QUEENSLAND 1896 SG230 Used

QUEENSLAND 1896 SG230 Used
1896-1902 6d green, wmk 6, perf 121/2,13, the celebrated mystery stamp in the type 19 design (with figures of value in the lower corners), a phenomenal HORIZONTAL PAIR, used with 'PARCEL POST/BRISBANE' cds, dated 'MAY 02'. Minor separation and wrinkles mentioned for accuracy, but very fine appearance with fresh colour. Both stamps are Design 1, type 'A' (with bust lines at lower left touching oval) as defined in the most recent (2004) study (ASC Vol 1, pp 88-9). 16 single examples (many with faults) were discovered between1903 and 2004, but this is the first recorded multiple, recently discovered in an old 'junior' collection. The most likely explanation of its existence remains the inadvertent substitution of cliches of this otherwise unissued design into a plate of the type 21 design (with figures of value in all four corners). A unique and wonderful piece, a star item of early Australian Commonwealth philately of the 1901-12 period. BPA Cert (2007).

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