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Oceania/Australia : Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

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Rob1956
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17 Jan 2019
01:38:14pm
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Light Olive-Green


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Olive-Green

The upper stamp was issued in 1966, and the lower stamp was issued November 1973.
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JohnnyRockets
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17 Jan 2019
02:04:51pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi Rob,

This is very interesting to me...

But what are the ramifications of this shade difference?

Is it a different variety? Worth more money?


Sorry, I'm a newbie, so treat all questions as such please! Winking



JR

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Rob1956
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17 Jan 2019
02:22:29pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi JR

We all started out as newbies. The shades were released at the same time and they are minor varieties, and both stamps are catalogued at the same value.

Rob

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JohnnyRockets
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17 Jan 2019
02:39:29pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Interesting, and thanks!

Kind of interesting that the shades were intentional...

I'm having a hard time understanding what the point would have been.


JR

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Rob1956
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17 Jan 2019
07:49:40pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi JR

The light Olive-Green shade came first in 1966, I made a mistake and since corrected it when I stated they were printed at the same time, they weren't.

The light Olive-Green was printed in 1966 and the Olive-Green was printed in November 1973. The purpose behind this was to cater for increased usage following the introduction of a 75c registration fee.

The Olive-Green was printed on a whiter paper, and the UV reaction is orange-brown on the front and grey on the back.

The $1 painting definitive replaced the Captain Cook 75c on April 24, 1974.

Rob

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Rob1956
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17 Jan 2019
10:24:01pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Here is a set of pre-decimal navigators, minus the cream paper 10/- specimen (very difficult to find, I've been searching for one for the past 3½ years), and a set of decimal navigators.

There are other shades both in the pre-decimal and decimal series which are not in my collection, these shades have not been located but when any are located I'll add them to the collection.

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JohnnyRockets
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18 Jan 2019
07:58:09am
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi Rob,

Very nice collection and thank you for the explanation, this really helps!

I am just starting a book on Captain Cook's travels, BTW.


Thanks again!


JR

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Rob1956
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18 Jan 2019
08:23:12am
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi JR

Writing a book about Captain Cook will no doubt be a mammoth task, good luck on the book. You might already know of this little trivia, Cook was a Lieutenant when he was killed and was promoted posthumously.

Rob

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JohnnyRockets
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18 Jan 2019
10:25:56am
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Ha, Ha!

Well, not quite so cool as it sounds...

I should have said, "starting to read" a book on Captain Cook!

I apologize, no book writing here sadly... Happy


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Rob1956
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18 Jan 2019
01:59:30pm
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Well, that's egg on my face.

Rob

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Horamakhet
24 Jan 2019
02:00:31am
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi Rob & Johnny

Sailing in those days was harsh and cruel.

Cook had several of his men flogged because they would not each cabbage.
Scurvy was a disease, due to the lack of vitamin C, and the Royal Navy believed that eating cabbage would cure it.

Another interesting fact, is that Cook was using captured Portuguese maps to get to the east coast of Australia.

As everyone knows the Portuguese were great Navigators, and even the Royal family were great sailors, the best known being Prince Henry the Navigator.
Regard

Horamakhet.


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Rob1956
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24 Jan 2019
06:09:51am
re: Different shades of the 1966 Captain Cook 75 cents

Hi Horamakhet.

"Cook had several of his men flogged because they would not each cabbage."

Sounds like my childhood and the way my late father taught us in no uncertain terms to eat our vegetables, especially cabbage (maybe not the flogging, though refusing to eat it left us sore to sit for a few hours), I still won't eat it to this very day.

It's great how we can entwine stamps into the history connected to the images, and the little bits of trivia that reveals what one is not taught about at school.

There's a few bits of trivia you mentioned about Cook that I didn't know, I'm going to keep a note of that info.

Rob

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