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Oceania/Australia : KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

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Horamakhet
16 Dec 2018
06:37:24am
Hi to all,

These are from the collection I purchased.
Although they are used specimens, some of the varieties are interesting.

I have not consulted the ACSC KGV volume as yet, to determine if they are listed.

On the 1st image, there are two major flaws on the head of George V, the second stamp looks like he has had the back of his skull removed. The 3rd, again the top of his head has prominent flaws, and the 4th stamp has a major flaw, which looks like a zig zag, running from the ear of George over to the emu.

The second row, also has flaws, but not as interesting as the first lot, but the last stamp on the extreme left, looks like George has a spear penetrating his head from the base at the back, as well as flaws under the wattles.

It seems that the original owner was building up a collection of varieties, but I have not had time to look at the other denominations as yet.
There are hundreds to examine.

Regards

Horamakhet

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DaveSheridan
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16 Dec 2018
07:26:26am
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

The 1½d is my KGV head of choice, and I have thousands of them in packets everywhere.

The ACSC isn't the bible for these, but there are a number of superb publications that will assist with plating via the varieties not listed in the ACSC.

Some of them are published by the ACCC of NSW, so Rob may be able to assist with them.


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Horamakhet
16 Dec 2018
07:42:48am
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi Dave

Thanks for that info, I sure that Rob will come to the rescue

Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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16 Dec 2018
11:10:30am
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi Horamakhet

Dave is right, the ACCC of NSW is better equipped to handle these varieties and as the 1½d brown has many varieties listed in the ACSC and unlisted, it is the best place to identify them correctly if they are of any specific note and if possible, value.

The 1½d brown was printed between 1919-1922 and was issued with both a single watermark and large multiple watermarks.

The stamps you show I cannot see in the ACSC, so I will show the images to the KGV members at the club tonight (December 17), including Michael Drury and Scott Starling, they and Geoff Kellow are a fixture at the club meetings.

By what I can see it would seem that the former owner was beginning to collect varieties that were clearly seen by the eye rather than "flyspecking".

Rob

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Horamakhet
16 Dec 2018
04:01:39pm
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi Rob

Thanks for that, much appreciated.

You can mention who they belong to, as Michael Drury knows me, and Geoff has also met me.

Regards

Horamakhet

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Horamakhet
16 Dec 2018
04:06:42pm
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi Rob

Thanks for that, much appreciated.

there are hundreds of KGV stamps in the collection, a lot used, some mint, they cover most denominations.

I will concentrate on the penny half penny browns at the moment, but it is going to take me away from my new favourites, mint blocks, and mint pre-decimals.

You can mention who they belong to, as Michael Drury knows me, and Geoff has also met me.

Regards

Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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16 Dec 2018
05:28:37pm
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi Horamakhet

Will do, I'll post the outcome.

Rob

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Horamakhet
16 Dec 2018
08:24:01pm
re: KGV BROWN 1& HALF VARIETIES

Hi to all

These are a few more of the more obvious Penny & half browns George V, that I found this morning.

There are so many, but even "flyspecking", there are dozens,but I am only interested in the ones that the previous owner found easily without "flyspecking.

The first one is interesting, because it has an inverted watermark.

The second set, the last has an interesting flaw on the word Australia

The third set, mainly the head of George is affected.

The fourth set, shows that the 1st stamp and the last has the "Skull Cap" flaw shown on an earlier one, so possibly a constant flaw.

The second last set is very interesting, the Roo is almost a blob on both examples.

The last two, which is the same stamp is interesting, not only is the emu eating a worm, and a dot between the "I" and "A" of Australia, but Lizzie Borden has had a "whack" at the frontal lobe of George.

In case others are unaware who Lizzie Borden was, she was an American who was accused of killing her parents with an axe.

The rhyme goes.

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her father 40 whacks,
When she saw what she had done, she gave her mother 41.

She was never convicted. They made a movie about Lizzie, and Elizabeth Montgomery, of Bewitched fame, played Lizzie

Maybe the Penny & half Roo deserves its own monograph. The are lots of others that the collector had as well. My eyes are going fuzzy just looking at them.


Regards

Horamakhet


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