Norfolk Island #23-24 3d Green, 2/- Deep Blue, 1947-1959 Ball Bay Definitive Issue, VFNH Mint Examples of the White Paper Printings


Well centered and very fine NH examples of the white paper printings of the 3d green and 2/- deep blue Ball Bay stamps from the 1957-1959 definitive issue. 

These stamps were printed by the Reserve Bank of Australia and thus will mirror Australian issues of the period, in terms of the varieties that exist. The printings made before 1956 will all be on toned paper, and so all the values should exist thus. The white papers were introduced in 1956, and given that the next definitive set does not include any values replacing the ones in this set, it is reasonable to conclude that all values of the set should at least exist on white paper also.

Scott lists these stamps at $32.50 for VFNH. The stamps offered here grade between 80 and 84 as follows:

Centering/Margins 50/70, and 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10


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