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South Australia, part 1

1875 Queen Victoria, new design

  1 p green
  1 p red (1900)

Surcharged

  'HALF PENNY' on 1 p green (1881)

Official stamps, overprinted "O.S."

  1 p green (2 types of overprint)
  1 p red
  'HALF PENNY' on 1 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
Watermark 'SA Crown'
1 p green * vc Two slightly different types of watermark
1 p green * c Fat or narrow OS overprint
Two slightly different types of watermark
1 p red c vc 1900
1 p red * c Wide OS overprint
1/2 p on 1 p green * * 1881
1/2 p on 1 p green * * OS overprint 1881
Watermark 'A Crown' (1906)
1 p c vc  


A bogus 9 p violet value? The perforation appears to be printed.

 

1883 Small sized stamp

  1/2 p brown

Official stamps, overprinted "O.S." (narrow or wide)

  1/2 p brown

These stamps have watermark 'SA 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
1/2 p c c  
1/2 p * c Narrow or wide OS overprint

An official reprint with overprint "SPECIMEN" and another reprint with "REPRINT":


Reprints with "SPECIMEN" or "REPRINT" overprint

 

1883 Queen Vicoria, various designs

  3 p green
  4 p violet
  6 p blue

Surcharged

5 d on 6 p brown

  '2 1/2 d.' on 4 p green (1891)
  '5 D' on 6 p brown

Official stamps, overprinted "O.S."

  4 p violet (2 types of overprint)
  '2 1/2 d.' on 4 p green (2 types of overprint)
  '5 D' on 6 p brown
  6 p blue

These stamps have watermark 'SA Crown'. They exist in various perforations

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
3 p * c  
4 p * c  
4 p * c OS overprint, three types:
fat, narrow and wide
6 p * c  
6 p * c OS overprint, three types:
fat, narrow and wide
2 1/2 p on 4 p * *  
2 1/2 p on 4 p *** ** Fat or narrow OS overprint
5 p on 6 p * *  
5 p on 6 p ** * Narrow OS overprint

With "SPECIMEN" overprint (reprint of 1890):

with SPECIMEN overprint, reprint of these stamps of 1890

 

1883 Queen Victoria, large sizes

Inscription "POSTAGE & REVENUE" 


With fiscal cancel.

  2 Sh 6 p violet
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh green
  15 Sh orange
  1 Pound blue
  2 Pounds brown
  50 Sh red
  3 Pounds green
  4 Pounds yellow
  5 Pounds grey
  5 Pounds brown(1896)
  10 Pounds brown
  15 Pounds grey
  20 Pounds lilac

These stamps exist with overprint "SPECIMEN" (see picture above). The higher values are almost only used for fiscal purposes.

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
2 Sh 6 p ** * Fiscally used: *
5 Sh *** **

"

10 Sh *** ***

"

15 Sh *** ***

"

1 Pound R ***

"

2 Pounds RR RR Fiscally used: **
All higher values RRR RRR Fiscally used: ***
Inscription "POSTAGE" (1903)

thin inscription fat inscription

  3 p green
  4 p orange
  6 p green
  8 p blue
  9 p red
  10 p orange (yellow)
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh 6 p lilac
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh green
  1 Pound blue

These stamps exist with fat or thin inscription "POSTAGE":


(Two types of "POSTAGE")

These stamps exist with different perforations. The thin "POSTAGE" types only exist with watermark 'SA Crown', the thick "POSTAGE" types also exist 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

Thin 'POSTAGE' (1903)

Fat 'POSTAGE' (1905)

Value Unused Used Remarks Unused Used Remarks
3 p c c   * * Only 'A Crown' wmk
4 p * *   ** * Only 'A Crown' wmk
6 p * *   * *  
8 p * * Misprint:
'EIGNT' exists
* *  
9 p * *   * *  
10 p * *   ** **  
1 Sh * *   * *  
2 Sh 6 p ** ***   *** **  
5 Sh *** ***   *** *** Only 'SA Crown' wmk
10 Sh *** ***   *** *** Only 'SA Crown' wmk
1 Pound R R   R R Only 'SA Crown' wmk

 

Official stamps, overprinted 'O.S.'


(Reduced size)

  3 p green
  2 Sh 6 p lilac
  5 Sh red

The overprint was done on the thin "POSTAGE" type.

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
3 p ? ? Wide OS overprint
2 Sh 6 p RR RR Wide OS overprint
Only one sheet with 60 stamps was issued
5 Sh RR RR

Wide OS overprint
Only one sheet with 60 stamps was issued

 

1895 Queen Victoria with arms or kangaroo

  2 1/2 p violet
  2 1/2 p blue (1900)
  5 p lilac

Official stamps, overprinted 'O.S.'

  2 1/2 p violet
  2 1/2 p blue
  5 p lilac

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 'SA Crown'
2 1/2 p violet * c  
2 1/2 p violet *** * Narrow OS overprint
2 1/2 p blue * c 1900
2 1/2 p blue * * Wide OS overprint
5 p * c  
5 p ** ** Narrow OS overprint
Watermark 'A Crown' (1906)
2 1/2 p blue ** *  
5 p * *  

 

1900 Post office in Adelaide

  1/2 p green

Official stamp, overprinted 'O.S.'

  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 vc Watermark 'SA Crown
1/2 p * c Wide OS overprint, watermark 'SA Crown'
1/2 p c c Watermark 'A Crown', 1906

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