Monday, August 17, 2015

6d. Queensland Sideface

The first printing of the new 6d. took place shortly after the receipt of the new 2nd Type "Crown over Q" watermarked paper, and was issued at the end of December 1879.

Many of these stamps were used for fiscal purposes. The printings were as follows:

From December 1879. It is estimated that 200,880 were issued for postal use. There would appear to have been at least two printings as the shades fall into two quite distinct groups; a Yellow-Green, which is fairly pale, and a Pale
Yellow-Green which is even paler. Some of the latter have been seen dated late 1883 and 1884.

From March 1881. It is estimated that 342,600 were issued for postal use. There were probably three printings with three fairly distinct shades of Green, and an additional slightly
Bluish Green. The latter is much less common than the other shades.

For more information on this issue and to see examples, click on these blog pages:

6d. Queensland sideface colours
6d. Queensland Cliche type
6d. Queensland varieties
6d. Queensland used examples
6d. Queensland fiscal cancellations
6d. Queensland multiples
Queensland First Sideface Plate Proofs - 6d.
6d. Queensland specimen handstamps
6d. Queensland cancelled handstamps

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