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The Commonwealth of Australia.

Some Customs Tariff Stamp Printing Records

& New Finds etc

© copyright ATT. If you use or copy these records please give credit to 'Dave Elsmore'

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Series 1, 1907

Perforation is 10.1

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Series 2, 1911

Perforation is 11

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Major Green shift to the right

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Series 3 & 4, 1912-1920

Base Perforation for series 3 is 13¾, series 4 is 12½d

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PERKINS BACON PRINTING RECORDS - AUSTRALIAN CUSTOM DUTY

 

Notes taken direct from the Engraving Book and transposed as written within: 

 

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14th August 1912 Drawing for Commonwealth of Australia transfer for 1d Custom stamp £1

 

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19th August 1912 Drawing Commonwealth of Australia transfer for 3d Custom stamp 6/-

 

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1st June 1918 Engr Australian Custom Duty Stamp 4d with patches for 3d, 7d & 1/-. £3/3

 

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25th October 1918 Engr patch "5d" for Custom Stamp Australian Commonwealth 5/-

 

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8th April 1919 Engr Australian Custom Duty stamps new denoms ½d, Id, 2d, 8d. (no price indicated)

 

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8th September 1919 Engr for Australian Custom stamp new denom "9d" 5/-

 

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5th November 1919 Engr for Australian Custom stamps 3 denoms 6d, 10d, & 11d 7/6

 

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22nd February 1923 Strengthening 13 values Australian Custom Duty stp 15/-

 

Invoices sent to High Commissioner, Commonwealth of Australia: 

 

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19th August 1912, Job No 9563 [This is the first invoice for Customs Duty stamps]

 

To 634 sheets, 120 on = 76,080 Custom Duty labels Id printed blue & brown @ 1/6 / 1000 £5/14/1

 

23rd August 1912, Job No 9591

 

To 168 sheets, 120 on = 20,180 Custom Duty stamps, 3d @ 1/6 £1/10/3

 

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5th December 1912, Job No 9686

 

To 634 sheets, 120 on = 76,080 Custom Duty stamps ½d printed Brown & Red @ 1/6 per 1000 £5/14/0

 

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25th September 1913, Job No 10,055

 

To 634 Sheets 120 on = 76,080 Custom Duty Stamp Printed (½d) Brown & Red @ 1/6 per 1000 £5/14/0

 

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31st October 1913, Job No 9,571

 

To 168 sheets 120 on = 20,160 Custom Duty Stamps 3d @ 1/6 £1/10/3

 

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22nd December 1913, Job No 10,162 a & b

 

To 634 sheets 120 on = 76,080 Custom Duty stamps, ½d brown and red @ 1/6 per 1000 £5/14/1

 

To 634 sheets 120 on = 76,080 1d Custom Duty stamps, blue and brown @ 1/6 per 1000 £5/14/1. Total £11-8-2 

 

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12th February 1914, Job No 10,264

 

To 252 sheets 20 on = 5040 6d duty stamps, light & dark blue as pattern @ 1/6 ea 7/7 (7/6)

 

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19th May 1914, Job No 10,363

 

To 252 sheets 20 on = 5040 1/- Custom Duty Stamps (pale green & lake) @ 1/6 per 1000 7/6

 

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29th May 1914, Job No 10,423

 

To 252 sheets 20 on = 5040 - 6d Custom Duty Stamps Dark & Light Blue @ 1/6 per 1000 7/6

 

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17th June 1914, Job No 10,427

 

To 634 Sheets 120 on = 76,080 ½d Custom Duty stamps, brown and red @ 1/6 per 1000 £5/14/1

 

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21st July 1914, Job No 9571

 

To 84 sheets 120 on = 10,000 Custom Duty Stamps 3d, yellow and grey @ 1/6 per 1000 15/1

 

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22nd January 1915, Job No 10,647 a. b. c.

 

634 sheets 120 on = 76,080 ½d Custom Duty Stamps

150 ditto 120 on = 18,000 1d ditto

84 ditto 10,080 3d ditto

 

868 104,160 stamps @ 1/6 per 1000 £7/16/3

 

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26th January 1915, Job No 10,633

 

672 sheets 30 on = 20,160 2d Custom Duty stamps @ 1/6 per 1000 £1/10/0

 

Pattern of 2d Custom Duty Stamp Returned herewith

 

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3rd March 1915, Job No 10647d

 

168 sheets 30 on = 5,040 5d Custom Duty stamps @ 1/6 per 1000 £0/7/7

 

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19th April 1915, Job No 10,647 b

 

167 sheets 120 on = 20,040 1d Custom Duty Stamps blue & brown @ 1/6 per 1000 £1/10/1

 

Completion of Order

 

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21st July 1915, Job No 10,837(?) a

 

42 sheets 120 on = 5, 040 3d Custom Duty Stamps @ 1/6 per 1000 7/7d

 

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13th September 1915, Job No 10,803 b

 

252 sheets 20 on = 5,040 Custom Duty Stamps 1/- pale green & lake @ 1/6 per 1000 7/7d

 

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27th October 1915, Job No 10,893 b

 

84 sheets 120 on = 10,080 3d Custom Duty Stamps yellow and green @ 1/6 per 1000 5/2d

 

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11th December 1915, Job No 10,893 a

 

252 sheets 20 on = 5,040 Custom Duty Stamps 6d light & dark blue @ 1/6 per 1000 7/7d

 

The above amount will now balance your account, as it was overpaid 7/7d

 

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5th February 1917, Job No 11,249 b

 

500 sheets 120 on = 60,000 1d Custom Duty stamps, brown & Dk blue @ 1/6 per 1000 £4/10/0

 

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25th February 1917, Job No 11,249 a

 

500 sheets 120 on = 60,000 ½d Custom Duty stamp red & brown @ 1/6 per 1000 £4/10/0

 

2nd March 1917, Job No 11,249

25 sheets 20   on = 500   7d Duty Stamps slate & lt green

100 sheets 20 on = 2000 9d Duty Stamps Dk green & emerald

100 sheets 20 on = 2000 10d Duty Stamps Maroon & lt green

                             4,500 @ 1/6 per 1000 6/9d

 

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12th July 1917, Job No 11,365

 

To Custom Duty Stamp Overprinted in black

 

102 sheets of 20 ½d surcharged One Cent

102 sheets of 20 1d surcharged Two Cents

102 sheets of 20 2d surcharged Three Cents

102 sheets of 20 3d surcharged Four Cents

102 sheets of 20 4d surcharged Five Cents

34  sheets of 15 5d surcharged Six Cents [Note: Printed in sheets of 15]

25  sheets of 20 6d surcharged Eight Cents

25  sheets of 20 8d surcharged Twelve Cents

25  sheets of 20 9d surcharged Fourteen Cents

25  sheets of 20 10d surcharged Sixteen Cents

25  sheets of 20 11d surcharged Eighteen Cents

25  sheets of 20 1/- surcharged Twenty Cents

 

13,670 stamps £10/0/0

 

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20th August 1917, Job No 11,405

 

6000 Custom Duty Stamp 3d grey & yellow, 50 sheets 120 on @ 1/8 per 1000 10/-

 

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21st November 1917, Job No 11,427

 

To surcharging in black,

Custom Duty stamps

11,900 ½d stamps, surcharged 1 Cent

12,000  1d  stamp, surcharged 2 Cents

12,000  2d stamp, surcharged 3 Cent

£3/0/0

 

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12th April 1918, Job No 11,603 A-E

 

Customs Duty Stamps

540 shts 120 on  = 64,600 ½d stamps

134 shts 120 on  = 16,080 1d stamps

43  shts 120 on   =  5,160 3d stamps

6,500 shts 20 on = 13,000 6d stamps

235 shts 20 on    =  4,700 1/- stamps

                         103, 740 @ 1/6 per 1000 £7- 13-8

 

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8th October 1918, Job No 11,612 A-D

 

750 sheets 20 on 3d Custom Stamps = 15,000

700 sheets 20 on 4d          "             = 14,000

500 sheets 20 on 7d          "             = 10,000

750 sheets 20 on 1/-         "             = 15,000

54,000 @ 3/- per 1000 =  £8/2/0d

 

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10th October 1918, Job No 11612/3, 11652, 11,691 (4222, 4436, 4815) [nos mean?)

 

Custom Duty Stamps

250 sheets 20 on =   5,000 3d overprinted 4cts

300         "          =   6,000 4d        "         5cts

500         “          = 10,000 7d      "         l0cts

250         "          =  5,000 1/-       "        20cts

26,000                                          @ 3/- per 1000 = £3/18/0

 

Overprinting above 5,000 3d & 6000 4d                      £1/15/0

               “           10,000 7d, 5,000 1/-                     £2/6/6

               “            6,000 1d (received from you) 2cts  £1/0/0

               “           20,000 ½d               ( " )       1cts £2/6/0

                                                                    Total £11/4/6 

 

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23rd December 1918, Job No 11722/24, 2345/1, 11/18

 

Custom Duty Stamps

2,700 (135 shts 20 on)  3d

3,000            “             4d

3,700            “             7d

4,800            “             1/-

16,200 @ 3/- per 1000              £2/8/7

 

20,000 5d @ 3/7 per 1000         £3/11/8

 

Overprinting stamps as under:

20,000 1d print 2 cents

10,000 4d print 5 cents

2,000   6d print 8 cents

3,000   5d print 6 cents               £4/5/0

                                     Total £10/5/3d

 

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9th May 1919, Job No 11829, 11,860 11/16/Min 3/300 No 5350 574 (Minute) [?]

 

Custom Duty Stamps

2,500 sheets  20 on = 50,000 ½d stamps red & brown

2,500 sheets  20 on = 50,000 1d stamps brn & blue

2,500 sheets  20 on = 50,000 2d stamps gr & yellow

500 sheets    20 on =  10,000 4d stamps scarlet & grey

350 sheets    20 on =  7,000   8d stamps blue & buff

167,000 @ 3/6 per 1000 £29/4/6

 

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20th May 1919, Job No 11,829/30, 11,868/9 11/18 Min, 3/310 No, 5350 594 (Minute)

 

Custom Duty Stamps

135 sheets 20 on = 2,700 stamps 3d stamp overprint @ 12 Cents @ 3/6 per 1000 9/4d

 

Overprinting

25,000 ½d stamps 1 cent

25,000 1d stamps 2 cents

25,000 2d stamps 3 cents

20,000 4d stamps 6 cents

2,700   9d stamps 13 cents

10,000 3d returned 4 cents

5,000  7d returned 10 cents

5,000  1/- returned 20 cents

117,700

£10/10/0

Total £10/19/4

 

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29th May 1919, Job No 11,829/30, 11868/9

 

Custom Duty Stamps

25,000 ½d stamps, red & brown   - 1,250 sheets

25,000 1d stamps, brown & blue   - 1,250 sheets

25,000 2d stamps, green & yellow - 1,250 sheets

20 000 4d stamps scarlet & grey   - 1,000 sheets

£16/12/6 95,000 @ 3/6 per 1000

 

Omitted from our Invoice of 26th May. We regret the 8d were printed 300 short

 

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30th September 1919, Job Nos 11,968, 11,973

 

20,000 9d Custom Duty Stamp gr & mauve £4/0/0

 

Overprinting

15,000 of above  9d 14 cents

3,760                6d 8 cents

880                   5d 6 cents

19,640                                                     £3/3/0

                                                       Total £7/3/0

 

Spoiling 240 6d, 120 5d

 

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2nd December 1919, Job No 12,057

 

Overprinting 26,000 (1,300 sheets 20 on) ½d stamp. With "1 cent" usual  £2/2/0

 

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24th March 1920, Job No 12,062 A/N

No 1450, Req 681, Custom Duty Stamp

 

Jan 22 2,300 at 20 on    50,000 ½d red & brown    Optd 1 cent

Jan 26 2,500 at 20 on    50,000 1d brown & blue       ‘’   2 cents   

Jan 31 2,500 at 20 on    50,000 2d green & yellow     ‘’   3 cents   

          2,500 at 20 on    50,000 3d grey & yellow       ‘’   4 cents   

Mar 24 2,500 at 20 on    50,000 4d scarlet & grey       ‘’  5 cents   

500 at 20 on                 10,000 5d brown & lake        ‘’  6 cents   

500 at 20 on                 10,000 6d dark & light blue   ‘’  8 cents   

500 at 20 on                 10,000 7d grey & lt green      ‘’ 10 cents   

500 at 20 on                 10,000 8d dark br & buff       ‘’ 12 cents   

500 at 20 on                 10,000 9d dk green & mauve ‘’ 14 cents   

250 at 20 on                 5,000 10d mav & lt green      ‘’ 16 cents   

250 at 20 on                 5,000 11d pur & lt fawn         ‘’ 18 cents   

250 at 20 on                 5,000 1/- red & yel green      ‘’  20 cents   

                                315,000 @ 4/6 per 1000     £70/17/6

 

Overprinting 315,000, assorted 13 values            £12/12/0

 

                                                                Total £83/9/6

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3rd May 1920, Job No 12,221

 

2,500 20 on = 50,000 ½d stamps, red & brown @ 4/6 per 1000 £11/5/0

END Perkins Bacon Record Books 1912-1920

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Series 4

Base Perforation is 12½

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Two seperate transfers have been identified for the 1d as follows:

1st 1d Transfer:

Master Die flaws common to all subjects of transfer 1:

   

Notes: In transfer 1 it would appear the thin blue line above the M of CUSTOMS did not transfer to the stone very sucsesfully. There are various breaks in it and in some they show an attempt to 'retouch' or colour in this blue line leaving on some a lumpy look to the line.

Retouch or Colouring in to break above M of OMS

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1d Transfer 1 arbitary sheet make up - 20 5x4:

R1s1. Colour line in middle of A of AUST at top. Bulge in middle curve of S of CUS at the bottom

R1s2 upright to the right of the L of LIA tilts in

R1s3 right upper to U of CUS at right has white spot attached

R1s4 colour dot touching inside right upright of T of STO. Inner frame break at right on a level with TY of DUTY

R1s5 spur protruding at the base of the right leg of the last A of AUSTRALIA. White line to the right of the first A of AUSTRALIA

R2s1 colour line joining the white curved line above C in CUS

R2s2 inner frame line at top left corner broken

R2s3 white dot below the first curve of S in UST

R2s4 inner frame line at top right corner broken 5mm in. break above M of OMS under left leg of R

R2s5  similar break as r2s4 but slightly to the right. Blue colour line at bottom of DON of LONDON

R3s1 white dot just above the middle to left side of upright of T of STO. white dot below O of DON

R3s2 damage to inner frame at top left 5mm down. Colour dot joined to left of T of STR

R3s3 outer frame break at top left 5mm in. Blue colour dot below L of ALI

R3s4 a blue line joins the inner frame to the main body 3mm in at top left

R3s5 a small  colour dot below O of LON. White dot on D of DUTY  at the right side middle

R4s1 damage to inner frame at top left 6mm down

R4s2 blue colour line inside L of LIA. Colour dot just inside lower left corner at the base

R4s3 lower right corner broken 3mm in from right corner. White spot on top right tip of S of OMS

R4s4 lower right outer frame line broken and kinked out. Colour dot in left leg of N of LON at top

R4s5  top right inner frame of AUSTRALIA is blunt. Right side of top bar of T of DUTY thickens

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2nd 1d Transfer:

   

In transfer 2 the line above CUSTOMS DUTY appears to have been fully redrawn and has a clean unbroken line above CUSTOMS DUTY and shows none of the characteristics of the 1st transfer.

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CUSTUMS error

Inc; break to bottom of D in LONDON and top right of the middle A of AUSTRALIA inked over

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Series 5, 1923

Base Perforation is 11¾

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Bradbury Wilkinson Archive Specimen Rhombus

The 14c on 9d, perfin in stamp and margin

I would like the following to be placed on official record by PCNZA. For nearly 100 years the rhombus security specimen applied by the printing firm of Bradbury Wilkinson & Co London to the Customs Duty Commonwealth revenues on 23 October 1923 has laid in hiding awaiting discovery till now!

Nine proof pulls were done by Bradbury Wilkinson and placed on card in their work books of the following values, Viz; ½d : 1c on ½d : 2c on 1d : 3c on 2d : 5c on 4d : 6c on 5d : 8c on 6d : 10c on 7d : 14c on 9d. These nine values correspond with the 23.10.23 printing records as a first order for this company of these issues.

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1923 - 1958 Bradbury Wilkinson Archive Proof Sheets in date order.

Value    Date    Job Number

 

½d    23.10.23    4916

 

1d     25.03.24    5693

2d     25.03.24    5693

3d     25.03.24    5693

1/-    25.03.24    5693

 

2d     06.02.25    7272

11d   06.02.25    7272

 

½d    06.02.25    7274

 

1d     26.06.25    7883

3d     26.06.25    7883

 

2d     06.11.25    8496

1/-    06.11.25    8496

 

½d    05.03.26    9220

7d     05.03.26    9220

3d     05.03.26    9220

5d     05.03.26    9220

 

½d    29.12.26    11026

1d     29.12.26    11026

2d     29.12.26    11026

3d     29.12.26    11026

4d     29.11.26    11026

9d     29.12.26    11026

9d     29.12.26    11026

 

½d    03.10.27    12707

1d     03.10.27    12707

2d     03.10.27    12707

 

½d    05.03.28    13673

1d     05.03.28    13673

2d     05.03.28    13673

5d     05.03.28    13673

6d     05.03.28    13673

8d     05.03.28    13673

 

½d    12.12.28    15361

1d     12.12.28    15361

2d     12.12.28    15361

½d    04.10.29    17139

1d     11.10.27    17139

3d     11.10.29    17139

4d     11.10.29    17139

5d     11.10.29    17139

 

¼d    No date     17882

 

¼d    19.03.30    18135

½d    19.03.30    18135

¾d    19.03.30    18135

1d     19.03.30    18135

 

6d     30.04.30    18393

 

¾d    29.10.30    19522

4d     29.10.30    19522

7d     29.19.30    19522

1/-    29.10.30    19522

 

8d     20.01.31    19895

 

¼d    07.01.31    19896

 

¼d    31.03.33    24430

½d    31.03.33    24430

¾d    31.03.33    24430

1d     31.03.33    24430

2d     31.03.33    24430

3d     31.03.33    24430

4d     31.03.33    24430

5d     31.03.33    24430

6d     31.03.33    24430

9d     21.03.33    24430

11d   31.03.33    24430

1/-    31.03.33    24430

 

4d     02.02.39    28225

 

½d    10.05.35    29065

1/-    10.05.35    29065

 

¾d    16.09.35    29894

 

3d     26.11.35    30401

 

¼d    12.02.36    30901

½d    12.02.36    30901

1d     12.02.36    30901

2d     12.02.36    30901

 

½d    04.01.37    33132

 

¼d    14.10.37    35065

1d     14.10.37    35065

 

½d    17.03.38    36159

6d     17.03.38    36159

1/-    17.03.38    36159

 

¼d    26.09.38    37431

¾d    25.09.38    37431

1d     26.09.38    37431

 

3d     02.02.39    38225

 

½d    09.04.40    40580

¾d    04.09.40    40580

1d     09.04.40    40580

2d     09.04.40    40580

3d     09.04.40    40508

 

¼d    04.03.41    42096

½d    04.03.41    42096

¾d    04.03.41    42096

1d     04.03.41    42096

2d     04.03.41    42096

3d     04.03.41    42096

4d     04.03.41    42096

5d     04.03.41    42096

6d     04.03.41    42096

7d     04.03.41    42096

8d     04.03.41    42096

9d     04.03.41    42096

11d   04.03.41    42096

1/-    04.03.41    42096

 

¼d    17.10.44    51047

1d     17.10.44    51047

 

2d     17.10.44    57049

 

¼d    11.04.49    64584

½d    11.04.49    64584

1/-     11.04.49    64584

 

½d    25.01.52    80765

1d     25.01.52    80765

1/-     25.01.52    80765

 

¼d    30.09.52    86213

½d    30.09.52    86213

 

1/-     21.10.53    92139

 

½d    01.04.54    94825

¾d    01.04.54    94825

 

½d    14.09.54    96391

 

¼d    14.09.54    97391

1d     14.09.54    97391

 

½d    16.08.55    103110

2d     16.08.55    103110

1/-    16.08.55    103110

 

¼d    17.09.56    109646     

½d    17.09.56    109646

¾d    17.09.56    109646

 

1d     14.01.58    121533

1/-    14.11.58    121533

 

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Overprinted in Cents:

 

Value    Date    Job Number

 

½d    23.10.23    4916

1d     23.10.23    4916

2d     23.10.23    4916

4d     23.10.23    4916

5d     23.10.23    4916

6d     23.10.23    4916

7d     23.10.23    4916

9d     23.10.23    4916

 

2d     25.07.24    6359

3d     25.07.24    6359

 

2d     06.02.25    7272

4d     06.02.25    7272

 

3d     26.06.25    7883

1d     26.06.25    7883

 

½d    06.11.25    8496

2d     06.11.25    8496

4d     06.11.25    8496

7d     06.11.25    8496

8d     06.11.25    8496

 

½d    05.03.26    9220

1d     05.03.26    9220

 

½d    29.12.26    11026

1d     29.12.26    11026

2d     29.12.26    11026

3d     29.12.26    11026

 

½d    03.10.27    12707

1d     03.10.27    12707

2d     03.10.27    12707

4d     03.10.27    12707

 

½d    05.03.28    13673

1d     05.03.28    13673

2d     05.03.28    13673

3d     05.03.28    13673

 

3d     12.12.28    15361

7d     12.12.28    15361

9d     12.12.28    15361

1/-    12.12.28    15361

 

½d    11.19.29    17139       

1d     11.10.29    17139

2d     11.10.29    17139

1/-    11.10.29    17139

 

11d   No date      17882

 

4d     30.04.30    18393

7d     30.04.30    18393

 

2d     05.08.30    19029

 

3d     29.10.30    19522

4d     29.10.30    19522

5d     29.10.30    19522

1/-    29.10.30    19522

 

2d     07.01.31    19896

3d     07.07.31    19896

5d     07.01.31    19896

7d     07.01.31    19896

 

Note No '1 or 3 FARTHING' Proof Sheets are recorded

 

Same Proof Sheets but in value order

 

Value   Date    Job Number

 

¼d    No date     17882

¼d    19.03.30    18135

¼d    07.01.31    19896

¼d    31.03.33    24430

¼d    12.02.36    30901

¼d    14.10.37    35065

¼d    26.09.38    37431

¼d    04.03.41    42096

¼d    17.10.44    51047

¼d    11.04.49    64584

¼d    30.09.52    86213

¼d    14.09.54    97391

¼d    17.09.56    109646

                 

½d    23.10.23    4916

½d    06.02.25    7274

½d    05.03.26    9220

½d    29.12.26    11026

½d    03.10.27    12707

½d    05.03.28    13673

½d    12.12.28    15361

½d    04.10.29    17139

½d    19.03.30    18135

½d    31.03.33    24430

½d    10.05.35    29065

½d    12.02.36    30901

½d    04.01.37    33132

½d    17.03.38    36159

½d    09.04.40    40580

½d    04.03.41    42096

½d    11.04.49    64584

½d    25.01.52    80765

½d    30.09.52    86213

½d    01.04.54    94825

½d    14.09.54    96391

½d    16.08.55    103110

½d    17.09.56    109646

 

¾d    19.03.30    18135

¾d    29.10.30    19522

¾d    31.03.33    24430

¾d    16.09.35    29894

¾d    25.09.38    37431

¾d    04.09.40    40580

¾d    04.03.41    42096

¾d    01.04.54    94.825

¾d    17.09.56    109646

 

1d     25.03.24    5693

1d     26.06.25    7883

1d     29.12.36    11026

1d     03.10.27    12707

1d     05.03.28    13673

1d     12.12.28    15361

1d     11.10.27    17139

1d     19.03.30    18135

1d     31.03.33    24430

1d     12.02.36    30901

1d     14.10.37    35065

1d     26.09.38    37431

1d     09.04.40    40580

1d     04.03.41    42996

1d     17.10.44    51047

1d     25.01.52    80765

1d     14.09.54    97391

1d     14.01.58    121533

 

2d     25.03.24    5693

2d     06.02.25    7272

2d     06.11.25    8496

2d     29.12.26    11026

2d     03.10.27    12707

2d     05.03.28    13673

2d     12.12.28    15361

2d     31.03.33    24430

2d     12.02.36    30901

2d     09.04.40    40580

2d     04.03.41    42096

2d     17.10.44    57049

2d     16.08.55    103110

 

3d     25.03.24    5693

3d     26.06.25    7883

3d     05.03.26    9220

3d     29.12.26    11026

3d     11.10.29    17139

3d     31.03.33    24430

3d     26.11.35    30401

3d     02.02.39    38225

3d     09.04.40    40508

3d     04.03.41    42096

 

4d     29.11.26    11026

4d     11.10.29    17139

4d     29.10.30    19522

4d     31.03.33    24430

4d     02.02.39    28225

4d     04.03.41    42096

 

5d     05.03.26    9220

5d     31.03.33    24430

5d     05.03.28    13673

5d     11.10.29    17139

5d     04.03.41    42096

 

6d     05.03.28    13673

6d     30.04.30    18393

6d     31.03.33    24430

6d     17.03.38    36159

6d     04.03.41    42096

 

7d     05.03.26    9220

7d     29.19.30    19522

7d     04.03.41    42096

 

8d     05.03.28    13673

8d     20.01.31    19895

8d     04.03.41    42096

 

9d     29.12.26    11026

9d     21.03.33    24430

9d     04.03.41    42096

 

11d   06.02.25    7272

11d   31.03.33    24430

11d   04.03.41    42096

 

1/-     25.03.24    5693

1/-     06.11.25    8496

1/-     29.10.30    19522

1/-     31.03.33    24430

1/-     10.05.35    29065

1/-     17.03.38    36159

1/-     04.03.41    42096

1/-     11.04.49    64584

1/-     25.01.52    80765

1/-     21.10.53    92139

1/-     16.08.55    103110

1/-     14.11.58    121533

 

Overprinted in Cents:

 

Value    Date    Job Number

 

½d    23.10.23    4916

½d    06.11.25    8496

½d    05.03.26    9220

½d    29.12.26    11026

½d    03.10.27    12707

½d    05.03.28    13673

½d    11.19.29    17139

                          

1d     23.10.23    4916

1d     26.06.25    7883

1d     05.03.26    9220

1d     29.12.26    11026

1d     03.10.27    12707

1d     05.03.28    13673

1d     11.10.29    17139

                 

2d     23.10.23    4916

2d     25.07.24    6359

2d     06.02.25    7272

2d     06.11.25    8496

2d     29.12.26    11026

2d     03.10.27    12707

2d     05.03.28    13673

2d     11.10.29    17139

2d     05.08.30    19029

2d     07.01.31    19896

 

3d     25.07.24    6359

3d     26.06.25    7883

3d     29.12.26    11026

3d     05.03.28    13673

3d     12.12.28    15361

3d     29.10.30    19522

3d     07.07.31    19896

 

4d     23.10.23    4916

4d     06.02.25    7272

4d     06.11.25    8496

4d     03.10.27    12707

4d     30.04.30    18393

4d     29.10.30    19522

                 

5d     23.10.23    4916

5d     29.10.30    19522

5d     07.01.31    19896

 

6d     23.10.23    4916

 

7d     23.10.23    4916

7d     06.11.25    8496

7d     12.12.28    15361

7d     30.04.30    18393

7d     07.01.31    19896

 

8d     06.11.25    8496

 

9d     23.10.23    4916

9d     12.12.28    15361

 

11d   No date      17882

 

1/-     12.12.28    15361

1/-     11.10.29    17139

1/-     29.10.30    19522

 

Note: '1 FARTHING' or '3 FARTHINGS' NO Proof Sheets have been recorded.

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Series 5 Lithographic layout 1/- to ½d

From a master die, 5 transfers were made in a vertical format x 5. Then transfered 5 times to make an intermediate stone of 25 5x5. This intermediate stone was then used to transfer by a series of 4 repetitions to make the sheet of 100 subjects 10x10. Below are the hidden secrets of the 5 transfers from each value taken from the very first pulls in 1923 for the ½d - 1/- excepting the 1925 11d:

1/-.

a - left and right hollow to under top bar of T of CUST

b - hollow to top of S in AUST

c - colour bump at top to top right corner of value frame

d - lower right leg of M of OMS is shaved in. colour at base of U in CUS goes to a point at left.

e - top of L of ALIA has indent of colour

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11d.

a - centre of base of I in LIA has goes to a point.

b - top right of L in ALIA is cut off at 45%

c - outside colour dot at left of A of AUST joins inner frame line

d - colour circle retouch or 'colouring in' at top of left upright to M of OMS [note purple colour dot above S of TOMS in white curved border] 

e - gap at lower right of colour frame of AUSTRALIA and top right of right colour triangle are pretty much clean cut straight

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9d.

a - top right of L of LON is short

b - top right of A of AUST point is rounded

c - top of U in AUS hollows out at both left and right

d - base of N of DON lifts at left

e - lower left corner of LONDON box has a vertical bite out of it

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8d.

a - left leg of  A of RAL at bottom right tilts up. last A of AUSTRALIA has white line above it

b - first A of AUS at left side of left leg has a bump about centre

c - second A of AUSTRALIA right leg at base on left is blunt

d - left side of S of CUST is flat

e - lower left of L of ALIA protruded down. blue colour line above US of CUST in curved white area

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7d.

a - colour below O of TOM protrudes slightly down

b - O of TOM has white bump protruding at right.

c - lower right of U of CUS shaved straight

d - top of right upper to U of AUS slopes down to the right

e - colour below D of DUTY protrudes slightly down

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6d.

a - top bar of T of DUTY is short at left [blue dot in white area at left of left column]  

b - top left of L of ALIA uneven

c - colour dot at top of left triangle below right leg of A of AUS

d - green colour dot in centre of right leg of A of LIA

e - top of U at left in AUS hollows out

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5d.

a - right of left leg of A of RAL at base is shaved at 45%

b - top left bar of T of DUTY hollows out. Base of right leg of M of OMS at shaved to the right

c - top bar of T of STO at left hollows out

d - inner corner of T of DUTY on left side is uneven

e - pink dot at lower right leg of A of LIA nearly touching at left

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4d.

a - top of right bar of Y of UTY hollows out

b - colour line on 45% at top right of A of AUS

c - inner frame to AUSTRALIA above T bulges up

d - top left of first A of AUS is blunt

e - top bar of T of STR at left is blunt at the lower point

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3d.

a - top right end of T of TOM is shaved to the left

b - left side of T of DUTY at top bar is short

c - TY of DUTY nearly touch

d - top left of A of AUS is blunt

e - lower right tail to C of CUS thins

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2d.

a - top of L on LON hollows

b - thin right leg to U of CUS

c - top of L of LON at right is blunt

d - top of L of LIA hollows at right side

e - lower left leg of M in OMS lifts at left

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1d.

a - colour line at right of S of AUS inside at the tip of the T

b - bottom of T of TOM is shaved up at right side

c - top of second A of AUSTRALIA is uneven and tilts to the left

d - colour bump below AL of ALIA touching the top of the triangle

e - lower left leg of the second A of AUSTRALIA hollows up where it touches the R. - curved frame above OM of CUSTOMS is uneven

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½d.

a - top line of colour box at top of AUSTRALIA is uneven. Line below right column is wiggly. US of AUST hollow out at top

b  - top left of A of AUST is blunt. Top of the triangle frame line at right is uneven below L of LIA

c - top of T of STR is uneven. Colour line in white curve above centre of T of STOMS

d - top left of U of AUS protrudes up at 45% angle. Top right of LONDON box has colour dot. Lower left of L of LON tilts in at top

e - top of D of DUTY at left hollows. Top left of S and Top right of T of USTO are uneven

END of Type 5 Litho layout

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Bassett Hulls account of the Printing records sent to him in a statement

by Bradbury Wilkinson from November 1923

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Customs Duty Printing Records

 

½d 40 per sheet, 8 rows of 5 stamps. Light brown with value tablet red.

1d. 40 per sheet, 8 rows of 5 stamps. Blue with value tablet chocolate.

2d. 40 per sheet, 8 rows of 5 stamps. Yellow with value tablet green.

3d. 20 per sheet, 4 rows of 5 horizontal stamps. Yellow with value tablet light blue.

4d. 20 per sheet. Pale blue with value tablet red.

5d. 20 per sheet. Pink with value tablet chocolate.

 

 

6d. 20 per sheet. Pale blue with value tablet dark blue.

7d. 20 per sheet. Light green, with value tablet grey.

8d. 20 per sheet. Orange with value tablet dark blue.

9d. 20 per sheet. Mauve pink with value tablet light green.

10d. 20 per sheet. Light green with value tablet browny red.

11d. 20 per sheet. Biscuit yellow with value tablet violet.

1/- 20 per sheet. Light green with value tablet red.

 

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¼d  on 1d.

Dec., 1929. 10,000

 

¼d.

Feb., 1930.   20,000

May., 1930.  100,000

 

½d.

Nov.,  1923.  200,000

Mar.,   1925.  200,000

April., 1926.  250,000

Feb.,  1927.  250,000

Oct.,  1927.  300,000

April., 1928. 200,000

Jan.,  1929.  400,000

Nov., 1929.  250,000

May,  1930.  200,000

 

¾d on ½d.

Dec., 1929. 100,000

 

¾d.

May., 1930. 150,000

Nov., 1930. 100,000

 

1d.

April., 1924. 200,000

Nov.,  1925. 300,000

Feb.,  1927. 100,000

Oct.,  1927. 250,000

April., 1928. 200,000

Jan.,   1929. 400,000

Nov.,  1929. 100,000

May.,  1930. 100,000

 

2d.

April., 1924.  100,000

Mar.,   1925.  50,000

Dee.,  1925.  50,000

Feb.,   1927. 100,000

Oct.,   1927. 50,000

April., 1928. 100,000

Jan.,   1929. 150,000

 

3d.

April., 1924. 20.000

Nov.,  1925. 50,000

April., 1926. 50,000

Feb.,  1927. 50,000

Nov.,  1929. 50,000

 

4d.

Feb., 1927. 50,000

Nov., 1929. 20,000

Nov., 1930. 20,000

 

5d.

April., 1926. 10,000

April., 1928. 20,000

Nov.,  1930. 20,000

 

6d.

April., 1928. 20,000

May.,  1930. 50,000

 

7d.

April., 1926. 10,000

Nov.,  1930. 20,000

 

8d.

April., 1928. 20,000

 

9d.

Feb., Feb 1927. 20,000

 

10d., None recorded

 

11d.

Mar., 1925. 20,000

 

1/-.

April, 1924.  20,000

Dec., 1925.  50,000

Nov., 1930.  20,000

 

1c.

Nov.,  1923. 100,000

Dec.,  1925. 100,000

April, 1926. 100,000

Feb.,  1927. 200,000

Oct.,  1927. 100,000

April, 1928. 200,000

Nov., 1929. 300,000

 

2c.

Nov., 1923.  20,000

Nov., 1925. 100,000

 

April,  1926.  50,000

Feb.,   1927. 50,000

Oct.,   1927. 50,000

April., 1928. 300,000

Nov.,  1929. 350,000

 

3c.

Nov., 1923.   20,000

Aug., 1924.   50,000

Mar., 1925.   50,000

Dec., 1925.   50,000

Feb., 1927.   20,000

Oct., 1927.   100,000

April, 1928.  70,000

Nov., 1929.  100,000

Aug., 1030.  200,000

 

4c.

Aug.,  1924.  20,000

Nov.,  1925.  50,000

Feb.,  1927.  20,000

April, 1928.  50,000

Jan.,  1929.  50,000

Nov., 1930.  20,000

 

5c.

Nov., 1923.  30,000

Mar., 1925.  10,000

Dec., 1925.  50,000

Oct., 1927.  50,000

May, 1930.  50,000

Nov., 1930. 100,000

 

6c

Nov., 1923.  20,000

Nov., 1930.  50,000

 

8c.

Nov., 1923. *20,000

 

10c.

Nov., 1923. 30,000

Dec., 1925. 50,000

Jan., 1929. 50,000

May, 1930. 50,000

 

12c.

Dec., 1925. 50,000

 

14c.

Nov., 1928. 20,000

Jan., 1929. 20,000

 

16c.

May, 1930. *50,060

 

18c.

Feb., 1930. *20,000

 

20c.

Jan., 1929.  20,000

Nov., 1929. 20,000

Nov., 1930. 50,000

* Not yet seen.

 

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½d.

20 on the sheet.

10 Mar., 1919. 76,000

13 Apl., 1920. 50,000

8 Nov.,  1920. 50.000

*Dec.,   1921. 20,000

Oct.,     1922. 100.000

May,     1923. 50,000

Oct.,     1923. 200,000

 

1d.

20 on the sheet.

10 Mar., 1919. 76.000

8 Nov.,  1920. 50.000

Dec:,    1921. 20,000

July,     1922. 20,000

Jan.,     1923. 50,000

May,     1923. 10,000

Oct.,     1923. 160,000

 

2d.

20 on the sheet.

10 Mar., 1919. 75,000

Dec.,     1921. 20,000

July.,     1922. 20,000

Jan.,      1923. 20,000

May,      1928. 30,000

 

3d.

40 on the sheet.

1 May.,   1918.  20,000 20 on the sheet

21 Oct.,  1918.  2,700

8 Nov.,   1920.  10,000

Dec.,      1921.  20,000

 

4d.

40 on the sheet.

25 May., 1018.  20,000

21 Oct.,  1918. 3,000 20 on the sheet

28 Apr.,  1919. 30,000

30 Oct., 1919.  50,000

Jan.,      1923. 10,000

 

5d.

40 on the sheet.

21 May., 1918.. 20,000

(Note: The sheet of the 5d. was later

reduced to 20, but only for the 6 cents.)

 

6d.

20 on the sheet.

1 May., 1918.  13,000

Dec.,    1921.  10,000

Jan.,    1928.  20,000

 

7d.

40 on the sheet.

25 May.,  1918. 20,000 20 on the sheet

21 Oct.,  1918. 5,700

 

8d.

20 on the sheet.

10 Mar., 1919. 10,000

Dec.,     1921. 5,000

Jan.,     1923. 10,000

 

9d.

20 on the sheet.

12 Aug., 1919. 20,000

8 Nov.,   1920. 5,000

Dec.,     1921.  5,000

 

10d.

20 on the sheet.

Dec., 1921. 10,000

 

11d.

20 on the sheet.

Dec., 1921. 10,000

 

1/-.

40 on the sheet.

26 May.,  1918. 20,000

21 Oct.,  1918. 4,800 20 on the sheet.

30 Oct.,  1919. 5,000

Dec.,      1921. 20,000

 

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½d.

120 on the sheet.

7 July,   1911.   76,000

23 Feb., 1912.  76,080

 

½d.

40 on the sheet.

Sept.,  1921. 100,000

Mar.,    1922. 10,000

 

1d.

120 on the sheet.

22 Jan.,  1910. 20,160

18 May., 1910. 20,160

7 July.,   1911. 76,080

 

1d.

40 on the sheet.

Sept., 1921. 50,000

 

2d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910 5,040 3d. 120 an the sheet.

22 Jan., 1910 10,080

 

3d.

(overprinted 4 cents) 40 on the sheet.

Mar., 1922. 5,000

 

4d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1918. 5,040

 

5d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1918  5,040

 

6d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910  5,040

 

6d.

40 on the sheet.

Sept., 1921. 10.000

 

7d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910. 6,040

 

7d.

40 on the sheet. (overprinted 10 cents.)

Mar., 1922.  2,000

 

8d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910. 5,040

 

9d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910. 5,040

 

10d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910. 5,040

 

11d.

120 on the sheet.

4 June., 1910. 5,040

 

11d.

40 on the sheets

Sept., 1921. 10,000

 

1/-.

120 on the sheet.

22 Jan., 1910. 5,040

 

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1c on ½d.

30 Oct.,   1919.  50,000

 

2c. on 1d.

30 Oct.,  1919.   50,000

Dec.,      1922.   20,000

 

3c. on 2d.

30 Oct.,   1919.   50,000

Oct.,       1922.   20,000

 

4c. on 3d.

30 Oct., 1919.    50,000

Oct.,     1922.    20,000

 

5c. on 4d.

30 Oct., 1919.   50,000

 

6c. Oct., on 5d.

30 Oct., 1919.   10,000

Oct.,     1922.   10,000

 

8c. on 6d.

30 Oct., 1919.  10,000

Oct.,     1922.  20,000

 

10c. on 7d.

30 Oct., 1919.   10,000

Oct.,     1922.   10,000

 

12c. on 8d.

30 Oct., 1919.   10,000

Oct.,     1922.   10,000

 

14c. on 9d.

30 Oct., 1919.   10,000

 

16c. on 10d.

30 Oct.,  1919.  5,000

Oct.,      1922.  10,000

 

18c. on 11d.

30 Oct., 1919.   5,000

 

20c. on 1/-.

30 Oct., 1919.   5,000

Oct.,     1922.   30,000

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Series 6, 1931

Base Perforation is 12.4

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Bassett Hulls account of the Printing records sent to him in a statement

by Bradbury Wilkinson for 1-31 January 1931.

¼d 100,000. 8d 20,000. 3c/2d 100,000. 4c/3d 50,000. 6c/5d 50,000. 10c/7d 30,000

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Series 7, 1931

Base Perforation is 13

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Bassett Hulls account of the Printing records sent to him in a statement

by Waterlow & Sons for 1-31 December 1931.

¼d 200,000. ¾d 200,000. 1d 150,000. 3d 50,000. 1/- 50,000

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