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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, QUEENSLAND, FIRST SIDEFACES

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $420

    1879-81 Wmk Crown over Q (II) Perf 12 1d Reddish-Brown Die I, 2d Blue shades (Die I, 4), 4d Orange-Yellow block of 4 and single, 6d Green block of 4 and single, plus 1880 ˝d on 1d optd Type 1 diagonally (in black except for 4d and 6d blocks and 4d single, in violet), mostly large part o.g. (16)

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1879-81 Wmk Crown over Q (II) Perf 12 1d Scarlet Die I (2), 2d Blue Die I, 4d Orange-Yellow, 6d Green and 1/- Deep Violet optd Type 4 diagonally (6)

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $125

    1879-81 Wmk Crown over Q (II) Perf 12 1d Reddish-brown Die I with manuscript ‘Specimen’ in violet ink, part o.g. Some Perf faults, still very scarce

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1879-81 Wmk Crown over Q (II) Perf 12 6d Yellow-Green imperforate plate proof with Type 2 ‘CANCELLED’ overprint and manuscript blue crayon marks at top left and lower right, roughly cut but just clear at right, very scarce

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1879-81 Wmk Crown over Q (II) Perf 12 1/- Pale Lilac with manuscript ‘Cancelled’ diagonally in magenta ink, part straight edge at base

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $600

    1880 Wmk Crown over Q (II) ˝d Vermilion imperforate litho essay horizontal pair showing the final approved design (white background behind head, and "Q" with tail to right) optd with faint Type 1 diagonally

    This ˝d essay was prepared to replace the ˝d on 1d provisional. A large block of this essay with Type 1 overprint is in the Australia Post archives, dated 26 February 1880. The stamp was cancelled the following day after the proposed rate change did not eventuate

     

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