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QUEENSLAND (Australia) 1879 onwards

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1879 Queen Victoria, facing the left, no ornaments in the corners

1 p orange 1 p red 4 p yellow 6 p green 1 Sh lilac

  1 p orange
  1 p red
  2 p blue
  4 p yellow
  6 p green
  1 Sh lilac

Surcharged

  'Halfpenny' on 1 p orange

These stamps have watermark 'Q Crown' and perforation 12. Several misprints seem to exist: 'QOEENSLAND' (in the 1 p red stamp and the surcharged stamp) and the letters 'TW' of the word 'TWO' joined (2 p).


('QOEENSLAND' misprint)

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
1 p red * *  
1 p orange *** * Exists with blue lines printed on the backside: R
2 p *** * Exists with blue lines printed on the backside: R
4 p *** *  
6 p *** *  
1 Sh *** **  
Surcharged
1/2 p on 1 p R ***  

 

1882 Queen Victoria on a shaded background, ornaments in the corners

1 p red 2 p blue 2 Sh brown

  1/2 p green (lying format)
  1 p red
    (exists with and without point after PENNY)
  2 p blue
  2 1/2 p red (slightly different frame)
  3 p brown
  4 p yellow
  6 p green
  1 Sh lilac
  2 Sh brown

These stamps have watermark 'Q Crown' and were issued with various perforations. The values 1 p, 2 p and 1 Sh were also issued on paper with a larger 'Q Crown' watermark in 1895. Finallly the 1 p exists without watermark, but with blue lines on the backside (issued 1895).

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
1/2 p * c  
1 p * c  
2 p * c  
2 1/2 p * c  
3 p * *  
4 p ** c  
6 p * c  
1 Sh * c  
2 Sh *** *** Fiscally used: *

Postal stationery in the 1/2 p green design exists.

 

1882 Queen Victoria, larger design, perforated

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

  2 Sh blue
  2 Sh 6 p red
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh brown
   1 green

The stamps were first issued on paper with watermark 'Q Crown', this watermark exists in two types: small or large. In 1907 they were also issued on paper with watermark 'A Crown'.

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
Watermark 'Q Crown'
2 Sh *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p *** ***  
5 Sh *** ***  
10 Sh **** ***  
1 Pound *** ***  
With watermark 'A Crown'
2 Sh ** **  
2 Sh 6 p *** ***  
5 Sh *** ***  
10 Sh *** ***  
1 Pound R R  
 
These stamps fiscally used: - *  

 

1895 Queen Victoria on a white background, ornaments in the corners

  1/2 p green (lying format)
  1 p red
  2 p blue
  2 1/2 p red
  5 p brown

These stamps have watermark 'Q Crown'. The 1/2 p also exists with no watermark, but with blue lines on the backside.

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
1/2 p c c With watermark 'Small Q Crown': c
With watermark 'Large Q Crown': c
No watermark, blue lines on backside: c
1 p * c  
2 p * vc  
2 1/2 p * *  
5 p * *  

I've seen postal stationery in the 1/2 p green design.

 

1896 Queen Victoria on a white background, value in lower corners

1 p red "Value in lower corners"

  1 p red

This stamp has watermark 'Q Crown' and perforation 13.

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
1 p c c  

In 1902 a small number of 6 p green stamps in the same design were (accidently?) given to the public. Example of such a used stamp:

 

1898 Queen Victoria on a white background, value in four corners

2 Sh green

  1/2 p green (lying format)
  1 p red
  2 p blue
  2 1/2 p red
  2 1/2 p lilac on blue
  3 p brown
  4 p yellow
  4 p black
  5 p brown
  6 p green
  1 Sh lilac
  2 Sh green

These stamps were first issued with watermark 'Q Crown'. In 1907 they were issued on paper with watermark 'A Crown'. I've seen a newspaper wrapper in the same design (value 1 p red).


'A Crown' watermark

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
Watermark 'Q Crown'
1/2 p c c  
1 p c vc  
2 p c c Exists with retouched plate: crown and hair different
2 1/2 p red * *  
2 1/2 p lilac on blue * c  
3 p * c  
4 p yellow * c  
5 p * c  
6 p * c  
1 Sh * *  
2 Sh ** **  
Watermark 'A Crown'
1 p c vc  
2 p c vc Retouched plate
3 p * c  
4 p yellow ** *  
4 p black * c Issued 1909
5 p * *  
6 p * *  
1 Sh ** *  
2 Sh ** **  

I have seen postal stationary in the 1 p red design.

 

1900 Queen Victoria, inscription 'ONE HALFPENNY'

  1/2 p green

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
1/2 p c c Watermark 'Q Crown'
1/2 p c c Watermark 'A Crown'

Cut from an envelope

The 'imperforated' stamps are cuts from envelopes.

 

1900 Queen Victoria and Boer war, inscription 'PATRIOTIC FUND 1900'

  1 p lilac
  2 p violet

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
1 p *** ***  
2 p *** ***  

 

1903 Inscription 'COMMONWEALTH'

  9 p brown and blue

This stamp was first issued with watermark 'Crown V', in 1907 it was also issued on paper with watemark 'Crown A'. It has perforation 12 1/2 or 11. Two types exist, differing in the size of the inscription 'QUEENSLAND': 1 mm high or 1 1/2 mm high.

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
9 p * * Both watermarks

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