This blog is devoted to the 1st Queensland sideface stamps (1878/9-1881), a fascinating aspect of Queensland philately. It is a work in progress and aims for comprehensiveness. There were five issues, 1d reddish brown / scarlet, 2d blue, 4d yellow, 6d green and 1 shilling violet / lilac, also a 1d overprint and 1d stamp duty. The stamps come from my and other collections, Ebay, Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group, Stampboards.com & auctions. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Queensland 1d. stamp duty specimen handstamps
For general information on the specimen handstamps for the first sideface stamps seehere.
Kenneth Scudder in his book "Queensland Postage Stamps 1879 to 1912", lists a number of specimen handstamps found in Queensland. Two types have been seen on the 1d. duty stamp, one being seen by Scudder and one not. All three examples seen by me come from the collection of Dave Elsmore. One is an imperforate proof and the others are perforated. The specimen handstamps are:
Scudder Type 3b. Capitals sans-serif, 15 mm x 2 mm in black ink
Capitals sans-serif, 17 mm x 3 mm in black ink
Scudder type 3b, capitals sans serif 15 x 2 mm in black horizontally. Violet. Proof. Thin unwatermarked card. No gum. From the collection of Dave Elsmore
Scudder type 3b, capitals sans serif 15 x 2 mm in black horizontally. Violet. Type 1 wmk. From the collection of Dave Elsmore
Capitals sans serif 17 x 3 mm in black horizontally. Violet. The gum is weeping thorough the perfs making them look rusty but it is in fact discoloured gum From the collection of Dave Elsmore