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Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Stamps

LISTED BY YEAR

1952 - 1966





Updated: 18 February 2021
 

1952 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree
19 November 1952
1
stamp
3½d.  Rover Scout
Sheet Stamps.
1-  3½d. Rover Scout

1953 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Produce Food
11 February 1953
1
stamp
3d.  Butter
2
stamp
3d.  Wheat
3
stamp
3d.  Beef
 
4
stamp
3½d.  Butter
5
stamp
3½d.  Wheat
6
stamp
3½d.  Beef
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 3d. Butter
2 - 3d.  Wheat
3 - 3d.  Beef

4 - 3½d.  Butter
5 - 3½d.  Wheat
6 - 3½d.  Beef
First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives 1
21 April 1953
7
stamp
3½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 3½d. Carmine-Red QE II


Booklet Stamps.
7a - 3½d. Carmine-Red QE II
Coronation of Elizabeth II
25 May 1953
8
stamp
3½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
9
stamp
7½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
10
stamp
2/-.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 3½d. Coronation of Elizabeth II
9 - 7½d. Coronation of Elizabeth II
10 - 2/-. Coronation of Elizabeth II
First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives 2
17 June 1953
11
stamp
3d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
11 - 3d. Green QE II
First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives 3
19 August 1953
12
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
12 - 1d. Purple QE II
Young Farmers' Clubs
3 September 1953
13
stamp
3½d.  Young Farmers & Calf
Sheet Stamps.
13 - 3½d. Young Farmers & Calf
Tasmanian Sesquicentenary
23 September 1953
14
stamp
3½d.  Lt. Governor Collins
15
stamp
3½d.  Lt. Governor Paterson
16
stamp
2/-.  Sullivan Cove, Hobart, 1804
Sheet Stamps.
14 - 3½d. Collins
15 - 3½d. Paterson
16 - 2/-. Sesquicentenary
Tasmanian Stamp Centenary
11 November 1953
17
stamp
3d.  Van Diemen's Land Stamp
Sheet Stamps.
17 - 3d. Van Diemen's Land

1954 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Royal Visit
2 February 1954
1
stamp
3½d.  QEII & Duke of Edinburgh
2
stamp
7½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
3
stamp
2/-.  QEII & Duke of Edinburgh
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 3½d. Royal Visit 1954
2 - 7½d. Royal Visit 1954
3 - 2/-. Royal Visit 1954
Telegraph Centenary
7 April 1954
4
stamp
3½d.  Telegraph Pole & Morse Key
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 3½d.
Telegraph Pole & Morse Key
40th Anniversary of Australian Red Cross
9 June 1954
5
stamp
3½d.  Red Cross & Globe
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 3½d. Red Cross & Globe
First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives 4
23 June 1954
6
stamp
2½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
7
stamp
6½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 2½d. Blue QE II
7 - 6½d. Orange QE II
Western Australia Stamp Centenary
2 August 1954
8
stamp
3½d.  Black Swan
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 3½d. Stamp Centenary
Railway Centenary
13 September 1954
9
stamp
3½d.  Locomotives of 1854 & 1954
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 3½d. Railway Centenary
Australian Antarctica Research Expeditions
17 November 1954
10
stamp
3½d.  Antarctic Research Emblem
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 3½d. Antarctic Research
Olympic Games Publicity 1
1 December 1954
11
stamp
2/-.  Publicity Poster
Sheet Stamps.
11 - 2/-. Blue Publicity Poster

1955 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
50th Anniversary of Rotary International
23 February 1955
1
stamp
3½d.  Rotary Emblem, Globe and Flags
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 3½d. Rotary International
Queen Elizabeth Definitives 2
23 February 1955
2
stamp
4d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
2- 4d. Claret QE II 


Booklet Stamps.
2a- 4d. Claret QE II 
Queen Elizabeth Definitives 2
9 March 1955
3
stamp
1/0½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 1/0½d. Violet-Blue QE II
Australian-American Friendship
4 May 1955
4
stamp
3½d.  USA Memorial, Canberra
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 3½d. Australia-America
Pioneers of Coaching
6 July 1955
5
stamp
3½d.  Cob & Co. Coach
6
stamp
2/-.  Cob & Co. Coach
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 3½d. Cob & Co. Coach
6 - 2/-.
Cob & Co. Coach
Y.M.C.A. Centenary
10 August 1955
7
stamp
3½d.  YMCA Emblem & World Map
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 3½d. YMCA Emblem & World Map
Nursing Profession
21 September 1955
8
stamp
3½d.  Florence Nightingale and Young Nurse
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 3½d. Florence Nightingale and Young Nurse
South Australian Stamp Centenary
17 October 1955
9
stamp
3½d.  Queen Victoria
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 3½d. Queen Victoria
Olympic Games Publicity 2
30 November 1955
10
stamp
2/-.  Publicity Poster
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 2/-. Green Publicity Poster

1956 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Responsible Government Centenaries
26 September 1956
1
stamp
3½d.  Badges of NSW, Vic, Tas.
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 3½d.
Badges of NSW, Vic, Tas.
Olympic Games
31 October 1956
2
stamp
4d.  Arms of Melbourne
3
stamp
7½d.  Olympic Torch
4
stamp
1/-.  Collins Street, Melbourne
5
stamp
22/-.  Yarra River, Melbourne
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 4d.  Queen Victoria
3 - 7½d. Olympic Torch
4 - 1/-. Collins Street, Melbourne
5 - 2/-.
Yarra River, Melbourne

1957 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Queen Elizabeth Definitives 2
16 March 1957
1
stamp
10d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 10d. Grey-Blue QE II
South Australian Responsible Government Centenary
17 April 1957
2
stamp
4d.  Coat of Arms of South Australia
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 4d. South Australian Centenary
Royal Flying Doctor Service
21 August 1957
3
stamp
7d.  Map of Australia & Caduceus
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 7d. Royal Flying Doctor
Christmas
6 November 1957
4
stamp
3½d.  Child Praying
5
stamp
4d.  Child Praying
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 3½d. Christmas 1957
5 - 4d.  Christmas 1957
Queen Elizabeth Definitives 2
13 November 1957
6
stamp
7½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 7½d. Violet QE II

1958 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
First Australian "Round the World" Flight
6 January 1958
1
stamp
2/-.  Super Constellation Airliner
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 2/-. Round the World Flight
Deep Blue.
Australian War Memorial
10 February 1958
2
stamp
5½d.  Sailor & Airman
3
stamp
5½d.  Soldier & Nurse
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 5½d. Sailor & Airman
3 - 5½d. Soldier & Nurse

30th Anniversary of First Trans-Tasman Flight
27 August 1958
4
stamp
8d.  Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 8d. First Trans-Tasman Flight
75th Anniversary of Broken Hill
10 September 1958
5
stamp
4d.  Silver Mines & Rock Carvings
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 4d. Broken Hill
Christmas
5 November 1958
6
stamp
3½d.  Nativity Scene
7
stamp
4d.  Nativity Scene
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 3½d. Christmas 1958

7 - 4d. Christmas 1958

1959 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Third QE II Definitives 1
2 February 1959
1
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth II
2
stamp
4d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 1d. Purple QE II
2 - 4d. Lake QE II 

Booklet Stamps.
2a - 4d. Lake QE II 
Flora Definitives 1
9 February 1959
3
stamp
2/3d.  Wattle/ Yellow Paper
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 2/3d. Wattle
 / Yellow paper
Third QE II Definitives 2
18 March 1959
4
stamp
3½d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 3½d. Dark Green QE II
Flora Definitives 2
8 April 1959
5
stamp
2/-.  Flannel Flowers
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 2/-. Flannel Flowers
150th Anniversary of the Post Office in Australia
22 April 1959
6
stamp
4d.  Australia's First Postmaster, Sydney Harbour
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 4d. Birth of The Post Office
Centenary of Self Government in Queensland
22 April 1959
7
stamp
4d.  Parliament House, Brisbane
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 4d. Self Government in Queensland
Third QE II Definitives 3
20 May 1959
8
stamp
3d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 3d. Dull Green QE II
.
Flora Definitives 3
15 July 1959
9
stamp
3/-.  Waratah
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 3/-. Waratah
Third QE II Definitives 4
1 October 1959
10
stamp
5d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 5d. Blue QE II

 Booklet stamps.
10a - 5d. Blue QE II
Fauna Definitives 1
21 October 1959
11
stamp
9d.  Kangaroos
Sheet Stamps.
11 - 9d. Kangaroos
Christmas
4 November 1959
12
stamp
5d.  The 3 Wise Men
Sheet Stamps.
12 - 5d. Christmas 1959

1960  STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Flora Definitives 4
3 February 1960
1
stamp
1/6d.  Christmas Bells
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 1/6d. Christmas Bells
Flora Definitives 5
16 March 1960
2
stamp
2/5d.  Banksia
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 2/5d. Banksia /
Yellow paper.
Fauna Definitives 2
11 May 1960
3
stamp
8d.  Tiger Cat
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 8d. Tiger Cat 
50th Anniversary of the Girl Guide Movement
18 August 1960
4
stamp
5d.  Guide Guide & Lord Baden-Powell
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 5d. Girl Guide Movement
Fauna Definitives 3
9 September 1960
  5
stamp
1/-.  Platypus
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 1/-. Platypus
Fauna Definitives 4
30 September 1960
6
stamp
6d.  Banded Anteater
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 6d. Banded Anteater
Centenary of Northern Territory Exploration
21 September 1960
 7
stamp
5d.  "The Overlander"
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 5d. Northern Territory Exploration
100th Melbourne Cup
11 October 1960
8
stamp
5d.  Archer
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 5d. Melbourne Cup
Queensland Stamp Centenary
2 November 1960
9
stamp
5d.  Queen Victoria
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 5d. Queensland Stamp Centenary
Christmas
9 November 1960
10
stamp
5d.  Bible in Candlelight
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 5d. Christmas 1960

1961  STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Fauna Definitives 5
3 May 1961
  1
stamp
11d.  Rabbit Bandicoot
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 11d. Rabbit Bandicoot
Colombo Plan
30 June 1961
2
stamp
1/-.  Colombo Plan Emblem
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 1/-. Colombo Plan
5/-. Cattle Industry
26 July 1961
3
stamp
5/-.  Stockman "cutting-out" a Steer
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 5/-. Cattle Industry
Birth Centenary of Dame Nellie Melba
20 September 1961
4
stamp
5d.  Dame Nellie Melba
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 5d. Dame Nellie Melba
Christmas
8 November 1961
5
stamp
5d.  15th Century "Book of Hours"
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 5d. Christmas 1961

1962 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Third QE II Definitives 5
21 March 1962
1
stamp
2d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 2d. Pale Brown QE II 

Fauna Definitives 6
21 March 1962
2
stamp
1/2d.  Tasman Tiger
Sheet Stamps.
2 - 1/2d. Tasman Tiger
Centenary of Stuart's Overland Crossing
25 July 1962
3
stamp
55d.  John McDouall Stuart
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 5d. Stuart's Overland Crossing
50th Anniversary of the Australian Inland Mission
5 September 1962
4
stamp
55d.  Flynn's Grave, Alice Springs
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 5d. Inland Mission
World Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World
26 September 1962
5
stamp
55d.  CWA Allegory
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 5d. CWA World Conference
Christmas
17 October 1962
6
stamp
5d.  Madonna & Child
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 5d. Christmas 1962
7th British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1 November 1962
7
stamp
5d.  Kangaroo Flowers, Perth beyond
8
stamp
2/3d.  Perth's Coat of Arms
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 5d. Kangaroo Flowers, Perth beyond
8 - 2/3d. Perth's Coat of Arms

1963  STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Royal Visit
18 February 1963
1
stamp
5d.  Queen Elizabeth II
1
stamp
2/3d.  QEII & Duke of Edinburgh
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 5d. Royal Visit 1963
2 - 2/3d. Royal Visit 1963
50th Anniversary of Canberra
8 March 1963
3
stamp
5d.  Walter Burley Griffin
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 5d. Canberra
Red Cross Centenary
8 May 1963
4
stamp
5d.  Red Cross Symbol
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 5d. Red Cross
50th Anniversary of First Crossing of Blue Mountains
28 May 1963
5
stamp
5d.  Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 5d. Blue Mountains Crossing
Export Consciousness
28 August 1963
6
stamp
5d.  Export Theme
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 5d. Export
Queen Elizabeth II Definitives
9 October 1963
7
stamp
5d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 5d. Green Queen Elizabeth II 


Booklet Stamps.
7a - 5d. Green Queen Elizabeth II 
Navigator Definitives 1
9 October 1963
8
stamp
4/-.  Abel Tasman
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 4/-. Abel Tasman
Christmas
25 October 1963
9
stamp
5d.  Christmas Star
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 5d. Christmas 1963
Opening of Trans-Pacific Telephone Cable
23 December 1963
10
stamp
2/3d.  Cable Encircling the Globe
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 2/3d. Commonwealth Cable

1964 STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
Navigator Definitives 2
26 February 1964
1
stamp
10/-.  Matthew Flinders
2
stamp
£1.  George Bass
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 10/-. Matthew Flinders
2 - £1. George Bass

Australian Bird Definitives 1
11 March 1964
3
stamp
9d.  Black-Backed Magpie
4
stamp
1/6d.  Galah
5
stamp
2/5d.  Blue Wren
Sheet Stamps.
3 - 9d. Black-Backed Magpie 
4 - 1/6d. Galah
5 - 2/5d. Blue Wren
Australian Bird Definitives 2
21 April 1964
6
stamp
2/-.  Golden Whistler
7
stamp
2/6d.  Scarlet Robin
8
stamp
3/-.  Straw-Necked Ibis
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 2/-.  Golden Whistler
7 - 2/6d. Scarlet Robin
8 - 3/-. Straw-Necked Ibis
50th Anniversary of First Air Mail
1 July 1964
9
stamp
5d.  Bleriot XI Monoplane
10
stamp
2/3d.  Bleriot XI Monoplane
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 5d. First Air Mail
10 - 2/3d. First Air Mail
Australian Bird Definitives 3
19 August 1964
11
stamp
6d.  Yellow-Tailed Thornbill
Sheet Stamps.
12 - 6d. Yellow-Tailed Thornbill
Navigator Definitives 3
26 August 1964
13
stamp
7/6.  James Cook
14
stamp
£2.  Phillip Parker King
Sheet Stamps.
13 - 7/6d. James Cook
14 - £2.
Phillip Parker King
Christmas
21 October 1964
15
stamp
5d.  Child viewing a Nativity Scene
Sheet Stamps.
15 - 5d. Christmas 1964
Flora Definitives 6
28 October 1964
16
stamp
2/3d.  Wattle
Sheet Stamps.
16 - 2/3d. Wattle
Navigator Definitives 4
25 November 1964
17
stamp
5/-.  William Dampier
Sheet Stamps.
17 - 5/-. William Dampier



1965  STAMP ISSUES
Reference numbers are assigned on a yearly basis
50th Anniversary of Anzac Landing at Gallipoli
14 April 1965
1
stamp
5d.  Simpson & his Donkey
2
stamp
8d.  Simpson & his Donkey
3
stamp
2/3d.  Simpson & his Donkey
Sheet Stamps.
1 - 5d. Anzac
2 - 8d. Anzac
3 - 2/3d. Anzac
International Telecommunications Union Centenary
10 May 1965
4
stamp
5d.  Globe, Mast, & Satellite
Sheet Stamps.
4 - 5d. Telecommunications
Sir Winston Churchill
24 May 1965
5
stamp
55d.  Sir Winston Churchill
Sheet Stamps.
5 - 5d. Churchill
Birth Centenary of General Sir John Monash
2 June 1965
6
stamp
55d.  General Sir John Monash
Sheet Stamps.
6 - 5d. John Monash
Queen Elizabeth II Definitives
30 June 1965
7
stamp
5d.  Queen Elizabeth II
Sheet Stamps.
7 - 5d. Red Queen Elizabeth II

Booklet Stamps.
7a - 5d. Red Queen Elizabeth II
50th Anniversary of Death of Lawrence Hardgrave
4 August 1965
8
stamp
55d.  Lawrence Hardgrave & Flying Boat
Sheet Stamps.
8 - 5d. Lawrence Hardgrave
International Co-operation Year
1 September 1965
9
stamp
22/3d.  Clasped Hands
Sheet Stamps.
9 - 2/3d. International Co-operation Year
Christmas
20 October 1965
10
stamp
55d.  Nativity Scene
Sheet Stamps.
10 - 5d. Christmas 1965

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