The details addressed from this page are:

Lists of the recorded 2d (1/-) stamp included elsewhere summarise the known date stamps on stamps off cover as well as the known covers with single stamps.

Qld 2d single
The 2d (1/-) violet stamp was an amalgamation of three design components incorporated into the essays. It shows:
  • a central image of the bust of Queen Victoria within a medallion (similar to that included in two of the essays). She has very long earrings;
  • a troopship like that on the second essay (it is leaving the dock not arriving) with troops on board as well as two significant launches rather than a row boat as in the fourth essay);
  • a light horseman (a member of the Queensland Mounted Infantry);
  • a wharf has also been included;
  • on the bottom are the words and figures, " Patriotic Fund (1900) Two Pence."

The postal denomination of 2d covered the inter-colonial rate.

Main details of printing.

Date of issue: 19 June 1900.
Withdrawn from sale: October 1902.
Watermark: Crown over Q (sideways) with two watermarks per stamp.
Perforation: 12.
Number printed: 6,500.
Number issued: 4,020.

Mint stamps now generally have yellow crackly gum.

The basic colour (as shown in catalogues) is violet - see the above example and the multiple.

There is also a more dominant bright purple known on mint stamps.

 

First Day of Issue.

Few examples of First Day of Issue cancellations are known.

The only two recorded examples of a used stamp off cover with a cancellation of 19 June 1900 are shown here.

June 19
Brisbane/Queensland cancellation.
Maryborough FDI
Maryborough/Queensland 70 duplex.

Stanley Gibbons September 2013.

 

Used stamps off cover.

Cancelled examples of the 2d (1/-) stamp off cover are scarce. Indeed some philatelists regard this stamp, if genuinely postally used, as being the scarcest Australian non-error stamp issue for the past 160 years - certainly a big call.

There are at least 19 recorded examples so far - in addition to the FDI cancellation above. Details of all known cancellations are recorded below.

Examples of genuine cancellations are:

Rockhampton
Rockhampton 583 duplex of 21 June 1900 on piece - 2 days after issue.

Prestige Philately August 2004 Lot 617.
Status Auctions February 2007 Lot 1567.

Rock 2 Jly
Rockhampton 583 duplex 2 July 1900.

Millennium Auctions May 2012 Lot 450.


Brisbane
Brisbane 2 July 1900.
Has a horizontal watermark line at the top showing the stamp came from the top row in the sheet.
Prestige Philately October 2007 Lot 473.
BrisbaneBrisbane 29 July 1900.
Unusual octagonal PB cancellation.
Phoenix Auctions November 2009 Lot 1249.
Roma
Roma 24 September 1900.
Matthew Bennett January 2004 Lot 2417.
Stanthorpe
Stanthorpe 6 November 1900.
Prestige Philately September 2011 Lot 241.
   

Nelson
Used with duplex 263 of Nelson.

Sandafayre September 2010.


 

 
There are also a number of examples of false (or at best dubious) cancellations (see also, for example, Prestige Philately October 2007 Lot 471) with others being listed on Ebay. Ebay
Ebay September 2013.

 

1. Date stamps on the 2d (1/-) stamp.

The list below records the clear date stamps on the 2d (1/-) 1900 Queensland Patriotic Fund Charity stamp.
Faint, smudged and incomplete date stamps are not included because of the difficulty in ascertaining their degree of genuineness;

Date on stamp From Notes Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
19 June 1900 Brisbane First Day of Issue. Ebay August 2016.
19 June 1900 Maryborough. First Day of Issue. Stanley Gibbons September 2013
Item P12313012.
21 June 1900 Rockhampton. On piece. Prestige August 2004 Lot 617;
Status February 2007 Lot 1567.
21 June 1900 Rockhampton.   Millennium May 2012 Lot 450.
22 June1900 Charleville Cancel upside down in centre of stamp. Ebay January 2015.
22 June 1900 Mackay.   Matthew Bennett April 2003 Lot 2768.
2 July 1900 Brisbane.   Prestige Philately October 2007 Lot 473.
2 July 1900 Rockhampton.   Millennium May 2012 Lot 450.
22 July 1900 Brisbane
(T.C. cancellation possible CTO).
Cancel is across the left half of the stamp and rotated 135 degrees clockwise. Richard Juzwin.
27 July 1900 Brisbane.   Millennium February 2005 Lot 95;
Status Feb 2007 Lot 1568.
29 July 1900 Brisbane. Unusual octagonal date stamp. Phoenix Auctions November 2009 Lot 1249.
29 July 1900 Warwick. Difficult date to read. Status December 2002 Lot 1046.
15 August 1900 Townsville. On piece with 3d brown. Status February 2012 Lot 1520.
Ebay January 2018.
8 September 1900 Brisbane.    
16 September 1900 Brisbane Registered.   Ebay September 2013.
24 September 1900 Roma.   Matthew Bennett January 2004 Lot 2417.
6 November 1900 Stanthorpe.   Gibbons September 2001 Lot 1326;
Prestige Philately September 2011 Lot 241.
5 December 1900 Gladstone.   Status May 2006 Lot 1349.
  Nelson. Numeral 263 but no date. Sandafayre September 2010.

 

Multiples.

The largest multiple for the 2d (1/-) stamp is a pair (only one recorded).

2d pair 2d (1/-) pair in bright violet - only recorded multiple.
Has reinforcing to perforations on reverse.

Provenance: Bernie Manning.

Rodney Perry 1999 Lot 621.
Prestige Philately June 2009 Lot 1211.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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