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Oceania/Australia : 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

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Brechinite
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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
28 Feb 2019
03:15:28pm

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I found this today in some kiloware. I do not have a recent catalogue and stampworld.com is no help.
Does anybody know the source of this block of used stamps with a specimen overprint on one stamp and an OS perfin on one stamp.

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Rob1956
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28 Feb 2019
10:56:25pm
re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

Hi Brechinite

The stamps are from a commemorative pack to celebrate 100 years of stamps during the reign of King George V sideface series. The stamps are still legal tender today, with the exception of the puncture O.S. (Official Service), and the "SPECIMEN" overprint, both cannot be used for postage.

This is what makes that used block of 6 unusual.

Rob

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Horamakhet
01 Mar 2019
12:17:47am
re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

Hi Rob

When the anniversary of the 100th year of those stamps happened, there was the Philatelic Exhibition in Melbourne, and I remember the Post Office selling CTO copies of those stamps at the Exhibition.

Horamakhet

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jillcrow
01 Mar 2019
01:52:54am
re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

Hi Horamakhet,
I think you are confusing this George V set (issued in 2014), with the Kangaroo & Map Specimen sheetlet issued in 2013 at the World Stamp Expo in Melbourne. The Kangaroo sheetlet of 10 stamps had 3 OS perfins of differing sizes, one printed OS and two Specimen overprints and 4 plain Kangaroos.

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Rob1956
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01 Mar 2019
03:25:12am
re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

I should have bought the 2011 kangaroo and map commemorative, they sold for less than $40 now they are worth many hundreds of dollars.


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Rob1956
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01 Mar 2019
03:35:01am
re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

The block of 6 illustrated on the last page of the folder of 50 stamps shows Brechinite's stamps. The first top 3 on the left and the first bottom 3 on the left.

They can only come from this commemorative folder of 50 stamps.

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Brechinite
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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
01 Mar 2019
04:30:38am

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re: 2014 Specimen Overprint and Perfin.

Thanks everyone.

Its nice to know where they came from.

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