4d Brown
Home Up CC12.5 CC14 CA12 CA14 4d Brown

DLR Printings on PB Plates

Color Change

April 1889

wmk AUST

60,000 stamps

ordered 26 July 87

invoiced 2 October 1888

Issued April 1889

 

This was a little used value. The previous 4d carmine was printed and delivered in sheets of 10 or less. The imminent arrival of new DLR 4d plates of a different design caused speculation amongst dealers and hence is reasonably common, mint. Used is a different matter. Approx half the stock was destroyed on Federation since it had long been superseded by the DLR plate


This was the last time Perkins Bacon plates were used.