Saturday, June 27, 2015

Queensland 1 shilling specimen handstamps

Kenneth Scudder in his book "Queensland Postage Stamps 1879 to 1912", lists only one specimen handstamps found on this issue. It is:
  • Type 2. Roman capitals, 23.5 mm x 3.25 mm. Known in black, diagonally up from left to right. It was introduced in mid to late 1880 
Type 2

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. Gummed paper. From my collection. Ex Manning


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. Gummed paper. From my collection

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Deep reddish violet. Wmk type 2. Gummed paper. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Deep mauve. Wmk type 2. Gummed paper. From the collection of Carl Burnett

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. Seen in a private collection


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Status Stamps auctions 2015

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. Seen at the Alan Grffith's Spink sale


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Status Stamps auction no 223


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Philas Auction no 125

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Philas Auction no 125

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Philas Auction no 125 


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Wmk type 2. From my collection


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Mauve. Seen at Spink auction no 16030 lot no 1154


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Watermark type 2. Gum. Mauve. Seen on Ebay

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Watermark type 2. Gum. Mauve. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Seen on Ebay

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right, no gum

The examples from Dave Elsmore and Carl Burnett are from the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

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