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Questions re these Queen Victoria South Australia stamp varieties?

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I was quite curious about these South Australian stamps, I thought they must be from before federation, and I guess that's Queen Victoria.

Anyone have any info on these?

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Shane, I have split this post from the thread you posted it on. It would be better for you to start a new thread when you are starting an entirely new topic.

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These were issued for use in South Australia before the first Australian stamps were issued in 1913. There are many perforation and watermark varieties in these issues, but to hazard a complete guess, I would say the ones you have would be one of the later printings, and be early 20th Century.

If you are interested in value, they are not worth very much at all. As per the Lyrebirds on the thread I moved this post from, cents each at best.

I need to say that well over 90% of all stamps ever issued, even many of those dating back to the 19th century have minimal value. Most are letter rate, and were issued in their Millions upon Millions- and posting letters was the major way of communicating way back when, and hobbies like stamp collecting were more popular than they are now.

So the survival rate of most old stamp issues (and don't ask me who calculated this, and how) is usually given at between 4-7% for very common stamps such as the South Australian stamps you posted. Which still leaves millions of each issue existing.

Very few stamp "finds", I am tempted to say none but there are extremely rare exceptions, will make a person rich.

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I buy these by the hundred at 3 dollars a hundred .
hoping to find a decent postmark among them.
Generally don't find one.
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So, can you guys help me out on this one. What is it?


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fromdownunder wrote:MOD HAT ON
Shane, I have split this post from the thread you posted it on. It would be better for you to start a new thread when you are starting an entirely new topic.
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Norm, it might be appropriate to expand the shorthand in the subject line to show that it isn't South Africa
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This is a nice copy of S G 35 south australia's first tenpenny stamp.
24.000 were printed and there are 6 varieties .of which this is a number 4 variety.The key is the shape of the letters ten pence.
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Yes I do, and thankyou!

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Good evening :mrgreen: ,

since we are on the topic of the tenpence surchage, maybe I can get an answer to my question posted a while ago:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10808" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How do I tell apart the six different varieties, and which one is my stamp?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks!

Michael :mrgreen:

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Hi!

I`ve also found 4 ten pence overprint stamps. Could anyone help with identification? Is there also one with one of these 6 varieties?

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Hi!

I didn`t find a better thread dealing with South Australia stamps, so maybe I`m right here!? I found this 2d orange overprinted OS with a curious overprint variety. Has anyone seen this before?

I also don`t know if there are any constant overprint varieties existing on South Australia stamps!? The O looks like a Q!?

I think maybe it is just a transient "bullet hole" overprint flaw resulting from an ink blob, but nevertheless it looks quite interesting!? Any comments are welcome!

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Josto -- very strange - almost looks like a deliberate printer error, but if so, it would be catalogued.

Probably just a transient inking freak, but very striking. :mrgreen:

Donate it to the Stampboards Bushire Appeal maybe -- probably will get a good price!

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Does anyone on this thread own a Stamp catalogue of some kind ??

Great Flaw Josto !! I'd bid for it..

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Re: Questions re South Australia stamps

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Hello,

can anyone help me with this South Australia stamp? When I see things like that, I go for a forgery, but it would nevertheless be great to hear some comments from the South Australia experts.

The stamp has a red 3 Pence overprint and an additional faint black 3 Pence overprint.

I haven't seen something like that, so I would expect it to be a forgery, but maybe anyone else has seen something like that!?



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You lazily have not given us SG number, but looking at it, it appears to be perf 10 - SG 91/93a not the earlier perf 11.5.

SG lists Black overprints, and red overprints, but not both.

The Red is cat 4 times the Black, so there is your answer!

The Black overprint is GENERALLY pretty darkly applied -


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Re: Questions re these South Australia stamps?

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Hello,

can anyone perhaps assist me with a question about earlier South Australia issues?

I found three examples of the QV 2d orange perf.10 watermark crown SA, which are printed on very thin prelure (transucend) paper. Two of the examples are dated 1874. All three show the watermark shining through when seen from the front and on the back they show the coloured printing from the back darkly looking through. In SG I only found a general entry of an orange and a brick red example, but nothing mentioned about a thin paper. Does anyone know, if there is more information about such a thin paper variety somwhere? Would be nice to get some information!
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Re: Questions re these Queen Victoria South Australia stamp varieties?

Post by bathurst stamper »

I'd imagine the paper would've been supplied by De La Rue, as it was for New South Wales, so there will be variances in the paper thickness.

I have a few NSW DLR stamps that are on similar, pelure like paper, where the watermark really stands out. Two are dated 1872 and another dated 1880. All three are on 1d stamps.
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