Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Queensland 1d stamp duty plate proofs

A Die Proof in black on India paper was produced. The only one known to exist is in the H.L. White Collection in the Mitchell Library, and appears to have been taken before the thinning of the outer border lines


Die Proof in the H.L. White Collection in the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW



Three types of Plate Proofs are known:

  • An early full sheet printed in Brisbane on unwatermarked paper, printed in a very pale brown-purple colour This was sent to De La Rue Printers in England as an example of the sheet layout required for the new 120 set watermarked paper 
  • Printed in pale brown-purple, on card. A few singles are known cancelled by part of a double ring
  • Printed in a reddish violet on card. These were probably produced last

Full sheet from the collection of Ken Scudder


Top part of the full sheet. Click on image to enlarge


Bottom part of the full sheet. Click on image to enlarge

1d Imperforate Plate Proof block of four in pale brown-purple on thin card. Seen at Millennium Stamp auctions no 46 lot no 281. Ex Kiddle


1d Stamp Duty Plate Proof in pale brown-purple. Seen on the Net


1d Stamp Duty Plate Proof in pale brown-purple on thin card. From my collection


1d Stamp Duty Plate Proof in pale brown-purple on thin card. From the collection of Dave Elsmore


1d Stamp Duty Plate Proof in pale brown-purple on thin card. Ex Butler

1d Stamp Duty Plate Proofs in pale brown-purple cancelled by part of a double ring. From the collection of Alan Griffith


1d Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4 in reddish violet on thin card. From Millennium Philatelic auction no 48 lot no 103. Ex Kiddle



1d Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4 in reddish violet on thin card. Seen in a private collection


1d Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4 in reddish violet on thin card. From the collection of Dave Elsmore



1d Imperforate Plate Proof  in reddish violet on thin card. From my collection


1d Imperforate Plate Proof in reddish violet on thin card. Seen on the Net


1d Imperforate Plate Proof in reddish violet on thin card. Ex Butler

Stamp Duty 1878/79: Proof of the 1 d. value printed in brown, engraved by William Bell, a scarce horizontal pair Imperforate on thick card paper, marginal from right with margins touched and some staining but very scarce. Ex Yardley collection. Seen at Corinphila auctions November 2017

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