December 2015 Society Auction
Lot 4. #82-95, Centenary issue. (Note: Lithographed frames printed from two separate plates. Plate A frames have a small color scratch across the frame lines below the ME of the right CENTIMES. Plate B frames do not have this flaw. Plate A printings are judged to be the official printings. Plate B frames are judged to be unofficial reprints.) This lot has some Plate A and some Plate B values. Seven album pages: (1) an album page with mint singles - portraits are lithographed which marks them as forgeries except the 10c and 50c values. The 10c is Plate B (a reprint). The 50c is genuine; (2) an album page with a set of imperforate singles, these are all Plate B (reprints); (3) an album page missing portraits - all Plate B (reprints); (4) an album page with inverted portraits - all Plate B; (5) an album page with large POST PAYE overprints, most have areas of color flaws obscured. The 7c is genuine, but the overprint looks forged; (6) an album page with small overprint, the 2c is a genuine Plate A example, others are Plate B or not determined; (7) an album page with two upper right pairs with sheet control numbers - these are genuine postal issues. The 5 centime pair is from Plate A. The 2 centimes pair has the "mustache" flaw in the portrait and is the 2c Plate A shade. Color differences are noted especially between Plates A and B printing of 2c and 7c.
Scans of seven pages follow below.