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1915 Stamps of Australia, kangaroo overprinted 'N.W. PACIFIC ISLANDS'

Telegraph cancel Telegraph cancel

  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p olive
  6 p blue
  9 p violet
  1 Sh green
  2 Sh brown
  5 Sh yellow and grey
  10 Sh lilac and grey
  1 Pound blue and brown

Surcharged

  'One Penny' on 1 Sh green

These stamps with cancel 'CANCELLED NAURA' or 'TELEGRAPHS DEPARTMENT' are telegraphic cancels and more common than postal cancels. Specialists distinguish several watermark types on the basic Austrailian stamps.

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 p** 
2 1/2 p** 
3 p** 
6 p**** 
9 p**** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh****** 
5 Sh****** 
10 Sh****** 
1 Pound RR 
Surcharged
1 p on 1 ShRR 

 

1915 Stamps of Australia, king George overprinted 'N.W. PACIFIC ISLANDS'

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 p violet
  2 p orange
  2 p red
  4 p orange
  4 p violet
  4 p blue
  5 p brown

Surcharged

  'One Penny' on 5 p brown

 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p** 
1 p red** 
1 p violet** 
2 p orange** 
2 p red** 
4 p orange** 
4 p violet** 
4 p blue**** 
5 p** 
Surcharged
1 p on 5 pRR 


Official stamps

I've seen the above stamps with perforation 'O.S.' to serve as official stamps, examples:


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