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Oceania/Australia : 1965 £2 with central overprint .

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Rob1956
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23 Dec 2021
02:23:44pm
The SPECIMEN overprint positioned in central position of the stamp is 13.5mm long. Two printings were apparently made – the first overprint positioned in central position and with the second overprint in the extreme lower right corner.

A total of 29 sheets of 120 (= 3,480 stamps) were supplied by the Note Printing Branch. Only one sheet of 120 stamps was printed with the SPECIMEN overprint positioned in central position.

The Navigator specimens were not issued singularly, all were originally part of the Collector’s Pack, Specimen Navigators sold singularly was the result of collectors and stamp dealers (the latter being the worst culprit) pulling the pack apart to sell the high value specimen.

Many of both overprints were hinged and not all the packs were sold and later destroyed by the Post Office. It is estimated from 120 Collector packs housing the rare stamp, only 20 of these packs exist intact today, and only 50 of the singular £2 with central overprint exist.

The market interest of this rare stamp had skyrocketed in recent years, it’s rarity on the philatelic stage finally realized.

2015 - $475
2019 - $750
2021 - $1,250

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25 Dec 2021
06:50:53pm
re: 1965 £2 with central overprint .

Hi Rob

Interesting article.

Wouldn't mind finding a copy myself

One must be out there with my name on it.

Franz

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26 Dec 2021
04:22:06am
re: 1965 £2 with central overprint .

Hi Franz

Hopefully you do, on cover it would be worth a bit. Tonight I'll be posting the Stamp Pack that has the rare overprint.

Rob

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06 Jan 2022
05:00:55pm
re: 1965 £2 with central overprint .

Hi Franz

I forgot to post the Collector's Pack.

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10 Jan 2022
07:41:26pm
re: 1965 £2 with central overprint .

Hi Rob,

Love the Coat of Arms, Like all Scot Coat of Arms, very impressive.

Love the stamp pack, when you think how rare they are that is a very reasonable price.

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Franz

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