Norfolk Island #29-41, 1960-1962 1d - 10/- 1960-1962 Pictorial Definitive Issue, a VFNH Complete Set With Additional Paper and Shade Varieties
A very fine NH complete set of the 1960-1962 Pictorial definitive issue, including extra paper and shade varieties for every value in the set.
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. Most of the stamps of this period were printed on non-fluorescent white paper, and non-fluorescent cream papers. But some of the printings were made on fluorescent papers. The non-fluorescent papers can be found in both dull fluorescent and non-fluorescent. This lot includes both dull and non-fluorescent white papers, with a few being on cream paper also. The back scan of a few stamps shows the kind of variation you can expect on the whole set. There is also a fluorescent ink variety on the 5d as shown.
Scott lists these stamps at $123.60 for VFNH. The stamps offered here grade between 75 and 84 as follows:
Centering/Margins 45/70, 50/70 and 54/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5