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, and online auction catalogues. Use the pages, labels or the search function to search the blog.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Queensland 2nd sideface 1s and 6d. bisect on piece

Here is a Queensland 2nd sideface bisect on piece.It is used in Brisbane; I think Dec 1880 something and has the Brisbane QL duplex obliterator and has the Brisbane, Queensland datestamp with the 2 lines between Brisbane and Queensland. 

Postally used, although why it was necessary I cannot imagine. 6d and 1 shilling bisected is 9 pence. If they really had run out of stamps they could have used a 6d and a 3d or any other combination so I strongly suspect that there is an element of philatelic usage in this. 

Still an interesting piece of philatelic history and it may be listed by Pemberton in his article ( and 1/- (S.G. 171) both bisected, although this one is S.G 172 lilac.).

The provenance is the "Colonel Harrie Evans" Colonies and Pacific Islands collection auctioned by Prestige Philately on 4th May 2002. Auction 96, Lot 400. The auction catalogue can be found here. 3 items were for sale in this lot, with the auction description being, "1882-91 Type '11' Perf 12 6d green & 1/- violet bisects fully tied to separate pieces by Brisbane duplex of DE6/93 or FE23/94, plus both bisected (!) on piece with indistinct duplex. (3 items)."

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