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Oceania/Australia : RARE FULL COLLECTION OF PRE-DECIMAL AND DECIMAL NAVIGATORS

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Rob1956
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22 Mar 2020
01:02:00pm
The extensive collection of Navigators is rare, it consists of pre-decimal and decimal issues, specimens, paper type, and variety types I and II. There are also misplaced overprints, very scarce and rare overprints, plate numbers and other varieties.

1966 ABEL TASMAN 40 CENT STAMPS
The two types of the Abel Tasman 40 cent stamps are the result of the use of a 2-on nickel die on which the denominations were separately engraved. The most easily recognised difference is that in Type 1 the surrounds and centres of “40c” show shading dashes and dots heavier and more regular than those in Type 2, with some variation in length of dashes.
These stamps come in different shades, both types 1 and 2 can be seen in dull blue and blue.

1966 CAPTAIN COOK 75 CENTS AND FLINDERS $1 STAMP
The variety of SPECIMEN overprint only 15mm long had been previously listed as a separate type. Available records indicated that there was only a single initial delivery of all values with SPECIMEN overprint (in equal quantities), and that the 15mm type is a variety occurring once in the overprint forme of 50.

1964 £2 SPECIMEN IN NEAR CENTRAL POSITION
The earliest known issue of the £2 overprint in near central position was issued in collectors sets about April 1965, only 10 months prior to decimalisation. Not many were made, and not all were sold, packs left at the Post Office were destroyed, and the packs that survived in collections some were pulled apart and the specimens sold separately, and how do I know, the £2 with the near central position overprint can only be obtained in the last collector’s pack, I have one other stamp with that particular overprint, and that stamp is on its own, seen in the pre-decimal section of this display. The collector’s pack with the near central position £2 overprint is rare and is seldom on the market.

1970 75 CENTS CAPTAIN COOK VERTICAL GUTTER ISSUE
In late 1969 it was found that one plate had stretched to such an extent that full sheets of 200 could not be perforated without excess spoilage, hence these were cut vertically and perforated as sheets of 100 in upper and lower panes of 50, and issued in this format in 1970.
Stamps from these sheets are recognised in vertical gutter pairs, most if not all of which appear to have been folded prior to distribution to post offices. Later, many supplies were distributed as single panes of 50.
The Ultra-violet light reaction of stamps from this printing is dark pink on the front, and bluish grey on the back.

1966 CAPTAIN COOK 75 CENTS STATE IV RECUTTING AT BASE
Discovered in 1971, the recut was generally located on singe pane issues.
The image shown on the right is the recut, the bottom edge of the map is rugged compared to the image on the right, also, the vertical dashes of the inner map is cut off half-way down. The horizontal lines form the nick at centre edge of the map is recut lighter than the original uncut section on the left. Where the end of the map sits flush with the frame, the recut leaves an uneven gap between the map and the frame.

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Just one more small cover .....
22 Mar 2020
09:25:12pm
re: RARE FULL COLLECTION OF PRE-DECIMAL AND DECIMAL NAVIGATORS

Rob,
All I can say is WOW ... what an incredible collection. As an Australian collector I very much appreciate what you have put together here.

Regards ... Tim.

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23 Mar 2020
07:08:46am
re: RARE FULL COLLECTION OF PRE-DECIMAL AND DECIMAL NAVIGATORS

Hi to all

Me I just plain jealous lol

Superb specimens, truly inspiring

Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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23 Mar 2020
07:38:04am
re: RARE FULL COLLECTION OF PRE-DECIMAL AND DECIMAL NAVIGATORS

Hi Tim

Thanks for the comment, It has taken a very long time patiently and impatiently collecting these Navigators, and I have just sourced a few more and will add them very soon. I have more stamps to display.

Rob

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Rob1956
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23 Mar 2020
07:39:44am
re: RARE FULL COLLECTION OF PRE-DECIMAL AND DECIMAL NAVIGATORS

Hi Horamakhet

Thanks, the show isn't over yet, still more attractions to follow, and you better get a towel to clean up the drool before someone slips in it.

Rob

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