History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 


Western Australia
Australian Colonies (State) Stamps

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

Other States:   NSW   QLD   SA   TAS  VIC  


Updated: 20 June 2022

Western Australia
Stamps consecutively numbered
1854-1860    SWAN Types: Imperforate
Printed from Perkins Bacon plates
1
Stamp
1d.  Black
WA Type 1
2
Stamp
2d.  Orange
WA Type 1
3
Stamp
4d.  Blue
WA Type 2

4
Stamp
4d.  Blue
WA Type 1
5
Stamp
6d.  Green
WA Type 1
6
Stamp
1s.  Brown
WA Type 3
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
1 - 1d.  Black
2 - 2d.  Orange
3 - 4d.  Blue
4 - 4d.  Blue
5 - 6d.  Green
6 -  1s.  Brown
1854-1860    SWAN Types: Rouletted
7
Stamp
2d.  Black
WA Type 1
8
Stamp
2d.  Orange
WA Type 1
9
Stamp
4d.  Blue
WA Type 2

10
Stamp
4d.  Blue
WA Type 1
11
Stamp
6d.  Green
WA Type 1
12
Stamp
1s.  Brown
WA Type 3
Rouletted Gummed Stamps
  7 - 2d.  Black
  8 - 2d.  Orange
  9 - 4d.  Blue
10 - 4d.  Blue
11 - 6d.  Green
12 -  1s.  Brown
1857-1859    SWAN Types: Imperforate
13
Stamp
2d.  Brown/ Red
WA Type 4
14
Stamp
6d.  Black-Bronze
WA Type 4
Imperforate Gummed Stamps
13 - 2d.  Brown/ Red
14 - 6d.  Black-Bronze
1857-1859    SWAN Types  Roulette  
15
Stamp
2d.  Bronze/ Red
WA Type 4
16
Stamp
6d.  Black-Bronze
WA Type 4
Rouletted Gummed Stamps
15 - 2d.  Brown/ Red
16 - 6d.  Black-Bronze

1861-1890  SWAN Types: Perforate
1861 Perkins Bacon Printings, then 1863 to 1885 De La Rue Printings from the Perkins Bacon plates, then De La Rue surface-printed issues
17
Stamp
1d.  Red
WA Type 1
18
Stamp
1d.  Yellow
WA Type 1
19
Stamp
1d.  Pink
WA Type 1
20
Stamp
2d.  Blue
WA Type 1

21
Stamp
2d.  Yellow
WA Type 1
22
Stamp
2d.  Grey
WA Type 1
23
Stamp
4d.  Vermilion
WA Type 1
24
Stamp
4d.  Red
WA Type 1

25
Stamp
4d.  Brown
WA Type 1
26
Stamp
6d.  Brown
WA Type 1
27
Stamp
6d.  Violet
WA Type 1
28
Stamp
1s.  Green
WA Type 1
Perforated Gummed Stamps
17 - 1d.  Red
18 - 1d.  Yellow
19 - 1d.  Pink
20 - 2d.  Blue
21 - 2d.  Yellow
22 - 2d.  Grey
23 - 4d.  Vermilion
24 - 4d.  Red
25 - 4d.  Brown
26 - 6d.  Brown
27 - 6d.  Violet
28 - 1s.  Green
1872-1912    DE LA RUE SWANS
De La Rue is a UK stamp printing company
29
Stamp
3d.  Brown
WA Type 5
Perforated Gummed Stamps
29 - 3d.  Brown
1875    SWAN SURCHARGE
30
Stamp
"ONE PENNY"  on 2d. Yellow
WA Type 6
Perforated Gummed Stamps
30 - "ONE PENNY"  on 2d. Yellow  Green Opt.
1884-1885   SWAN  SURCHARGES
31
Stamp
"½" on 1d. Yellow
WA Type 7
32
Stamp
"1d." on 3d. Brown
WA Type 8
Perforated Gummed Stamps
31 -   "½"  on 1d. Yellow  Red Opt.
32 - "1d."  on 3d. Brown  Green Opt.
1885-1912    DE LA RUE SWANS
De La Rue Surface Printed Issues
33
Stamp
½d.  Green
WA Type 9
34
Stamp
1d.  Red
WA Type 10
35
Stamp
2d.  Grey
WA Type 11

36
Stamp
2d.  Yellow
WA Type 11
37
Stamp
2½d.  Blue
WA Type 12
38
Stamp
4d.  Brown
WA Type 12

39
Stamp
5d.  Olive-Green
WA Type 12
40
Stamp
6d.  Violet
WA Type 12
41
Stamp
1s.  Green
WA Type 12
Perforated Gummed Stamps
33 -   ½d.  Green
34 -    1d.  Red
35 -    2d.  Grey
36 -    2d.  Yellow
37 - 2½d.  Blue
38 -    4d.  Brown
39 -    5d.  Olive-Green
40 -    6d.  Violet
41 -    1s.  Green
1886    TELEGRAPH STAMP
On 25th October 1886, the 1d. Telegraph Stamp was authorised for postal use during a shortage. The 6d. Lilac Telegraph has also been used but was never authorised.
42
Stamp
1d.  Bistre
WA Type 13
Perforated Gummed Stamps
42 - 1d.  Bistre
1893   POSTAL ISSUES INTERNAL REVENUE  Overprinted "I.R." and "POSTAGE" obliterated with 1 or 2 bars.
43
Stamp
Green overprint on 1d.  Bistre
WA Type 1
Perforated Gummed Stamps
43 - 1d. Bistre  Green Opt.
1893    POSTAL ISSUES INTERNAL REVENUE Overprinted "I.R." & "value in words"
44
Stamp
Overprinted 3d.  Lilac 
WA Type 14
45
Stamp
Overprinted 3d.  Lilac 
WA Type 14
46
Stamp
Overprinted 3d.  Lilac 
WA Type 14

47
Stamp
Overprinted 3d.  Lilac 
WA Type 14
48
Stamp
Overprinted 3d.  Lilac 
WA Type 14
Perforated Gummed Stamps
44 - "I.R." & "ONE PENNY" on 3d. Lilac
45 - "I.R." & "TWO PENCE" on 3d. Lilac
46 - "I.R." & "THREE PENCE" on 3d. Lilac
47 - "I.R." & "SIX PENCE" on 3d. Lilac
48 - "I.R." & "ONE SHILLING" on 3d. Lilac
1893 - INTERNAL REVENUE  Long Type 
Higher values exist but were not authorised for postage
49
Stamp
1d.  Purple
WA Type 15
50
Stamp
2d.  Purple
WA Type 15
51
Stamp
3d.  Purple 
WA Type 15
52
Stamp
6d.  Purple 
WA Type 15
53
Stamp
1s.  Purple
WA Type 15a
Perforated Gummed Stamps
49 - 1d.  Purple
50 - 2d.  Purple
51 - 3d.  Purple
52 - 6d.  Purple
53 -  1s.  Purple
1893-1895   SWAN SURCHARGES
54
Stamp
3d.  Brown "Half-penny" Opt.
WA Type 16
55
Stamp
3d.  Brown "Half-penny" Double Opt.
WA Type 16
56
Stamp
3d.  Brown "ONE PENNY" Opt.
WA Type 17
Perforated Gummed Stamps
54 - "Half-penny" on 3d.  Brown  Green Opt.
55 - "Half-penny" on 3d.  Brown  Red Trial Opt., overprinted in Green
56 - "ONE PENNY" on 3d.  Brown   Green Opt.
1901    SWAN  New Value
57
Stamp
2½d.  Blue
WA Type 18
Perforated Gummed Stamps
57 - 2½d.  Blue
1902-1912    SWAN & QUEEN VICTORIA DEFINITIVES
58
Stamp
1d. Red
WA Type 19
59
Stamp
2d.  Yellow
WA Type 20
60
Stamp
4d.  Brown
WA Type 21

61
Stamp
8d.  Green
WA Type 22
62
Stamp
9d.  Orange
WA Type 23
63
Stamp
10d.  Red
WA Type 24

64
Stamp
2s.  Red/ Yellow
WA Type 25
65
Stamp
2s6d.  Blue/ Rose
WA Type 26
66
Stamp
5s.  Green
WA Type 27

67
Stamp
10s.  Mauve
WA Type 28
68
Stamp
£1.  Orange-Brown
WA Type 29
Perforated Gummed Stamps
58 -    1d.  Red
59 -    2d.  Yellow
60 -    4d.  Brown
61 -    8d.  Green
62 -    9d.  Orange
63 -   10d. Red
64 -     2s.  Red/ Yellow
65 - 2s6d.  Blue/ Rose
66 -      5s.  Green
67 -    10s.  Mauve
68 -      £1.  Orange-Brown
1906-1912    SWAN Types    New Values
69
Stamp
6d.  Violet
WA Type 30
70
Stamp
1s.  Green
WA Type 31
Perforated Gummed Stamps
69 - 6d.  Violet
70 -  1s.  Green
1912    SWAN SURCHARGE
71
Stamp
"ONE PENNY"  on 2d. Yellow
WA Type 32
Perforated Gummed Stamps
71 - "ONE PENNY"  on 2d. Yellow

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