A potential new find
I recently purchased a large holding of Australia King George V used heads (and they look wonderful in a stock book!).
The varieties on the KGV heads can be a life-long obsession for collectors, and it becomes second nature to put every stamp under the glass for a closer look.
Whilst sorting, I came across this stamp. It's SG59a 1½d chocolate, large single watermark, perf 14.
Obviously, the top left corner caught my eye. This looks for all the world like a cracked, if not broken, electro. A closer scan reveals that the top left corner of the stamp is slanted downwards.
The stamp is intact, with no hidden or repaired tears.
I can find no reference to anything this dramatic in the Australian Commonwealth Specialists Catalogue (ACSC - King George V 2007).
If anyone has a significant number of this stamp, please check them. I would appreciate any information about the status of this flaw