Saturday, February 20, 2016

Queensland First Sideface Plate Proofs - 1d

Here are some examples of the 1st sideface 2d. plate proof. For general information on the 1st sideface plate proofs see here

In August 1878 the plate of the one penny postage stamp was finished. The original imperforate proof sheet was printed in a reddish-brown shade on thin card. They were submitted to the Postmaster General on 9 August 1878 who expressed a preference for a vermilion colour. 

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 card

1d. 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


Click on these copies of the sheet to see them in much greater detail

Plate II 1d scarlet Die I imperforate plate colour proof pair in Bright Vermillion from top of the sheet on thin unwatermarked paper, endorsed in margin "Color app[roved]" by William Knight. The date, as known from other copies, was November 1880. Ex Chapman and Manning


1d. scarlet block of four, [18-19/28-29] on thin unwatermarked paper with each horizontal pair showing Dies I and II se-tenant, marked in pencil on reverse "[Colo]r approved/Nov 24 1880". Ex Chapman and Manning
  
1d. reddish brown Die I marginal block of twelve, [67-70/77-80/87-90]; on thin card, the left vertical row creased. Ex Chapman and Griffith

1d reddish brown imperforate plate proof horizontal strip of 4 from left of the sheet on thin card. Ex Chapman

1d reddish brown imperforate plate proof block of 4. Ex Griffith

1d reddish brown imperforate plate proof pair on thin card. Seen in a private collection

1d chrome yellow imperforate colour trial pair on thin card. Ex Griffith. Seen in a private collection



1d on thin unwatermarked paper, burnt scarlet colour. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore, Queensland stamp collecting Facebook group

1d reddish brown imperforate plate on thin card. Ex Butler

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 triplet on ungummed watermarked paper in red-brown. Ex Slade and Manning and now seen in a private collection

1d imperforate pair on ungummed watermarked paper in red-brown. Ex Manning


1d imperforate pair on ungummed watermarked paper in scarlet from the top of the sheet. Ex Manning

1d imperforate red-brown on ungummed watermarked paper, die 1. In my collection

1d. red-brown proof. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore, Queensland stamp collecting Facebook group

1d. red-brown proof on gummed watermarked paper. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore, Queensland stamp collecting Facebook group

1d. proof on watermarked gummed paper. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore, Queensland stamp collecting Facebook group

1d. red-brown proof. Seen in a private collection

1d. red-brown proof. Seen in a private collection

1d. red-brown proof on watermarked paper showing the QO variety. Seen in a private collection

1d. red-brown proof strip of 5 on watermarked paper. Ex Manning. Seen in a private collection

1d. scarlet proof block of 4 on watermarked paper. Ex Griffith

1d. on thin card that appears to have been cancelled to order. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore, Queensland stamp collecting Facebook group

1d. on thin card that appears to have been cancelled to order. Seen in a private collection

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