Australia #J81-J83 (SG#D129-D131a) 1/- to 5/- Green & Carmine Red 1953-1959 Redrawn Postage Dues, C of A Watermark, VFNH
Very fine NH examples of the 1/-, 2/- and 5/- re-drawn postage due stamps, printed by lithography and engraving, with the C of A watermark. Previous issues were lithographed only. This issue comes in a wide variety of shades, both for the frame and vignette colours. The 1/- and 2/- values are printed with the yellow green frames, while the 5/- is printed in a darker yellow green. This is listed in Gibbons as D131a, and is the 1959 printing.
Gibbons lists these at 32 pounds (approx.$64) for NH. The stamps offered here grade between 75 ad 80 as follows:
Centering/Margins 45/70 and 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5