Wednesday, December 7, 2011

6d. Queensland varieties

While this issues has many flaws, there are few flaws of any significance in this sixpence plate. However, Ken Scudder notes the following:
  • No. 23 - A white flaw joins the downstroke of the "D" of "QUEENSLAND" to the inner oval
  • No. 26 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". A Type II
  • No. 36 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". A Type IV
  • No. 61 - A white flaw joins the top of the reversed "S" of the right side ornament to the white outer oval
  • No. 82 - The upper part of the "A" of "QUEENSLAND" is filled in
  • No. 83 - Flaw across the 2nd "E" of "QUEENSLAND"
  • No. 84 - A 1.5 mm long horizontal flaw in the bottom frame below the "N" of "PENCE"
  • No. 92 A 1 mm long horizontal flaw in the top frame above the "U" of "QUEENSLAND"
  • A long "P" to "PENCE"
  • Bottom frame missing below "PE" of "PENCE"
  • 0.75 mm diameter white spot joined to the upper left of the 1st "N" of "QUEENSLAND"


No. 23 - A white flaw joins the downstroke of the "D" of "QUEENSLAND" to the inner oval and the t
op line on the upper left hand side is damaged


No. 26 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". A Type II



No. 26 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". A Type II. 
Here the p is filled in. The second E in pence is also pretty solid 


No. 26 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". A Type II Note how the 'P' of pence is filled in


No. 36 - The tail of the "Q" is joined to the "U" of "QUEENSLAND" on the right hand stamp. A Type IV. Note how the 'P' of pence is filled in




No. 82 - The upper part of the "A" of "QUEENSLAND" is filled in


No. 83 - Flaw across the 2nd "E" of "QUEENSLAND". From a proof sheet


No. 83 - Flaw across the 2nd "E" of "QUEENSLAND". From a block of 8 ex Griffith


No. 84 - A 1.5 mm long horizontal flaw in the bottom frame below the "N" of "PENCE". From a proof sheet



No. 92 A 1 mm long horizontal flaw in the top frame above the "U" of "QUEENSLAND". From a proof sheet


Long P to pence

Geoffrey Adams ("A Queensland Swan Song" London Philatelist vol 102, November 1993, p. 316) notes: " There is a variety on the 6d stamp known as the 'Flag' variety; missing shading lines in front of the Queen's chin have been replaced by solid colour in the shape and appearance of a flag." I have yet to locate an example of this


Some flaws not listed by Scudder:


 A break in second line in the top of the top right spandrel


 Here is a blob on the left joining the upright of the L of Queensland. You can see the bottom of the top right spandrel is also pretty solid here with a white triangular splotch


 Top part of the e in pence is filled in



 Seen on Ebay in November 2012, a blob above "CE" of Pence


Bottom right frame damaged. Seen on Ebay

Large green coloured blob in the top left hand corner. Courtesy of Carl Burnett

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