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1916 Issue.

Two of the lower value stamps were released in single colour rather that in the previous dual colours. Both are single plate printings on paper with watermark Multiple Crown CA.

 

The actual date of issue is not known, but both have been found used in 1916.

 

SPECIMEN STAMPS.

 

 

THE ISSUED STAMPS.

 

 

THE 5c RETOUCH

 

There is a positional variety on Row 1/8.  It would appear that the top left value tablet was accidentally left blank and a new value was engraved by hand.  This retouch appears on all printings of the single plate printings of the 5c value. In the variety, the five is made up of vertical lines whereas normally it has a smooth impression.