History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 

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   VIC   WA 

Updated: 24 June 2022

New South Wales
Stamps consecutively numbered
1850    SYDNEY VIEWS, NO CLOUDS: Imperforate
The Great Seal of NSW
1
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 1
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
1 - 1d.  Red 
1850-1851    SYDNEY VIEWS, WITH CLOUDS: Imperforate
The Great Seal of NSW
2
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 2
3
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 2
4
Stamp
3d.  Green
NSW Type 2
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
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
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 3
6
Stamp
1d.  Orange
NSW Type 3
7
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 3
8
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 3

9
Stamp
3d.  Green
NSW Type 3
10
Stamp
6d.  Brown
NSW Type 3
11
Stamp
8d.  Orange-Yellow
NSW Type 3
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
  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
Stamp
(6d.)  Red & Blue
NSW Type 4
13
Stamp
(6d.)  Orange & Blue
NSW Type 4
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
12 - (6d.)  Red & Blue
13 - (6d.)  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
Stamp
1d.  Orange
NSW Type 5
15
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 5
16
Stamp
3d.  Green
NSW Type 5

17
Stamp
5d.  Green
NSW Type 7
18
Stamp
6d.  Greenish Grey 
NSW Type 8
19
Stamp
6d.  Pale Greyish Brown
NSW Type 8

20
Stamp
8d.  Yellow-Orange
NSW Type 9
21
Stamp
1s.  Red
NSW Type 10
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
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: Perforated
"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
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 6
23
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 6
24
Stamp
3d.  Green
NSW Type 6

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

27
Stamp
6d.  Grey
NSW Type 8
28
Stamp
6d.  Violet
NSW Type 8

29
Stamp
8d.  Yellow-Orange
NSW Type 9
30
Stamp
8d.  Orange-Red
NSW Type 9
31
Stamp
1s.  Red
NSW Type 10
Perforated Gummed Stamps
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
Stamp
3d.  Green (Black OS)
NSW Type 6
33
Stamp
3d.  Green (Red OS)
NSW Type 6

34
Stamp
5d.  Green (Black OS)
NSW Type 7
35
Stamp
5d.  Green (Red OS)
NSW Type 7

36
Stamp
8d.  Yellow (Black OS)
NSW Type 9
37
Stamp
8d.  Yellow (Red OS)
NSW Type 9
Perforated Gummed Stamps
32 - 3d.  Green OS  Black OS.
33 - 3d.  Green OS  Red OS.
34 - 5d.  Green OS  Black OS.
35 - 5d.  Deep Green OS  Red OS
36 - 8d.  Deep Yellow OS  Black OS
37 - 8d.  Deep Yellow OS  Red OS
1861-1889    COIN DESIGN
Design resembles a Medallion
38
Stamp
5s.  Purple
NSW Type 11
Perforated Gummed Stamps
38 - 5s.  Purple
1880-1888    COIN DESIGN: Overprinted "OS"
Design resembles a Medallion
39
Stamp
5s.  Purple
NSW Type 11
Perforated Gummed Stamps
39 - 5s.  Purple OS
1859-1862   REGISTRATION: Perforated
For use on registered mail, which at the time was 6d.
40
Stamp
(6d.)  Red & Blue
NSW Type 4
41
Stamp
(6d.)  Orange & Blue
NSW Type 4
Perforated Gummed Stamps
40 - (6d.)  Red & Blue
41 - (6d.)  Orange & Blue
1862-1907    DE LA RUE
"De La Rue" is a UK stamp printing company
42
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 12
43
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 13
44
Stamp
4d.  Brown
NSW Type 14

45
Stamp
6d.  Mauve
NSW Type 15
46
Stamp
10d.  Lilac
NSW Type 16
47
Stamp
1s.  Black
NSW Type 17
Perforated Gummed Stamps
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
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 12
49
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 13
51
Stamp
4d.  Brown
NSW Type 14

52
Stamp
6d.  Mauve
NSW Type 15
53
Stamp
10d.  Lilac
NSW Type 16
55
Stamp
1s.  Black
NSW Type 17
Perforated Gummed Stamps
48 -   1d.  Red  Black OS
49 -   2d.  Blue 
Black OS
50 -   2d.  Blue  Red OS ##
51 -   4d.  Brown 
Black OS

52 -   6d.  Mauve 
Black OS
53 - 10d.  Lilac 
Black OS
54 - 10d.  Lilac  Red OS  ##
55 -    1s.  Black 
Red OS


     ## S.G. lists these Red Overprints as "Status is in Doubt".
1871-1903    SURCHARGE

56
Stamp
'NINEPENCE'  on 10d. Brown
NSW Type 18
Perforated Gummed Stamps
56 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown
1894    SURCHARGE: Overprinted "OS"
57
Stamp
'NINEPENCE'  on 10d. Brown
NSW Type 18
Perforated Gummed Stamps
57 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown OS  Black OS
58 - 'NINEPENCE' on 10d. Brown OS  Red OS ##

  ## S.G. lists the Red Overprint as "Status is in Doubt".
1885-1904   FISCAL STAMPS: Overprinted "POSTAGE"
 
59
Stamp
5s.  Green & Lilac
NSW Type 19
60a
Stamp
10s.  Claret & Lilac
NSW Type 19
60b
Stamp
10s.  Claret & Lilac
NSW Type 19
61
Stamp
10s.  Claret & Lilac
NSW Type 19
Perforated Gummed Stamps
59 -     5s.  Green & Lilac  Black Opt.
60
a - 10s.  Claret & Lilac  Black Opt.
60
b - 10s.  Claret & Lilac  Blue Opt.
61 -     £1.  Claret & Lilac 
Black Opt.
1887-1889   FISCAL STAMPS: Overprinted "OS" & "POSTAGE"
 
62
Stamp
5s.  Green & Lilac
NSW Type 19
63
Stamp
10s.  Claret & Lilac
NSW Type 19
64
Stamp
£1.  Claret & Lilac
NSW Type 19
Perforated Gummed Stamps
62 -   5s.  Green & Lilac  Black OS
63 - 10s.  Claret & Lilac 
Black or Blue OS
64 -   £1.  Claret & Lilac 
Blue OS
1888-1910   CENTENARY OF NSW
These stamps were the world's first Commemorative Issue
65
Stamp
1d.  Lilac
NSW Type 20
66
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 21
67
Stamp
4d.  Purple-Brown
NSW Type 22
68
Stamp
4d.  Yellow-Brown 
NSW Type 22

69
Stamp
6d.  Carmine 
NSW Type 23
70
Stamp
6d.  Green
NSW Type 23
71
Stamp
6d.  Orange 
NSW Type 23
72
Stamp
8d.  Magenta
NSW Type 24

73
Stamp
1s.  Violet-Brown
NSW Type 25
74
Stamp
5s.  Violet
NSW Type 26
75
Stamp
20s.  Blue
NSW Type 27
Perforated Gummed Stamps
65 -   1d.  Lilac  View of Sydney
66 -   2d.  Blue 
Emu
67 -   4d.  Purple-Brown  
Captain Cook
68 -   4d.  Yellow-Brown  Captain Cook
69 -   6d.  Carmine 
Queen Victoria & Arms
70 -   6d.  Green 
Queen Victoria & Arms
71 -   6d.  Orange 
Queen Victoria & Arms
72 -   8d.  Magenta 
Lyre Bird
73 -   1s.  Violet-Brown 
Kangaroo
74 -   5s.  Violet 
Map of Australia
75 - 20s.  Blue 
NSW Governors
1888-1891   CENTENARY OF NSW: Overprinted "OS"
This was the World's First Commemorative issue
76
Stamp
1d. Lilac
NSW Type 20
77
Stamp
2d. Blue
NSW Type 21
78
Stamp
4d. Purple
NSW Type 22
79
Stamp
6d. Carmine
NSW Type 23
80
Stamp
8d. Magenta
NSW Type 24

81
Stamp
1s. Violet-Brown
NSW Type 25
82
Stamp
5s. Violet
NSW Type 26
83
Stamp
5s. Violet
NSW Type 26
84
Stamp
20s. Blue
NSW Type 27
Perforated Gummed Stamps
76 -  1d.  Lilac OS
77 -  2d.  Blue OS
78 -  4d.  Purple OS
79 -  6d.  Carmine OS
80 -  8d.  Magenta OS
81 -   1s.  Violet-Brown OS
82 -   5s.  Violet OS 
Black OS
83 -   5s.  Violet OS 
Red OS
84 - 20s.  Blue OS

1890    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA
 
85
Stamp
2½d. Blue
NSW Type 28
Perforated Gummed Stamps
85 - 2½d.  Blue
1891    ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AUSTRALIA: Overprinted "OS"
 
86
Stamp
2½d.  Blue
NSW Type 28
Perforated Gummed Stamps
86 - 2½d.  Blue OS
1891    SURCHARGES AND COLOUR CHANGES

87
Stamp
'Halfpenny' on 1d. Grey
NSW Type 29
88
Stamp
'SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d. Brown
NSW Type 30
89
Stamp
'TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s. Red
NSW Type 31
Perforated Gummed Stamps
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
Stamp
"Halfpenny" on 1d. Grey OS
NSW Type 29
91
Stamp
"SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 6d.  Brown OS
NSW Type 30
92
Stamp
"TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY' on 1s.  Red OS
NSW Type 31
Perforated Gummed Stamps
90 - "Halfpenny" on 1d.  Grey OS
91 - "SEVEN-PENCE / HALFPENNY" on 6d.  Brown OS
92 - "TWELVE-PENCE / HALFPENNY" on 1s.  Red OS
1892-1897    HALFPENNY
93
Stamp
½d.  Grey
NSW Type 32
Perforated Gummed Stamps
93 - ½d.  Grey
1892    HALFPENNY: Overprinted "OS"
94
Stamp
½d.  Grey
NSW Type 32
Perforated Gummed Stamps
94 - ½d.  Grey OS
1987    CONSUMPTIVES HOME
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Charity issues
95
Stamp
1d. (1s.)  Green & Brown
NSW Type 33
96
Stamp
2½d. (2s6d.)  Red, Blue & Gold
NSW Type 34
Perforated Gummed Stamps
95 -    1d. (1s.)  Green & Brown
96 - 2½d. (2s6d.)  Red, Blue & Gold
1897-1910    DEFINITIVES
This issue coincided with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
97
Stamp
½d.  Green
NSW Type 32
98
Stamp
½d.  Green
NSW Type 32
99
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 35
100
Stamp
1d.  Red
NSW Type 35
101
Stamp
2d.  Blue
NSW Type 36

102
Stamp
2½d.  Purple
NSW Type 37
103
Stamp
2½d.  Purple
NSW Type 37
104
Stamp
2½d.  Blue
NSW Type 37
105
Stamp
2s6d.  Green
NSW Type 38
Perforated Gummed Stamps
  97 -    ½d.  Green  Narrow 'H' in 'HALF'
  98 -    ½d.  Green 
Broad 'H' in 'HALF'
  99  -    1d.  Red 
Left pearl in crown mergers into arch
100 -     1d.  Red  
Left pearl normal
101 -     2d.  Blue
102 -  2½d.  Purple 
12 lines in star
103 -  2½d.  Purple  
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
Stamp
9d.  Brown & Blue
NSW Type 39
Perforated Gummed Stamps
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
Stamp
½d.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D2
Stamp
1d.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D3
Stamp
2d.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D4
Stamp
2d.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D5
Stamp
4d.  Green
NSW Type PD1

D6
Stamp
6d.  Green
NSW Type PD1 
D7
Stamp
6d.  Green
NSW Type PD1 
D8
Stamp
5s.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D9
Stamp
10s.  Green
NSW Type PD1
D10
Stamp
20s.  Green
NSW Type PD1 
Perforated Gummed Stamps
  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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