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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.

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

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 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.

KGV Other Stamps

This section lists Brusden-White's numbering and colours of stamps from the "Other King George V" section of the current KGV Catalogue.

KGVI Stamps

This section lists Brusden-White's numbering and colours and shades of stamps from the current King George VI Catalogue.

QEII Pre-Decimal Stamps

This section lists Brusden-White's numbering and colours of stamps from the current Queen Elizabeth II 1952-1966" Catalogue.

QEII Decimal Stamps

This section lists Brusden-White's numbering system, colours and shades of stamps from the current Decimal 1, 2, & 3 Catalogues, covering the period 1966 to 2001 (One hundred years since Federation on 1 January 1901).

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 corrected, together with some added clarifying annotations and additional stamp images.

Miscellaneous Information
 
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 or suggestions, you can contact me at: acsc.history@gmail.com 


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20.1.2021