Lower Plate F
Plate F, like plates D and E, is composed of Die II clichés. It was in commission for a relatively long time between February1913 and February 1914.
Plate F was paired to the upper plate E.
Plate F clichés are relatively late-stage Die II clichés, and hence have breaks in the first shading lines above and below N of ONE. The only exceptions are for the substitution FL19 and FL20 which do not have those breaks and are thought to come come from the cut-up plate D.
The diagram below shows the positions of individual clichés on a plate of 120 units. The plate comprises left and right panes divided by a central gutter. The positions of the watermarks (POSTAGE, etc.) shown on the diagram are reasonably accurate. Being a lower plate, Plate F has printer monograms (not shown on the diagram).
Clichés shaded have no known constant printing flaws. Clichés without shading have constant printing flaws, with some flaws having more than one state. The numbering of stamps is conventional.
Constant varieties identified in the Australian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue (2017) (ACSC) are indicated by the lettering used in the Catalogue. Thus, for example, the cliché at position L20 has the letter d, meaning that this is the position of the ACSC-listed flaw 3(E)d. Note that the ACSC identifiers start at d and run to h.
The positions of constant flaws and their descriptions come from the following sources:
Adams, D., B. Bell, G. Pope (2004), 1d Red Kangaroo and Map Series, published by the authors.
Kellow, G.N. (ed.) (2017), The Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue: Kangaroos, Brusden-White.
Sluman, J (1992), The 1913 Penny Kangaroo Flaw List, published by the author.