History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 

Tasmania
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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Updated: 27 June 2022

Tasmania  Originally Van Diemen's Land
Stamps consecutively numbered
1853    COURIER Types: Imperforate
These stamps were printed at the Courier Newspaper in Hobart
1
Stamp
1d.  Blue
TAS Type 1
2
Stamp
4d.  Orange
TAS Type 2
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
1 - 1d.  Blue
2 - 4d.  Orange
1855-1867    CHALON HEAD: Imperforate
So-called as the design is based on a portrait painted by Alfred Chalon
3
Stamp
1d.  Red
TAS Type 3
4
Stamp
1d.  Brown
TAS Type 3
5
Stamp
2d.  Green
TAS Type 3
6
Stamp
4d.  Blue
TAS Type 3

7
Stamp
6d.  Grey
TAS Type 4
8
Stamp
6d.  Purple
TAS Type 4
9
Stamp
1s.  Orange
TAS Type 5
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
3 - 1d.  Red
4 - 1d.  Brown
5 - 2d.  Green
6 - 4d.  Blue
7 - 6d.  Grey
8 - 6d.  Purple
9 - 1s.  Orange
1864-1880    CHALON HEAD: Perforated 
Also issued Rouletted & Pin-perforated
10
Stamp
1d.  Red
TAS Type 3
11

2d.  Green
TAS Type 3
12
Stamp
4d.  Blue
TAS Type 3

13
Stamp
6d.  Grey
TAS Type 4
14
Stamp
6d.  Purple
TAS Type 4
15
Stamp
1s.  Orange
TAS Type 5
Perforated Gummed Stamps
10 - 1d.  Red
11 - 2d.  Green
12 - 4d.  Blue
13 - 6d.  Grey
14 - 6d.  Purple
15 - 1s.  Orange
1870-1913    SIDEFACE
A new design prepared by De La Rue & Co., UK
16
Stamp
½d.  Orange
TAS Type 6
17
Stamp
1d.  Red
TAS Type 6
18
Stamp
2d.  Green
TAS Type 6

19
Stamp
3d.  Brown
TAS Type 6
20
Stamp
4d.  Blue
TAS Type 6
21
Stamp
4d.  Yellow
TAS Type 6
22
Stamp
4d.  Bistre
TAS Type 6

23
Stamp
8d.  Purple
TAS Type 6
24
Stamp
9d.  Blue
TAS Type 6
25
Stamp
10d.  Black
TAS Type 6
26
Stamp
5s.  Mauve
TAS Type 6
Perforated Gummed Stamps
16 -  ½d.  Orange
17 -   1d.  Red
18 -   2d.  Green
19 -   3d.  Brown
20 -   4d.  Blue
21 -   4d.  Yellow
22 -   4d.  Bistre
23 -   8d.  Purple
24 -   9d.  Blue
25 - 10d.  Black
26 -    5s.  Mauve
1882    FISCAL STAMPS: Imperforate(Printed 1863/4)
Fiscal stamps authorised for postal use between 1 Nov. 1882 to 30 June 1901
27
Stamp
3d.  Green
TAS Type 7
28
Stamp
2s6d.  Carmine
TAS Type 8
29
Stamp
5s.  Green
TAS Type 9
30
Stamp
5s.  Brown
TAS Type 9
31
Stamp
10s.  Orange
TAS Type 10
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
27 -     3d.  Green
28 - 2s6d.  Carmine
29 -      5s.  Green
30 -      5s.  Brown
31 -    10s.  Orange
1882    FISCAL STAMPS: Perforated (Printed 1864)
Fiscal stamps authorised for postal use between 1 Nov. 1882 to 30 June 1901
32
 Stamp
3d.  Green
TAS Type 7
33
Stamp
2s6d.  Carmine
TAS Type 8
34
Stamp
5s.  Green
TAS Type 9
35
Stamp
5s.  Brown
TAS Type 9
36
Stamp
10s.  Orange
TAS Type 10
Perforated Gummed Stamps
Printed from Plates of 240 (#32, #33, #34).
Printed from Plates of 120 (#35, #36).

32 -     3d.  Green
33 - 2s6d.  Carmine
34 -      5s.  Green
35 -      5s.  Brown
36 -    10s.  Orange
1882    FISCAL PLATYPUS STAMPS (Printed 1880)
Fiscal stamps authorised for postal use between 1 Nov. 1882 to 30 June 1901
37
Stamp
1d.  Slate
TAS Type 11
38
Stamp
3d.  Brown
TAS Type 11
39
Stamp
6d.  Mauve
TAS Type 11
40

1s.  Pink
TAS Type 11
Perforated Gummed Stamps
Printed from Plates of 120.
37 - 1d.  Slate
38 - 3d.  Brown
39 - 6d.  Mauve
40 -  1s.  Pink
1889-1891    SIDEFACE SURCHARGES
41
Stamp
"Halfpenny" on 1d. Red
TAS Type 12
42
Stamp
"2½d."' on 9d. Blue
TAS Type 13
Perforated Gummed Stamps
41 - "Halfpenny" on 1d. Red
42 - "2½d."' on 9d. Blue
1892    TABLET
This issue referred to as Tablets due to the value being inscribed within a tablet or plaque
43
Stamp
½d.  Orange & Mauve
TAS Type 14
44
Stamp
2½d.  Purple
TAS Type 15
45
Stamp
5d.  Blue & Brown
TAS Type 14
46
Stamp
6d.  Purple & Black
TAS Type 14
47
Stamp
10d.  Lake & Green
TAS Type 16

48
Stamp
1s.  Rose & Green
TAS Type 14
49
Stamp
 2s6d.  Brown & Blue
TAS Type 14
50
Stamp
5s.  Lilac & Red
TAS Type 14
51
Stamp
10s.  Mauve & Brown
TAS Type 14
52
Stamp
£1.  Green & Yellow
TAS Type 14
Perforated Gummed Stamps
43 -   ½d.  Orange & Mauve
44 - 2½d.  Purple
45 -    5d.  Blue & Brown
46 -    6d.  Purple & Black
47 -  10d.  Lake & Green
48 -     1s.  Rose & Green
49 - 2s6d.  Brown & Blue
50 -     5s.  Lilac & Red
51 -   10s.  Mauve & Brown
52 -     £1.  Green & Yellow
1899-1912   PICTORIALS
The first Australian stamps to specifically depict local scenery
53
Stamp
½d.  Green
TAS Type 17
54
Stamp
1d.  Red
TAS Type 18
55
Stamp
2d.  Violet
TAS Type 19

56
Stamp
2½d.  Blue
TAS Type 20
57
Stamp
3d.  Brown
TAS Type 21
58
Stamp
4d.  Orange
TAS Type 22
59
Stamp
5d.  Blue
TAS Type 23
60
Stamp
6d.  Lake
TAS Type 24
Perforated Gummed Stamps
53 -   ½d.  Green  Lake Marion
54 -    1d.  Red 
Mount Wellington
55 -    2d.  Violet 
View of early Hobart
56 - 2½d.  Blue 
Tasman's Arch
57 -    3d.  Brown 
Spring River
58 -    4d.  Orange 
Russell Falls
59 -    5d.  Blue 
Lake St. Clair
60 -    6d.  Lake 
Dilston Falls
1888-1900    POSTAL & FISCAL STAMPS: Overprinted "REVENUE"
Fiscal stamps authorised for postal use between 1 Nov. 1882 to 30 June 1901
62
Stamp
1d.  Blue
TAS Type 11
63
Stamp
2d.  Brown
TAS Type 11

64
Stamp
3d.  Brown
TAS Type 11
65
Stamp
6d.  Mauve
TAS Type 11
66
Stamp
1s.  Pink
TAS Type 11

67

2s6d.  Carmine
TAS Type 8
68
Stamp
10s.  Orange
TAS Type 10
69
Stamp
£1.  Green & Yellow
TAS Type 14
Perforated Gummed Stamps
61 - 2s6d.  Carmine (Imperf.)  ##
62 -     1d.  Blue
63 -     2d.  Brown
64 -     3d.  Brown
65 -     6d.  Mauve
66 -      1s.  Pink
67 - 2s6d.  Carmine
68 -   10s.  Orange
69 -     £1.  Green & Yellow

       ## SG do not list this stamp as Imperforate.
1904    TABLET SURCHARGE
70
Stamp
"1½d." on 5d.  Blue & Brown
TAS Type 25
Perforated Gummed Stamps
70 - "1½d." on 5d.  Blue & Brown
1912    PICTORIAL SURCHARGE
71
Stamp
"ONE PENNY" on 2d.  Violet
TAS Type 26
Perforated Gummed Stamps
71 - "ONE PENNY" on 2d.  Violet  (Red Opt.)

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