George VI, 14.75 x 14
Issued November 1941. ACSC 185

Not listed in the ACSC, position unknown
Though not listed, there looks like a retouch to the shading above left shoulder (right shoulder from front).
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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My apology if these flaws have been posted already
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6½d Green (Emerald) King George VI, 1952-1954. ACSC 256
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Block of six from right pane of sheet B, rows 1-2, columns 6-8. For reference only

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ACSC 256d, rows 1 and 2, column 7
Thick left frame.
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ACSC 256e, row 2, column 8
Re-entry to right frame.
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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6½d Green (Emerald) King George VI, 1952-1954. ACSC 256
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Imprint block of eight from right pane of sheet B, rows 9-10, columns 1-4. For reference only

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ACSC 256f, row 10, column 1
Third frame at left.
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ACSC 256g, row 10, column 4
Re-entry to AUSTRALIA etc.
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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6½d Brown King George VI, 1952. ACSC 255
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Imprint block of four from a left frame, rows 9-10, columns 1-2. For reference only

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Row 9, column 1. Weakness in right frame - portion of frame missing. Not in the ACSC
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6½d Brown King George VI, 1952. ACSC 255
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Imprint block of four with gutter from a right frame, rows 9-10, columns 1-2. For reference only

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Rows 9 and 10, column 2. Weakness in right frame (9/2) and weak inner right frame (10/2). Not in the ACSC
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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My apology if these flaws have been posted already
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6½d Brown King George VI, 1952. ACSC 255
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Block of six from right pane of sheet B, rows 1-2, columns 6-8. For reference only

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ACSC 255d, rows 1 and 2, column 7
Thick left frame.
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ACSC 255e, row 2, column 8
Re-entry to right frame.
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6½d Brown King George VI, 1952-1954. ACSC 255
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Imprint block of four from right pane of sheet B, rows 9-10, columns 1-2. For reference only

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ACSC 255f, row 10, column 1
Third frame at left.
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6½d Brown King George VI, 1952-1954. ACSC 255
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Imprint block of eight from right pane of sheet B, rows 9-10, columns 1-5. For reference only

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ACSC 255fg, row 10, column 4
Re-entry to Australia, etc.
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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3d red King George VI, 1951. ACSC 251
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Vertical block of 18 - three panes - from a booklet plate (plate C). For reference only

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ACSC 251d, row 2 in third pane, column 15
Weak entry through the bottom tablet.
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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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1/6d Hermes, 1949-60. ACSC 261
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Pair from lower sheet, row 11 columns 5 and 6. For reference only. Oops - Not a definitive!

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ACSC 261d, row 11, column 6
Extra island below Tasmania.

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Re: Australia KGVI Definitives Plate Varieties 1936-1952

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1½d Green Queen Elizabeth, 1942-1950. ACSC 226 (watermark)/227 (no watermark)
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Two imprint blocks rows 9-10, with and without watermark. For reference only

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ACSC 226f, row 9, column 1
Re-entry in lower frame

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ACSC 227f, row 9, column 1
Re-entry in lower frame

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1½d Green Queen Elizabeth, 1942-1950. ACSC 227 (no watermark)
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ACSC 227d, row 2, column 2 (the middle stamp)
Misplaced impression (vertical shift up by about 1mm)

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Newly discovered shade on Australia 10/- Arms stamp

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Newly discovered shade on Australia 10/- Arms.

The scan below shows the two ACSC listed shades, plus the newly discovered "Deep Bright Purple."

It has been checked for aniline, it is not.



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Re: Australia KGVI era Definitive Stamp Varieties - 1936-1952

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Looks like ACSC 269a - 10/- Bright Purple.

There were 15 printings over 14 years, so a wide minor shade variation is among those.

Presumably ACSC should also have a ''PURPLE'' listed as ACSC 269c, as well as current Dull Purple (left stamp) and Bright Purple. All at the same price level.
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Re: Australia KGVI era Definitive Stamp Varieties - 1936-1952

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This is much more vivid in the flesh than on the scan. I have handled 1000's of these over the past 50 years, and this is the 1st that comes anything close to this. I have also handled many bundles of 100 and also check each one for Inverted Wmk...not found one yet.
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Re: Australia KGVI era Definitive Stamp Varieties - 1936-1952

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A variety on the 1936 6d Kookaburra (Perf 14.75 x14) Top HAT

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