Australia #J86-J89a (SG#D132-D135a) 1/2d - 4d Green & Carmine Red 1958-1960 Redrawn Postage Dues, No Watermark, Fine NH and VFNH

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A primarily VFNH (the extra 1d & 4d shades are LH) selection of the 1/2d to 4d re-drawn and unwatermarked postage due stamps, printed by lithography and engraving. Previous issues were watermarked. This issue comes in a wide variety of shades, both for the frame and vignette colours. The frame shades on this selection vary from deep yellow green to deep green. The vignette shades show considerable variation from pale rosine to deep carmine-red.

Included are both dies 1 and 2 of the 1/2d, 1d and 4d, as well as some additional shades of the 1d and 4d. 

Gibbons lists these at 35 pounds (approx.$70) for NH, and counting them all as the basic stamps.  A great lot to get you started on a specialized collection of this fascinating postage due issue. The stamps offered here grade between 70 and 80 as follows:

Centering/Margins 40/70, 45/70 and 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10