Australia #378 (SG#359a) One Pound Purple George Bass, 1963-1966 Definitive Issue, A VFNH Example of the White Paper

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A very well centered and very fine NH example of the white paper printing of the 1 pound purple George Bass stamp from the 1963-1966 definitive issue. 

The white papers were introduced toward the end of 1963, and so the majority of the printings of the 10/-, 1 pound and 2 pound were on the cream paper. 

    Gibbons lists this stamp at 48 pounds (approx. $96) for VFNH. The stamp offered here grades 79 as follows:

    Centering/Margins 54/70 

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 5/10 (one nibbled perf)