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King George VI Stamps

1937 - 1952
LISTED BY DATE OF ISSUE

Updated: 2 May 2021



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
1 Sheet of 160 (#1).
1 Sheet of 160, then 80 (#2).

1 - 1d.  Green Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
2 - 2d.  Scarlet King George VI, Die 1
Zoological Definitives
2 August 1937
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
6d.  Kookaburra
4
stamp
1/-.  Lyrebird
Gummed Stamps
2 Sheets of 80.
3 -  6d.  Kookaburra
4 - 1/-.  Lyrebird
King George VI Definitive
2 August 1937
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
3d.  Blue King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
5 - 3d.  Blue King George 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
3 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
1 Sheet of 80.
1 - 4d.  Koala
Coronation Robes
1 April 1938
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
5/-.  Coronation Robes
3
stamp
10/-.  Coronation Robes
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 40 initially, then 80 (#2).
1 Sheet of 80 (#3).

2 -   5/-.  Coronation Robes
3 - 10/-.  Coronation Robes
King George VI Definitive
20 April 1938
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 80.
4 - 1½d.  Red-Brown King George 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
2 Sheets of 160.
1 Coil of 960 (#6).
1 Booklet of 12 (#6).

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

7 - 9d.  Platypus
Zoological Definitive
3 October 1938
Product List
Stamp List
8
stamp
½d.  Kangaroo
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 80.
8 - ½d.  Kangaroo
King George VI Definitive
3 October 1938
Product List
Stamp List
9
stamp
1/4d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 80.
9 - 1/4d.  Magenta King George VI
Coronation Robes
1 November 1938
Product List
Stamp List
10
stamp
£1.  Coronation Robes
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 40, then 80.
10 -  £1.  Coronation Robes
Zoological Definitive
1 December 1938
Product List
Stamp List
11
stamp
5d.  Merino
Gummed Stamps
1 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
4 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
2 Sheets of 160 (#1, #2).
1 Sheet of 80 (#3).

1 -  2½d.on 2d.  King George VI
2 - 3½d. on 3d.  King George 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
7
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
4 Sheets of 160.
2 Coils of 960 (#4, #6).

4 -    1d.  Red-Brown Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
5 - 1½d.  Green King George VI
6 -    2d.  Mauve King George VI, Die 2
7 -    3d.  Brown King George 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
1 Sheet of 160.
1 Booklet of 12.

1 - 2½d.  King George VI
5½d. Emu
12 February 1942
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
5½d.  Emu
Gummed Stamps
1 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
1 Sheet of 160.
3 - 3½d.  King George VI
1½d. Queen Elizabeth
1 December 1942
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
4 - 1½d.  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
1 Sheet of 160.
1 Coil of 960.

1 - 1d.  Queen Elizabeth

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
1 Sheet of 160.
1 - 2d.  King George 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
3 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
3 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
1/-.  Sir Thomas Mitchell
Gummed Stamps
3 Sheets of 60.
4 - 2½d.  'Red' Sir Thomas Mitchel
5 - 3½d.  'Blue' Sir Thomas Mitchel
6 -   1/-.  'Green' 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
1 Sheet of 160 (#1).
2 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
1 Sheet of 160.
4 - 1d.  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
1/3d.  Hereford Bull
2
stamp
2/-.  Aboriginal Art Crocodile
Gummed Stamps
2 Sheets of 120.
1 - 1/3d.  Hereford Bull
2 -    2/-.  Aboriginal Art Crocodile
William Farrer
12 July 1948
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
2½d.  Farrer & Wheat Sheaf
Gummed Stamps
1 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
1 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
1 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
5/-.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 60.
1 -  5/-.  Coat of Arms
Henry Lawson
17 June 1949
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2½d.  Henry Lawson
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
2 - 2½d.  Henry Lawson
1/6d. Hermes
1 September 1949
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
1/6d.  Hermes
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 120.
3 - 1/6d.  Hermes
Coat of Arms
3 October 1949
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
10/-.  Coat of Arms
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 60.
4 - 10/-.  Coat of Arms
75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union
10 October 1949
Product List
Stamp List
5
stamp
3½d.  Outback Mail Carrier
Gummed Stamps
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 Sheet of 160.
2 - 2½d.  Scarlet King George VI
King George VI Definitive
19 June 1950
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
3 - 1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
King George VI Definitives
14 August 1950
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
8½d.  Aborigine
5
stamp
1/0½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160 (#4).
1 Sheet of 120 (#5).

4 -     8½d.  Aborigine
5 - 1/0½d.  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
1 Composite Sheet of 160 (se-tenant pairs).
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
1 Sheet of 160.
1 - 3d.  Scarlet King George VI
King George VI Definitive
28 March 1951
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2d.  Queen Elizabeth
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
2 - 2d.  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
1/6d.  Parliament House, Canberra
Gummed Stamps
1 Composite Sheet of 160 (#3-4, in pairs).
2 Sheets of 84 (#5, #6).

3 -     3d.  Sir Henry Parks
4 -     3d.  Sir Edmund Barton
5 -  5½d.  Opening Parliament
6 - 1/6d.  Parliament House, Canberra
King George VI Definitive
23 May 1951
Product List
Stamp List
7
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
7 - 2½d.  King George VI
Gold & Responsible Government Centenaries
2 July 1951
Product List
Stamp List
8
stamp
3d.  Edward Hargraves
9
stamp
3d.  Charles Latrobe
Gummed Stamps
1 Composite Sheet of 160 (#8-9, in pairs).
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
1 Sheet of 160.
10 - 7½d.  King George VI
King George VI Definitive
14 November 1951
Product List
Stamp List
11
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
1 Coil of 960.

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

12 - 3½d.  King George 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
1 Sheet of 160.
1 - 6½d.  Brown King George VI
King George VI Definitive
19 March 1952
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2/6d.  Aborigine
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 120.
2 - 2/6d.  Aborigine
King George VI Definitive
9 April 1952
Product List
Stamp List
3
stamp
6½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
3 - 6½d.  Green King George VI
King George VI Definitive
20 May 1952
Product List
Stamp List
4
stamp
4½d.  King George VI
Gummed Stamps
1 Sheet of 160.
4 - 4½d.  King George VI

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