Perth had only one experimental canceller but it was recut twice

Type 1

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Characteristics: The ‘normal’ experimental design with four short bars each side of ‘280’

Proofed: 4th April 1856

EKD: 2nd May 1856 (SPG state having seen 30th April 1856)

LKD: 1st May 1858

Months of Use:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
1856 1 3 1 1 1 5 1
1857 1 1 1 2 2 4 1 3 4 4
1858 3 5 1 3 1

 

Known Codes:

A B C D E F
3 3 5 10 20 7

 

Scarcity Rating: D (Not Common)

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Type 1 Recut 1

wp6426d970_0fCharacteristics: From the narrative in the Proof Books both the handstamp and the codes (the ‘types’) were recut but there is no noticeable difference in the design; hence this being designated as a recut rather than a new Type

Proofed: 19th May 1858

EKD: 27th May 1858

LKD: 15th December 1859

Months of Use:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
1858 2 6 1 6 3 2 4
1859 1 1 2 2 1 4 2 4 3 2 4 1

I have three scanned examples dated 1st September 1885. (see Gallery) and one dated 22nd December 1885. It is assumed that the 5 and the 8 were inserted the wrong way around and in fact  should be 1858. They have therefore been included here under the latter year.

Known Codes:

B C D E F G
4 6 5 23 14 1

 

Scarcity Rating: D (Not Common)

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Type 1 Recut 2

wp440133cd_0fCharacteristics: Again there is no noticeable difference in the design subsequent to this further recut.

Proofed: 29th December 1859 (Kirkwood often inserted the following year in their December Proofs)

EKD: 10th February 1860

LKD: 21st January 1862 (SPG state having seen 14th February 1862)

Months of Use:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
1860 1 1 1 5 7 2 1
1861 3 6 8 4 3 3 2 2 3 1 3
1862 3

 

Known Codes:

A B C D E F G
2 2 15 5 15 14 4

 

Scarcity Rating: D (Not Common)

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