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NEW GUINEA
Territory of New Guinea

1897 - 1949

Updated: 13 October 2021



Product List Abbreviations

STAMP HISTORY
German New Guinea - New Guinea
1888 ..... Stamps of Germany used in German New Guinea.
1897 ..... Stamps of Germany overprinted "Deutsch- / Neu-Guinea" used.
1914 ..... Australian Occupation of German New Guinea, using stamps of Germany & Marshall Islands overprinted G.R.I.
1915 ..... Stamps of Australia overprinted "N. W. / PACIFIC / ISLANDS" were used.
1921 ..... The Mandated Territory of New Guinea established.
1925 ..... First Stamps of the new Territory of New Guinea issued.
1942 ..... Island under Japanese Occupation
1945 ..... Following Japan's surrender, Australian stamps were used.
1949 ..... New Guinea and Papua were amalgamated to form Papua & New Guinea, with Australian Stamps being used until 1952.



1914 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
German & Marshall Islands Stamps Overprinted "G. R. I."
1914
Product List
Stamp List
     
1 - Typical German Stamp
2 - Typical German Registration Label
3 - Typical Marshall Island Stamp


1915 - 1923 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Australian King George V Stamps overprinted "N.W. Pacific Islands."
1915-1923 Simplified Set
Product List
Stamp List
       

         
1 - ½d.  Green
2 -  1d.  Red
3 -  1d.  Violet
4 -  2d.  Orange
5 -  2d.  Red
6 -  4d.  Orange
7 -  4d.  Violet
8 -  4d.  Blue
9 -  5d.  Brown
Australian Kangaroo & Map Stamps: Overprinted "N.W. Pacific Islands."
1915-1923 Simplified Set
Product List
Stamp List
         

         


10 -    2d.  Grey
11 - 2½d.  Blue
12 -    3d.  Olive
13 -    6d.  Blue
14 -    9d.  Violet
15 -     1s.  Emerald
16 -     2s.  Brown
17 -     5s.  Grey & Yellow
18 -   10s.  Grey & Pink
19 -     £1.  Brown & Blue

1925 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Native Village Huts Definitives
23 January 1925
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -   ½d.  Orange
  2 -    1d.  Green
  3 - 1½d.  Red
  4 -    2d.  Claret
  5 -    3d.  Blue
  6 -    4d.  Olive
  7 -    6d.  Brown
  8 -    9d.  Purple
  9 -    1s.  Green
10 -    2s.  Claret
11 -    5s.  Brown
12 -  10s.  Red
13 -    £1.  Grey
Native Village Huts Definitives: Overprinted O.S.
23 January 1925
Product List
Stamp List
14 -    1d.  Green
15 - 1½d.  Red
16 -    2d.  Claret
17 -    3d.  Blue
18 -    4d.  Olive
19 -    6d.  Brown
20 -    9d.  Purple
21 -    1s.  Green
22 -    2s.  Claret

1931 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Native Village Huts Definitives: Overprinted "AIR MAIL" and an image of a bi-plane
8 June 1931
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -   ½d.  Orange
  2 -    1d.  Green
  3 - 1½d.  Red
  4 -    2d.  Claret
  5 -    3d.  Blue
  6 -    4d.  Olive
  7 -    6d.  Brown
  8 -    9d.  Purple
  9 -    1s.  Green
10 -    2s.  Claret
11 -    5s.  Brown
12 -  10s.  Red
13 -    £1.  Grey
Bird of Paradise Definitives with dates:
2 August 1931
Product List
Stamp List

14 -    1d.  Green
15 - 1½d.  Red
16 -    2d.  Claret
17 -    3d.  Blue
18 -    4d.  Olive
19 -    5d.  Green
20 -    6d.  Brown
21 -    9d.  Violet
22 -    1s.  Grey
23 -    2s.  Claret
24 -    5s.  Brown
25 -  10s.  Red
26 -    £1.  Grey
Bird of Paradise Definitives with dates: Overprinted "AIR MAIL" & a bi-plane
2 August 1931
Product List
Stamp List

49 -   ½d.  Orange
50 -    1d.  Green
51 - 1½d.  Red
52 -    2d.  Claret
53 -    3d.  Blue
54 -    4d.  Olive
55 -    5d.  Green
56 -    6d.  Brown
57 -    9d.  Violet
58 -    1s.  Grey
59 -    2s.  Claret
60 -    5s.  Brown
61 -  10s.  Red
62 -    £1.  Grey
Bird of Paradise Definitives with date: Overprinted O.S.
2 August 1931
Product List
Stamp List

63 -    1d.  Green
64 - 1½d.  Claret
65 -    2d.  Red
66 -    3d.  Blue
67 -    4d.  Olive
68 -    5d.  Green
69 -    6d.  Brown
70 -    9d.  Violet
71 -    1s.  Grey
72 -    2s.  Claret
73 -    5s.  Brown

1932 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Bird of Paradise: No Dates
30 June 1932
Product List
Stamp List

  1 -    1d.  Green
  2 - 1½d.  Claret
  3 -    2d.  Red
  4 - 2½d.  Green
  5 -    3d.  Blue
  6 - 3½d.  Red
  7 -    4d.  Olive
  8 -    5d.  Green
  9 -    6d.  Brown
10 -    9d.  Violet
11 -    1s.  Grey
12 -    2s.  Claret
13 -    5s.  Brown
14 -  10s.  Red
15 -    £1.  Grey
Bird of Paradise Overprinted Airmail: No Dates
30 June 1932
Product List
Stamp List

16 -    ½d.  Orange
90 -     1d.  Green
91 -  1½d.  Claret
92 -     2d.  Red
93 -  2½d.  Green
94 -     3d.  Blue
95 -  3½d.  Red
96 -     4d.  Olive
97 -     5d.  Green
98 -     6d.  Brown
99 -     9d.  Violet
100 -   1s.  Grey
101 -   2s.  Claret
102 -   5s.  Brown
103 - 10s.  Red
104 -   £1.  Grey
Bird of Paradise Overprinted O.S.: No Dates
30 June 1932
Product List
Stamp List

105 -    1d.  Green
106 - 1½d.  Claret
107 -    2d.  Red
108 - 2½d.  Green
109 -    3d.  Blue
110 - 3½d.  Red
111 -    4d.  Olive
112 -    5d.  Green
113 -    6d.  Brown
114 -    9d.  Violet
115 -    1s.  Grey
116 -    2s.  Claret
117 -    5s.  Brown


1935 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Airmail Postage - Bulolo Goldfields: High Values
1 May 1935
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - £2.  Violet
2 - £5.  Green
His Majesty's Silver Jubilee
27 June 1935
Product List
Stamp List

3 - 1d.  Green
4 - 2d.  Red

1937 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Coronation of King George VI
18 May 1937
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 2d.  Red
2 - 3d.  Blue
3 - 5d. Green
4 - 1s.  Purple

1939 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of New Guinea Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Airmail Postage - Bulolo Goldfields: Additional Values
1 March 1939
Product List
Stamp List
    1 -   ½d.  Orange
  2 -    1d.  Green
  3 - 1½d.  Claret
  4 -    2d.  Red
  5 -    3d.  Blue
  6 -    4d.  Olive
  7 -    5d.  Green
  8 -    6d.  Brown
  9 -    9d.  Violet
10 -    1s.  Grey
11 -    2s.  Claret
12 -    5s.  Brown
13 -  10s.  Pink
14 -    £1.  Olive


New Guinea was amalgamated with Papua to form Papua & New Guinea in 1949.

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