History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 


Victoria
Australian Colonies (State) Stamps

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

Other States:   NSW   QLD   SA   TAS   WA 

Updated: 15 October 2021


VICTORIA
Stamps consecutively numbered
1850-1852    HALF LENGTH
No Frame Lines  Imperforate  
1 - 1d. Vermilion  (shades)

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
2 - 1d. Brown  (shades)

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
3 - 2d. Lilac-Grey

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
4 - 2d. Brown-Lilac

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
5 - 3d. Blue

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
1 - 1d. Vermilion
2 - 1d. Brown
3 - 2d. Lilac-Grey
4 - 2d. Brown-Lilac
5 - 3d. Blue
1850-1856    HALF LENGTH 
With Frame Lines  Imperforate
6 - 1d. Red

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
7 - 1d. Brown

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
8 - 2d. Lilac to Grey

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
9 - 2d. Brownish Shades

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
10 - 3d. Blue

VIC Type 1
Imperforate
6   - 1d. Red
7   - 1d. Brown
8   - 2d. Lilac to Grey
9   - 2d. Brownish Shades
10 - 3d. Blue
1852-1854    QUEEN ON THRONE   Imperforate
11 - 2d. Brown to Purple-Brown

VIC Type 2
Imperforate
11 - 2d. Brown to Purple-Brown
1854-1859     WOOD BLOCK  Imperforate
"Wood blocks" refer to designs hand-carved into blocks of "Turkish boxwood” by Samuel Calvert
12 - 6d. Orange

VIC Type 3
Imperforate
12 - 6d. Orange
1854-1865    WOOD BLOCK  Imperforate
13 - 1/-. Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 4
Imperforate
13 - 1/-. Blue
1854-1859     WOOD BLOCK  Imperforate
14 - 2/-. Green

VIC Type 3
Imperforate
14 - 2/-. Green
1854    REGISTRATION Imperforate
15 - 1/-. Red & Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 5
Imperforate
15 - 1/-. Red & Blue
1855    TOO LATE  Imperforate
16 - 6d. Lilac & Green

VIC Type 6
Imperforate
16 - 6d. Lilac & Green
1856    QUEEN ON THRONE  Imperforate
17 - 1d. Green

VIC Type 7
Imperforate
17 - 1d. Green
1856-1857    PREVIOUS ISSUES  Rouletted
18 - 3d. Blue
HALF-LENGTH
Stamp
VIC Type 1
Roulette
19 - 6d. Orange
WOOD BLOCK
Stamp
VIC Type 3
Roulette
20 - 6d. Blue
QUEEN ON THRONE

VIC Type 7
Roulette

21 - 1/-. Blue
WOOD BLOCK
Stamp
VIC Type 4
Roulette
22 - 1/-. Red & Blue
REGISTRATION

VIC Type 5
Roulette
23 - 2/-. Green
WOOD BLOCK

VIC Type 3
Roulette
18 - 3d. Blue
19 - 6d. Orange
20 - 6d. Blue
21 - 1/-. Blue
22 - 1/-. Red & Blue
23 - 2/-. Green
1858-1881    PREVIOUS ISSUES  Perforated
24 - 3d. Blue
HALF LENGTH
Stamp
VIC Type 1
Perforated
25 - 6d. Black
WOOD BLOCK
Stamp
VIC Type 3
Perforated

26 - 1/-. Blue
WOOD BLOCK
Stamp
VIC Type 4
Perforated
27 - 2/-. Green
WOOD BLOCK

VIC Type 3
Perforated
28 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
WOOD BLOCK

VIC Type 3
Perforated
24 - 3d. Blue
25 -  6d. Black
26 - 1/-. Blue
27 - 2/-. Green
28 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
1857-1860    'EMBLEMS'  Imperforate
Emblems are the small images of farming, shipping, building trades, and mining in the stamp corners
29 - 1d. Green

VIC Type 8
Imperf.
30 - 2d. Lilac

VIC Type 8
Imperf.
31 - 4d. Red

VIC Type 8
Imperf.
29 - 1d. Green
30 - 2d. Lilac
31 - 4d. Red
1857-1860    'EMBLEMS'  Roulette
32 - 1d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 8
Roulette
33 - 2d. Lilac

VIC Type 8
Roulette
34 - 4d. Red

VIC Type 8
Roulette
32 - 1d. Red
33 - 2d. Lilac
34 - 4d. Red
1857-1860    'EMBLEMS'  Perforated
35 - 1d. Green

VIC Type 8
Perforated
36 - 2d. Lilac

VIC Type 8
Perforated
37 - 2d. Slate-Grey

VIC Type 8
Perforated
38 - 4d. Red

VIC Type 8
Perforated
35 - 1d. Green
36 - 2d. Lilac
37 - 2d. Slate-Grey
38 - 4d. Red
1860-1866    'BEADED OVALS'
The inner oval design comprises circular Beads within two oval outlines
39 - 3d. Blue

VIC Type 9
Perforated
40 - 3d. Claret

VIC Type 9
Perforated
41 - 4d. Red

VIC Type 9
Imperf., Perf., Roul.
42 - 6d. Orange

VIC Type 9
Perforated
43 - 6d. Black

VIC Type 9
Perforated
39 - 3d. Blue
40 - 3d. Claret
41 - 4d. Red
 (Imperf., Perf., Roul.)
42 - 6d. Orange
43 - 6d. Black
1861-1863    'NETTED CORNERS'
A net mesh design replaced the emblems at the stamp corners
44 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 10
44 - 1d. Green
1862-1865    'SIXPENCE'
45 - 6d. Grey

VIC Type 11
46 - 6d. Black

VIC Type 11
45 - 6d. Grey
46 - 6d. Black
1863-1901    'LAUREATE' Series
So called due to the Laurel Wreath worn on the Queen's head
47 - 1d. Green

VIC Type 12
48 - 2d. Grey

VIC Type 12
49 - 2d. Lilac

VIC Type 12
50 - 2d. Lilac/ Lilac

VIC Type 12

51 - 3d. Lilac
Stamp
VIC Type 13
52 - 3d. Orange to Orange-Yellow

VIC Type 13
53 - 4d. Red

VIC Type 12
54 - 6d. Blue

VIC Type 14
55 - 6d. Green

VIC Type 14

56 - 8d. Orange

VIC Type 12
57 - 8d. Brown/ Pink

VIC Type 12
58 - 10d. Grey

VIC Type 14
59 - 10d. Brown/ Pink

VIC Type 14

60 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 15
61 - 5/-. Blue/ Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 16
62 - 5/-. Blue & Red
Stamp
VIC Type 17
63 - 5/-. Red & Blue

VIC Type 17
47 - 1d. Green
48 - 2d. Grey
49 - 2d. Lilac
50 - 2d. Lilac/ Lilac
51 - 3d. Lilac
52 - 3d. Orange to Orange-Yellow
53 - 4d. Red
54 - 6d. Blue
55 - 6d. Green
56 - 8d. Orange
57 - 8d. Brown/ Pink
58 - 10d. Grey
59 - 10d. Brown/ Pink
60 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
61 - 5/-. Blue/ Yellow
62 - 5/-. Blue & Red
63 - 5/-. Red & Blue
1870    'TWO PENCE'
64 - 2d. Lilac

VIC Type 18
64 - 2d. Lilac
1871-1873    PROVISIONAL SURCHARGES
65 - '½ HALF ½' on 1d. Green

VIC Type 19
66 - '9 NINEPENCE 9' on 10d. Brown
Stamp
VIC Type 20
65 - '½ HALF ½' on 1d. Green
66 - '9 NINEPENCE 9' on 10d. Brown
1873-1896    "BELL" DESIGNS
Bell, and later Bell & Naish designed most of the issues during this later period

67 - ½d. Red

VIC Type 21 
68 - ½d. Red/ Pink

VIC Type 21
69 - ½d. Green

VIC Type 21

70 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 22 
71 - 1d. Green/ Yellow

VIC Type 22
72 - 1d. Green/ Grey

VIC Type 22 

73 - 2d. Mauve
Die I - Single lined oval
Stamp
VIC Type 23 
74 - 2d. Mauve
Die II - Double lined oval

VIC Type 23 
75 - 2d. Mauve/ Green

VIC Type 23 
76 - 2d. Mauve/ Lilac 

VIC Type 23 
77 - 2d. Mauve/ Brown

VIC Type 23 

78 - 9d. Brown/ Pink 

VIC Type 24
79 - 9d. Green

VIC Type 24
80 - 9d. Red

VIC Type 24
81 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue

VIC Type 25 
82 - 1/-. Yellow

 VIC Type 25 
67 - ½d. Red
68 - ½d. Red/ Pink
69 - ½d. Green
70 - 1d. Green
71 - 1d. Green/ Yellow
72 - 1d. Green/ Grey
73 - 2d. Mauve  
(Die I - single lined oval)
74 - 2d. Mauve 
(Die II - Double lined oval)
75 - 2d. Mauve/ Green
76 - 2d. Mauve/ Lilac
77 - 2d. Mauve/ Brown
78 - 9d. Brown/ Pink
79 - 9d. Green
80 - 9d. Red
81 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
82 - 1/-. Yellow
1876    PROVISIONAL
83 - '8d EIGHTPENCE 8d' on 9d. Brown/ Pink
Stamp
VIC Type 26
83 - '8d EIGHTPENCE 8d' on 9d. Brown/ Pink
1880-1884    "NAISH & BELL" DESIGNS
84 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 27 
85 - 2d. Brown
Stamp
VIC Type 28 
86 - 2d. Mauve
Stamp
VIC Type 28 

87 - 4d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 29 
88 - 4d. Yellow

VIC Type 29
89 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
Stamp
VIC Type 30
90 - 2/-. Blue/ Pink
Stamp
VIC Type 30 
84 - 1d. Green
85 - 2d. Brown
86 - 2d. Mauve
87 - 4d. Red
88 - 4d. Yellow
89 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
90 - 2/-. Blue/ Pink
1884    'STAMP STATUTE'
Distributed for postage from 1st January 1884 until 23rd April 1884, but valid for use until 30th June 1901
91 - ½ HALF on 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 31
92 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 32
93 - 3d. Mauve
Stamp
VIC Type 33
94 - 4d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 34

95 - 6d. Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 35
96 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue

VIC Type 36
97 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
Stamp
VIC Type 37
98 - 2/6. Orange-Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 38

99 - 5/-. Blue/ Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 39
100 - 10/-. Brown/ Rose

VIC Type 40
101 - £1. Mauve/ Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 41
 

102 - £5. Black & Green

VIC Type 42
91 - '½ HALF ½' on 1d. Green
92 - 1d. Green
93 - 3d. Mauve
94 - 4d. Red
95 - 6d. Blue
96 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
97 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
98 - 2/6. Orange-Yellow
99 - 5/-. Blue/ Yellow
100 - 10/-. Brown/ Rose
101 - £1. Mauve/ Yellow
102 - £5. Black & Green
1884    'STAMP DUTY'
103 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 43
104 - 1d. Olive

VIC Type 44
105 - 6d. Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 45

106 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue

VIC Type 46 
107 - 1/-. Blue/ Yellow

VIC Type 46
108 - 1/6. Pink

VIC Type 47 

109 - 2/-. Blue/ Green

VIC Type 48 
110 - 2/6. Orange
Stamp
VIC Type 49
111 - 2/6. Yellow

VIC Type 49
112 - 3/-. Purple/ Blue

VIC Type 50

113 - 3/-. Olive

VIC Type 50
114 - 4/-. Orange

VIC Type 51
115 - 5/-. Purple/ Yellow

VIC Type 52
116 - 5/-. Carmine/ Yellow

VIC Type 52 

118 - 6/-. Green

VIC Type 53
117 - 5/-. Scarlet

VIC Type 52 
119 - 10/-. Brown/ Pink

VIC Type 54
120 - 10/-. Green

VIC Type 54


121 - 15/-. Mauve

VIC Type 55 
122 - 15/-. Brown

VIC Type 55 
123 - £1. Orange/ Yellow

VIC Type 56
124 - £1/5/-. Pink
Stamp
VIC Type 57

125 - £1/10/-. Olive
Stamp
VIC Type 58 
126 - 35/-. Mauve
Stamp
VIC Type 59 
  127 - £2. Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 60
128 - 45/-. Violet

VIC Type 61

129 - £5. Rose-Pink

VIC Type 62 
130 - £6. Blue/ Pink
Stamp
VIC Type 63 
131 - £7. Purple/ Blue
Stamp
VIC Type 64
 

132 - £8. Scarlet/ Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 65
133 - £9. Green/ Green
Stamp
VIC Type 66 
 

134 - £10. Mauve
Stamp
VIC Type 67 


135 - £25. Green

VIC Type 68 
 

136 - £50. Violet

VIC Type 69


137 - £100. Red

VIC Type 70 
103 - 1d. Green
104 - 1d. Olive
105 - 6d. Blue
106 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
107 - 1/-. Blue/ Yellow
108 - 1/6. Pink
109 - 2/-. Blue/ Green
110 - 2/6. Orange
111 - 2/6. Yellow
112 - 3/-. Purple/ Blue
113 - 3/-. Olive
114 - 4/-. Orange
115 - 5/-. Purple/ Yellow
116 - 5/-. Carmine/ Yellow
117 - 5/-. Scarlet
118 - 6/-. Green
119 - 10/-. Brown/ Pink
120 - 10/-. Green
121 - 15/-. Mauve
122 - 15/-. Brown
123 - £1. Orange/ Yellow
124 - £1/5/-. Pink
125 - £1/10/-. Olive
126 - 35/-. Mauve
127 - £2. Blue
128 - 45/-. Violet
129 - £5. Rose-Pink
130 - £6. Blue/ Pink
131 - £7. Purple/ Blue
132 - £8. Scarlet/ Yellow
133 - £9. Green/ Green
134 - £10. Mauve
135 - £25. Green
136 - £50. Violet
137 - £100. Red
1884-1901    'STAMP DUTY'
138 - ½d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 71 
139 - 1d. Green
 Stamp
VIC Type 72
140 - 2d. Mauve
Stamp
VIC Type 73
141 - 3d. Yellow-Brown

VIC Type 72

142 - 3d. Green

VIC Type 72
143 - 4d. Magenta
Stamp
VIC Type 74
143A - 4d. Lilac
Printing Error

VIC Type 74
144 - 6d. Blue

VIC Type 72

 145 - 8d. Red/ Pink
Stamp
VIC Type 75  
146 - 1/-. Blue/ Yellow

VIC Type 73 
  147 - 2/-. Olive/ Green

VIC Type 75
  148 - 2/-. Green

VIC Type 75
138 - ½d. Red
139 - 1d. Green
140 - 2d. Mauve
141 - 3d. Yellow-Brown
142 - 3d. Green
143 - 4d. Magenta
143A - 4d. Lilac  
(Printing Error)
144 - 6d. Blue
145 - 8d. Red/ Pink
146 - 1/-. Blue/ Yellow
147 - 2/-. Olive/ Green
148 - 2/-. Green
1885    'STAMP DUTY' OVERPRINT
149 - 3d. Yellow-Orange
Blue Overprint
Stamp
VIC Type 13 
150 - 4d. Red
Blue Overprint
Stamp
VIC Type 29 

151 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
Blue Overprint

VIC Type 25 
152 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
Black Overprint
Stamp
VIC Type 25 
153 - 2/-. Blue/ Blue
Black Overprint
Stamp
VIC Type 30
149 - 3d. Yellow-Orange  (Blue Opt.)
150 - 4d. Red 
(Blue Opt.)
151 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
  (Blue Opt.)
152 - 1/-. Blue/ Blue
(Black Opt.)
153 - 2/-. Blue/ Blue 
(Black Opt.)
1886-1897    'STAMP DUTY'
Inscribed
154 - ½d. Lilac

VIC Type 76
155 - ½d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 76 
156 - ½d. Green

VIC Type 76

157 - 1d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 77 
158 - 2d. Lilac
Stamp
VIC Type 78
159 - 4d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 79
160 - 6d. Blue

VIC Type 80

161 - 1/-. Purple-Brown

 VIC Type 81
162 - 1/-. Red
Stamp
 VIC Type 81 
163 - 1/6. Blue
Stamp 
VIC Type 82
164 - 1/6. Orange

VIC Type 82
154 - ½d. Lilac
155 - ½d. Red
156 - ½d. Green
157 - 1d. Green
158 - 2d. Lilac
159 - 4d. Red
160 - 6d. Blue
161 - 1/-. Purple-Brown
162 - 1/-. Red
163 - 1/6. Blue
164 - 1/6. Orange
1887-1890    STAMP DUTY  High Values
165 - £5. Blue & Brown-Purple

VIC Type 83 
166 - £6. Yellow & Blue

VIC Type 84

167 - £7. Red & Black

VIC Type 85 
168 - £8. Lilac & Orange

VIC Type 86
169 - £9. Green & Red

VIC Type 87 
165 - £5. Blue & Brown-Purple
166 - £6. Yellow & Blue
167 - £7. Red & Black
168 - £8. Lilac & Orange
169 - £9. Green & Red
1890-1900    INSCRIBED 'STAMP DUTY' (Except 1½d.)
170 - 1d. Brown/ Rose

VIC Type 88
171 - 1d. Brown to Yellow

VIC Type 88
  172 - 1d. Red
Stamp
VIC Type 88

   173 - 1d. Olive

VIC Type 88
174 - 1½d. Green
Stamp
VIC Type 89 
  175 - 1½d. Red/ Yellow

VIC Type 89

176 - 2½d. Red/ Yellow
Stamp
VIC Type 90 
   177 - 2½d. Blue

VIC Type 90 
178 - 5d. Brown
Stamp
VIC Type 91 
170 - 1d. Brown/ Rose
171 - 1d. Brown to Yellow
172 - 1d. Red
173 - 1d. Olive
174 - 1½d. Green
175 - 1½d. Red/ Yellow
176 - 2½d. Red/ Yellow
177 - 2½d. Blue
178 - 5d. Brown
1897    HOSPITAL FUND
179 - 1d. (1/-) Blue
Stamp
 VIC Type 92
180 - 2½d. (2/6) Brown
Stamp
VIC Type 93 
179 - 1d. (1/-) Blue
180 - 2½d. (2/6) Brown
1900    BOER WAR PATRIOTIC FUND
181 - 1d. (1/-) Brown
Stamp
VIC Type 94 
  182 - 2d. (2/-) Green
Stamp
VIC Type 95
181 - 1d. (1/-) Brown
182 - 2d. (2/-) Green
1901-1912    COMMONWEALTH PERIOD  Inscribed "POSTAGE'
183 - ½d. Green 

VIC Type 96 
  184 - 1d. Red 

VIC Type 97
185 - 1½d. Red/ Yellow

VIC Type 98 

   186 - 2d. Mauve

VIC Type 99
187 - 2½d. Blue

VIC Type 100 

188 - 3d. Orange-Brown

VIC Type 101
189 - 3d. Yellowish Brown

VIC Type 101 
190 - 4d. Olive

VIC Type 102
191 - 5d. Brown

VIC Type 103 


  192 - 6d. Green

VIC Type 104
193 - 9d. Red

VIC Type 105
194 - 1/-. Orange

VIC Type 106
195 - 1/-. Yellow

VIC Type 106 

196 - 2/-. Blue/ Pink

VIC Type 107 
197 - 5/-. Red & Blue

VIC Type 108
198 - £1. Red

VIC Type 109
199 - £2. Blue

VIC Type 110
183 - ½d. Green
184 - 1d. Red 
185 - 1½d. Red/ Yellow
186 - 2d. Mauve
187 - 2½d. Blue
188 - 3d. Brown
189 - 3d. Yellow
190 - 4d. Olive
191 - 5d. Brown
192 - 6d. Green
193 - 9d. Red
194 - 1/-. Orange
195 - 1/-. Yellow
196 - 2/-. Blue/ Pink
197 - 5/-. Red & Blue
198 - £1. Red
199 - £2. Blue
1912    SURCHARGE
200 - 'ONE PENNY' on 2d. Mauve

VIC Type 111
200 - 'ONE PENNY' on 2d. Mauve
1890-1895    POSTAGE DUE
D1 - ½d. Blue & Brown
Stamp
VIC Type D1
D2 - 1d. Blue & Brown 

VIC Type D1
D3 - 2d. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D4 - 4d. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D5 - 5d. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1


D6 - 6d. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D7 - 10d. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D8 - 1/-. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D9 - 2/-. Blue & Brown 

VIC Type D1
  D10 - 5/-. Blue & Brown

VIC Type D1
D1 - ½d. Blue &  Brown
D2 - 1d. Blue &  Brown
D3 - 2d. Blue &  Brown
D4 - 4d. Blue &  Brown
D5 - 5d. Blue &  Brown
D6 - 6d. Blue &  Brown
D7 - 10d. Blue &  Brown
D8 - 1/-. Blue &  Brown
D9 - 2/-. Blue &  Brown
D10 - 5/-. Blue &  Brown
1895-1907    POSTAGE DUE
D11 - ½d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D12 - 1d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D13 - 2d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D14 - 4d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D15 - 5d. Red & Green
Stamp
VIC Type D2

D16 - 6d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
  D17 - 10d. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D18 - 1/-. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
  D19 - 2/-. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D20 - 5/-. Red & Green

VIC Type D2
D11 - ½d. Red & Green
D12 - 1d. Red & Green
D13 - 2d. Red & Green
D14 - 4d. Red & Green
D15 - 5d. Red & Green
D16 - 6d. Red & Green
D17 - 10d. Red & Green
D18 - 1/-. Red & Green
D19 - 2/-. Red & Green
D20 - 5/-. Red & Green

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