History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 

King George VI
1937 - 1952

Updated: 13 July 2022



Product List Abbreviations

1937  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
King George VI Definitives
1 May 1937
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
2
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 1
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160 (#1).
1x Sheet of 160, then 80 (#2).

1 - 1d.  Green  Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
2 - 2d.  Scarlet  KG VI, Die 1
Zoological Definitives
2 August 1937
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
6d.  Kookaburra
4
stamp
1s.  Lyrebird
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
3 -  6d.  Kookaburra
4 -   1s.  Lyrebird
King George VI Definitive
2 August 1937
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
5 - 3d.  Blue  KG VI
150th Anniversary of New South Wales
1 October 1937
Product List
Stamp List
6
stamp
2d.  Sydney Cove
7
stamp
3d.  Sydney Cove
8
stamp
9d.  Sydney Cove
Gummed Stamps
3x Sheets of 80.
6 - 2d.  Sydney Cove
7 - 3d.  Sydney Cove
8 - 9d.  Sydney Cove

1938  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Zoological Definitive
2 February 1938
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
4d.  Koala
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
1 - 4d.  Koala
Coronation Robes
1 April 1938
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
5s.  Coronation Robes
3
stamp
10s.  Coronation Robes
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 40 initially, then 80 (#2).
1x Sheet of 80 (#3).

2 -   5s.  Coronation Robes
3 - 10s.  Coronation Robes
King George VI Definitive
20 April 1938
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
4 - 1½d.  Red-Brown  KG VI
King George VI Definitives
1 August 1938
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
6
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 2
Gummed Stamps
2x Sheets of 160 (#5, #6).
2x Coils of 960 (#5, #6).
1x Booklet of 12 (#6).

5 - 1d.  Green  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
6 - 2d.  Scarlet  KG VI, Die 2
Zoological Definitive
1 September 1938
Product List
Stamp List
7
stamp
9d.  Platypus
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.

7 - 9d.  Platypus
Zoological Definitive
3 October 1938
Product List
Stamp List
8
stamp
½d.  Kangaroo
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
2x Coils: 720 & 960.

8 - ½d.  Kangaroo
King George VI Definitive
3 October 1938
Product List
Stamp List
9
stamp
1s.4d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
9 - 1s.4d.  Magenta  KG VI
Coronation Robes
1 November 1938
Product List
Stamp List
10
stamp
£1.  Coronation Robes
Gummed Stamps
2x Sheets: 40 then 80.
10 - £1.  Coronation Robes
Zoological Definitive
1 December 1938
Product List
Stamp List
11
stamp
5d.  Merino
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 80.
11 - 5d.  Merino

1940  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Australian Imperial Forces
15 July 1940
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1d.  Green AIF
2
stamp
2d.  Red AIF
3
stamp
3d.  Blue AIF
4
stamp
6d. Brown AIF
Gummed Stamps
4x Sheets of 80.
1 - 1d.  AIF
2 - 2d.  AIF
3 - 3d.  AIF
4 - 6d.  AIF

1941  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Definitive Surcharges
10 December 1941
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2½d. on 2d.  King George VI
2
stamp
3½d. on 3d.  King George VI
3
stamp
5½d. on 5d.  Merino
Gummed Stamps
2x Sheets of 160 (#1, #2).
1x Sheet of 80 (#3).

1 - 2½d. on 2d.  Scarlet  KG VI
2 - 3½d. on 3d.  Deep Blue  KG VI
3 - 5½d. on 5d.  Marino
King George VI Definitives
10 December 1941
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
5
stamp
1½d.  King George VI
6
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 2
7
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
4x Sheets of 160.
2x Coils of 960 (#4), (#6).

4 -    1d.  Red-Brown  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
5 - 1½d.  Green  KG VI
6 -    2d.  Mauve  KG VI, Die 2
7 -    3d.  Brown  KG VI

1942  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
2½d. King George VI
1 January 1942
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Booklet of 12.

1 - 2½d.  Scarlet  KG VI
5½d. Emu
12 February 1942
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
5½d.  Emu
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
2 - 5½d.  Emu
King George VI Definitive
25 March 1942
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
3½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
3 - 3½d.  Blue  KG VI
1½d. Queen Elizabeth
1 December 1942
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
4 - 1½d.  Green  Queen Elizabeth

1943  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
1d. Queen Elizabeth
1 January 1943
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

1 - 1d.  Brown  QE

1944  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
King George VI Definitive
4 December 1944
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

1 - 2d.  Purple  KG VI

1945  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Arrival of Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
19 February 1945
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2½d.  Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
2
stamp
3½d. Duke &  Duchess of Gloucester
3
stamp
5½d.  Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
Gummed Stamps
3x Sheets of 60.
1 - 2½d.  Duke & Duchess
2 - 3½d.  Duke & Duchess
3 - 5½d.  Duke & Duchess

1946  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Peace
18 February 1946
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2½d.  Crest & Olive Wreath
2
stamp
3½d.  Flag & Dove
3
stamp
5½d.  Peace 1945
Gummed Stamps
3x Sheets of 60.
1 - 2½d.  Crest & Olive Wreath
2 - 3½d.  Flag & Dove
3 - 5½d.  Peace 1945
Centenary of Mitchell's Exploration of Central Queensland
14 October 1946
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
2½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchell
5
stamp
3½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchel
6
stamp
1s.  Sir Thomas Mitchell
Gummed Stamps
3x Sheets of 60.
4 - 2½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchel
5 - 3½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchel
6 -     1s.  Sir Thomas Mitchel

1947  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
150th Anniversary of Newcastle
8 September 1947
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
2½d.  Capt. Shortland
2
stamp
3½d.  Steel Foundry
3
stamp
 5½d. Coal Crane
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160 (#1).
2x Sheets of 60 (#2), (#3).
1 - 2½d.  Capt. Shortland
2 - 3½d.  Steel Foundry
3 - 5½d.  Coal Crane
King George VI Definitive
20 November 1947
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1d.  Wedding of Princess Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

4 - 1d.  Purple  Princess Elizabeth

1948  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
King George VI Definitives
16 February 1948
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1s.3d.  Hereford Bull
2
stamp
2s.  Aboriginal Art Crocodile
Gummed Stamps
2x Sheets of 120.
1 - 1s.3d.  Hereford Bull
2 -       2s.  Aboriginal Art Crocodile
William Farrer
12 July 1948
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
2½d.  Farrer & Wheat Sheaf
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
3 - 2½d.  William Farrer
Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller
13 September 1948
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
2½d.  Von Mueller
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
4 - 2½d.  Von Mueller
Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree
15 November 1948
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
2½d.  Rover Scout
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
5 - 2½d.  Scout Jamboree

1949  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Coat of Arms
11 April 1949
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
5s.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 60.
1 -  5s.  Coat of Arms
Henry Lawson
17 June 1949
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2½d.  Henry Lawson
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
2 - 2½d.  Henry Lawson
1/6d. Hermes
1 September 1949
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
1s.6d.  Hermes
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 120.
3 - 1s.6d.  Hermes

Coat of Arms
3 October 1949
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
10s-.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 60.
4 - 10s.  Coat of Arms

75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union
10 October 1949
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
3½d.  Outback Mail Carrier
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 84.
5 - 3½d.  Outback Mail Carrier
Coat of Arms
28 November 1949
Product List
Stamp List
6
stamp
£1.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 60.
6 - £1.  Coat of Arms
Lord Forrest of Bunbury
28 November 1949
Product List
Stamp List
7
stamp
2½d.  John Forrest
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
7 - 2½d.  Lord Forrest

1950  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
Coat of Arms
16 January 1950
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
£2.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 60.
1 - £2.  Coat of Arms

King George VI Definitive
12 April 1950
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
2 - 2½d.  Scarlet  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
19 June 1950
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
3 - 1½d.  Green  Queen Elizabeth
King George VI Definitives
14 August 1950
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
8½d.  Aborigine
5
stamp
1s.0½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160 (#4).
1x Sheet of 120 (#5).

4 -      8½d.  Aborigine
5 - 1s.0½d.  King George VI
Centenary of Postage Stamps in Australia
21 September 1950
Product List
Stamp List
6
stamp
2½d.  NSW Seal of Colony
7
stamp
2½d.  Queen Victoria
Gummed Stamps
1x Composite Sheet of 160.
......Se-tenant Pair.
View

6 - 2½d.  First NSW Stamp
7 - 2½d.  First Victorian Stamp

1951  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
King George VI Definitive
28 February 1951
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

1 - 3d.  Scarlet  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
28 March 1951
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

2 - 2d.  Green  Queen Elizabeth
50th Anniversary of Foundation of Commonwealth
12 May 1951
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
3d.  Sir Henry Parks
4
stamp
3d.  Sir Edmund Barton
5
stamp
5½d.  Duke of York Opening Parliament
6
stamp
1s.6d.  Parliament House, Canberra
Gummed Stamps
1x Composite Sheet of 160 (#3-4).
..... Se-tenant Pair. View
2x Sheets of 84 (#5), (#6).

3 -      3d.  Sir Henry Parks
4 -      3d.  Sir Edmund Barton
5 -   5½d.  Opening Parliament
6 - 1s.6d.  Parliament House, Canberra
King George VI Definitive
23 May 1951
Product List
Stamp List
7
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
7 - 2½d.  Chocolate  KG VI
Gold & Responsible Government Centenaries
2 July 1951
Product List
Stamp List
8
stamp
3d.  Edward Hargraves
9
stamp
3d.  Charles Latrobe
Gummed Stamps
1x Composite Sheet of 160.
..... Se-tenant Pair.
View

8 - 3d.  Edward Hargraves & Gold
9 - 3d.  Charles Latrobe & Government
King George VI Definitive
31 October 1951
Product List
Stamp List
10
stamp
7½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
10 - 7½d.  Blue  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
14 November 1951
Product List
Stamp List
11
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Coil of 960.

11 - 3d.  Green  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
28 November 1951
Product List
Stamp List
12
stamp
3½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1x Booklet of 12.

12 - 3½d.  Brown  KG VI

1952  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps consecutively numbered on a year by year basis
King George VI Definitive
20 February 1952
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
6½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
1 - 6½d.  Brown  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
19 March 1952
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2s.6d.  Aborigine
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 120.
2 - 2s.6d.  Aborigine
King George VI Definitive
9 April 1952
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
6½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
3 - 6½d.  Green  KG VI
King George VI Definitive
20 May 1952
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
4½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1x Sheet of 160.
4 - 4½d.  Red  KG VI

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