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General Philatelic/Gen. Discussion : Question about SPECIMEN stamps (Australian)

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Harvey
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10 Oct 2021
01:18:41pm
There was a particular Australian stamp (can't remember which one, it might have been #15 which is quite expensive.) I was going to bid on. The stamp was one of the higher denomination early stamps that is quite expensive. This particular one was marked "Specimen" and I didn't bid or buy because I was a bit put off by this since I remember someone saying once that sometimes these overprints are actually more common than the original stamp. Could someone comment on this for me, is there a general rule or does it vary depending on which stamp it is? Scott's does not give prices for "Specimen" stamps unless you have a specialized version for that country.

Edit: I have the specimen version of #127 and paid a fair bit for it. Just for my own curiosity can anyone give me an approximate value? I also have a nice used copy of #128 and would love to find a nice copy of #129!
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10 Oct 2021
02:22:25pm
re: Question about SPECIMEN stamps (Australian)

" ... is there a general rule or does it vary depending on which stamp it is? S ..."

Yes, there is a general rule, it depends on which stamp it is
and collector interest.
For me, collector interest, (Mine) rules. I seldom if ever,
bother to collect them, but occasionally one falls (Klunk !)
into my grubby lunch hooks, and I put it somewhere near the
real postage stamp. If you scan the stamp, or copy an image
and insert it here, perhaps someone might have one just lying
on her desk.

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10 Oct 2021
02:55:59pm

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re: Question about SPECIMEN stamps (Australian)

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"specimen version of #127 and paid a fair bit for it. Just for my own curiosity can anyone give me an approximate value? "



My old Seven Seas Australian Stamp Catalogue (Oct 1989) give the following prices for Scott #127 (10 shilling - 1934 wmk multiple crown and C of A) - their number is #50

(prices A$)
Mint Used Specimen ovt
400 110 36

You can compare that to the 2018 Scott at
600 225 ---

for a relative valuation.

In the introduction, the Seven Seas says:

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10 Oct 2021
03:09:33pm

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re: Question about SPECIMEN stamps (Australian)

Harvey,

Posting this here so you can click on the link.

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https://www.discountstampshop.com/showlot.php?subdir=temp&lotnum=aussie-129&numpics=2

Roy

Edit: Sorry, made a typo in the catalog number. It's 129. Fixed it.

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10 Oct 2021
06:05:35pm
re: Question about SPECIMEN stamps (Australian)

It's a great looking stamp Roy, but what number is it (15,58,59,102,129)? The link seems to imply #127 but that is 10 shillings. There are a few 2 pound stamp out there in the kangaroo format and I don't have any of them. Could you give me a number? I'm definitely interested!!

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