Saturday, March 12, 2016

2d. Queensland blue Queensband variety

The Queensband instead of Queensland variety is found once on every sheet at position no 46 on Die 1 type 2 stamps and is only found on plates 1 and 2 from 1879 to March 1880. 

They are known on the Crown Q (1st Type) Paper and the Crown Q (2nd Type) Paper as well as on the Burele Band paper. Only 1,000 copies of Queensband were printed on the Crown Q (1st Type) Paper and only 487 on the Burele Band paper, and so are great rarities. Examples on the Crown Q (2nd Type) Paper are also very scarce given that these plates were only in use from late 1879 to around March 1880 when the third plate was created 

Here are examples seen by me

For other 2d. Queensland varieties see here:


QueensBand instead of Queensland. Ex Butler and now in the collection of Carl Burnett


QueensBand instead of Queensland. Ex Butler and now in the collection of Carl Burnett


QueensBand instead of Queensland. From the collection of Carl Burnett


QueensBand instead of Queensland. Ex Butler and now in the collection of Carl Burnett

Seen on Stampboards

Seen at Premier Postal auction no 52. Ex Butler


Courtesy of Dave Elsmore


Seen at Phoenix Auction no 19


A superb example from a plate proof  showing  Queensband on the bottom right-hand stamp. Ex Manning and Griffith and now residing in a private collection

From my collection


Courtesy of Dave Elsmore


Seen in a private collection


From the proof sheet


Ex Griffith

Seen on Ebay

2d. Queensland blue PENGE variety

The Penge instead of Pence variety is found once on every sheet at position no 116 on Die 1 type 4 stamps and is only found on plates 1 and 2 from 1879 to March 1880. Therefore they are very scarce. Here are examples seen by me

They are known on the Crown Q (1st Type) Paper and the Crown Q (2nd Type) Paper as well as on the Burele Band paper. Only 1,000 copies of Penge were printed on the Crown Q (1st Type) Paper and only 487 on the Burele Band paper, and so are great rarities. Examples on the Crown Q (2nd Type) Paper are also very scarce given that these plates were only in use from late 1879 to around March 1880 when the third plate was created

For other 2d. Queensland varieties see here:


Seen on Stampboards

Another example of Penge. Auctioned in Phoenix Auctions no. 17 here


Penge courtesy of Dave Elsmore


Penge. Ex Butler and now in the collection of Carl Burnett


Penge. Ex Butler and now in the collection of Carl Burnett


Penge from the collection of Carl Burnett


Penge seen at Premier Postal auction no 52. Ex Butler


Penge seen on Ebay



Penge. Ex Manning


Seen in a private collection


Seen on Ebay


Ex Colonel Evans


From the proof sheet


Ex Butler


On right hand stamp. Ex Griffith


Seen on Ebay, May 2017

From my collection