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.

Specifically, it examines the evolution of the Stamp Shade Names and associated Reference Numbers for the Kangaroo and King George V Head Stamps.

Catalogue History

 
This section covers the various 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 summarised list of the Editions, Publishers, Editors, and Catalogue Formats on a yearly basis.

Catalogue Introductions


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

Kangaroo Shades


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

KGV Head Shades


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

KGV 1d. Red Shades


This section contains a complete list of the 1d. Red KGV shades on a specialised basis.  Each shade is listed by its "G" number, together with the corresponding catalogue reference number, and includes the Chief Extra Shades within each Shade Group.

State Stamp Lists


This is a simplified listing of the Australian Colonies (State) stamps based on Section A of the 1990 update to Brusden-White's 1988 Loose-Leaf Catalogue.  A number of errors and omissions in the original publication have been corrected and some clarifying annotations added.

Miscellaneous
 
This is a developing section containing general background information on items such as Watermarks, Dies, Paper types, Perforations, Colours & Shades, Reference books, etc. 

Website Status

This is a privately owned 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 if you find this website useful, you can email me at: acsc.history@gmail.com 


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