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PAPAU
British New Guinea

1901 - 1949

Updated: 4 October 2021



Product List Abbreviations

STAMP HISTORY
British New Guinea - Papau
1888 ..... Stamps of Queensland were used until 1901
1901 ..... Stamps inscribed "British New Guinea were used.
1906 ..... Stamps inscribed "British New Guinea were overprinted with "Papua.".
1910 ..... Stamps now inscribed "PAPUA".
1945 ..... After World War II, Australian Stamps were used until replaced by the combined Territory of Papua & New Guinea stamps in 1952.

This listing ignores Watermark, Perforation, and Shade differences
1901 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Single Colour Lakatoi: Inscribed "British New Guinea"
1 July 1901
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -     ½d.  Green
2 -      1d.  Red
3 -      2d.  Violet
4 -   2½d.  Blue
5 -      4d.  Brown
6 -      6d.  Green
7 -       1s.  Orange
8 - 2s.6d.  Brown

1906 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Single Colour Lakatoi: Inscribed "British New Guinea" and Overprinted "Papua" Product List
Stamp List

1 -     ½d.  Green
2 -      1d.  Red
3 -      2d.  Violet
4 -   2½d.  Blue
5 -      4d.  Brown
6  -     6d.  Green
7 -       1s.  Orange
8 - 2s.6d.  Brown

1907 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Single Colour Lakatoi: Inscribed with small "Papua"
14 April 1965
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -     ½d.  Green
2 -      1d.  Red
3 -      2d.  Purple
4 -   2½d.  Blue
5 -      4d.  Brown
6  -     6d.  Green
7 -       1s.  Orange

1907 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Single Colour Lakatoi: Inscribed with large"Papua"
14 April 1965 -
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -     ½d.  Green
2 -      1d.  Red
3 -      2d.  Purple
4 -   2½d.  Blue
5 -      4d.  Brown
6  -     6d.  Green
7 -      1s.  Orange
8 - 2s.6d.  Brown

1916 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Two Colour "Lakatoi"
Product List
Stamp List
    1 -     ½d.  Green & Olive
  2 -      1d.  Black & Red
  3 -   1½d.  Blue & Brown
  4 -      2d.  Brown & Purple
  5 -      2d.  Brown & Red
  6 -   2½d.  Green & Blue
  7 -      3d.  Black & Green
  8 -      4d.  Brown & Orange
  9 -      5d.  Grey & Brown
10  -     6d.  Purple
11 -      9d.  Lilac & Violet
12 -      1s.  Brown & Olive
13 -      1s.3p.  Lilac & Blue
14 -      2s.6d.  Claret & Pink
15 -       5s.  Black & Green
16 -     10s.  Green & Blue

 1917 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
"Lakatoi":  One Penny Surcharges Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 1d. on ½d. Yellow-Green
2 - 1d. on 2d. Bright Mauve
3 - 1d. on 2½d. Ultramarine
4 - 1d. on 4d. Pale Olive-Green
5 - 1d. on 6d. Orange-Brown
6 - 1d. on 2s.6p. Rose-Carmine

 1929 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
"Lakatoi" Air Mail Overprints: Type 1 Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 3d. Black & Bright Blue-Green
2 - 3d. Sepia-Black & Bright Blue-Green
3 - 3d. Black & Blue-Green / White

1930 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
"Lakatoi" Air Mail Overprints: Type 2 Product List
Stamp List
 

1931 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
"Lakatoi" Surcharges: Type 1 Product List
Stamp List
 

1932  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Pictorial Definitives
14 November 1932
Product List
Stamp List
      ½d.   Motuan Girl
    1d.   Chieftain's Son
  1½d.  Tree Houses
     2d.  Raggiana Bird of Paradise
     3d.  Papuan Dandy
     4d.  Native Mother & Child
     5d.  Masked Dancer
     6d.  Papuan Motherhood
      9c.  Papuan Shooting Fish
      1s.  Dubu (Ceremonial Platform)
1s.3p.  Lakatoi Trading Boat
      2s.  Papuan Art
2s.6d.  Pottery Making
      5s.  Native Policeman
    10s.  Lighting a Fire
      £1.  Delta House

 1934 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
50th Anniversary of British Protectorate
6 November 1934
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 1d.  Green Hoisting the Union Jack
2 - 2d.  Scarlet H.M.S. Nelson
3 - 3d.  Blue Hoisting the Union Jack
4 - 5d.  Purple H.M.S. Nelson

 1935 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
His Majesty's Jubilee Pictorial Overprints
6 July 1935
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 1d.  Chieftain's Son
2 - 2d.  Raggiana Bird of Paradise
3 - 3d.  Papuan Dandy
4 - 5d.  Masked Dancer

 1937 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Coronation of King George VI
14 May 1937
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 1d.  Green KGV
2 - 2d.  Scarlet  KGV
3 - 3d.  Blue  KGV
4 - 5d.  Purple  KGV

1938 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
50th Anniversary of British Possession: View of Port Moresby
6 September 1938
Product List
Stamp List
  1 - 2d.  Red
2 - 3d.  Blue
3 - 5d.  Green
4 - 8d.  Red
5 -  1s.  Mauve

 1939 STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Papua Listed by Date and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Inscribed Air Mail Stamps: View of Natives Poling Canoes
6 September 1939
Product List
Stamp List
  1 -      2d.  Red
2 -      3d.  Blue
3 -      5d.  Green
4 -      8d.  Red
5 -       1s.  Mauve
6 - 1s.6d.  Olive


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

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