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The Stamps of Western Australia. A visual Catalogue.

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The Postage Stamps of Western Australia.

In this thread I would like to show the stamps of Western Australia from the Penny Black of 1854, to the last issues of 1912.

The watermark positions will be shown along with the stamp issue.

The watermarks shown are all as seen through the face of the stamp.

The watermark positions are what I have in my collection and other watermark positions are likely to exist. Please show what you have to add to this list.

The Penny Black was issued August 1st 1854.

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SG 1 1d black imperf
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only in all 4 directions.

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SG 2 1d black Rouletted.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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1d Die proof. All Western Australia Die Proofs are very rare known in very few examples.
[not in my collection]

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1d Plate proof on unwatermarked paper.

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There was only the one Perkins Bacon plate made and used for all printings from the 1d black of 1854 to the 1d Carmine-pink of 1888.

All positions have been plated. The most noteable flaws are the Pre-Entries at positions 28, 170 & 182 known as Double tail swans.
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Position 28.

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Position 170.

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Position 182.

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Next came the Four Pence in Shades of Blue. Lithographed in the colony.Also issued August 1st 1854.

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SG 3 4d pale blue.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only in all 4 directions.

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SG 3a 4d blue.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only in all 4 directions.

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SG 3b 4d deep dull blue
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 3c 4d slate blue
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

Next the Transfer varieties.

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The Catalogued Transfer varieties.

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SG 3d T of POSTAGE shaved off to a point at foot. Also T of AUSTRALIA deformed.
This variety exists from 4 Positions in the sheet of 240 being 125, 130, 135 and 140. [Row 7/5, 7/10, 7/15 & 7/20 ]
Being once per pane of 60.

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SG 3e Top letters of AUSTRALIA cut off so they are barely 1mm high.
Position unknown only 2 examples recorded 1 being in the Royal Collection.
Not from my collection.

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SG 3f PIECE instead of PENCE.
Position unknown only 1 example recorded.
Not from my collection.

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SG 3g GE of POSTAGE and CE of PENCE close together.
Position unknown only 1 example recorded.
Not from my collection.

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SG 3h Frame inverted.
This variety exists from 4 Positions in the sheet of 240 being 141, 146, 151 and 156.[Row 8/1, 8/6, 8/11 & 8/16 ]
Being once per pane of 60.
Not from my collection.

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SG 3i Tilted border
This variety exists from 4 Positions in the sheet of 240 being 124, 129, 134 and 139.[Row 7/4, 7/9, 7/14 & 7/19 ]
Being once per pane of 60.

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SG 3j WEST in squeezed down letters and F of FOUR with pointed foot.
Position 37 from the sheet of 240.[Row 2/17 ]


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SG 3k ESTERN in squeezed-down letters and U of FOUR squeezed up.
Position 57 from the sheet of 240.[Row 3/17 ]


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SG 3l small S in POSTAGE.
Position 77 from the sheet of 240.[Row 4/17 ]



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SG 3m EN of PENCE shorter.
Position 104 from the sheet of 240.[Row 6/4 ]

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SG 3n N of PENCE tilted to right with thin first downstroke.
Position 116 from the sheet of 240.[Row 6/16 ]

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SG 3o. Swan and water above ENCE damaged.
Position 120 from the sheet of 240.[Row 6/20 ]


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SG 3p. F of FOUR slanting to left.
Position 137 from the sheet of 240.[Row 7/17 ]


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SG 3q. WESTERN in squeezed down letters only 1½mm high.
Position 157 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/17 ]

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SG 3r. P of PENCE with small head.
Position 175 from the sheet of 240.[Row 9/15 ]


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SG 3s. RALIA in squeezed-down letters only 1½mm high.
Position 176 from the sheet of 240.[Row 9/16 ]

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SG 3t. PE of PENCE close together.
Position 195 from the sheet of 240.[Row 10/15 ]

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SG 3u. N of PENCE narrow.
Position 196 from the sheet of 240.[Row 10/16 ]

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SG 3v. Part of right cross-stroke and downstroke of T of POSTAGE cut off.
Position 215 from the sheet of 240.[Row 11/15 ]

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SG 3w. A of POSTAGE with thin right limb.
Position 216 from the sheet of 240.[Row 11/16 ]

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snaws wrote:Image Image


SG 3i Tilted border
This variety exists from 4 Positions in the sheet of 240 being 124, 129, 134 and 139.[Row 7/4, 7/9, 7/14 & 7/19 ]

Being once per pane of 60.
Nice project Snaws. 8)

This one above I never got and would NEVER recognise when looking at a single stamp with even borders!

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The INVERTED FRAME substituted positions.

While Stanley Gibbons only give catalogue status to two of the four positions they are all identifiable and all equally important.

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SG 3x. Coloured line above AGE of POSTAGE.
Position 146 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/6 ]


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SG 3y. No outer line above GE of POSTAGE and coloured line below FOU of FOUR.
Position 151 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/11 ]


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Not listed by SG. Extended colour in the loop of P of POSTAGE.
Position 141 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/1 ]
Not from my collection.

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Right hand stamp. Not listed by SG. Bulge in frame over AG of POSTAGE and close over E of POSTAGE.
Position 156 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/16 ]
Left hand stamp creased transfer variety not listed by SG. R of FOUR and PE of PENCE compressed. Also swan has white eye.
Position 155 from the sheet of 240.[Row 8/15 ]

Coming up next is the 1/- value.

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Sold a nice looking 'Narrow N' recently that curiously has the same 16 cancel as yours above.
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Hi Glen.

The Tilted border is easy to recognise once you know where to look.

You can see part of the existing border below O & S of POSTAGE the bottom of the OS shows in the central design also the waterline of the swan swims down to the left [It is not level with the lower border ].

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The 1/- Lithographed in the colony in sheets of 240 being 4 panes of 60.

As before issued August 1st 1854 all with sideways watermark.

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SG 4. 1/- Salmon.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 4a. 1/- Deep red-brown
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 4a. Variety Reddish brown.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 4b. 1/- Grey-brown.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 4b. Variety Chocolate.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 4c. 1/- Pale brown.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.
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The 4d and the 1/- Rouletted.

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SG 5. 4d pale blue rouletted.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 5ai. 4d blue variety tilted border Rouletted.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 5ad. Pin Perf variety T of POSTAGE shaved off to a point at foot and T of AUSTRALIA deformed.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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SG 6. 1/- Grey-brown Rouletted.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.


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SG 6a. 1/- Pale brown Rouletted.
Printed in sheets of 240.
Watermark swan sideways only.

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The two pence Lithograph.
The 2d Lithograph was printed in the colony in 1857 but not issued until February 26th 1858.

Printed in sheets of 240 on swan watermark paper watermark always sideways.

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SG 15. 2d brown-black on red paper.

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SG 15a. 2d brown-black on red paper printed both sides.
The image on the rear is found both upright and inverted.

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SG 16. 2d brown-black on indian red.

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SG 16a. 2d brown-black on indian red printed both sides.
The image on the rear is found both upright and inverted.

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The six pence Lithograph.
The 6d Lithograph was printed in the colony in 1857 and issued August 7th 1857.

Printed in sheets of 240 on swan watermark paper watermark always sideways.

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SG 17. 6d golden bronze.
The Golden bronze stamp should show an all over golden lustre.

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SG 18. 6d black-bronze.
The Black bronze also has some golden lustre to it but not all over.

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SG 19. 6d grey-black.

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The Rouletted stamps.
The 2d Rouletted is known as below.I do not have any to show.

SG 20. 2d brown-black on red.

SG 20a. 2d brown-black on red paper printed both sides.

SG 21. 2d brown-black on indian red.

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SG 22. 6d black-bronze.

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SG 23. 6d grey-black.

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The Recess Printings of 1860 in the colony from Perkins Bacon plates.
Printed in sheets of 120 on swan watermark paper.

With the smaller plates of 120 impressions the watermark could be sideways or upright.
The Two Pence.
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SG 24. 2d pale orange.

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SG list orange-vermilion only with upright wmk I have pale orange also.

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SG 25. 2d orange-vermilion.

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SG 25a. 2d orange-vermilion Watermark upright.

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SG 25b. 2d deep vermilion.
From base of the sheet showing marginal wmk lines only.

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The Four Pence.
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SG 26. 4d blue.

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SG 26a. 4d blue wmk sideways.

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SG 27. 4d deep blue.
Used the four pence is very rare known in few examples.
Beware as there are more forged postmarks than genuine examples.


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SG 26. 4d blue.
From base of the sheet showing marginal wmk lines only.

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SG 27. 4d deep blue.

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The Six Pence.
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SG 28. 6d sage-green.

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SG 28a. 6d deep sage-green.


The Rouletted stamps.
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SG 29. 2d pale orange.
From base of the sheet showing marginal wmk lines only.

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SG 30. 2d orange-vermilion.

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SG 32. 6d sage-green.

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I almost forgot this stamp below.

It's not the prettiest example but the only example i know of the 2d Rouletted with watermark upright inverted.

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SG 30. 2d orange-vermilion. Rouletted Variety wmk upright inverted.

The Two Pence value has been plated. For the plating study see the brilliant book on the subject by the Western Australia Study Group.

The plate was damaged in the form of what appears to be a slither of steel forming a scratch across top of the swans head at position 9.

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SG 25. Variety scratch on swans head.[position 9]

The plate was repaired on return to England before the next issue was printed in blue.

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The 1861 Perkins Bacon Issue.
Printed in England in sheets of 240 for the one penny and 120 for the other values.

Watermark is sideways with the exception of the 1/- intermediate and clean-cut perf which are upright and harder to find with sideways wmk.
Intermediate perf 14-16.
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SG 33. 1d rose.

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SG 34. 2d blue.

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SG 35. 4d vermilion.

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SG 36. 6d purple-brown.


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SG 37. 1/- yellow-green.

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Perf 14 at Somerset House.
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SG 38. 1d rose.

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SG 39. 2d blue.

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SG 40. 4d vermilion.

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Perf Clean-cut 14-16.
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SG 41. 2d blue.

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SG 42. 6d purple-brown.

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SG 43. 1/- yellow-green.

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SG 43a. 1/- yellow-green wmk upright.

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Very Rough Perf 14-16.
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SG 44. 1d rose-carmine.

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SG 45. 6d purple on blued paper.

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SG 46. 1/- deep green.

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snaws wrote:Hi Glen.

The Tilted border is easy to recognise once you know where to look.

You can see part of the existing border below O & S of POSTAGE the bottom of the OS shows in the central design also the waterline of the swan swims down to the left [It is not level with the lower border ].

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Hi Snaws

Great thread and a very impressive collection of swans.

Hopefully this thread will grow to show images of all the creased transfers and plated positions of the 4D blue.

Here is my copy of the Tilted border, one other identifier is the nick in 'F' of FOUR.

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I'll put a better picture up once I have a new scanner

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Terrific thread. Thank you.
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Here is my used copy of SG 3j, WEST compressed and F of FOUR distorted, position 37.

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Cancel is '14' of Albany

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Thankyou johnrambo and Morgan.

Johnrambo they are some nice stamps you show. The creased transfers rarely come up for sale so are quite hard to get.

Glen if you are reading this can you please let me know if the images i've been posting are too big, as i'm on broadband it seen to take a while for this thread to fully show.[ I can make lower resolution scans for the rest if need be.]

Also Glen i should have asked if there is any problem listing these with Gibbons numbers and when i get to the Commonwealth period i was going to use ACSC numbers will this be a problem?

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snaws wrote:
Glen if you are reading this can you please let me know if the images i've been posting are too big, as i'm on broadband it seen to take a while for this thread to fully show. [I can make lower resolution scans for the rest if need be.]

Also Glen i should have asked if there is any problem listing these with Gibbons numbers and when i get to the Commonwealth period i was going to use ACSC numbers will this be a problem?

No the images are great sized and resolution. (Not ever keen on the lower case "i"s however, on any quality thread here!)

SG and ACSC will not mind as free advertising for them. If you start typing "SG" and not the curious "sg" as per my email to you, they will mind even less I imagine. :mrgreen:

The page loads slowly as each page is 50 posts. If each post has up to SIX large images as some do above, the computer needs to call up 200-300 pix EVERY time you open a page.

If only 2 or 3 images per post, then you are calling up half as much data each time, and hence page opens twice as fast for all! :idea:

Here is my contribution for today - a lovely 1/- with the Crown REGISTERED hand-stamp - not supposed to be applied solely to the stamps. :D

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Thankyou Glen.

I shall try to remember the I and the SG.

Sorry I wouldn't have received your email as the one on file has been gone for about 3 years. As you will be aware I entered a valid email yesterday.
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The control markings.

The Watermarked paper returned from Western Australia to Perkins Bacon was devided for the printing of the 5 values.

The sheets were handstamp on the rear upper left corner with a crown over two parallel lines the bottom line being shorter to accommodate the value.

I have 1d & 2d shown below. The 4d shown is from the Walkley sale by Prestige Philately. I have seen a 6d but have never seen a 1/- handstamp.

Does anyone have a scan of the 6d or 1/- to share please?

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SG 33. 1d rose. Intermediate perf 14-16 with part crown control marking.

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SG 41. 2d blue Clean-cut perf 14-16 with part control marking.

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SG 40. 4d vermillion perf 14 with part control marking.
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The CANCELLED Handstamp.

Perkins Bacon applied the CANCELLED handstamp to six examples of each of the stamp issues available in 1861 being 75 different stamps and gave them to members of Sir Rowland Hill's family.

This was a major factor in De La Rue taking over the stamp printing for the Colony.

From Western Australia the stamps taken were the 1861 Rough Perf 14-16 1d,6d & 1/-.

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SG 44. 1d rose-carmine. [position 182 double tailed swan Pre-entry]
Two examples known still to exist one being in the Royal Collection.
Not in my collection.


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SG 45. 6d purple on blued paper.
Four examples known still to exist a pair being in the Royal Collection.
Not in my collection.


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SG 46. 1/- deep green.
Five examples known still to exist one being in the Royal Collection.
Not in my collection.
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snaws wrote:
I shall try to remember the I and the SG.
Well the SG in caps got forgetten very fast it seems. did not even make one post. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never seen those reverse markings .. very nice. :)

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1863 No Watermark issue.

Printed in sheets of 240 for the 1d value and 240 for the 6d value by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon plates.

Perf 13.

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SG 49. 1d carmine-rose.


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SG 50. 1d Lake.


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SG 51. 6d deep lilac.


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SG 51a. 6d dull violet.
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Hi Glen.

I was just coming back to edit the SG as I have had the text prepared for a few days and forgot to alter those but realised on the last post.
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Today I start the Crown over CC watermark issues.

I have decided to follow Juhls catalogue as it is far superior to SG however I shall include SG numbers.

For those not familiar with Juhls Catalogue here is a scan of the cover of IMHO the best catalogue ever produced for Western Australia.

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The 1865 Watermark Crown CC issue Perf 12½.

Printed by De La Rue using Perkins Bacon plates in sheets of 240 for the One Penny and sheets of 120 for the other four values.

Watermark Crown CC always sideways on the 1d the other values upright is the norm.

Perforated 12½ Rough.

I will show watermarks as seen from the front of the stamp. Stanley Gibbons list them as seen from the back.

I will give Juhls far superior listings along with those from SG.

The One Penny Bistre. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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..................1d Bistre.-------------------------------------------- 1d Bistre.
......................Juhl. -------------------------------------------------SG.
ImageJuhl. 16. wmk. WEST --------------------------------- SG 52w.
ImageJuhl. 16v.1: wmk. AUST--------------------------------------SG 52.
ImageJuhl. 16.v2: wmk. WEST reversed ------------------SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 16.v3: wmk. Aust revered ---------------------- SG 52x.
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The Two Pence Chrome-yellow. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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________________2d Orange. _______________________2d. Chrome-yellow.
________________ Juhl.___________________________________SG.
ImageJuhl. 17. wmk.Upright.________________________ SG 54.
ImageJuhl. 17.v1: wmk. Upright reversed.____________SG Not listed.
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The Four Pence Carmine. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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_____________4d Carmine. __________________________ 4d. Carmine.
_______________Juhl.___________________________________ SG.
ImageJuhl. 18. wmk.Upright._______________________ SG 56.
ImageJuhl. 18.v1: wmk. Upright reversed.____________ SG 56x.
ImageJuhl. 18.v2: wmk.Inverted.___________________ SG 56w.
Image[/img]Juhl. 18.v3: wmk. Inverted reversed.___________SG Not listed.
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The Four Pence double print is known in ten examples from the one horizontal row in a sheet which curled on printing and formed a parcial double or Kiss Print.

Not in my collection.

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____________ 4d Carmine.__________________________ 4d. Carmine.
_____________Juhl. 18.v.4:_____________________________SG. 56a.
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The Six Pence Indigo-violet. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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__________6d Bright violet._______________________6d. Indigo-violet.
______________Juhl.__________________________________ SG.
ImageJuhl. 19a. wmk.Upright.______________________SG 58.
ImageNot listed.__________________________________SG.58x. Wmk. Reversed. [I have never seen one.]
ImageNot listed.__________________________________Not listed. [ I have this example scanned above.]
Sideways wmk Juhl. 19a. V.1: wmk. Sideways. [ Unsure which way WEST or AUST.]
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The Six Pence I have two distinct shades from the Violet printing as below. Wmk Crown CC perf 12½.

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____________ 6d Violet.____________________________ __6d. Violet.
______________Juhl.__________________________________ __SG.
ImageJuhl. 19b. wmk.Upright.______________________SG 57.
ImageJuhl. 19b.v1: wmk. Upright reversed.___________SG 57x.
ImageJuhl. 19b.v2: wmk.Inverted.__________________ SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 19b.v3: wmk. Inverted reversed.__________SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 19b.v4: wmk.sideways AUST._____________SG 57b.
ImageJuhl. 19b.v5: wmk. Sideways WEST.____________SG Not listed.
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The Six Pence double prints are know in few examples, one shows doubling of the upper half only, another shows doubling of the lower third only. Once again these are kiss prints caused from the curling of the paper when printing.

Not in my collection.

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_____________6d Violet.______________________________ 6d. Violet.
___________ Juhl. 19b.v6:______________________________ SG. 57a.
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The One Shilling Sage-green. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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___________1/- Light green._______________________ _1/- Sage-green.
______________Juhl.__________________________________ SG.

ImageJuhl. 20a. wmk.Upright.______________________SG 62.
ImageJuhl. 20a.v1: wmk. Upright reversed.___________SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 20a.v2: wmk.Inverted.__________________SG Not listed.
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The One Shilling Bright green. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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____________1/- Green.____________________________1/- Bright green.
______________Juhl.__________________________________ SG.
ImageJuhl. 20b. wmk.Upright.______________________SG 61.
ImageJuhl. 20b.v1: wmk. Upright reversed.___________SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 20b.v2: wmk.Inverted.__________________SG Not listed.
ImageJuhl. 20b.v3: wmk. Inverted reversed.__________SG Not listed.
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De La Rues First Stamps Printed from their Plates.

1871 Watermark Crown CC Perf 14.

Printed in sheets of 240 being four panes of 60 divided by gutters. With Plate number 1 at upper left and Lower right panes and Current no. 52 at upper right and lower left panes.

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Plate no. 1.

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The Wing margins.

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According to Juhl the Upper panes have a lower wing margin from all printing before April 1879.

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According to Juhl the Lower panes have an Upper wing margin from all printing before April 1879.
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The Three Pence Brown shades.

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Watermark always sideways with the cross of the crown pointing to the swans tail.

Perf 14.

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Juhl. 21a. Pale brown._________________________________SG 63. Pale brown.

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Juhl. 21b. Orange-brown.______________________________SG 63a. Cinnamon.
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Juhl. 21c. Pale yellow-brown.__________________________SG not listed.

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Juhl. 21d. Brown._____________________________________SG not listed.
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The 1872-79 Watermark Crown CC Perf 12½.

Printed by De La Rue using Perkins Bacon plates in sheets of 240 for the One Penny and sheets of 120 for the other four values.

Watermark Crown CC always sideways on the 1d the other values upright is the norm.

Perforated 12½.

I will show watermarks as seen from the front of the stamp. Stanley Gibbons list them as seen from the back.

I will give Juhls far superior listings along with those from SG.

Juhl starts off with catalogue numbers for all wmk positions then changes to combine some. That is why some listings below have the same Juhl numbers with different wmk directions.

The One Penny Yellow-ochre. Wmk Crown CC Perf 12½.

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__________1d Yellow-brown.______________________1d Yellow-ochre.
_____________ Juhl.___________________________________SG.
ImageJuhl. 22a. wmk. WEST.________________________SG 53w.
ImageJuhl. 22a. wmk. AUST.________________________SG 53.
ImageJuhl. 22a.v1: wmk. Aust reversed.______________SG 52x.
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