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: 16 October 2021


Tasmania  Originally Van Diemen's Land
Stamps consecutively numbered
1853    COURIER Types  Imperforate
These stamps were printed at the Courier Newspaper in Hobart
1 - 1d. Blue

TAS Type 1
Imperforate
2 - 4d. Orange

TAS Type 2
Imperforate
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 - 1d. Red

TAS Type 3
Imperforate
4 - 1d. Brown

TAS Type 3
Imperforate
5 - 2d. Green

TAS Type 3
Imperforate
6 - 4d. Blue
Stamp
TAS Type 3
Imperforate

7 - 6d. Grey

TAS Type 4
Imperforate
8 - 6d. Purple

TAS Type 4
Imperforate
9 - 1s. Orange
Stamp
TAS Type 5
Imperforate
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 - 1d. Red
Stamp
TAS Type 3
Perforate
11 - 2d. Green

TAS Type 3
Perforate
12 - 4d. Blue

TAS Type 3
Perforate

14 - 6d. Purple
Stamp
TAS Type 4
Perforate
13 - 6d. Grey

TAS Type 4
Perforate
15 - 1s. Orange
Stamp
TAS Type 5
Perforate
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 - ½d. Orange

TAS Type 6
17 - 1d. Red

TAS Type 6
18 - 2d. Green

TAS Type 6

19 - 3d. Brown

TAS Type 6
20 - 4d. Blue

TAS Type 6
21 - 4d. Yellow

TAS Type 6


22 - 4d. Bistre

TAS Type 6
23 - 8d. Purple

TAS Type 6
24 - 9d. Blue

TAS Type 6
25 - 10d. Black

TAS Type 6
26 - 5s. Mauve
Stamp
TAS Type 6
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 - 3d. Green
Stamp
TAS Type 7
Imperforate
28 - 2s6d. Carmine

TAS Type 8
Imperforate
29 - 5s. Green

TAS Type 9
Imperforate
30 - 5s. Brown
Stamp
TAS Type 9
Imperforate
31 - 10s. Orange

TAS Type 10
Imperforate
27 - 3d. Green
28 - 2s6d. Carmine
29 - 5s. Green
30 - 5. Brown
1882    FISCAL STAMPS PERFORATE     Printed 1864
32 - 3d. Green
Stamp
TAS Type 7
Perforate
33 - 2s6d. Carmine
Stamp
TAS Type 8
Perforate
34 - 5s. Green

TAS Type 9
Perforate
35 - 5s. Brown

TAS Type 9
Perforate
36 - 10s. Orange

TAS Type 10
Perforate
32 - 3d. Green
33 - 2s6d. Carmine
34 - 5s. Green
35 - 5s. Brown
36 - 10s. Orange
1882    FISCAL STAMPS  Printed 1880
37 - 1d. Slate

TAS Type 11
Platypus
38 - 3d. Brown

TAS Type 11
Platypus
39 - 6d. Mauve

TAS Type 11
Platypus
40 - 1s. Pink

TAS Type 11
Platypus
37 - 1d. Slate
38 - 3d. Brown
39 - 6d. Mauve
40 - 1s. Pink
1889-1891    SIDEFACE SURCHARGES
41 - "Halfpenny" on 1d. Red
Stamp
TAS Type 12
Perforate
42 - "2½d."' on 9d. Blue
Stamp
TAS Type 13
Perforate
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 - ½d. Orange & Mauve

TAS Type 14
44 - 2½d. Purple

TAS Type 15
45 - 5d. Blue & Brown

TAS Type 14
46 - 6d. Purple & Black

TAS Type 14
47 - 10d. Lake & Green

TAS Type 16

48 - 1s. Rose & Green

TAS Type 14
49 - 2s6d. Brown & Blue

TAS Type 14
50 - 5s. Lilac & Red

TAS Type 14
51 - 10s. Mauve & Brown

TAS Type 14
52 - £1. Green & Yellow

TAS Type 14
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 - ½d. Green

TAS Type 17
Lake Marion
54 - 1d. Red

TAS Type 18
Mount Wellington
55 - 2d. Violet

TAS Type 19
View of early Hobart

56 - 2½d. Blue

TAS Type 20
Tasman's Arch
57 - 3d. Brown

TAS Type 21
Spring River
58 - 4d. Orange

TAS Type 22
Russell Falls


59 - 5d. Blue

TAS Type 23
Lake St. Clair
60 - 6d. Lake

TAS Type 24
Dilston Falls
53 - ½d. Green
54 - 1d. Red
55 - 2d. Violet
56 - 2½d. Blue
57 - 3d. Brown
58 - 4d. Orange
59 - 5d. Blue
60 - 6d. Lake
1888-1900    POSTAL & FISCAL STAMPS  Overprinted "REVENUE"
61 - 2s6d. Carmine
Imperforate


TAS Type 8
St. George & the Dragon
62 - 1d. Blue

TAS Type 11
Platypus
63 - 2d. Brown

TAS Type 11
Platypus

64 - 3d. Brown

TAS Type 11
Platypus
65 - 6d. Mauve

TAS Type 11
Platypus
66 - 1s. Pink

TAS Type 11
Platypus

67 - 2s6d. Carmine
Stamp
TAS Type 8
St. George & the Dragon
68 - 10s. Orange

TAS Type 10
St. George & the Dragon
69 - £1. Green & Yellow
Stamp
TAS Type 14
Tablet stamp 52 overprinted
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
1904    TABLET SURCHARGE
70 - "1½d." on 5d. Blue & Brown
Stamp
TAS Type 25
70 - "1½d." on 5d. Blue & Brown
1912    PICTORIAL SURCHARGE
71 - "ONE PENNY" on 2d. Violet
Red Opt.

TAS Type 26
Dilston Falls
71 - "ONE PENNY" on 2d. Violet  (Red Opt.)

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