What is value of a "5 d" Queen Elizabeth II postage stamp issued by Australia?
by David Colson
(Glendale, California, USA)
The stamp has never been mounted (unhinged) in a stamp album. The stamp has never been used (un-franked). The Queen's image faces to the right border of the stamp. The black ink monochromatic markings on the stamp vary in density and style showing a "gray-scale" on an off-white stamp paper stock, which portrays a framed image of the Queen wearing an interlinked, ringlet-styled jeweled crown. The country name "AUSTRALIA" is blocked, banner-style, at the bottom of the stamp, under the "head & shoulder" image of the Queen and enclosed in a full-stamp border which matches and surrounds the framing of the Queen's image. There are 13 equally spaced rose-like buttons fastening the inner frame and the immediately adjacent outer frame boarders. The "5d" face value of the stamp is shown in the upper left corner of the stamp, within the double framing and located directly behind the Queen's crown.
I do not know, but would like to know, the year that the stamp was made(?) and subsequently issued(?).