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 Stamp Listed by Date of Issue

A Simplified Listing of Stamps from 1913 until now

Updated: 6 March 2021


King George V Stamps King George VI Stamps Queen Elizabeth II
1913 - 1924

Kangaroos
1913 - 1930
dec
Sideface
1914 - 1936

Other Issues
1937 - 1952
dec 
KGVI
1952 - 1966
dec
Pre-Decimal

Queen Elizabeth II (Decimal Currency)
1966 - 1975
dec
Decimals 1
1976 - 1991
dec
Decimals 2
1992 - 2001
dec
Decimals 3
2002 - 2007
dec
Decimals 4
2008 - 2014
dec
Decimals 5
2015 - 2021
dec
Decimals 6

Issue Terminology
Gummed Stamps All Gummed Stamps are Perforated, unless otherwise noted.
Sheet of --- .
Sheets of --- (# - ).
An sheet or sheets of individual stamps (each sheet comprising identical stamps).
Typically issued to Post Offices in sheets of 50 or 100 stamps.
Stamps with tabs are usually used in Australia Post's Personalised Stamp service.
Combined Sheet of ---  (# - ). A sheet of stamps with each sheet containing a combination of the listed stamps (as shown in brackets).
The stamps may be arranged in horizontal or vertical pairs or strips; or in se-tenant or tĂȘte-bĂȘche blocks; or arranged in the form a visual pattern (e.g. cross). 
Sheetlet of ---. A smaller sheet of stamps, typically with 10 stamps and usually with a narrow decorative surrounded. Sheetlets with tabs are suitable for personalisation by Australia Post for a fee.
Miniature Sheet of ---.
A small sheet or sheets comprising either a single, pair, block, or a set of stamps, usually with wider decorative boarder. Several issues have involved Imperforate sheets.
Booklet of ---.
Booklet or booklets comprising gummed perforated stamps (usually imperforate on one or more sides).  Typically issued in booklets of 10 or 20.
Prestige Booklet. Prestige or Special Occasion Booklets contain mini-sheets of stamps (often in different combinations such as pairs, blocks, etc.) interspersed between information pages. They are normally sold at a slight premium above face value.
Coils of ---. Coil stamps issued from a Post Office vending machine (available 24 hours/day).  Multiple stamps are issued in strips, and are perforated top & bottom. Strips needed to be manually torn from the machine.  Commenced in 1966 and discontinued in 1975.
Vending Machine Booklet of ---. Gummed stamps, sides imperforate and top and bottom either rouletted or perforated.  Discontinued.
Frama Button Sets. Gummed imperforate machine printed labels (no backing sheet) with values based on four button values. Three buttons have set values.  Discontinued.
Self-adhesive Stamps All Self-adhesive Stamps are Die-cut with the surplus printing paper either removed or retained, as noted.
Sheetlet of ---. A Sheetlet comprises 5 or 10 stamps. Sheetlets of 5 were originally marketed as a self-service item, intended for counter display at the Post Office. Sheetlet stamps are self-adhesive die-cut stamps on a backing sheet, with the surplus self-adhesive printing paper retained.
Chequebook of --- Sheetlets Since 2005, a larger style "Chequebook" comprising 10 or 20 sheetlets became available for some issues.
Booklet/s of ----.
Booklets comprise either standard Booklets of 10 or 20 booklet stamps, or a larger format "Chequebook" consisting of 20 booklet panes.  Booklet stamps are self-adhesive die-cut stamps on a backing sheet, with the surplus self-adhesive printing paper retained.
Chequebook of --- booklets. A larger format "Chequebook" consisting (usually) of 20 booklet panes.
Roll/s of ---. Self-adhesive die-cut stamps on a backing sheet, with the surplus self-adhesive printing paper removed. Typically in rolls of 100 and/or 200 stamps.  Rolls of stamps were first issued in May 1990.
Vending Machine Booklets. Commenced in 1982.
ATM Sheetlet of ---. Available at selected bank Automatic Teller Machines.  Discontinued in September 1998.
Counter Printed Stamps. Machine printed stamps on a strip of backing sheet.  Discontinued by 2001.
Bracket Legend - Indicates the included or excluded stamps
Appended bracket (---).

(#65). ------------- Stamp 65.
(#65-69). --------- Stamps 65 to 69.
(#65, #69). ------- Stamps 65 & 69.
(#65-67, #69). -- Stamps 65 to 67, plus stamp 69.
(not #65). -------- All the listed Stamps except #65.
 no bracket. ----- All the listed Stamps.
A Prefixed Number - Indicates the number of seperate items issued
 n x ...........
2 x Sheets, Booklets, etc. indicates 2 individual or separate sheets or booklets etc. issued.
no number ----- Indicates only one single item issued.