Queensland Postage Stamps 1879-1912 – Kenneth Scudder FRPSV

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A comprehensive study of all Queensland surface-printed issues from 1879 to 1912, including the 1881 Chalon Head Lithgraphed high values, and the 1882 Bradbury Wilkinson Chalon Heads, as well as the duty adhesives of the same period.

These neglected issues are full of much philatelic interest, with all the designs from 1882 onwards being derived from a single 2d steel die engraved by Bradbury Wilkinson. The author traces the techniques used to develop these designs from the original 1882 Shaded Background type, through issues with a White Background, the ‘2-Numeral’ and 4-Numeral’ issues. All stamps are dealt with comprehensively, with full details of the ‘Types’ used to make-up the printing plates (all illustrated), the printings made, exhaustive lists of plate flaws, and the essays and proofs. There is also a new look at the famous ‘2-Numeral’ 6d Green.

There are chapters dealing with the 1899 ‘Small’ ½d, the 1900 Charity issue, and the 1903 Commonwealth design, as well as Papers and Perforations, and the Specimen overprints.

The result of many years’ work, this new volume is one of the most important new books on Australian Colonial stamps for many years.

400 A4 pages with over 100 in colour.

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Weight1 kg