$5 Brass Bridge

Stamp Description
Pyramid with Empire Blue on White Brass Bridge Four Hippos Rampant with Wizard, Watchman, Waif and Assassin in Circular Frame bordered by $5 White on Blue in Shield Anglais Dexter and Patrician Profile facing Dexter White on Blue in Shield Anglais supported by Scroll with the Motto POSTAGE REVENUE bordered by Cabbages.

Notes:   Issued in the Year of the Prawn   [ Album Page ]
Also known as the Blue Triangle. The stamps were never made available as a sheet.
There are subtle aspects to the stamp such as the ethereal staff of the wizard. As Muba says these type of differences are artefacts and not intentional sports or major errors.

Influences:
The $5 Brass Bridge triangular shape has echoes in the Cape of Good Hope 4 penny stamp.
Cape of Good Hope 4p : Stamps were first issued by the colony on 1 September 1853. The two stamps that were issued were a one penny in brick-red and a four pence in blue. They were printed by Messrs Perkins, Bacon & Co in London. The original die for these stamps was cut by William Humphrys, an engraver employed by Perkins Bacon. Sheets of a special handmade paper, measuring 282 mm by 536 mm, were used to print 240 stamps per sheet. The stamps were issued imperforate.

Estonian flight stamps : 5 mark, 10 mark, 15 mark, 20 mark and 45 mark Monoplane in Flight Imperforate Triangles issued by Estonia in 1924.

Galleries:       Issue Year       and       Issue Type

Images and Documents:
Test perforations A pyramid of stamps including a sport with Bath and Wincanton perforations

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SHS Ref:SHS-AM0008-Ab
Name:$5 Brass Bridge
Type:Common
Released:9 July 2004
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):48 wide by 25 high
Perf:Bath 12/2cm
Availability:LBE only
Notes:490 of both perforations issued
Proof Sheet:shp0012
Copyright 2010-2018 © Discworld Emporium
SHS Ref:SHS-AM0008-Aw
Name:$5 Brass Bridge
Type:Common
Released:9 July 2004
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):48 wide by 25 high
Perf:Wincanton 10/2cm
Availability:LBE only
Proof Sheet:shp0012
Copyright 2010-2018 © Discworld Emporium
SHS Ref:SHS-AM0008-Bb
Name:$5 Brass Bridge Sport
Type:Sport  Differences
Differences:Head of the Patrician is upside down
Released:9 July 2004
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):48 wide by 25 high
Perf:Bath 12/2cm
Availability:LBE only
Notes:10 of both perforations
Copyright 2010-2018 © Discworld Emporium
SHS Ref:SHS-AM0008-Bw
Name:$5 Brass Bridge Sport
Type:Sport  Differences
Differences:Head of the Patrician is upside down
Released:9 July 2004
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):48 wide by 25 high
Perf:Wincanton 10/2cm
Availability:LBE only

Keywords: Five Dollars Bath Perforation Triangle Brass Bridge ;

 

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