The above image is the complete series of QEII side-face definitives from 1953-1956 including all the shades plus unlisted shades and translucent papers. A complete series of these stamps is seldom seen in this condition, all are mint unhinged and are well centred to superbly centred.
No watermark: Both 1d stamps All 2½d stamps Both 3d stamps 6½d Orange stamp (second last)
Watermark: Both 1953 3½d stamps 1956 6½d Orange & Pale Orange stamps 1956 6½d Dull Yellow Orange stamp 1956 3½d Thin Translucent paper 1956 6½d Thin Translucent paper
I'm partially colour blind, when I originally bought these from a specialist, he had to put a tag beside each detailing the colours, but at the end the result is more than satisfactory, it took me a few years to complete this series.
I'm from Sydney, Australia. I have a friend who lives in Québec. This complete set wasn't easy, I'm very particular about the stamps I buy, resulting in having to wait quite some time to complete a set, but the result is spectacular. I enjoy giving as much of a brief history, and if not possible will type as much information I can remember and find.
Thanks Robert(Bob) robert.... for your response from beautiful Sydney, Australia - New Brunswick (Province) is neighbour to Quebec Province and I did some of my studies in Québec City.......200 miles from my home in N.B. Would be nice if your friend (if a stamper) would be part of our Community and I love your post (series) as I mentioned before, from Australia Stamps and I will not comment on your eyesight difference (as mentioned) - it has nothing pertinent to our Philatelic interests !! Cheers ! René (renden)
Sydney is a beautiful city with its harbour and the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Circular Quay and Port Jackson. I live in the Eastern Suburbs, only a few streets from Bondi Beach. My friend in Canada is also a philatelist as well as his 12 year old daughter, he is a member on another forum.
I will continue adding my collection as there is much to see.