The Specimen is a love/hate stamp; it isn’t everyone's choice of stamp, but it does complete a set if there are specimens to that particular set; whether they be colonial, post federation pre-decimal or decimal issues.
The original definition of a specimen stamp is a postage stamp or postal stationery indicium (showing that postage has been prepaid by the sender) sent to postmasters and postal administrations so that they are able to identify valid stamps and to avoid forgeries.
The majority of specimens after 1966 are worth less than face value as they were intentionally manufactured for collectors only.
Whenever any part of my collection is too large to upload, a link will be provided to display the collection.
The Specimens in my collection range from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. There are only 2 Specimens in the Queen Victoria collection to date; I do not believe that any Specimens of King George V were ever printed; all but the King George VI £1 Coronation (still looking for a well centred one) and all but one 10/- Specimen paper and perforation variety of Queen Elizabeth II including paper types, perforation types and a very scarce Specimen position are displayed.
There are in total 57 Specimens on display, the link will be automatically up-dated when more Specimens are added to the collection.