This is specific to the Kangaroo/Koala 45c stamps in the set.
Scott pretty much lists 4 different sets for this series but isn't all that clear on how to differentiate between them. Further my album pages even mention a phosphor pattern on a reprint of the self-adhesives.
I am assuming that the three water activate gums series of these are differentiated by a date in small print on the stamp (1994 vs 1996) and the two different colours on the panel for the 1996 issue. It is the self adhesive that has me more stumped. How can someone tell a phosphor pattern on one of these series versus a non-phosphor patterned stamp?
I must admit to not actually looking too hard at this issue except to collect both the peel and stick version and the sheet stamp version. I just had a quick look in my SG cat and it has a pretty good description of what you spaek. I will scan the page tomorrow for you if no-one else has done it by then.
There were numerous printings of this issue, sheet stamps which are lick and stick, and two printers of the peel and stick version. The phosphor that you speak of is easily identified using a UV lamp apparently.
There were several reprints done for this issue and these are identified usually in the selvedge of the sheets by a symbol of a koala or kangaroo but the catalogue does make mention of a 1996 date printed on the stamp.
Hopefully the SG page might clear it up for you but I'm off to bed now.
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