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New South Wales
Australian Colonies (State) Stamps

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

Other States:   QLD   SA   TAS   NSW   WA 

Updated: 14 October 2021

New South Wales
Stamps consecutively numbered
1850    SYDNEY VIEWS, NO CLOUDS - Imperforate
The Great Seal of NSW
1 - 1d. Red 

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

NSW Type 2
Imperforate
4 - 3d. Green

NSW Type 2
Imperforate
2 - 1d.  Red
3 - 2d.  Blue
4 - 3d.  Green
1851-1854    LAUREATES - Imperforate
Laureates refers to the Laurel Wreath on Queen Victoria's head
5 - 1d. Red

NSW Type 3
Imperforate
6 - 1d. Orange

NSW Type 3
Imperforate
7 - 2d. Blue

NSW Type 3
Imperforate - Dots in Corners
8 - 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
  5   - 1d.  Red
  6   - 1d.  Orange
  7   - 2d.  Blue  
(Dots in Corners)
  8   - 2d.  Blue 
(Stars in Corners)
  9   - 3d.  Green
10 -   6d.  Brown
11 -   8d.  Orange-Yellow
1856-1859    REGISTRATION - Imperforate
For use on registered mail, which at the time was 6d.
12 - Red & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Imperforate
13 - Orange & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Imperforate
12 - Red & Blue
13 - Orange & Blue
1854-1860    DIADEMS - Imperforate
"Diadems" refer to the jewelled crown on Queen Victoria's head, and are commonly referred to as Small and Large (based on the stamp size)
14 - 1d. Orange
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Imperforate
15 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Imperforate
16 - 3d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 5
Imperforate

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

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

20 - 8d. Yellow-Orange
Stamp
NSW Type 9
Imperforate
21 - 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 10
Imperforate
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
1860-1908    DIADEMS - Perforate
"Diadems" refer to the jewelled crown on Queen Victoria's head, and are commonly referred to as Small and Large (based on the stamp size)
22 - 1d. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Perforated
23 - 2d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Perforated
24 - 3d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 6
Perforated

25 - 5d. Green
Stamp
NSW Type 7
Perforated
 26 - 6d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 8
Perforated

  27 - 6d. Grey

NSW Type 8
Perforated
28 - 6d. Violet

NSW Type 8
Perforated


29 - 8d. Yellow-Orange

NSW Type 9
Perforated
 30 - 8d. Orange-Red
Stamp
NSW Type 9
Perforated
 31 - 1s. Red
Stamp
NSW Type 10
Perforated
22 - 1d.  Red
23 - 2d.  Blue
24 - 3d.  Green
25 - 5d.  Deep Green
26 - 6d.  Brown
27 - 6d.  Grey
28 - 6d.  Violet
29 - 8d.  Yellow-Orange
30 - 8d.  Orange-Red
31 - 1s.  Red
1879-1885    DIADEMS Overprinted "OS"
Official Service stamps were withdraw from government departments on 31st December 1894
32 - 3d. Green
Black OS Opt.

NSW Type 6os
Perforated

33 - 3d. Green
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 6os
Perforated

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

NSW Type 7os
Perforated

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

NSW Type 9os
Perforated
32 - 3d.  Green  (Black Opt.)
33 - 3d.  Green 
(Red Opt.)
34 - 5d.  Green 
(Black Opt.)
35 - 5d.  Deep Green 
(Red Opt.)
36 - 8d.  Deep Yellow 
(Black Opt.)
37 - 8d.  Deep Yellow 
(Red Opt.)
1861-1889    COIN
Design resembles a Medallion
38 - 5s. Purple
Stamp
NSW Type 11
38 - 5s.  Purple
1880-1888    COIN Overprinted "OS"
Design resembles a Medallion
39 - 5s. Purple
Stamp
NSW Type 11os
39 - 5s.  Purple
1859-1862   REGISTRATION - Perforate
For use on registered mail, which at the time was 6d.
40 - Red & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 4
Perforated
 41 - Orange & Blue

NSW Type 4
Perforated
40 - Red & Blue
41 - Orange & Blue
1862-1907    DE LA RUE
"De La Rue" is a UK stamp printing company
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 
42 -   1d.  Red
43 -   2d.  Blue
44 -   4d.  Brown
45 -   6d.  Mauve
46 - 10d.  Lilac
47 -    1s.  Black
1879-1894   DE LA RUE  Overprinted "OS"
"De La Rue" is a UK stamp printing company
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
48 -   1d.  Red  (Black Opt.)
49 -   2d.  Blue 
(Black Opt.)
50 -   2d.  Blue 
(Red Opt.)
51 -   4d.  Brown 
(Black Opt.)
52 -   6d.  Mauve 
(Black Opt.)
53 - 10d.  Lilac 
(Black Opt.)
54 - 10d.  Lilac 
(Red Opt.)
55 -    1s.  Black 
(Red Opt.)
1871-1903    SURCHARGE

56 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 18 
56 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
1894    SURCHARGE Overprinted "OS"
 
57 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Black OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 18os  
58 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
Red OS Opt.

NSW Type 18os
57 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown  (Black Opt.)
58 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
 (Red Opt.)
1885-1904   FISCAL STAMPS  Overprinted "POSTAGE"
 
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 
59 -   5s.  Green & Lilac  (Black Opt.)
60 - 10s.  Claret & Lilac 
(Black or Blue Opt)
61 -   £1.  Claret & Lilac 
(Black Opt.)
1887-1889   FISCAL STAMPS   Overprinted "OS" & "POSTAGE"
 
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 
62 -   5s.  Green & Lilac  (Black Opt.)
63 - 10s.  Claret & Lilac 
(Black or Blue Opt.)
64 -   £1.  Claret & Lilac 
(Blue Opt.)
1888-1910   CENTENARY OF NSW
These stamps were the world's first Commemorative Issue
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
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
1888-1891   CENTENARY OF NSW  Overprinted "OS" 
This was the World's First Commemorative issue
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
76 -  1d.  Lilac
77
-  2d.  Blue 
78 -  4d.  Purple 
79 -  6d.  Carmine 
80 -  8d.  Magenta 
81 -   1s.  Violet-Brown 
82 -   5s.  Violet 
(Black Opt.)
83 -   5s.  Violet 
(Red Opt.)
84 - 20s.  Blue  
1890    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA
 
85 - 2½d. Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 28
85 - 2½d.  Blue
1891    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA  Overprinted "OS"
 
86 - 2½d. Blue
OS Opt.
Stamp
NSW Type 28os
86 - 2½d.  Blue
1891    SURCHARGES AND COLOUR CHANGES
 
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
87 - 'Halfpenny' on 1d.  Grey
88 - 'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d.  Brown
89 - 'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s.  Red
1891-1892    SURCHARGES  Overprinted "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
90 - 'Halfpenny' on 1d.  Grey
91 - 'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d.  Brown
92 - 'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s.  Red 
1892-1897    HALFPENNY
 
93 - ½d. Grey
Stamp
NSW Type 32
93 - ½d.  Grey
1892    HALFPENNY  Overprinted "OS"
 
94 - ½d. Grey
Stamp
NSW Type 32os
94 - ½d.  Grey
1987    CONSUMPTIVES HOME
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Charity issues
95 - 1d. (1s.) Green & Brown
Stamp
NSW Type 33 
 96 - 2½d. (2s6d.) Red, Blue & Gold
Stamp
NSW Type 34
95 - 1d. (1s.)  Green & Brown
96 - 2½d. (2s6d.)  Red, Blue & Gold
1897-1910    DEFINITIVES
This issue coincided with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
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
  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
1903-1906   COMMONWEALTH ISSUE
Design intended as the first true Commonwealth Issue, but only adopted by NSW & QLD
106 - 9d. Brown & Blue
Stamp
NSW Type 39
106 - 9d.  Brown & Blue
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

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 
  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

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