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New South Wales
Australian Colonies (State) Stamps

Stamp Reference Numbers & Shades are from Brusden-White's 1990 Section A Update to their 1988 Loose Leaf Catalogue

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Last updated: 6 June, 2020.
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1850    SYDNEY VIEWS, NO CLOUDS - Imperforate
The Great Seal of NSW
1 - 1d. Red 
1 - 1d. Red 

NSW Type 1
Imperforate
1850-1851    SYDNEY VIEWS, WITH CLOUDS - Imperforate
The Great Seal of NSW
2 - 1d. Red
3 - 2d. Blue
4 - 3d. Green
2 - 1d. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 2
Imperforate
3 - 2d. Blue

NSW Type 2
Imperforate
4 - 3d. Green

NSW Type 2
Imperforate
1851-1854    LAUREATES - Imperforate
Laureates refers to the Laurel Wreath on Queen Victoria's head
 - 1d. Red
 - 1d. Orange
 - 2d. Blue (Plate I, Dots in Corners)
 - 2d. Blue (Plate II, Stars in Corners)
 - 3d. Green
10 - 6d. Brown
11 - 8d. Orange-Yellow
- 1d. Red

NSW Type 3
Imperforate
6 - 1d. Orange

NSW Type 3
Imperforate
7 - 2d. Blue

NSW Type 3
Imperforate - Dots in Corners
- 2d. Blue

NSW Type 3
Imperforate - Stars in Corners
 
9 - 3d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 3
Imperforate
10 - 6d. Brown

NSW Type 3
Imperforate
11 - 8d. Orange-Yellow
Stamp
NSW Type 3
Imperforate
1856-1859    REGISTRATION - Imperforate
For use on registered mail, which at the time was 6d.
12 - Red & Blue
13 - Orange & Blue
12 - Red & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Imperforate
13 - Orange & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Imperforate
1854-1860    DIADEMS - Imperforate
"Diadems" refer to the jewelled crown on Queen Victoria's head
14 - 1d. Orange
15
- 2d. Blue
16 - 3d. Green
17 - 5d. Green
18 - 6d. Greenish Grey
19 - 6d. Pale Greyish Brown
20 - 8d. Yellow-Orange
21 - 1s. Red
14 - 1d. Orange
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Small Diadems - Imperforate
15 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Small Diadems - Imperforate
16 - 3d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Small Diadems - Imperforate

 17 - 5d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 7
Large Diadems - Imperforate
18 - 6d. Greenish Grey 

NSW Type 8
Large Diadems - Imperforate
19 - 6d. Pale Greyish Brown
 
NSW Type 8
Large Diadems - Imperforate

20 - 8d. Yellow-Orange
Stamp
NSW Type 9
Large Diadems - Imperforate
  21 - 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 10
Large Diadems - Imperforate
1860-1908    DIADEMS - Perforate
"Diadems" refer to the jewelled crown on Queen Victoria's head
22
- 1d. Red
23 - 2d. Blue
24- 3d. Green- 3d. Green
25 - 5d. Green
26 - 6d. Brown
27 - 6d. Grey
28 - 6d. Violet
29 - 8d. Yellow-Orange
30 - 8d. Orange-Red
31 - 1s. Red
22 - 1d. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Small Diadems - Perforated
23 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Small Diadems - Perforated
24 - 3d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Small Diadems - Perforated

25 - 5d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 7
Large Diadems - Perforated
 26 - 6d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 8
Large Diadems - Perforated
 27 - 6d. Grey

NSW Type 8
Large Diadems - Perforated
 28 - 6d. Violet

NSW Type 8
Large Diadems - Perforated

29 - 8d. Yellow-Orange

NSW Type 9
Large Diadems - Perforated
 30 - 8d. Orange-Red
Stamp
NSW Type 9
Large Diadems - Perforated
 31 - 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 10
Large Diadems - Perforated
1879-1885    DIADEMS Overprinted "OS"
Official Service stamps were withdraw from government departments on 31st December 1894
32 - 3d. Green  (Black OS Opt.)
33 - 3d. Green  (Red OS Opt.)
34 - 5d. Green  (Black OS Opt.)
35 - 5d. Green  (Red OS Opt.)
36 - 8d. Yellow  (Black OS Opt.)
37 - 8d. Yellow  (Red OS Opt.)
32 - 3d. Green
Black OS Opt.

NSW Type 6os
Small Diadems - Perforated

33 - 3d. Green
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 6os
Small Diadems - Perforated

34 - 5d. Green
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 7os 
Large Diadems - Perforated
 35 - 5d. Green
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 7os
Large Diadems - Perforated
 36 - 8d. Yellow
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 9os
Large Diadems - Perforated
37- 8d. Yellow
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 9os
Large Diadems - Perforated
1861-1889    COIN
Design resembles a Medallion
38 - 5s. Purple (Shades)
38 - 5s. Purple
Stamp
NSW Type 11
1880-1888    COIN Overprinted "OS"
39 - 5s. Purple OS
39 - 5s. Purple
Opt. OS
Stamp
NSW Type 11os
1859-1862   REGISTRATION
For use on registered mail, which at the time was 6d.
40 - Red & Blue
41 - Orange & Blue
40 - Red & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Perforate
 
 41 - Orange & Blue

NSW Type 4
Perforate
 
1862-1907    DE LA RUE
"De La Rue" is a UK stamp printing company
42 - 1d. Red
43 - 2d. Blue
44 - 4d. Brown
45 - 6d. Mauve
46 - 10d. Lilac
47 - 1s. Black
42 - 1d. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 12 
 43 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 13
 44 - 4d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 14

45 - 6d. Mauve
Stamp
NSW Type 15 
46 - 10d. Lilac
Stamp
NSW Type 16 
47 - 1s. Black
Stamp
NSW Type 17 
1879-1894   DE LA RUE  Overprinted "OS"
"De La Rue" is a UK stamp printing company
48
- 1d. Red  (Black OS Opt.)
49 - 2d. Blue  (Black OS Opt.)
50- 2d. Blue  (Red OS Opt.)
51 - 4d. Brown  (Black OS Opt.)
52 - 6d. Mauve  (Black OS Opt.)
53 - 10d. Lilac  (Black OS Opt.)
54 - 10d. Lilac  (Red OS Opt.)
55 - 1s. Black  (Red OS Opt.)
48 - 1d. Red
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 12os
 49 - 2d. Blue
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 13os
50 - 2d. Blue
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 13os
 51 - 4d. Brown
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 14os

52 - 6d. Mauve
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 15os
 53 - 10d. Lilac
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 16os
54 - 10d. Lilac
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 16os
55 - 1s. Black
Red OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 17os
1871-1903    SURCHARGE
56 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
56 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 18 
1894    SURCHARGE Overprinted "OS"
57 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown (Black OS Opt.)
58 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown (Red OS Opt.)
57 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 18os  
58 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 18os
1885-1904   FISCAL STAMPS  Overprinted "POSTAGE"
59 - 5s. Green & Lilac (Black Postage Opt.)
60 - 10s. Claret & Lilac  (Black or Blue Postage Opt)
61 - £1. Claret & Lilac  (Black Postage Opt.)
59 - 5s. Green & Lilac
Black Postage Opt.

 NSW Type 19
60 - 10s. Claret & Lilac
Black Postage Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 19 
60 - 10s. Claret & Lilac
Blue Postage Opt.

NSW Type 19
61 - £1. Claret & Lilac 
Black Postage Opt.

NSW Type 19 
1887-1889   FISCAL STAMPS   Overprinted "OS" & "POSTAGE" 
62 - 5s. Green & Lilac (Black Postage Opt.)
63 - 10s. Claret & Lilac  (Black or Blue Postage Opt.)
64 - £1. Claret & Lilac (Blue Postage Opt.)
62 - 5s. Green & Lilac
Black Postage Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 19os 
63 - 10s. Claret & Lilac
Black or Blue Postage Opt.

NSW Type 19os 
64 - £1. Claret & Lilac
Blue Postage Opt.

NSW Type 19os 
1888-1910   CENTENARY OF NSW
These stamps were the world's first Commemorative Issue
65 - 1d. Lilac
66 - 2d. Blue
67 - 4d. Purple-Brown
68 - 4d. Yellow-Brown
69 - 6d. Carmine
70 - 6d. Green
71 - 6d. Orange
72 - 8d. Magenta
73 - 1s. Violet-Brown
74 - 5s. Violet
75 - 20s. Blue
65 - 1d. Lilac
Stamp
NSW Type 20
View of Sydney 
 66 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 21
Emu
 67 - 4d. Purple-Brown

NSW Type 22
Captain Cook
68 - 4d. Yellow-Brown 

NSW Type 22
Captain Cook

69 - 6d. Carmine 

NSW Type 23
Queen Victoria & Arms
70 - 6d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 23
Queen Victoria & Arms
71 - 6d. Orange 

NSW Type 23
Queen Victoria & Arms
 72 - 8d. Magenta
Stamp
NSW Type 24
Lyre Bird

73 - 1s. Violet-Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 25
Kangaroo
 74 - 5s. Violet
Stamp
NSW Type 26
Map of Australia
75 - 20s. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 27
NSW Governors
1888-1891   CENTENARY OF NSW  Overprinted "OS" 
This was the World's First Commemorative issue
76
- 1d. Lilac  (Opt. OS)
77
- 2d. Blue  (Opt. OS)
78 - 4d. Purple  (Opt. OS)
79 - 6d. Carmine  (Opt. OS)
80 - 8d. Magenta  (Opt. OS)
81 - 1s. Violet-Brown  (Opt. OS)
82 - 5s. Violet  (Black OS Opt.)
83 - 5s. Violet (Red OS Opt.)
84 - 20s-. Blue  (Opt. OS)
76 - 1d. Lilac
OS Opt.

Stamp
NSW Type 20os
77 - 2d. Blue
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 21os
78 - 4d. Purple
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 22os
79 - 6d. Carmine
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 23os
80 - 8d. Magenta
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 24os

81 - 1s. Violet-Brown
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 25os
82 - 5s. Violet
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 26os
83 - 5s. Violet
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 26os
84 - 20s. Blue
OS Opt.

NSW Type 27os
1890    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA
85 - 2½d. Blue
85 - 2½d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 28
1891    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA  Overprinted "OS"
86 - 2½d. Blue  (Opt. OS)
86 - 2½d. Blue
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 28os
1891    SURCHARGES AND COLOUR CHANGES
87 - 'Halfpenny' on 1d. Grey
88 - 'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d. Brown
89 - 'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s. Red
87 - 'Halfpenny'
on 1d. Grey
Stamp
NSW Type 29
88 - 'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY'
on 6d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 30
89 - 'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY'
on 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 31
1891-1892    SURCHARGES  Overprinted "OS"
90 - 'Halfpenny' on 1d. Grey (Opt. OS)
91 - 'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d. Brown  (Opt. OS)
92 - 'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s. Red  (Opt. OS)
90 - 'OS / Halfpenny'
on 1d. Grey
Stamp
NSW Type 29os
91 - 'OS / SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY'
on 6d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 30os
92 - 'OS / TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY'
on 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 31os
1892-1897    HALFPENNY
93 - ½d. Grey
93 - ½d. Grey
Stamp
NSW Type 32
1892    HALFPENNY  Overprinted "OS"
94 - ½d. Grey  (Opt. OS)
94 - ½d. Grey
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 32os
1987    CONSUMPTIVES HOME
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Charity issues
95 - 1d. (1s.) Green & Brown
96 - 2½d. (2s6d.) Red, Blue & Gold
95 - 1d. (1s.) Green & Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 33 
 96 - 2½d. (2s6d.) Red, Blue & Gold
Stamp
NSW Type 34
1897-1910    DEFINITIVES
This issue coincided with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
97 - ½d. Green Die I (Narrow 'H' in 'HALF')
98 - ½d. Green Die II (Broad 'H' in 'HALF')
99   - 1d. Red Die I (Left pearl in crown mergers into arch)
100 - 1d. Red Die II (Left pearl normal)
101 - 2d. Blue
102 - 2½d. Purple Die I (12 lines in star)
103 - 2½d. Purple Die II (16 lines in star)
104 - 2½d. Blue
105 - 2s6d. Green
97 - ½d. Green Die
Narrow 'H' in 'HALF'

NSW Type 32
98 - ½d. Green Die II
Broad 'H' in 'HALF'

Stamp
NSW Type 32
99   - 1d. Red Die I
Left crown pearl mergers into arch
Stamp
NSW Type 35
100 - 1d. Red Die II
Left pearl normal
Stamp
NSW Type 35
101 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 36

102 - 2½d. Purple Die I
12 lines in Broach / Eye open

NSW Type 37
103 - 2½d. Purple Die II
16 lines in Broach / Dark Eye

NSW Type 37
104 - 2½d. Blue

NSW Type 37
105 - 2s6d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 38
1903-1906   COMMONWEALTH ISSUE
Design intended as the first true Commonwealth Issue, but only adopted by NSW & QLD
106 - 9d. Brown & Blue
106 - 9d. Brown & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 39
1891-1902   POSTAGE DUE
Design based on the 1879 United States Postage Due series.  The letters "U.S." were replaced by a Kangaroo & an Emu and the letters "N.S.W." inserted at the base.
D1   - ½d. Green
D2   - 1d. Green
D3   - 2d. Green
D4   - 3d. Green
D5   - 4d. Green
D6   - 6d. Green
D7   - 8d. Green
D8  - 5s. Green
D9   - 10s. Green
D10 - 20s. Green
 D1 - ½d. Green

NSW Type PD1 
D2 - 1d. Green 

NSW Type PD1 
 D3 - 2d. Green

NSW Type PD1 
 D4 - 3d. Green

NSW Type PD1 
 D5 - 4d. Green

NSW Type PD1 

D6 - 6d. Green

NSW Type PD1 
D7 - 8d. Green

NSW Type PD1 
 D8 - 5s-. Green

NSW Type PD1 
 D9 - 10s-. Green

NSW Type PD1 
D10 - 20s. Green
Stamp
NSW Type PD1 

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