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Browns E1 to 14
Green E11 to 18
Red E13 to 29


Typically Harrison, there are no marginal lines. Electros were prepared from formes of lead moulds. In all cases a new set of moulds were used for each electro. Most printings were made from quad plates.


#83/4NMPe1..4 KGV/Large Black Brown E1..4 Harrison N/MP E3 = 6mm imprint distance
#85/6NMP KGV/Large Brown E1..12 Harrison N/MP
#87NMP KGV Red Brown E11..14 Harrison N/MP
#88NMP KGV Green E11..18 Harrison N/MP
#90zU (za) NoWmk Red E17/18 (Harrison) emergency paper no stop
#90zL (z) NoWmk Red E17/18 (Harrison) emergency paper normal (w stop)
#89NMP (z) KGV Red E13..24 Harrison N/MP w or without stop
#89none (zb) KGV Red E13..24 Mullet No Imprint
#89mul (zc) KGV Red E13..24 Mullet

Die 1, Comb 14 throughout.

The 1d was introduced as a result of a d war tax, which became effective on November 4, 1918. This was the 1st appearance of a new denomination after the intent of replacing all Roo's had disappeared. As such, it is the first use of one of the spare blank dies, intended for just such purpose.

Harrison produced all plates (except E25..28) from a secondary die from one of the 2 remaining blank PB dies. Known as a die 1. Die 2's are from later, steel plate printings.

There are at least 29..32 electros for this denomination. 5a, 6, 6a, 9 and 20 are currently inferred.



Nov 1918 March 1923 May 1924
Electros 1..12 Electros 11..18 Electros 1,13..29

Three straightforward colour changes (brown, green, red), but the shades of brown are sufficient to classify at least three genuinely separate shade groups, blackish, brownish, and red-brownish. They are intentionally different. They were intentionally altered in color, by the printer, to avoid confusion with other denominations. Sensibly, ACSC lists them with different numbers (indicating a change of color or paper)

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