In August 1878 the plate of the one penny postage stamp was finished. The original proof sheet was printed in a reddish-brown shade on thick card paper and bore little resemblance to the existing Queensland stamps.
A similar proof sheet, printed in blue, was submitted at the same time, as a sample of colour for the twopence.
Robson Lowe in 1962 provided the following information:
On the Crown Q (first type) paper.
On the Crown Q (Second type) paper.
Examples of the individual values are located here: