On 21 February 1879 1d unwatermarked imperforate proofs on thin card in the same reddish-brown shade were resubmitted to the Colonial Treasurer, along with other values and a comment that the chemicals in the vermillion ink were reacting with the copper of the plate. These were approved, with a comment that the "red" should be more decided.
Imperforate die I and die II examples with Crown over Q type II paper and defaced with blue in around November 1879 are known as well as examples that have not been defaced.
In around February 1881 perforate die I and die II examples with Crown over Q type II paper were prepared in bright red as colour trials and defaced with ink lines
Imperforate on thin card1d. Imperforate Plate Proof on Thin Card, dull reddish brown complete sheet of 120 with [no. 48] showing "qoeensland" variety, printed label affixed at foot and inscribed "Proposed new 1d. Postage Stamp Printed from Electrotypes made by William Knight, Government Engraver, Lithographic Office, Treasury"; a few light fox marks in places and with a few faults in margins. This original 1d proof sheet submitted for approval contained 88 copies of Die 1 and 32 copies of Die 2. Ex Butler and Griffith. This sheet was almost certainly shown by Leslie Hausberg in his Queensland exhibit at the London International Philatelic Exhibition of 1906
1d scarlet imperforate plate proof block of 4 in scarlet on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper. Seen in Prestige Philarely auction no 142
Imperforate with Crown over Q type II paper
1d imperforate pair on ungummed watermarked paper in scarlet from the top of the sheet. Ex Manning