This blog is devoted to the 2nd Queensland sideface stamps with the Queen's head in a coloured oval (1882-1895). It is a work in progress and aims for comprehensiveness. The stamps come from my and other collections, Ebay, Stampboards.com and online auction catalogues. Use the pages, labels or the search function to search the blog. Contact:jeremy2929@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Queensland 2 shilling brown specimen and cancelled examples

Here are some examples of the 2 shilling specimen handstamps. For general information on the 2nd sideface specimen and cancelled handstamps see here

The known examples are:

SG 181 or 182 either 21 x 3 mm plain capitals (Scudder type 5) or 12.5 x 1.5 mm plain capitals either horizontal, diagonally up or diagonally down, but always in purple ink


SG 182 red-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. It is perf line 12, with a watermark on gummed paper. From my collection

Here is a red-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. It is perf line 12, appears not to have a watermark and is printed on the De La Rue white paper


SG 182 red-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. It is perf line 12, with a watermark, no gum. Seen on Ebay




Here is a red-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm

Red-brown block of four with a diagonal (from bottom to top) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm on each stamp. Seen in Corinphila auctions 2018

Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. It is perf line 12, does have a watermark and is printed on the De La Rue white paper


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen handstamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. Gum, no watermark. From my collection


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen handstamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. No gum, no watermark. From my collection


Here is a red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen hand stamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. It is perf line 12 and has a watermark


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen handstamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. No gum, no watermark. From my collection


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen handstamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. No gum. Seen on Ebay


Red-brown example with a diagonal (from top to bottom) purple specimen handstamp, 21 mm x 3 mm. Seen on Ebay




Here is a yellow-brown example with a tiny purple specimen hand stamp 12½ x 1½ mm in violet. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 146 lot no 1133

This example, owned by Dave Elsmore, was not listed by Adams. A small horizontal specimen handstamp, the colour is red and the size is 16 mm x 3 mm. Interestingly it is an imperforate proof

Here is a pale-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) cancelled hand stamp. Lot 127 here


A pale-brown example with a diagonal (from bottom to top) cancelled hand stamp. From the collection of Dave Elsmore

Robson Lowe states that the cancelled example is worth twice the specimen example, so presumably specimen examples are more plentiful than cancelled examples

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