This is when CTO is useful. The CTO versions are a lot cheaper! Very good for gaps and the unaffordable items. But it is still the aim of most to collect reasonable mint or postal used specimens. The high values prior to 1892 and their derivatives were lithographed by Blades, East and Blades of London. They continued to be designed by Thomas McDonald. Here I have shown a selection. In case you wondered, the brown $5 stamp was a colour trial before deciding on the final colour of the stamp.