History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
                                                                         
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The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue


Generally

This website collates information on the history and development of the Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue, from its inception in 1926 to the present.

In particular, it examines the evolution of the Stamp Shades (names and shade numbers) for the Kangaroo and King George V "Head" Stamps in detail.

Catalogue History

 
This section covers the changes and improvements introduced over the years, as well as background information on the forerunner to the ACSC Catalogue.  It includes an examination of the Editions, Editors, Publishers, Owners, and the Catalogue Numbering System.

Catalogue List

This is a concise list of the Editions, Publishers, Editors, and Catalogue Formats, set out on a yearly basis.

Catalogue Introductions


This section contains the Introductions from each edition, to provide an insight into the development of the Catalogue, the state of the stamp market and the philatelic outlook at the time of publication.

Catalogue Covers

This section comprises a pictorial display of the front cover of the Catalogues throughout the years.

Kangaroo Shades


This section contains a complete list (from the first edition on) of the Kangaroo & Map stamps, by catalogue edition, shade names and shade reference numbers.

KGV Head Shades


This section contains a complete list (from the first edition on) of the King George V 'Head' stamps, by catalogue edition, shade names and shade reference numbers.

KGV 1d. Red "G" Shades


This section contains a complete specialised summary (from the first edition on) of the 1d. Red KGV shades based on their "G" number.  The shade names, corresponding catalogue reference numbers, and all the Chief Extra Shades are listed.

Pre-Decimal Stamps

Three sections contain Brusden-White's current numbering, colours and shades of stamps from the "Other King George V", "King George VI", and the "Queen Elizabeth II 1952-1966" Catalogues.

Decimal Stamps

This is a general information section containing Brusden-White's Stamp numbers based on the Decimal 1, 2, & 3 Catalogues.

State Stamps


This is a simplified listing of the Australian Colonies (State) stamps based on Section A of the 1990 update to 1988 Loose-Leaf Catalogue.  A small number of errors and omissions in the original publication have been amended and some clarifying annotations and additional stamp images added.

Miscellaneous
 
This developing section contains stamp related information covering Watermarks, Dies, Paper Types, Perforations, Printers, Naming Colours & Shades, Stanley Gibbon's Shades, Brusden White's Shades, One Penny Red KGV Shades, Reference Books, reference Websites, etc. 

Website Status

This is a privately owned hobby website. It is access free and has no sales or advertising.  It is being updated as time permits and as information becomes available.

If you find any errors or omissions; or have any comments, suggestions or information suitable for inclusion, or even if you find this website useful....you can contact me at: acsc.history@gmail.com 


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