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King George VI Stamps
(Includes the 1936 unissued King Edward VIII)
1937-1951

Stamp Reference Numbers & Shades are from Brusden-White's 2019 'King George VI' Catalogue



Last updated: 27 August, 2020.
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1936   2d. King Edward VIII - Unissued
All intended 1d., 1½d., 2d., 3d., 1/4d. stamps, proofs, and dies were destroyed; with only a block of six 2d stamps surviving
174
stamp
2d.  King Edward VIII

stamp block
The Surviving block of 6
174E(2) - 2d. King Edward VIII  Unissued
Scarlet.
1937   150th Anniversary of New South Wales
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of settlement in New South Wales
175
stamp
2d.  Sydney Cove
176
stamp
3d.  Sydney Cove
177
stamp
9d.  Sydney Cove
175 - 2d. Anniversary of New South Wales
A
- Scarlet.  Type 1
B - Scarlet.   Type 2

176 - 3d. Anniversary of New South Wales
Blue.

177 - 9d. Anniversary of New South Wales
Purple.
1938-1966   ½d. Kangaroo
A Zoological Series Definitive
178-180
stamp
½d.  Kangaroo
178 - ½d. Kangaroo  Wmk, Perf.  13·6 x 13·9
A
- Yellow-Orange.
B - Orange.
C - Deep Orange.

179 - ½d. Kangaroo  Wmk, Perf.  14·9 x 14·1
A
- Light Orange.
B - Orange.
C - Deep Orange.
D - Brown-Orange.

180 - ½d. Kangaroo  No Wmk, Perf.  14·9 x 14·1
A
- Orange.
B - Pale Orange.
C - Bright Orange-Yellow.
1937-1938   1d. Green Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
KGVI First Definitive Series
181
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
181 - 1d. Green Queen Elizabeth  Die 1, Perf.  13·6 x 13·8.
A
- Green.
B - Bright Green.
1938-1941   1d. Green Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
182
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
182 - 1d. Green Queen Elizabeth  Die 2, Perf.  14·8 x 14·1
A
- Green.
B - Yellow-Green.
1941-1943   1d. Red-Brown Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
183
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
183 - 1d. Red-Brown Queen Elizabeth  Die 2
A
- Red-Brown.
B - Bright Red-Brown.
C - Mauve-Brown.
1938-1941   1½d. Red-Brown King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
184-185
stamp
1½d.  King George VI
184 - 1½d. Red-Brown King George VI  Perf.  13·6 x 13·9
A
- Red-Brown.
B - Dull Red-Brown.

185 - 1½d. Red-Brown King George VI  Perf.  14·8 x 14·1
Red-Brown.
1941-1942   1½d. Green King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
186
stamp
1½d.  King George VI
186 - 1½d. Green King George VI
A
- Pale Green.
B - Green.
1937-1938   2d. Scarlet King George VI, Die 1
KGVI First Definitive Series

187
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 1
187 - 2d. Scarlet King George VI  Die 1
A
- Scarlet.
B - Deep Scarlet.
C - Pale Scarlet.
1938-1941   2d. Scarlet King George VI, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
188
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 2
188 - 2d. Scarlet King George VI  Die 2
A
- Scarlet.
B - Deep Scarlet.
1941-1944   2d. Mauve King George VI, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
189
stamp
2d.  King George VI, Die 2
189 - 2d. Mauve King George VI  Die 2
A
- Mauve.
B - Reddish Mauve.
C - Deep Mauve.
1937-1941   3d. Blue King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
190-195
stamp
3d.  King George VI
Chalk-surfaced paper, Perf. 13·6 x 13·9
190 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 1 "White Wattles"
Greyish Blue.
191 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 1
Blue.
192 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 1A
Blue.
193 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 2
A
- Blue.
B - Greyish Blue.

Unsurfaced paper, Perf. 13·6 x 13·9
194 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 2
A
- Blue.
B - Prussian Blue.

Semi-surfaced paper, Perf. 14·9 x 14·1
195 - 3d. Blue King George VI  Die 3
A
- Deep Blue.
B - Prussian Blue.
1941-1951   3d. Brown King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
196
stamp
3d.  King George VI
196 - 3d. Brown King George VI
A
- Dark Brown.
B - Brown.
C - Red-Brown.
D - Grey-Brown.
1938-1957   4d. Koala
A Zoological Series Definitive
197-199
stamp
4d.  Koala
197 - 4d. Koala  Wmk., Perf.  13·6 x 13·8
A
- Green.
B - Deep Green.

198 - 4d. Koala  Wmk., Perf.  14·8 x 14·1
A
- Green.
B - Yellow-Green.
C - Deep Green.

199 - 4d. Koala  No Wmk., Perf.  14·8 x 14·1
A
- Green.
B - Greyish Green.
1938-1952   5d. Merino
A Zoological Series Definitive
200-201
stamp
5d.  Merino
200 - 5d. Merino  Sideways Wmk, Perf.  13·9 x 13·5
A
- Reddish Mauve.
B - Deep Reddish Mauve.

201 - 5d. Merino  Sideways Wmk, Perf.  14·1 x 14·8
Red-Mauve.
1937-1960   6d. Kookaburra
A Zoological Series Definitive
202-204
stamp
6d.  Kookaburra
202 - 6d. Kookaburra  Wmk, Perf.  13·6 x 13·9
A
- Brown.
B - Light Brown.

203 - 6d. Kookaburra  Wmk, Perf.  14·9 x 14·1
A
- Bright Red-Brown.
B - Dull Red-Brown.
C - Dull Brown.
D - Greyish Brown.
E - Pale Brown.

204 - 6d. Kookaburra  No Wmk, Perf.  14·8 x 14·1
A
- Brown.
B - Reddish Brown.
1938-1959   9d. Platypus
A Zoological Series Definitive
205-207
stamp
9d.  Platypus
205 - 9d. Platypus  Wmk, Perf.  13·9 x 13·6
Sepia.

206 - 9d. Platypus  Wmk, Perf.  14·0 x 14·8
A
- Sepia.
B - Brownish Sepia.

207 - 9d. Platypus  No Wmk., Perf.  14·0 x 14·9
Sepia.
1937-1959   1/-. Lyrebird
A Zoological Series Definitive
208-210
stamp
1/-.  Lyrebird
208 - 1/-. Lyrebird  Wmk, Perf.  13·6 x 13·8
A
- Dull Green.
B - Dull Yellow-Green.

209 - 1/-. Lyrebird  Wmk, Perf.  14·9 x 14·1
A
- Dull Green.
B - Deep Dull Green.
C - Yellow-Green.

210 - 1/-. Lyrebird  No Wmk, Perf.  14·8 x 14·0
Dull Green.
1938-1950   1/4d. King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
211
stamp
1/4d.  King George VI
211 - 1/4d. King George VI
A
- Pale Magenta.
B - Bright Magenta.
1938-1949   5/-. Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
212-213
stamp
5/-.  Coronation Robes
212 - 5/-. Coronation Robes  Chalk-surfaced paper.
A
- Dull Lake.
B - Brown-Lake.
C - Reddish Lake.

213 - 5/-. Coronation Robes  Unsurfaced paper.
A
- Reddish Lake - Tinted paper.
B - Brown-Lake - White paper.
1938-1949   10/-. Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
214-215
stamp
10/-.  Coronation Robes
214 - 10/-. Coronation Robes  Chalk-surfaced paper.
A
- Dull Purple.
B - Reddish Purple.

215 - 10/-. Coronation Robes  Unsurfaced paper.
Deep Purple.
1938-1949   £1. Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
216-217
stamp
£1.  Coronation Robes
216 -  £1. Coronation Robes  Chalk-surfaced paper.
A
- Dull Blue.
B - Deep Dull Blue.

217 -  £1. Coronation Robes  Unsurfaced paper.
Dull Blue.
1940   Australian Imperial Forces
Commemorating Australia's part in the Second World War
218
stamp
1d.  Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
219
stamp
2d.  Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
220
stamp
3d.  Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
221
stamp
6d.  Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
218 - 1d. Australian Imperial Forces
A
- Greyish Green.
B - Bright Yellow-Green.
C - Green.

219 - 2d. Australian Imperial Forces
A
- Scarlet.
B - Bright Scarlet.

220 - 3d. Australian Imperial Forces
A
- Blue.
B - Bright Blue.

221 - 6d. Australian Imperial Forces
A
- Purple-Brown.
B - Deep Brown.
1941   Surcharges
A ½d. War Tax added to obsolete stamps
222
stamp
2½d. on 2d.  KGVI
223
stamp
3½d. on 3d.  KGVI
224
stamp
5½d. on 5d.  Merino
222 - 2½d. Deep Blue Surcharge on 2d. KGVI
Scarlet.

223 - 3½d. Yellow & Black Surcharge on 3d. KGVI
A
- Deep Blue.
B - Deep Dull Blue.

224 - 5½d. Deep Purple Surcharge on 5d. Marino
Reddish Mauve.
1941-1947   1d. Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
225
stamp
1d.  Queen Elizabeth
225 - 1d. Queen Elizabeth
A
- Purple-Brown.
B - Deep Purple-Brown.
C - Reddish Brown.
1942-1950   1½d. Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
226-227
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
226 - 1½d. Queen Elizabeth  Wmk.
A
- Green.
B - Deep Green.
C - Deep Yellow-Green.

227 - 1½d. Queen Elizabeth  No Wmk.
A
- Green.
B - Grey-Green.
C - Deep Green.
1944-1951   2d. King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
228-229
stamp
2d.  King George VI
228 - 2d. King George VI  Wmk.
A
- Bright Purple.
B - Bright Red-Purple.

229 - 2d. King George VI  No Wmk.
A
- Bright Purple.
B - Reddish Purple.
1942-1950   2½d. King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
230
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
230 - 2½d. King George VI
A
- Deep Scarlet.
B - Scarlet.
C - Pale Scarlet.
1942-1951   3½d. King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
231
stamp
3½d.  King George VI
231 - 3½d. King George VI
A
- Blue.
B - Grey-Blue.
C - Bright Blue.
D - Dark Blue.
1942-1951   5½d. Emu
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
232
stamp
5½d.  Emu
232 - 5½d. Emu
A
- Slate-Blue.
B - Deep Grey-Blue.
C - Deep Dull Blue.
D - Deep Blue.
1945   Arrival of Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
Inauguration of the Duke as Governor General of Australia
233
stamp
2½d.  Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
234
stamp
3½d. Duke &  Duchess of Gloucester
235
stamp
5½d.  Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
233 - 2½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
A
- Lake.
B - Rose.

234 - 3½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
A
- Bright Blue.
B - Light Blue.

235 - 5½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
A
- Indigo.
B - Intense Indigo.
C - Dull Blue-Black.
1946   Peace
Celebrating Peace and Victory
236
stamp
2½d.  Crest & Olive Wreath
237
stamp
3½d.  Flag & Dove
238
stamp
5½d.  Peace 1945
236 - 2½d. Peace
Carmine.

237 - 3½d. Peace
Blue.

238 - 5½d. Peace
Deep Green.
1946   Centenary of Mitchell's Exploration of Central Queensland
Sir Thomas Mitchell and Map of Queensland
239
stamp
2½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchell
240
stamp
3½d.  Sir Thomas Mitchel
241
stamp
1/-.  Sir Thomas Mitchell
239 - 2½d. Mitchell's Queensland Exploration
Carmine.

240 - 3½d. Mitchell's Queensland Exploration
A
- Blue.
B - Bright Blue.

241 - 1/-. Mitchell's Queensland Exploration
Dull Green.
1947   150th Anniversary of Newcastle
Steel Foundry & Coal Crane
242
stamp
2½d.  Capt. Shortland
243
stamp
3½d.  Steel Foundry
244
stamp
 5½d. Coal Crane
242 - 2½d. Newcastle, NSW
A
 - Carmine-Lake.
B - Brownish Lake.

243 - 3½d. Newcastle, NSW
A
 - Blue.
B - Deep Blue.  Tinted paper
C - Dull Blue.    Tinted paper

244 - 5½d. Newcastle, NSW
Deep Green.    Tinted paper
1947-1953   1d. Princess Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
245-246
stamp
1d.  Wedding of Princess Elizabeth
245 - 1d. Princess Elizabeth  Wmk.
A
 - Slate-Purple/ Tinted paper.
B - Reddish Slate-Purple.

246 - 1d. Princess Elizabeth  No Wmk.
Slate-Purple.
1950-1951   1½d. Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
247
stamp
1½d.  Queen Elizabeth
247 - 1½d. Queen Elizabeth
A
- Deep Green.
B - Deep Dull Green.
1951-1962   2d. Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
248
stamp
2d.  Queen Elizabeth
248 - 2d. Queen Elizabeth
A
- Dull Green.
B - Dull Yellow-Green.
C - Deep Yellow-Green.
1950-1951   2½d. Scarlet King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
249
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
249 - 2½d. Scarlet King George VI
A
 - Scarlet.
B - Deep Scarlet.
1951-1954   2½d. Chocolate King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
250
stamp
2½d.  King George VI
250 - 2½d. Chocolate King George VI
A
- Chocolate.
B - Deep Purple Brown.
1951   3d. Scarlet King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
251
stamp
3d.  King George VI
251 - 3d. Scarlet King George VI
A
- Scarlet.
B - Deep Scarlet.
C - Rose-Scarlet.
1951-1953   3d. Green King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
252
stamp
3d.  King George VI
252 - 3d. Green King George VI
A
- Dark Green.
B - Deep Dull Green.
1951-1953   3½d. King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
253
stamp
3½d.  King George VI
253 - 3½d. King George VI
A
- Brown-Purple.
B - Reddish Brown.
1952-1953   4½d. King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
254
stamp
4½d.  King George VI
254 - 4½d. King George VI
Red.
1952   6½d. Brown King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
255
stamp
6½d.  King George VI
255 - 6½d. Brown King George VI
A
- Brown.
B - Light Brown.
1952-1954   6½d. Green King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
256
stamp
6½d.  King George VI
256 - 6½d. Green King George VI
A
- Emerald.
B - Deep Emerald.
1951-1957   7½d. King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
257
stamp
7½d.  King George VI
257 - 7½d. King George VI
Blue.
1950   8½d. Aborigine
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
258
stamp
8½d.  Aborigine
258 - 8½d. Aborigine
A
- Chestnut-Brown.
B - Pale Brown.
1952-1955   1/0½d. King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
259
stamp
1/0½d.  King George VI
259 - 1/0½d. King George VI
A
- Indigo.
B - Deep Slate.
1948-1953   1/3d. Hereford Bull
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
260
stamp
1/3d.  Hereford Bull
260 - 1/3d. Hereford Bull
A
- Reddish Brown.
B - Purple-Brown.
1949-1960   1/6d. Hermes
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
261-262
stamp
1/6d.  Hermes
261 - 1/6d. Hermes  Wmk.
A
 - Grey-Black.
B - Black.

262 - 1/6d. Hermes  No Wmk.
Grey-Black.
1948-1959   2/-. Aboriginal Art
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
263-264
stamp
2/-.  Aboriginal Art
263 - 2/-. Aboriginal Art  Wmk.
A
 - Dark Chocolate.
B - Chocolate.

264 - 2/-. Aboriginal Art  No Wmk.
A
 - Dark Chocolate.
B - Deep Purple-Brown.
1952-1966   2/6d. Aborigine
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
265-267
stamp
2/6d.  Aborigine
265 - 2/6d. Aborigine  Wmk.
A
 - Sepia.
B - Blackish Brown.

266 - 2/6d. Aborigine  No Wmk.
A
 - Sepia.
B - Black-Brown.  Whiter paper

267 - 2/6d. Aborigine  No Wmk., Emergency printing.
Light Sepia.  Whiter paper
1949-1961   5/-. Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
268
stamp
5/-.  Coat of Arms
268 -  5/-. Coat of Arms
A
- Carmine.
B - Deep Carmine.
1949-1964   10/-. Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
269
stamp
10/-.  Coat of Arms
269 - 10/-. Coat of Arms
A
- Bright Purple.
B - Dull Purple.
1949-1964   £1. Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
270
stamp
£1.  Coat of Arms
270 - £1. Coat of Arms
A
- Bright Blue.
B - Dull Blue.
1950-1964   £2. Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
271
stamp
£2.  Coat of Arms 
271 - £2. Coat of Arms
A
- Green.
B - Pale Green.
1948   William Farrer
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Pioneer of Wheat Research in Australia
272
stamp
2½d.  Farrer & Wheat Sheaf
272 - 2½d. William Farrer
A
- Scarlet.
B - Deep Scarlet.
1948   Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Victorian Government Botanist and Explorer
273
stamp
2½d.  Von Mueller
273 - 2½d. Von Mueller
Carmine-Lake.
1948   Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree
Staged at Wonga Park, near Melbourne, with more than 10,000 Scouts from around the world
274
stamp
2½d.  Rover Scout
274 - 2½d. Scout Jamboree
A
- Carmine-Lake.
B - Deep Carmine-Lake.
1949   Henry Lawson
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Poet and Short Story Writer
275
stamp
2½d.  Henry Lawson
275 - 2½d. Henry Lawson
A
- Red-Brown.
B - Deep Red-Brown.
1949   75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union
Commemorating the Anniversary of the UPU, an Agency of the united Nations
276
stamp
3½d.  Outback Mail Carrier
276 - 3½d. Universal Postal Union
A
- Ultramarine.
B - Dull Ultramarine - Cream paper.
1948   Lord Forrest of Bunbury
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Explorer & first Premier of Western Australia
277
stamp
2½d.  John Forrest
277 - 2½d. Lord Forrest
A
- Carmine-Lake.
B - Brownish Lake.
1950   Centenary of Postage Stamps in Australia
Commemorates the First Stamps issued by New South Wales and Victoria & the First Se-Tenant Issue
278
stamp
2½d.  NSW Seal of Colony
279
stamp
2½d.  Queen Victoria

stamp
Se-tenant Pair
Printed in Se-tenant Pairs  

278 - 2½d. Centenary of First NSW Stamp
Maroon.

279 - 2½d. Centenary of First Victorian Stamp
Maroon.
1951   50th Anniversary of Foundation of Commonwealth
Commemorates the Federation of the Six Colonies on 1st January1901
280
stamp
3d.  Sir Henry Parks
281
stamp
3d.  Sir Edmund Barton
282
stamp
5½d.  Duke of York Opening Parliament
283
stamp
1/6d.  Parliament House, Canberra


stamp
Se-tenant Pair
3d. stamps arranged in Se-tenant Pairs

280 - 3d. Sir Henry Parks
A
- Carmine-Lake.
B - Pale Carmine-Lake.

281 - 3d. Sir Edmund Barton
A
- Carmine-Lake.
B - Pale Carmine-Lake.

282 - 5½d. Opening Parliament
A
- Blue.
B - Dark Blue.

283 - 1/6d. Parliament House, Canberra
A
- Red-Brown.
B - Pale Red-Brown.
1951   Gold & Responsible Government Centenaries
Commemorates the Discovery of Gold at Bathurst NSW, and the Granting of Responsible Government to Victoria
284
stamp
3d.  Edward Hargraves
285
stamp
3d.  Charles Latrobe


stamp
Se-tenant Pair
Arranged in Se-tenant Pairs   

284 - 3d. Edward Hargraves - Gold
Maroon.

285 - 3d. Charles Latrobe - Government
Maroon.


This completes the Stamps of the Brusden-White King George VI Catalogue

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