Australia #J90-J90a (SG#D136-D136a) 5d Green & Carmine Red 1958-1960 Redrawn Postage Dues, No Watermark, Fine NH and VFNH Examples of Both Dies 1 and 2
A primarily VFNH (1 extra 5d die 1 is LH) selection of the 5d 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 are all deep yellow green. The vignette shades show considerable variation from rose red to carmine-red.
Included are both dies 1 and 2. The die 1 stamps are VF, while the die 2 is fine.
Gibbons lists these at 82 pounds (approx.$164) 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 65 and 80 as follows:
Centering/Margins 35/70, 45/70 and 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5