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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 King George VI Catalogue



Last updated: 22 May, 2020.

1936   Unissued King Edward VIII 2d Stamp
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
174
stamp block
The Surviving block of 6
174E(2) - Scarlet
1937   150th Anniversary of New South Wales
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of settlement in New South Wales
175

2d. Sydney Cove
176

3d. Sydney Cove
177

9d. Sydney Cove
175A -  Scarlet (Type 1)
175B -  Scarlet (Type 2)

176    - Blue

177    - Purple
1938-1966   ½d Kangaroo
A Zoological Series Definitive
178-180

½d. Kangaroo
Wmk, Perf 13½ x 14.
178A - Yellow-Orange
178B - Orange
178C - Deep Orange

Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
179A - Light Orange
179B - Orange
179C - Deep Orange
179D - Brown-Orange

No Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
180A - Orange
180B - Pale Orange
180C - Bright Orange-Yellow
1937-1938   1d Queen Elizabeth, Die 1 
KGVI First Definitive Series
181

1d. Queen Elizabeth, Die 1
Perf 13½ x 13¾.
181A - Green
181B - Bright Green
1938-1941   1d Green Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
182

 1d. Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
Perf 14¾ x 14.
182A - Green
182B - Yellow-Green
1941-1943   1d Red-Brown Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
183

1d. Queen Elizabeth, Die 2
183A - Red-Brown
183B - Bright Red-Brown
183C - 1d. Mauve-Brown
1938-1941   1½d Red-Brown King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
184-185

1½d. King George VI
Perf 13½ x 14.
184A - Red-Brown
184B - Dull Red-Brown

Perf 14¾ x 14.
185    - Red-Brown
1941-1942   1½d Green King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
186

 1½d. King George VI
186A - Pale Green
186B - Green
1937-1938   2d King George VI, Die 1
KGVI First Definitive Series

187

 2d. King George VI, Die 1
187A - Scarlet
187B - Deep Scarlet
187C - Pale Scarlet
1938-1941   2d Scarlet King George VI, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
188

 2d. King George VI, Die 2
188A - Scarlet
188B - Deep Scarlet
1941-1944   2d Mauve King George VI, Die 2
KGVI First Definitive Series
189

 2d. King George VI, Die 2
189A - Mauve
189B - Reddish Mauve
189C - Deep Mauve
1937-1941   3d Blue King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
190-195

3d. King George VI
Chalk-surfaced paper (Perf. 13½ x 14).
190   - Greyish Blue (Die 1 "White Wattles")
191   - Blue (Die 1)
192    - Blue (Die 1A)
193A - Blue (Die 2)
193B - Greyish Blue (Die 2)

Unsurfaced paper (Die 2, Perf. 13½ x 14).
194A - Blue
194B - Prussian Blue

Semi-surfaced paper (Die 3, Perf. 14¾ x 14).
195A - Deep Blue
195B - Prussian Blue
1941-1951   3d Brown King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
196

3d. King George VI
196A - Dark Brown
196B - Brown
196C - Red-Brown
196D - Grey-Brown
1938-1957   4d Koala
A Zoological Series Definitive
197-199

4d. Koala
Wmk., Perf 13½ x 14.
197A - Green
197B - Deep Green

Wmk., Perf 14¾ x 14.
198A - Green
198B - Yellow-Green
198C - Deep Green

No Wmk., Perf 14¾ x 14.
199A - Green
199B - Greyish Green
1938-1952   5d Merino
A Zoological Series Definitive
200-201

5d. Merino
Sideways Wmk, Perf 13½ x 14.
200A - Reddish Mauve
200B - Deep Reddish Mauve

Sideways Wmk, Perf 14 x 14¾.
201    - Red-Mauve
1937-1960   6d Kookaburra
A Zoological Series Definitive
202-204

6d. Kookaburra
Wmk, Perf 13½ x 14.
202A - Brown
202B - Light Brown

Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
203A - Bright Red-Brown
203B - Dull Red-Brown
203C - Dull Brown
203D - Greyish Brown
203E - Pale Brown

No Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
204A - Bright Red-Brown
204B - Bright Red-Brown
1938-1959   9d Platypus
A Zoological Series Definitive
205-207

9d. Platypus
Wmk, Perf 14 x 13½.
205    - Sepia

Wmk, Perf 14 x 14¾.
206A - Sepia
206B - Brownish Sepia

No Wmk., Perf 14 x 14¾.
207    - Sepia
1937-1959   1/- Lyrebird
A Zoological Series Definitive
208-210

1/-. Lyrebird
Wmk, Perf 13½ x 14.
208A - Dull Green
208B - Dull Yellow-Green

Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
209A - Dull Green
209B - Deep Dull Green
209C - Yellow-Green

No Wmk, Perf 14¾ x 14.
210   - Dull Green
1938-1950   1/4d King George VI
KGVI First Definitive Series
211

1/4d. King George VI
211A - Pale Magenta
211B - Bright Magenta
1938-1949   5/- Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
212-213

5/-. Coronation Robes
Chalk-surfaced paper.
212A - Dull Lake
212B - Brown-Lake
212C - Reddish Lake

Unsurfaced paper.
213A - Reddish Lake  (Tinted paper)
213B - Brown-Lake  (White paper)
1938-1949   10/- Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
214-215

10/-. Coronation Robes
Chalk-surfaced paper.
214A - Dull Purple
214A - Reddish Purple

Unsurfaced paper.
215    - Deep Purple
1938-1949   £1 Coronation Robes
KGVI First Definitive Series
216-217

£1. Coronation Robes
Chalk-surfaced paper.
216A - Dull Blue
216B - Deep Dull Blue

Unsurfaced paper.
217    - Dull Blue
1940   Australian Imperial Forces
Commemorating Australia's part in the Second World War
218

1d. Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
219

2d. Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
220

3d. Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
221

6d. Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Nurse
218A - Greyish Green
218B - Bright Yellow-Green
218C - Green

219A - Scarlet
219B - Bright Scarlet

220A - Blue
220B - Bright Blue

221A - Purple-Brown
221B - Deep Brown
1941   Surcharges
A ½d War Tax added to obsolete stamps
222

 2½d. on 2d. KGVI
223

3½d. on 3d. KGVI
224

 5½d. on 5d. Merino
222    - Scarlet

223A - Deep Blue
223B - Deep Dull Blue

224    - Reddish Mauve
1941-1947   1d Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
225

1d. Queen Elizabeth
225A - Purple-Brown
225B - Deep Purple-Brown
225C - Reddish Brown
1942-1950   1½d Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
226-227

1½d. Queen Elizabeth
Wmk.
226A - Green
226B - Deep Green
226C - Deep Yellow-Green

No Wmk.
227A - Green
227B - Grey-Green
227C - Deep Green
1944-1951   2d King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
228-229

2d. King George VI
Wmk.
228A - Bright Purple
228B - Bright Red-Purple

No Wmk.
229A - Bright Purple
229B - Reddish Purple
1942-1950   2½d King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
230

2½d. King George VI
230A - Deep Scarlet
230B - Deep Scarlet
230C - Deep Scarlet
1942-1951   3½d King George VI
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
231

3½d. King George VI
231A - Blue
231B - Grey-Blue
231C - Bright Blue
231D - Dark Blue
1942-1951   5½d Emu
KGVI Second Definitive Series, 1941-1944
232

5½d. Emu
232A - Slate-Blue
232B - Deep Grey-Blue
232C - Deep Dull Blue
232D - Deep Blue
1945   Arrival of Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
Inauguration of the Duke as Governor General of Australia
233

2½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
234

3½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
235

5½d. Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
233A - Lake
233B - Rose

234A - Bright Blue
234B - Light Blue

235A - Indigo
235B - Intense Indigo
235C - Dull Blue-Black
1946   Peace
Celebrating Peace and Victory
236

2½d. Crest & Olive Wreath
237

3½d. Flag & Dove
238

5½d. Peace 1945
236 - Carmine

237 - Blue

238 - Deep Green
1946   Centenary of Mitchell's Exploration of Central Queensland
Sir Thomas Mitchell and Map of Queensland
239

2½d. Sir Thomas Mitchell
240

3½d. Sir Thomas Mitchel
241

1/-. Sir Thomas Mitchell
239   - Carmine

240A - Blue
240B - Bright Blue

241   - Dull Green
1947   150th Anniversary of Newcastle
Steel Foundry & Coal Crane
242

2½d. Capt. Shortland
243

3½d. Steel Foundry
244

5½d. Coal Crane
242A - Carmine-Lake
242B - Brownish Lake

243A - Blue
243B - Deep Blue (Tinted paper)
243C - Dull Blue (Tinted paper)

244   - Deep Green (Tinted paper)
1947-1953   1d Princess Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
245-246

1d. Wedding of Princess Elizabeth
Wmk.
245A - Slate-Purple (Tinted paper)
245B - Reddish Slate-Purple

No Wmk.
246   - Slate-Purple
1950-1951   1½d Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
247

1½d. Queen Elizabeth
247A - Deep Green
247B - Deep Dull Green
1951-1962   2d Queen Elizabeth
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
248

2d. Queen Elizabeth
248A - Dull Green
248B - Dull Yellow-Green
248C - Deep Yellow-Green
1950-1951   2½d Scarlet King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
249

2½d. King George VI
249A - Scarlet
249B - Deep Scarlet
1951-1954   2½d Chocolate King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
250

2½d. King George VI
250A - Chocolate
250B - Deep Purple Brown
1951   3d Scarlet King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
251

3d. King George VI
251A - Scarlet
251B - Deep Scarlet
251C - Rose-Scarlet
1951-1953   3d Dark Green King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
252

3d. King George VI
252A - Dark Green
252B - Deep Dull Green
1951-1953   3½d King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
253

3½d. King George VI
253A - Brown-Purple
253B - Reddish Brown
1952-1953   4½d King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
254

4½d. King George VI
254 - Red
1952   6½d Brown King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
255

6½d. King George VI
255A - Brown
255B - Light Brown
1952-1954   6½d Green King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
256

6½d. King George VI
256A - Emerald
256B - Deep Emerald
1951-1957   7½d King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
257

7½d. King George VI
257 - Blue
1950   8½d Aborigine
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
258

8½d. Aborigine
258A - Chestnut-Brown
258B - Pale Brown
1952-1955   1/0½d King George VI
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
259

1/0½d. King George VI
259A - Indigo
259B - Deep Slate
1948-1953   1/3d Hereford Bull
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
260

1/3d. Hereford Bull
260A - Reddish Brown
260B - Purple-Brown
1949-1960   1/6d Hermes
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
261-262

1/6d. Hermes
Wmk.
261A - Grey-Black
261B - Black

No Wmk.
262    - Grey-Black
1948-1959   2/- Aboriginal Art
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
263-264

2/-. Aboriginal Art
Wmk.
263A - Dark Chocolate
263B - Chocolate

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

2/6d. Aborigine
Wmk.
265A - Sepia
265B - Blackish Brown

No Wmk.
266A - Sepia
266B - Black-Brown (White paper)

No Wmk., Emergency printing.
267    - Light Sepia (White paper)
1949-1961   5/- Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
268

5/-. Coat of Arms
268A - Carmine
268B - Deep Carmine
1949-1964   10/- Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
269

10/-. Coat of Arms
269A - Bright Purple
269B - Dull Purple
1949-1964   £1 Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
270

£1. Coat of Arms
270A - Bright Blue
270B - Dull Blue
1950-1964   £2 Coat of Arms
KGVI Third Definitive Series, 1947-1952
271

£2. Coat of Arms
271A - Green
271B - Pale Green
1948   William Farrer
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Pioneer of Wheat Research in Australia
272

2½d. Farrer & Wheat Sheaf
272A - Scarlet
272B - Deep Scarlet
1948   Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Victorian Government Botanist and Explorer
273

2½d. Von Mueller
273 - Carmine-Lake
1948   Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree
Staged at Wonga Park, near Melbourne, with more than 10,000 Scouts from around the world
274

2½d. Rover Scout
274A - Carmine-Lake
274B - Deep Carmine-Lake
1949   Henry Lawson
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Poet and Short Story Writer
275

2½d. Henry Lawson
275A - Red-Brown
275B - Deep Red-Brown
1949   75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union
Commemorating the Anniversary of the UPU, an Agency of the united Nations
276

3½d. Outback Mail Carrier
276A - Ultramarine
276B - Dull Ultramarine (Cream paper)
1948   Lord Forrest of Bunbury
Famous Australians commemoratives Series: Explorer & first Premier of Western Australia
277

2½d. John Forrest
277A - Carmine-Lake
277B - Brownish Lake
1950   Centenary of Postage Stamps in Australia
Commemorates the First Stamps issued by New South Wales and Victoria
278

2½d. NSW Seal of Colony 
 279

2½d. Queen Victoria
 279c
Image
Se-tenant Pair
First Se-tenant Issue.
278  
- Maroon
279   - Maroon
1951   50th Anniversary of Foundation of Commonwealth
Commemorates the Federation of the Six Colonies on 1st January1901
280

3d. Sir Henry Parks 
281

3d. Sir Edmund Barton
281c
Image
Se-tenant Pair
 
282
Image
5½d. Duke of York Opening Parliament
283
Image
1/6d. Parliament House, Canberra
Se-tenant Issue.
280A - Carmine-Lake
280B - Pale Carmine-Lake
281A - Carmine-Lake
281B - Pale Carmine-Lake


282A - Blue
282B - Dark Blue

283A - Red-Brown
283B - 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
Image
3d. Edward Hargraves 
285
Image
3d. Charles Latrobe 
285c
Image
Se-tenant Pair 
Se-tenant issue.
284 
- Maroon
285 - Maroon

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

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