Sunday, July 5, 2015

Queensland 2d. specimen handstamps

For general information on the specimen handstamps for the first sideface stamps see here
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, diagonally up from left to right.  Scudder notes that the these examples would have been handstamped after November 1880
  • Type 2. Roman capitals, 23.5 mm x 3.25 mm. Known in black, diagonally up from left to right and diagonally down from left to right. It was introduced in mid to late 1880. 
  • A manuscript cancellation with the word S / 1880 is known on an imperforate proof
These handstamps are mostly seen bright blue examples. Type 2 is less common

Type 1

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. From my collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. From my collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. From my collection

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in a private collection. Ex Ron Butler


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen on Stampboards


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. 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. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. Seen in the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. Seen in the collection of Carl Burnett


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in a private collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in a private collection


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 43

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Blue. 2nd wmk

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in Phoenix auctions


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in Phoenix auctions


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Seen in Phoenix auctions


Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. No gum. Seen on Ebay

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. Ex Manning

Scudder type 1 Sans serif capitals 21 x 2.5 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 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. Bright blue. 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. Bright blue. Seen at Spink Auction no 16030 lot no 1154

Type 2

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Faded Grey blue. 2nd wmk. No gum. From my collection


Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Grey blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. From my collection

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal upwards from left to right. Bright blue. 2nd wmk. gum. Seen in 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. Grey blue. 2nd wmk. No gum. Seen in 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. Grey blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. Seen in 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. Grey blue. 2nd wmk. Gum. 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. Grey blue. 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. Grey blue. 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. Bright blue. Seen at Spink Auction no 16030 lot no 1154

Scudder type 2, Roman numeral capitals 23.5 x 3.25 mm in black diagonal downwards from left to right. Seen at Status Stamps auction no 223

Manuscript cancellation "S / 1880" in black ink horizontally on an imperforate proof. Blue. No wmk. 2.4.80 on the back. Millennium auction no 40 lot no 53 and Scudder, p. 365

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

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