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QUEENSLAND (Australia), Miscellaneous

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Registration stamp

1861 Registration stamp, as postage stamp designs of 1860, but with inscription "REGISTERED"

"Registered" yellow

  (6 p) yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
(6) p *** ***  

Reprints exist of this stamp (are the ones with "SPECIMEN" overprint reprints as well?).

Forgeries exist, example:

This forgery was made by the same forger who made many of the forgeries of the postage stamps of Queensland. The corners are different from the genuine stamps.

Official Stamps

Some stamps were perforated 'O.S.' to serve as official stamps from 1905 onwards. This perfin exists in two types. Examples:


2 p blue "Q L" cancel
('QL' in the center of three ellipses)

"QL" typical cancellation 1 p red
('QL' in an ellipse constisting of small lines)

More information about cancels of Queensland can be found at: http://www.boomspeed.com/stampmad/main_page.htm.

Stamps of Queensland used in New Guinea

(barred oval 'BNG' cancel of New Guinea)

Fiscal Stamps


1866 Queen Victoria

  1 p blue
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh blue
  2 Sh brown
  2 Sh 6 p orange
  5 Sh yellow
  6 Sh brown
  10 Sh green
  20 Sh red


1871 Smaller size, with white squares in the corners

  1 p lilac
  6 p lilac
  6 p brown
  1 Sh green
  2 Sh blue
  2 Sh 6 p orange
  5 Sh orange
  10 Sh brown
  20 Sh red

These stamps in the same design were occasionally used as postage stamps in 1880.


1880 Queen Victoria, small size

  1 p violet


1892 Queen Victoria facing the left, large size, inscription "DUTY STAMP"

2 Sh 6 p red duty stamp

  3 p lilac (2 types '3' and 'THREE')
  6 p green
  1 Sh blue 
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh orange
  2 Sh 6 p brown
  3 Sh grey
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh brown
  1 Pound green
  5 Pounds black


1897 Queen Victoria, smaller size

  1 p lilac


1901 King Edward VII, inscription "DUTY" at the left and "STAMP" at the right

The following values exist: 1 p violet, 2 p red, 3 p green, 6 p red, 1 Sh blue, 2 Sh yellow, 2 Sh 6 p brown, 3 Sh green, 5 Sh red, 10 Sh brown and 20 Sh green.



(reduced size)

I have also seen a 6 p blue in the same design, many more values exist, ranging from 3 p to 500 Pounds. Cancelled remainders exist.

Similar stamps with the image of King Edward VIII and King George V exist, example:

(Reduced size)



Stamps similar to the 'Stamp Duty' issue with King Edward VII, but the inscription changed to "ADHESIVE' DUTY", example:

('ADHESIVE', reduced size)

The following values exist in this design: 1 p lilac, 2 p red, 3 p green, 4 grey, 6 p red, 8 p lilac, 1 Sh blue, 2 Sh yellow, 2 Sh 6 p brown, 3 Sh green, 3 Sh blue, 5 Sh red, 10 Sh brown, 20 Sh green and 5 Pounds lilac.

Other Adhesive Duty stamps



(Beer duty stamp of 1885, portrait of Queen Victoria in the center)

(Crown in the center, I have also seen the value 6 Sh 6 p lilac)

Queensland Excise Beer Duty, 6 p orange, I've also seen a 2 Sh yellow in the same design



A 'Producers Association' fiscal stamp of 1924:

(Reduced size)



1941: 10 Sh brown and 1 Pound red

More information concerning these stamps can be found in 'British Commonwealth Revenues' by J.Barefoot.

Click here for Railway stamps of Queensland

1 Sh red
Examples of Queensland Railway stamps

Parcel Stamps

City & Suburban Parcel Delivery Bryce (Queensland), issued around 1910

3 p red

(Issued 1910, 9 p green)

Besides the 9 p green, I have also seen the following values in the same design: 6 p blue and 1 Sh yellow (all cancelled with blue pen strikes).

I have also seen a 1 p orange stamp in a slightly different design; the text "CITY & SUBURBAN PARCEL DELIVERY BRYCE LD" has been replaced by "BRYCE LIMITED" (I've been told that this stamp was issued in 1950).

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