Norfolk Island #13-18 3.5d Brown Lake - 5/- Sepia, 1953-1960 Pictorial Definitive Issue, a VFNH Mint Set
A well centered and very fine NH complete set of the 1953-1960 pictorial definitive issue, printed on cream paper.
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 appear until 1960, it is reasonable to conclude that all values of the set should at least exist on white paper also.
Scott lists these stamps at $47.60 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