Australia SG#37d 3d Yellow Olive Kangaroo and Map, 1915-1927 Kangraoo Issue, Narrow Crown Over A Watermark, Die I, A Fine Used Example

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A fine used example of the 3d yellow olive die I kangaroo and map stamp from the 1915-1927 issue with single narrow crown over A watermark. 

Gibbons values this stamp at 40 pounds for fine used = approximately $80. The stamp offered here grades 71 as follows:

Margins/centering: 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

Perforations: 6/10

Cancellation: 10/10

A Note About Centering on Kangaroo and King George V Heads

The kangaroo issues and George V Heads are notorious for very poor centering. In addition, short perfs are very common on the "roos", as are rough perforations on the WW1 printings. Fine stamps will be notably off centre in two directions and will often have perforations touching the outer frameline on 1 or even 2 sides. VF stamps will appear balanced overall, but may be noticeably off center from top to bottom, at the lower end of the VF grade, or very slightly from side to side, or very slightly in 2 directions. Normally, the later would be considered fine on most issues, but for early Australia this will be the lower end of the VF grade.