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#70...82

From a plate perspective, watermark, paper and even colours, are not interesting.

#70(1)z   KGV Line13 rarity
#70(2)z   KGV Line13 rarity
#70(3)zL z KGV Line13 no mono
#70(3)zR za KGV Line13 no mono
#70(4)zL z KGV Line13 no mono
#70(4)zR za KGV Line13 no mono
#71(1)zL z KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(1)zR za KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(1)zca zb/c KGV Comb14  
#71(1)zjbc zd/e KGV Comb14  
#71(1)zsub zf/g KGV Comb14 ca sub
#71(1)zhar zh KGV Comb14 Harrison Single line
#71(1)znmp zi KGV Comb14 N/MP
         
#71(2)zL z KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(2)zR za KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(2)zca zb/c KGV Comb14  
#71(2)zjbc zd/e KGV Comb14  
#71(2)zsub zf/g/h KGV Comb14 ca sub
#71(2)zhar zi KGV Comb14 Harrison Single line
#71(2)znmp zj KGV Comb14 N/MP
         
#71(3)zL z KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(3)zR za KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(3)zca zb/c KGV Comb14  
#71(3)zjbc zd/e KGV Comb14  
#71(3)zhar zh KGV Comb14 Harrison Single line
#71(3)znmp zi KGV Comb14 N/MP
         
#71(4)zL z KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(4)zR za KGV Comb14 no mono
#71(4)zca zb/c KGV Comb14 monogram
#71(4)zjbc zd/e KGV Comb14 monogram
#71(4)zhar zh KGV Comb14 Harrison Single line
#71(4)znmp zi KGV Comb14 N/MP
         
#72(1)zca z/a Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(1)zjbc zb/c Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(2)zca z/a Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(2)zjbc zb/c Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(3)zca zb/c Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(3)zjbc zd/e Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(4)zca zb/c Rough Comb14 monogram
#72(4)zjbc zd/e Rough Comb14 monogram
         
#73(3)zca z/a Large Comb14 monogram
#73(3)zjbc zb/c Large Comb14 monogram
#73(4)zca z/a Large Comb14 monogram
#73(4)zjbc zb/c Large Comb14 monogram
#74(3)znmp z Large Comb14 N/MP
#74(3)znmp z Large Comb14 N/MP
         
#75zca z/a Savings Comb14 monogram
#75zjbc zb/c Savings Comb14 monogram
         
#76(3)znmp z KGV Comb14  
#76(4)znmp z KGV Comb14  
         
#77(3)znmp z KGV Comb14 N/MP
#77(3)znm za KGV Comb14 N/M
#77(3)zmul zb KGV Comb14 Mullett
#77(4)znmp z KGV Comb14 N/MP
#77(4)znm za KGV Comb14 N/M
#77(4)zmul zb KGV Comb14 Mullett
#78(3)znmp z Large Comb14 N/MP
#78(4)znmp z Large Comb14 N/MP
#79(3)znmp z NoWmk Comb14 N/MP
#79(4)znmp z NoWmk Comb14 N/MP
#80(1)znn z small Comb14 Ash N/N
#80(2)znn z small Comb14 Ash N/N
#80(3)zmul z small Comb14 Mullett
#80(3)zna za small Comb14 Ash N/A
#80(3)znn zb small Comb14 Ash N/N
#80(4)zmul z/za small Comb14 Mullett
#80(4)zna zb/c small Comb14 Ash N/A
#80(4)znn zd small Comb14 Ash N/N
#81(1)znn z small Comb13 Ash N/N
#81(1)zsans za small Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#81(2)znn z small Comb13 Ash N/N
#81(2)zsans za small Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#81(3)zmul z small Comb13 Mullett
#81(3)zna za small Comb13 Ash N/A
#81(3)znn zb small Comb13 Ash N/N
#81(3)zsans zc small Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#81(4)zmul z small Comb13 Mullett
#81(4)zna za small Comb13 Ash N/A
#81(4)znn zb/c small Comb13 Ash N/N
#81(4)zsans zd small Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82(1)zsans z CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82(2)zsans z CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82(3)zsans za CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82(4)zsans za CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82OS(1)z z CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82OS(2)z z CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82OS(3)z za CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
#82OS(4)z za CA Comb13 Ash Sans Serif
         

 

#70...75 #76 #77/82

 

The 1d KGV Surface Printed stamp appears to have a bewildering array of varieties, shades, perfs, colours, watermarks, plates, dies and papers. The apparent complexity is simply because it was printed in BILLIONS. As a result, the 1d KGV (red particularly) is the most studied stamp of the Australian Commonwealth, because of it's abundance, cheapness, and ready availability in BULK. A lifetime's pursuit can be spent inside a single cardboard carton.

This has naturally led to a wealth of recorded detail. Giving this issue a perceived importance it doesn't deserve. A lot of text is generally devoted to two factors.

  1. The genesis of the Perkins Bacon plate

    A fascinating, important, and well documented read, with many trial proofs available. It is a key to understanding why every other denomination except the 1d came about. It is however not in the same league as the Genesis of the Kangaroo (of which less detail is known), and the 1911/12 competitions that created both Roo and KGV in the first place. The materiel available has left collectors with the feeling of being 'incomplete' without them.

  2. Shades

Shades are never ending. They are a worthwhile lifetime pursuit, but fortunately do not contribute very much to the unfolding story. It should be noted that the concurrent papers used the same inkpots, but their resulting shades are radically different.

The stamp is so common and in such profusion of varieties, that many of them were not noticed until decades later. However, with the never   ending research that this denomination engenders, much of the progressive plate varieties are known, and, similarly, plate positions. It gives the impression of a seriously complex issue.

The only properly complicating factor in the 1d, is the use of different papers of distinctly different character all issued (more or less) contemporaneously. The KGV watermark is the keystone to the series, but, even with in it, seriously different stamps occur thru the use of rough and smooth papers from wartime conditions. Similarly, emergency issues on No watermark and Multi watermark (all issued during same period) add to the difficulty of classifying what's which. The key, is in the plates and their imprints, not, the papers in general use.

The 1d can be summarised and collected as follows;

bulletConcurrent issues on Rough and Smooth Single watermark papers.
bulletSpecial one off Die3 printing on war savings paper.
bulletLarge Multiple Watermark issue.
bulletChanges of colour, with accompanying perf and watermark varieties.
bulletIssues of 1d green on emergency Large watermark and unwatermarked paper.
bulletConcurrent use of two comb machines in the 1d green.

To this list can be added line perforations (on smooth paper), and monograms/imprints. Naturally, it should be recognised that not all monograms/imprints and flaws appear on all of above, simply because the offending plate was not in use.

Finally, the Perkins Bacon set of 4 steel plates were in use continuously for 23 years until the end of the issue. Interweaved throughout the story, is the removal and re-emergence of the left plates. Their presence, or lack of, becomes critical in understanding rusted cliche and die2 varieties, to say nothing of imprints and monograms.

 rusted cliche die 1 and 2

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