Return To Catalogue - Queensland - Australia - Railway stamps
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(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
Reprints exist of this stamp. Forgeries have also been recorded (sorry, no pictures available yet).
Some stamps were perforated 'O.S.' to serve as official stamps from 1905 onwards. This perfin exists in two types. Examples:
('QL' in the center of three ellipses)
('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.
(barred oval 'BNG' cancel of New Guinea)
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
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.
1 p violet
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
(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture of this stamp, please contact me!)
1 p lilac
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.
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:
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.
(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)
A 'Producers Association' fiscal stamp of 1924:
More information concerning these stamps can be found in 'British Commonwealth Revenues' by J.Barefoot.
(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).