History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 


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.

It examines, in detail, the evolution of Stamp Shade Names and Numbers for the Kangaroo and King George V "Head" Stamps. 

It also includes ancillary and associated information on Australian Stamps & Publications.

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, and Owners; as well as the various Numbering Systems used.

Catalogue List

A concise list of the various Editions, Publishers, Editors, and Catalogue Formats on a yearly basis.

Catalogue Covers

This section comprises a pictorial display of the Catalogue Covers throughout the years.

Catalogue Introductions

This section consists of the Introductions from each edition.  These can provide an insight into the development of the Catalogue, the state of the Stamp Market, and the Philatelic Outlook at the time.

Kangaroo Shades

This section contains a complete list of the Kangaroo & Map Stamp shade names and reference numbers from every catalogue issued since the 1926 first edition.

KGV Head Shades

This section contains a complete list of the King George V 'Head' stamp shade names and reference numbers from every catalogue issued since the 1926 first edition.

KGV 1d. Red "G" Shades

This section contains a complete specialised summary 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, from every catalogue issued since the 1926 first edition.

Australian Stamp Lists

Comprehensive illustrated lists of all Colonial State and Australian stamps from the 1850 until the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. It also includes current and former Dependencies, Territories, and Mandates. 

Stamp Publications

An illustrated listing of Stamp Publications, including Australia Post's current and discontinued publications, including Stamp Bulletin, Philatelic Bulletin, Stamp News Copy, Stamp Preview, Junior Stamp Preview, Stamp Explorer, as well as Norfolk Island Philatelic Bulletin Newsletters.  It also includes Stamp Replica Cards, Abandoned Stamp Cards, and Unadopted Stamp Essays Sheetlets.

Miscellaneous Information
 
This 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 website. It is access free and has no advertising. Please note: I do not buy, sell , value or authenticate stamps. 
If you find any errors or omissions; or have any comments or suggestions, please contact me at: acsc.history@gmail.com

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