Australia #303 (SG#253b-253ba) 2/6d Sepia Aborigine, 1952-1965, VFNH Examples of the 1957 and 1965 Printings on Unwatermarked Paper

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VFNH examples of the 2/6d aborigine high value definitive, that was in use from 1952 until 1965, on the unwatermarked paper. These are all printings made between 1957, and 1965. Included are are:

  • Sepia on unwatermarked cream paper. 
  • Sepia on white, unwatermarked, Harrison paper - this was from a small emergency printing made in 1965 when there was a temporary shortage of the 2/6d flame robin definitive. 

Gibbons lists these at 18.50 (approx. $37) for VFNH.  The stamps offered here grade between 75 and 84 as follows:

Centering/Margins 45/70 and 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10