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Oceania/Australia : South Australia QV 1/

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Jansimon
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30 Jun 2019
04:40:44am

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Yesterday I got a bunch of South Australia stamps in a trade. Among them were these two. I have not yet identified them as Scott is not very helpful. Chestnut, lake brown, red brown, deep brown? I haven't got a clue. But I do know there is something strange with the one on the right. Can you spot it too?

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Oldmanemu
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30 Jun 2019
05:15:50am
re: South Australia QV 1/

Looks like a lower case "i" in shilling?

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Jansimon
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30 Jun 2019
06:12:37am

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That's a detail I had not spotted myself. But there is something much more obvious. Take a look at the perfin.

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Oldmanemu
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30 Jun 2019
07:07:16am
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It looks like a private perfin.

D & J
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30 Jun 2019
07:37:27am
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The Queen is different, especially the diadem (crown).

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SForgCa
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30 Jun 2019
08:05:49am
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Nice big margins - would be beyond rare for this issue
The stamp has been superimposed on another back

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Jansimon
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30 Jun 2019
08:36:59am

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Here is what I think: In my opinion, the stamp on the right is a weird forgery. It is elaborate and crude at the same time. I pointed to the perfin, because as a matter of fact it is no perfin. When I look at the back of the stamp, there are no holes to be seen. The whole thing seems to be a photocopy of a perfin stamp on a white background. I am no expert on paper, but this looks like modern, bleached paper. And somehow the maker had a lot of work perfing the stamp. One can even see the original stamp's perforation that has been copied too.

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30 Jun 2019
09:14:54am
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You are absolutely correct, Jan-Simon;

this is a perfed copy of a perfed stamp....interesting!

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Horamakhet
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30 Jun 2019
06:08:04pm
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Hi Jansimon

The stamp on the left could be SG108, chestnut brown, and the year date oossibly fits (yours says 73 for 1873, minted from 1871 onwards)

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Horamakhet

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Jansimon
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01 Jul 2019
04:18:06am

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hi Horamakhet,
Thank you for your help. I do not have Stanley Gibbons, but at least the colour identification will undoubtedly help me find this one in my catalogues.

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