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

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Queensland 4d. specimen handstamps

Kenneth Scudder in his book "Queensland Postage Stamps 1879 to 1912", lists a number of specimen handstamps found on this issue. They are:
  • Type 1. Capitals sans-serif, 21 mm x 2.5 mm. Known in black and violet, diagonally up from left to righ
  • Type 2. Roman capitals, 23.5 mm x 3.25 mm. Known in black, diagonally down from left to right and diagonally up from left to right. It was introduced in mid to late 1880 
  • Type 3. Capitals sans-serif, 15 mm x 2 mm. Known from one example in red. It is thought to have been introduced around 1880
Scudder notes that the supply of new inks only arrived from England in November 1880 and so these examples would have been handstamped after this date

It would appear that these were produced on at least 5 different occasions. By far the rarest is type 3, with only one example seen. Type 2 is more common with the handstamp diagonally down and rarer diagonally up. Type 1 is most common in violet, less common in black

Type 1



Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Die 2. Orange yellow. Seen at Burstamp.com. Ex Manning

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in a private collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in a private collection

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Gummed. Watermark type 1. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. No gum. Watermark type 2. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in a private collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen at Status Stamps auction 2015





Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in a private collection

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Prestige Philately auction no 97 lot no 1021 and then Philas auction no 125 in November 2016


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Philas auction no 125


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen at Phoenix auction no 4


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Phoenix auctions


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Phoenix auctions


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Philas auction no 125


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Gum

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen at Tasmanian Stamp auctions

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen on Ebay


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in violet diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen at Spink auction no 16030 lot no 1154

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Philas auction no 125

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black, diagonal upwards from left to right. Die 2. Orange yellow. Seen at Burstamp.com. Ex Manning

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black, diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. No gum. Watermark type 2. From the collection of Dave Elsmore


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black, diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Gummed. Watermark type 2. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black, diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Gummed. Watermark type 2. From my collection

Type 2

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


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Die 2. Seen at Burstamp.com. Ex Manning

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Dull orange yellow. 2nd wmk. 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. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. 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. Seen at Status Stamps auctions


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


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From the collection of Dave Elsmore


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. No gum. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gummed paper. From my collection


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Orange yellow. Seen in Spink auctions no 16030 lot no 1154


Type 3


Scudder type 3, capitals sans serif 15 x 2 mm in red horizontally. Orange yellow. 2nd wmk. Gum. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

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