Home CD index CD volume 1 index CD volume 2 index
Preview of Stamps Catalogue CD : VOLUME 1

NEW SOUTH WALES 1856-1902

Return To Catalogue - New South Wales 1856-60 issue - Miscellaneous (due, fiscals etc.) - Australia - Railway stamps

Note: on my website many of the pictures can not be seen! They are of course present in the cd's;
contact me if you want to purchase them:
.


For previous issues of New South Wales (1849-1855) click here or click here for the 1856-60 issue.

1856 Registration stamp, inscription 'REGISTERED'

Imperforated (1856)
  (6 p) blue and red

Perforated (1860)
  (6 p) blue and red

There are 50 types of these stamps (corresponding to the 50 stamps on one sheet).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Imperforate, no watermark
6 pRRRRRAlso exist in colour 'blue and orange'
Perforated, no watermark (perforation 12 to 13?)
6 pRRRRAlso exist in colour 'blue and orange'
Perforated, with watermark '6' (perforation 12 1/2?)
6 pRRRExists with inverted watermark

Reprints exist, the first one made in 1870 (with overprint 'SPECIMEN') and a second one made in 1878 (without any overprint). They are both imperforate. A third reprint is perforated 10 and has overprint 'REPRINT'.

 

1860 Queen Victoria in a circle (coin)

5 Sh violet

  5 Sh violet

For the specialist: Genuine stamps have a large watermark: '5/-'. This stamp exists with several perforations.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 ShRRR 

Reprints exist, they are surcharged 'REPRINT'.

Forgeries also exist, example:

For example, the 'S' of 'Shilling' is different from the genuine stamp. There are two roses in front of the Queen's face. This is the first (and only) forgery described in Album Weeds.

I've also seen this forgery cancelled with a black blotch or with 4 concentric rings:


(Forgery, reduced size)

 

1862 Queen Victoria, various designs

1/2 p green 2 p blue 2 p blue 4 p brown 6 p lilac 1 Sh black

  1/2 p grey
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p blue
  4 p brown
  6 p lilac
  10 p lilac
  1 Sh black

Surcharged

  'Halfpenny' on 1 p grey
  'SEVEN-PENCE HALFPENNY' on 6 p brown
  'NINE PENCE' on 10 p brown
  'TWELVE-PENCE HALFPENNY' on 1 Sh red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Number'
1 pR**Watermark single lined '1'
2 p*****Watermark single lined or double lined '2'
An error with watermark '5' exist: RR
4 pRR***Watermark single lined '4'
10 p******Watermark single lined '10'
No watermark
1 pRRRRR 
2 pRRRRR 

Watermark 'NSW Crown' (1871 onwards)

1/2 p grey*c 
1/2 p green*c 
1 p****Also exist on paper with watermark 'NSW' (no crown)
2 p**cAlso exist on paper with watermark 'NSW' (no crown)
4 pRR*** 
6 p**** 
10 p****** 
1 Sh**** 
'Halfpenny' on 1 p grey** 
'SEVEN-PENCE HALFPENNY' on 6 p brown****** 
'NINE PENCE' on 10 p ****** 
'TWELVE-PENCE HALFPENNY' on 1 Sh red****** 
Watermark 'A Crown' (with 'A' in single lines, 1906)
1/2 p green*c 
10 p****** 
Watermark 'A Crown' (with right hand side of 'A' in a double line, 1907)
1/2 p green***** 
10 pRR 

Cancels:

1 p red
Cancel 'N.S.W.' in three concentric ellipses

 

1885 Fiscal stamps (large) overprinted 'POSTAGE'

  5 Sh green and lilac
  10 Sh red and violet (overprinted in black or blue)
  1 Pound red and lilac 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRRRWith black overprint
10 ShRRRWith blue overprint
1 PoundRRRRR 

Reprints exist of the 5 Sh and 1 Pound, with overprint 'REPRINT':


(Reprint of the 1 Pound with blue 'POSTAGE' overprint)

Forgeries:

The next stamp is a Fournier forgery. This forgery can be found in 'Fourniers Album of Philatelic Forgeries'. I don't think Fournier actually sold this forgery, but merely used it to illustrate his pricelists etc:


(Fournier forgery, reduced size)

 

1888 100 years New South Wales, various designs, inscription 'ONE HUNDRED YEARS'

1 p lilac 2 p blue 6 p green 1 Sh brown 2 Sh 6 p green

  1 p lilac (view of Sidney)
  2 p blue (Emu)
  4 p brown (Cook)
  6 p red (Victoria)
  6 p green (Victoria)
  6 p orange (Victoria)
  8 p lilac (lyre bird)
  1 Sh brown (Kangaroo)
  2 Sh 6 p green (lyre bird)
  5 Sh violet (map of Australia)
  20 Sh blue (lord Carrington)

I have seen postal stationery in the design of the 1 p lilac stamp. Actually the 2 Sh 6 p doesn't belong in this series, it was only issued in 1903, but for ease of reference I've put it here.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With watermark 'NSW Crown
1 p*c 
2 p*c 
4 p**** 
6 p red**** 
6 p greenR*** 
6 p orange**** 
8 p****** 
1 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 pR*** 
With watermark '5/- NSW' in a rectangle
5 ShRRR 
With watermark '5/-'
5 ShRRRR 
With watermark '20/- NSW' in a circle
20 ShRRRR 
With watermark '20/-'
20 ShRRRRR 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with 'A' in single lines, 1906)

4 p*** 
6 p orange*** 
8 p****** 
1 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 pR*** 
20 ShRRRR 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with right hand side of 'A' in a double line, 1907)

4 p****** 
6 p orangeR*** 
8 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 pRRR 

Forgeries:

I've only seen a postal forgery of the 2 p emu stamp made by Takuma:


(Takuma postal forgery)

This forgery was even catalogued as genuine from 1916 to 1963 (according to 'Philatelic Forgers, their lives and works' by Varro E. Tyler).

 

1891 Woman and ship

  2 1/2 p blue

This stamp has watermark 'NSW Crown'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 p** 

 

1897 Cross

1 p red

  1 p red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'NSW Crown'
1 p*c 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with 'A' in single lines, 1906)

1 p*c 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with right hand side of 'A' in a double line, 1907)

1 p**** 

 

1897 Hospital fund, inscription 'CONSUMPTIVES HOME'

  1 Sh green and brown
  2 Sh 6 p blue, brown and red

These stamps are perforated 11.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 Sh******Sold for 1 Sh but valid for postal use as 1 p
2 Sh 6 pRRRRSold for 2 Sh 6 p but valid for postal use as 2 1/2 p

 

1897 Queen Victoria, new types

2 p blue 2 1/2 p blue

  2 p blue
  2 1/2 p violet
  2 1/2 p blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'NSW Crown'
2 p*c 
2 1/2 p violet**** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
Watermark 'A Crown' (with 'A' in single lines, 1906)
2 p*c 
2 1/2 p blue*** 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with right hand side of 'A' in a double line, 1907)

2 p**** 
2 1/2 pRR 

 

1903 Woman, inscription 'COMMONWEALTH'

  9 p brown and blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark 'V Crown'

9 p****** 

Watermark 'A Crown' (with 'A' in single lines, 1906)

9 p**** 

Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

Home CD index CD volume 1 index CD volume 2 index
Preview of Stamps Catalogue CD : VOLUME 1