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smauggie
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30 Mar 2014
02:18:52pm
I finally got up my nerve and have started to catalog my Australia KGV stamps. It seems like I have 100 (though 25 are probably the same stamp).

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I am using Stanley Gibbons catalog numbers (the SG Australia stamp catalog was a great buy). After I get them all identified by SG#, watermark, perfs and year of issue, I will take the lot with me down to the Northern Philatelic Library and study them with the use of the ACSC catalog.
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30 Mar 2014
02:48:50pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

I have been working on mine also, Antonio. I have become so obsessed with the KGV issues that often I purchase multiple copies knowing that most will turn out to be the most common varieties. I really enjoy sorting and typing them, always in the hope (ofc) of finding the elusive perf or watermark varieties.

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30 Mar 2014
05:38:04pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

These can be SO absorbing Antonio. I have a lot of them too. We had a member here a few years ago whos sole collecting interest was KGV's. It was just amazing the knowledge that he has about them.

Tim.

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30 Mar 2014
06:15:46pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Those a good stamps not only for the different types, dies, watermarks, perforations, but they are also good for fly-specking. You could buy 100 of the same-looking stamp and have 100 different stamps, or so it seems!

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31 Mar 2014
09:44:47am
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Antonio,
I need to tackle the same project. I however will use Scott's. I know I should use SG. If you learn any tricks let me know. I have started this same project a few times before. I did get through the Roo's and all the Australian states I have, but I have never cataloged all of the KGV's. I bet I have 100's of some of the varieties.
Just the states took me a couple months working on it almost every night for at least an hour each night. I have lots of dups. I put the Australian states in an album with Steiner pages. I actually had more than I thought I did, but I have a LOT of empty spaces in those pages. The Steiner pages are not a real good one to use for Australian States as they do not have spaces for a lot of the perf varieties and THERE ARE A LOT OF VARIETIES!
If you are going to be at the library Saturday I will bring it to show.

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smauggie
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31 Mar 2014
11:56:15am
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

I cataloged most of mine. I know there is at lesat one packet somewhere with some more KGVs.

Would love to see yours. I will be at the library next Saturday.

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31 Mar 2014
05:13:12pm
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I have a couple dozen roos to catalog as well. Some of them I bought 2 years ago. Can't wait to update my Australia album with the new stuff.

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smauggie
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31 Mar 2014
11:18:57pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Maybe I will find out in the ACSC catalog but is it typical to get offset watermarks as below? I reinforced the lines of the watermark in this picture.

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I think my chances at a career in graphic design just fizzled. Winking

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Suzanne
01 Apr 2014
02:13:17am
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

If you really want to get serious about your KGV stamps, then you should look for the Brusden White Specialized catalogue for Australia

I have the loose leaf binder from the late 80's and there are 156 pages just for KGV. The full catalogue is about 1000 pages.
Now you can get just the sections that you want in a soft cover version.

The KGV book is now 407 pages. This is the 3rd edition printed in 2007. Haven't seen a newer one. It's listed for $99.00 Australian Funds.

Just go to the Brusden White Publishing page for all of the info.

I know that anyone who is really interested and serious will love the catalogues. I get so much use out of the one I have. It's great.







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01 Apr 2014
02:13:23am
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There's still hope for you. Even Einstein had to learn that 1+1 = 2, or is that 3, relativity speaking?

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01 Apr 2014
08:04:48am
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Hi Antonio,,
Yes, it is fairly common to see watermark offset as in your example. I have a lot like that.

Regards ... Tim

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01 Apr 2014
08:10:28am
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Thank you everyone!

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Horamakhet
24 Dec 2017
03:47:52pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Hi Suzanne

The lastest ACSC George V is the 2014 eidtion

When I purchased mine it was $110.00

Horamakhet

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25 Dec 2017
01:18:49am
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Wonderful design. Kangaroo, emu, and KGV, and golden wattle in the corners.

My favorite is the turquoise 1sh4p. Stanley Gibbons describes it as "pale greenish blue," but I prefer the Scott description -"pale turquoise blue."

The ACSC (Brusden White) doesn't even mess around, offering the following possibilities:

A. Turquoise-blue
B. Greenish-blue
C. Deep greenish-blue
D. Milky blue
E. Greyish-blue
F. Very deep turquoise


Cheers,
Wine

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29 Dec 2017
05:23:28pm
re: Tackling Australia KGV stamps

Quote:

"I think my chances at a career in graphic design just fizzled"


But you do quite a convincing Picasso.

Rob
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