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Victoria Railway Fee Stamps

ISSN 1836-0084

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Constantly updated as information and prices are sourced. Prices are in Australian $

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The Watermarks

Hollow Numeral Watermarks shown as:  2 or 10, others by 'type'

              [type V1]                       [type V2]                 [type V3]                     [type V4]                  [type V5]                     [type V6]

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 Perforation Notes

Three listed line perforation machines were in use to 30 June 1901, none measure an accurate 12, 12½ or 13.

You need to base your measurements for perforations as follows:

Perf 12 will read 11½-12 [never over 12].

Perf 12½ will read 12¼-12½ [never over 12½]

Perf 13 will read 12½-13.

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1876 Echuca

1876 No Watermark Line Perf 12 Mint x 2

d-$80.00 1d-$80.00 2d-$80.00 3d-$80.00 6d-$125.00

NOTE:These 5 are bogus.

Full sheets of 6 and 12 are in the marketplace.

No used copies have surfaced.

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1877 Counterfoils

1877 [1 October] Watermark V1 [sideways] Line Perf 12. 9d value found with and without control numbers issued concurrently

Larger top half only 9d-$150.00 9d[no control numbers]-$100.00 1/6d-$200.00 2/3d-$250.00 3/--$300.00 4/6d-$400.00 6/--$1,000.00

Imperf Between 9d-$5,000.00

Imperf Proof $500ea

Set joined pairs mint-$4,000.00

Set joined pairs mint overprinted Specimen-$5,000.00

Used joined pairs Add top and bottom pricing and double

Owners risk 'signed', Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

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1877 [1 October] Watermark V1 [sideways] Line Perf 12. Receipt only. This smaller portion never traveled on the train

Smaller bottom receipt half only 9d-$100.00 9d[no control numbers]-$80.00 1/6d-$180.00 2/3d-$200.00 3/--$250.00 4/6d-$300.00 6/--$400.00

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1877 Owner's Risk Newspapers Only

Lattice Security Grid

'Newspaper Only'

Lattice background [printed separate] with colourless parts of the lattice forming the denomination:

                                                                                  D

'ThrEE' [with a 'D' top right]

1877 [1 October] Watermark V1. Line Perf 12¼ Mint x 2

3d-$100.00

Specimen $150.00

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1878 Owner's Risk

Lattice Security Grid

Owners risk 'signed' Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

GREY Embossed lattice background with colourless parts of the lattice forming the denomination:

                                                            D                                     D

'T W O' [with a 'D' top right]    'S I X'  [with a 'D' top right] etc

1878 [January] Watermark V1 or V2. Line Perf 12 Mint x 2

1d-$120.00 2d-$130.00 3d-$100.00 6d-$150.00

Specimen set $600.00

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1879 Cloak Room Parcel Ticket

A 3d design from three city stations is recorded; Spencer St, Princess Bridge & Flinders St

b/w photocopy

1879 [1 July] No Watermark [also see 1899 issue below]

3d-$300.00 

3d[handstamped SPECIMEN Spencer St, Princess St or Flinders St with counterfoil]-$350.00ea 

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1879 Board of Land & Works

 

Owners risk 'signed' Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

1d to 9d has similar frames as does the 1/- to 5/-

Note: Two character security code [varies by value see below] top left & bottom right

1d - 9d Lattice background incorporates value on two lines as shown below

1                1                         IX             IX

ONE PENNY                           NINE PENCE

1/- - 3/- Lattice background incorporates value on two lines as shown below

ONE

SHILLING

4/- - 5/- Lattice background incorporates value on a single line as shown below

FOUR

1879 [1 July] Watermark VI. Line Perf 12-13. Mint same price

1d-$50.00 2d-$50.00 3d-$50.00 6d-$100.00 9d-[1 July 1881] $150.00 1/--$150.00 2/--$150.00 3/--$250.00 5/--$300.00

Specimen set $4500.00 [1881][2 different overprint sets recorded, Kellow, Turner & McCredie type 13 & 14]

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1881 [1 July] Watermank Numeral  2 or 10. Security under-grid Line Perf 12-13. Mint same price

2/--$300.00

4/--$500.00

Specimen [2 different 4/- overprints, Kellow, Turner & McCredie type 13 & 14] [1882]-$800.00ea

Specialised Colour listing - Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last [all with print shade variations]:

                            Corner security codes

1d green/white                 A9

2d violet/white                 CF

3d blue/blue                    HH

6d rose/white-rose           NS

9d magenta/pale yellow     LO

1/- green/yellow              A9

2/- grey-blue/pink            CF

3/- yellow/blue                HH

4/- purple/green              RS

5/- green/drab                OO

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1882

Lattice Background Removed. Note: these are NOT faded background

Owners risk 'signed' Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

1882 [1 March] Watermark V1 or V2. Line Perf 12-13 Mint x 2. In later additions to this series the 1½d & 8d has a different Coat of Arms

d-$20.00 1d-$100.00 1d-$300.00 3d-$150.00 6d-$150.00 8d-$200.00 9d-$200.00 10d-$200.00 1/--$200.00 2/--$350.00

Specimen set $1000.00 less the below 4 values [Several fonts noted]

½d & 10d added Jan 1882 & 1d & 8d added March 1882 [different frames with no security codes] Specimen set of only these 4 values  $4000.00

On VI paper d, 1d, 3d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-

On VII paper d, 2d, 8d, 10d

Sheets of mint remainders of the d value are in the market place

Specialised Colour listing - Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last [all with print shade variations]:

½d purple-brown/white

1d green/green

1½d pale violet/white

3d blue/blue

6d rose/white

8d magenta/white

9d brown/yellow

10d bistre/white

1/- green/off-white

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1887 Medallion

Printed black on coloured paper

Owners risk 'signed' Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

1887 Watermark V1 or V2 or V3. Line Perf 12 or 12¼ or 13 x 2. Inverted Wmk x 2 Sideways Wmk x 4. Mint x 2

d-$80.00 1d-$30.00 1d-$150.00 2d-$60.00 3d-$30.00 6d-$30.00 8d-$30.00 9d-$30.00 10d-$30.00 1/--$25.00 2/--$80.00 3/--$125.00

Specimen set $3000.00

Specialised Colour listing - Black design on coloured paper

½d lilac

1d greenish

1½d pale lemon

2d white

3d light blue

3d blue [shades]

3d grey

6d pink

8d buff

9d deep rose

10d grey

1/- lemon

1/- off white x3

2/- grey

3/- salmon

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Printed various colours on white paper

Owners risk 'signed' Commissioners risk 'unsigned'

1887 Watermark V2 or V3. Line Perf 12 or 12 or 13 x 2. Inverted Wmk x 2 Sideways Wmk x 4. Mint x 2.

NOTE: Issued synchronously with above 1887 issue.

1d-$30.00 2d-$30.00 5d-$30.00 6d-$30.00 8d-$30.00 10d-$30.00 1/--$25.00 2/--$200.00 3/--$125.00

Specialised Colour listing - Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

1d yellow green/pale greenish yellow

1d apple green/white

2d blue/white

2d blue/off white

2d slate blue/white x2

5d vermillion/white

6d grey blue/pale pink

8d slate blue/pale turquoise green

10d blue/blue

1/- blue/pale greenish yellow

2/- red/pale rose

3/- red/blue

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1899 Cloak Room Parcel Ticket

    

Note: 2d has Government Printer Imprint at right

1899 Watermark V4 Line Perf 12¼ mint only

2d-$600.00[with imprint]

3d[3d surcharged 3d in black on 2d]-unseen

4d[c1904][4d surcharged in red on 3d surcharged 3d in black on 2d]-$550.00

4d[c1920][4d surcharged in red on 3d black, COMPLETE Pair as picture above. Right side claim receipt is ungummed]-$300.00

Stations recorded:

2d, Prince's-Bridge

4don3don2d: Ballarat

4don3d: Flinders-Street

1d Proof of a counterfoil Luggage-Room Ticket [Cloak Room] Mauve on thin yellowish paper, imperf-$600.00

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1902 Cypher

Printed black on coloured paper

1902-c1905 Watermark V4. Line Perf 11, 12. Inverted Wmk x 2. Mint x 2 6d found on both white and coloured paper

d-$100.00 1d-$8.00 3d-$8.00 6d-$8.00 8d-$15.00 9d-$10.00 10d-$15.00 1/--$10.00 2/--$30.00

Specialised Colour listing - Black design on coloured paper

½d lilac

1d pale dull green

3d light blue

6d pink

6d white x5

8d buff

9d rose

10d grey

1/- lemon

2/- pale slate purple

Recorded Perf 11 -½d, 1d, 3d ,6d, 8d, 9d, 10d, 1/-, 2/-

Recorded Perf 12¼ - ½d, 1d, 3d, 6d, 8d, 9d, 1/-, 2/-

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Printed various colours on white or coloured paper

1902-1917 Watermark V4. Line Perf 12 or Perf 11 x3. Inverted or Sideways Wmk x 2. Perfins x 5. Mint x 2

d-$150.00 1d-$8.00 2d-$8.00 3d-$8.00 5d-$8.00 6d-$8.00 8d-$10.00 9d-$10.00 10d-$15.00 1/--$10.00 2/--$50.00

NOTE: Issued synchronously with above 1902 issue.

Specialised Colour listing - Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

½d red/lilac

1d scarlet/pale dull green

1½d /pale lemon, reported but unseen

2d blue/white

3d carmine red/light blue

3d rose red/light blue

5d vermillion/off white

5d orange red/off white

5d rose red/off white

6d carmine/rose

8d red/buff

9d rose red/light grey

10d lake/grey

1/- red/yellow

1/- red/rose [unseen]

2/- red/rose

Recorded Perf 11 -2d, 5d, 1/- All perf 11 copies x3

Recorded Perf 12¼ - ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 5d, 6d, 8d, 9d, 10d, 1/-, 2/-

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1917 Wing's

Colour Die Proofs

10d - Unadopted Design

1915 [22 October] Die Proof Colour Trials on plain gummed paper

10d-$600.00[each] [2 copies recorded]

10d carmine-red

Blank-$250.00 [each] [2 of each of the below 12 colour recorded]

1d vermillion, 2d dull blue-green, 3d greenish yellow, 4d chalky blue, 4d (B) bistre, 5d yellow-orange, 6d dull claret, 7d mauve, 8d olive-green, 9d light green. 3s grey-olive, 5s deep grey-blue. [Values listed here are by pencil notations by either the printer or a colloctor]

Blank with overprint-$250.00[each] Orange & Red-Orange [1 of each colour recorded] overprinted 'VICTORIAN RAILWAYS '

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Issued Stamps

Accepted design has MELBOURNE removed, horizontal background lines added, part outer value ring cleared & blank station name cartouche added

Type I [double inner circle]

1917 [1 December] Watermark V2 or V3 or V4 or V5. Roulette 7. For Perf 11, 12, Compound Perf/Roulette, see below. Wmk inv x 2 or Sideways x 5. Mint x 3 Type I

d-$150.00 1d-$30.00 2d-$40.00 3d-$35.00 4d-$20.00 5d-$40.00 6d-$20.00 7d-$25.00 8d-$30.00 9d-$40.00 10d-$40.00 11d-$40.00 1/--$25.00 1/6d-$50.00 2/--$20.00 3/--$60.00 5/--$100.00

Roulette 7 Specialised Colour listing:

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

d blue/white [compound perf & roul]

1d green/white x3

1d red/pale green

2d turquoise blue/white

2d turquoise green/white

3d yellow olive/white

3d pale green/white

4d lake/blue

4d carmine/blue

5d orange/off white

5d yellow orange/ white

6d red/rose

6d carmine/rose

7d brown purple/white x2

7d light brown purple/white

8d yellow brown/white x2

8d scarlet/yellow

9d lilac/white x2

9d carmine/off white X3

9d carmine/grey lilac

10d salmon/white x4

10d emerald/white

10d green/white

10d red/drab x4

11d bronze green/white x2

11d carmine red/yellow brown

1/- red/yellow x4

1/- yellow/white

1/- chrome yellow/white

1/- deep yellow/white x2

1/6d grey/white x4

1/6d carmine/grey x3

1/6d brown red/grey

2/- red/rose x2

2/- scarlet/off white

2/- red/off white

3/- black/white x2

3/- grey/white

5/- blue/white

Perfins x5

Can you add to this list of colours? if so please contact Dave

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Perforated Issues

Type I [double inner circle]

1917 [1 December] Watermark V2 or V3 or V4 or V5. Perf 11 [appears scarce] or 12¼. Mint x 2 Type I

½d-$150.00 4d-$75.00 6d-$75.00 8d-$75.00 11d-$150.00 1/--$50.00 5/--$100.00

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

½d blue/white 12¼

2d turquoise blue/white 11

3d olive/white 12¼

4d carmine/blue 12¼

6d carmine/rose 12¼

8d yellow brown/white 12¼

8d red/yellow 12¼

9d carmine/grey lilac 12¼

10d green/white 11

10d red/drab

11d bronze green/white 12¼

1/- chrome yellow/white 12¼

5/- blue/white p11

Can you add to this list of colours? if so please contact Dave

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Compound Perforation

Type I [double inner circle]

1917 [1 December] Watermark V2. Compound perf 12¼ x roul 7. Mint x 2 Type I

6d-$150.00

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

6d red/rose

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Crown over A Watermarked Paper

1922 Watermark Crown/A Roulette 7. Mint x 2 Type I

2d-$300.00 3d-$300.00 11d-$300.00 2/--$300.00

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

2d blue/white

3d green/white

11d ?/white

2/- red/off white

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1934 Wing's

Security Tint Underprint in grey

Type II [single inner circle]

1934 [June] Watermark V2 or V3 or V4 or V5. Wmk V2 x 3. Roulette 7. For Perf 11, 12¼, Compound Perf/Roulette, see below. Wmk Inv x 2 or Sideways x 5. Mint x 2 Types I & II

1d-$10.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 4d-$15.00 5d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 7d-$10.00 8d-$15.00 9d-$20.00 10d-$25.00 11d-$25.00 1/--$15.00 1/6d-$30.00 2/--$30.00 3/--$40.00 5/--$30.00

All Type I except 1d, 2d, 3d & 11d found Type II [see specialised listing below]

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Specimen

Type 1 only

1934 [June] Watermark V5. Roulette 7 Type I

1/6d-$300.00 [each]

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

1/6d olive green/white

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Notes:

SPECIMEN. [with stop] on No station name

Beware SPECIMEN [no stop] Forgeries see CAUTION notice below

SPECIMEN FORGERIES

CAUTION Bogus sets [type I with security under-print only] exist with forged SPECIMEN hand-stamp onto mint remainders. Easily spotted as the forgery has no stop, and the idiot forger used remainder stamps with different station names. Some auction houses have sold these as genuine! If found place in the bin!

True Specimen overprints are those found only on progressive proofs, prior to the station name being printed and always on the 1st issued colour i.e. 1/6d, The true specimen has full stop and is overprinted on the green issue not the brown red as is seen in the forgeries.

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Roulette Specialised Colour listing Types I & II:

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

1d carmine red/pale apple green x2

1d red brown /white TypeII x10

1d bluish violet/pale sage green x2

1d purple/white TypeII x2

1d violet/white TypeII

2d green/white x2

2d blue green/white

2d turquoise blue/white DII x2

3d emerald/white x2

3d emerald/white TypeII

3d green/pale rose

3d yellow olive/white x3

4d carmine red/light blue

4d brown red/light blue

5d orange/white

5d pink/white x10

6d carmine/rose

6d green/white x2

7d brown purple/white

7d brown/white

8d scarlet/pale greenish yellow

8d red/pale greenish yellow

8d bluish violet/pale greenish x2

8d brown/white x5

9d carmine/lilac

9d scarlet/drab

9d magenta/white x2

10d bistre/white x2

10d yellow olive/white x2

10d green/white

10d blue green/white

10d red/drab x5

11d bronze green/white x4

11d scarlet/ochre

11d red/ochre

11d carmine/ochre TypeII x2

11d red/ochre TypeII x2

1/- yellow/white

1/6d green/white x2

1/6d olive green/white x2

1/6d brown red/slate grey

1/6 grey/white x10

2/- carmine/off white

2/- buff/off white x3

3/- black/white

3/- grey/white

5/- blue/white

5/- pale blue/white

Perfins x5

Can you add to this list of colours? if so please contact Dave

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Perforated Issues

1934 [June] Watermark V5. Perforated 11 Mint x 2 Type I

5/--$75.00

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

5/- blue/white

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Compound Perforation

1934 [June] Watermark V5. Compound perf 11 x roul 7. Mint x2 Type I

1/--$150.00

1/- yellow/white

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1941 [16 October] Watermark V5. Roulette 7 Mint x 2 Type I

10d on 10d-$35.00

Colour of printing first / Colour of paper last

10d on 10d green/white

10d on 10d pale green/white

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1941 Numeral

Printed various colours on coloured paper

1941 Watermark V5. On white & coloured papers. Security Underprint Roulette 7 Mint same price

1d-$8.00 2d-$8.00 3d-$8.00 4d-$10.00 5d-$8.00 6d-$8.00 7d-$8.00 8d-$8.00 9d-$8.00 11d-$8.00 1/--$8.00 2/--$8.00 3/--$8.00

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Printed red on white or black on white paper

1941 Watermark V5. Security Underprint Roulette 7 Mint same price

Red on white:

1d-$10.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 3d-$300.00 4d-$30.00 5d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 7d-$10.00 8d-$15.00 9d-$15.00 11d-$15.00 1/--$20.00 2/--$30.00

Black on white:

1d-$100.00 4d-$100.00 These 3 values black on white paper represent a new find [2017] by Jon Tiernan

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1953 Numeral

Design Change

1953 Watermark V5. On white & coloured papers. Security Underprint Roulette 7 Mint x 2. Security print Sideways x 2, Inverted x 2

1d-$10.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 4d-$10.00 5d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 7d-$10.00 8d-$10.00 9d-$10.00 10d-$10.00 11d-$15.00 1/--$15.00 1/6d-$10.00 2/--$15.00 3/--$15.00 5/--$15.00 10/--$60.00

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1958 Numeral

   

   

Design Change

1958 Watermark V5. Line Perf 11x11

1d-$6.00 2d-$8.00 3d-$6.00 4d-$6.00 5d-$6.00 6d-$6.00 7d-$6.00 8d-$6.00 9d-$6.00 10d-$6.00 11d-$8.00 1/--$5.00 1/6d-$6.00 2/--$8.00 3/--$8.00 4/--$30.00 5/--$10.00 10/--$10.00

10/- dark blue or pale blue

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1966 Decimal

1966 [14 February] Watermark V5 [upright or inverted]. Cream paper Perf 11x11. Rare stations can command a premium

1c-$4.00 2c-$4.00 3c-$4.00 4c-$4.00 5c-$4.00 6c-$4.00 7c-$4.00 8c-$4.00 9c-$4.00 10c-$4.00 15c-$4.00 20c-$4.00 25c-$4.00 30c-$4.00 40c-$4.00 50c-$4.00 60c-$4.00 70c-$4.00 80c-$4.00 90c-$4.00 $1-$6.00 $2-$8.00

15c Jan 1968, 25c 5 June 1972, $2 1975

USED copies with railway cancels x 3

Sheets of mint remainders are in the market place, prices are for mint copies

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1976 [June] No Watermark white paper Perf 11x11. Rare stations can command a premium

5c-$3.00 10c-$3.00 20c-$3.00 25c-$4.00 30c-$3.00 40c-$3.00 50c-$3.00 60c-$3.00 70c-$3.00 80c-$3.00 90c-$3.00 $1-$5.00

Sheets of mint remainders are in the market place, prices are for mint copies

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1977 No Watermark white paper gum Arabic Perf 11x11. Rare stations can command a premium.

5c-$3.00 10c-$3.00 20c-$3.00 30c-$3.00 40c-$3.00 50c-$3.00 60c-$3.00 70c-$3.00 80c-$3.00 90c-$3.00 $1-$3.00 $2-$4.00 $5-$6.00

$5 May 1978

1968 [18 July] NEW SOUTH WALES in place of station name Set-$25.00

Sheets of mint remainders are in the market place, prices are for mint copies

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1972 Green Star

Priority Parcel

  

1972-1985 No Watermark white paper Roulette 10. Mint x 2

50c-$15.00 $1-$8.00

50c[pairs]-$45.00

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1981

New Design

1981 [27 August] No Watermark Security Underprint on white paper, Perf 11x11 Mint x 2. Rare station overprints can command a premium

5c-$1.00 10c-$1.00 20c-$1 30c-$1.00 40c-$1.00 50c-$1.00 60c-$1.00 70c-$1.00 80c-$1.00 90c-$1.00 $1-$2.00 $2-$2.00 $5-$3.00

1981 16 sets are known numbered from 00001-000016 Set 13-$40.00

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1984

State Transport Authority added

1984 No Watermark Security Underprint on white paper, Perf 11x11 Mint x 2. Rare station overprints can command a premium

5c-50c 10c-50c 20c-50c 30c-50c 40c-50c 50c-50c 60c-50c 70c-50c 80c-50c 90c-50c $1-$2.00 $2-$2.00 $5-$3.00

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1972 Cash Register

 PC [Priority Carriage] LO [Local Victoria]

Security Underprint VR up or down gummed paper

Month in Roman Numerals

1972 Security Underprint yellow paper imperf price with roman numeral for 'month' same

Various values-$10.00

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1977

Plain paper

1977 No Watermark yellow plain paper imperf from 10/1977

Various values-$10.00

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1972

  

M. 21 Specimen showing parcel going to Canberra i.e. * [Cash] PC [Priority Carriage] VC [Victoria] NS [New South Wales] AC [Canberra ANR]

Also known DE [Delivery to door] CH [Charge Account] QL [Queensland] SA [south Australia] CO [Australian National Railways] WA [Western Australia]

1972-1980 No Watermark yellow paper imperf 1c Specimen on plain gummed paper

Various codes & values-$15.00

1c-Specimen-$20.00

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1980

1c Specimen Security Underprint VR up or down gummed paper

1980-1985 Security Underprint yellow paper imperf

Various codes & values-$25.00

1c-Specimen-$30.00

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1982

Yellow paper roll

1982 plain yellow paper zig-zag roulette x imperf

Various values-$8.00

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Samples of Meters. Several different varieties are known

SPECIMEN

Red or Blue

 

 

Price by collector negotiation or approx $10-$50 each

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