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Oceania/Australia : Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

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BeeSee
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Langley, BC
21 Aug 2013
01:28:56pm
This Victoria Colony stamp, issued in 1852, is one of my favourites of all time. A guy named Thomas Ham was commissioned to engrave and print this stamp. Each stamp in the sheet of 50 is unique, as a combination of two letters was engraved on each stamp, identifying each position on the plate.

Another oddity of this stamp is that the name of the colony, Victoria, was not inscribed on it.

My copy Big Grin

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Suzanne
21 Aug 2013
08:54:16pm
re: Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

Wow! What a beautiful stamp. Sure wish I had one. Would be nice to see who else may have some and plate them like the penny black is being done.

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22 Aug 2013
10:53:06am
re: Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

DITTO Suzanne.

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BeeSee
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Langley, BC
22 Aug 2013
03:38:36pm
re: Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

There is great information on this stamp here:

http://www.stampsofvictoria.com/queen.php

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12 Jun 2015
08:36:19pm
re: Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

Fascinating stamp, there are many varieties to that early issue and all are scarce. I have a collection of plate proofs & colour trials of other Australian colonial issues and hopefully find a few variations of the Queen on the throne.

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12 Sep 2015
09:50:23pm
re: Victoria Colony 2d Queen-on-Throne

Purchased this stamp just recently, would be interesting to find the Stateless Ham engraved version.

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