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VICTORIA 1874-1901

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1881 Queen Victoria

No 'POSTAGE' With 'POSTAGE' added in the design4 p red 4 p olive, no 'POSTAGE' With 'POSTAGE' added in the design

  2 p brown
  2 p lilac
  2 p lilac ('POSTAGE' added,1901)
  4 p red
  4 p olive
  4 p olive ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)

Overprinted 'Stamp Duty' (1885) in blue

4 p red 'STAMP DUTY'

  4 p red

Surcharged

  'ONE PENNY' (red) on 2 p lilac ('POSTAGE', 1912, actually issued for Australia)

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 'V Crown'
2 p brown ** *  
2 p lilac * *  
2 p lilac * c 'POSTAGE' added in the design
4 p red *** ***  
4 p red R *** Stamp duty overprint
4 p olive ** **  
4 p olive ** * 'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
2 p lilac * vc  
4 p olive ** *  
1 p on 2 p lilac * *  

Reprints, example:


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

4 p typical cancel
Typical cancel 'VICTORIA' in an ellipse with bars.

 

1884 Queen Victoria, inscription 'STAMP DUTY'

2 p lilac, lined background 3 p brown 4 p lilac 6 p blue, new type 1886, with fiscal cancel? 8 p red on red 1 Sh blue on yellow 2 Sh green on green 2 Sh green 2 Sh green

  1/2 p red
  1 p green
  1 p green (different type, 1886)
  2 p lilac (solid background)
  2 p lilac (lined background, 1886)
  3 p brown (many shades to olive-yellow)
  4 p lilac (solid background)
  4 p red (lined background, 1886)
  6 p blue
  6 p blue (new type, 1886)
  8 p red on red
  1 Sh blue on yellow
  2 Sh green on green (as 8 p design)
  2 Sh green (as 8 p design, two different shades of green exist)

Fiscal stamp

A 3 p olive was also issued (see picture above), but it is a fiscal stamp (however, it's use was authorised for postage during a short time).

All these stamps have watermark 'V 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 ** * Perforated 12 1/2
1 p ** * Perforated 12 1/2
1 p ** * Design of 1886, perforated 12
2 p *** * Solid background, perforated 12 1/2
2 p * vc Lined background, perforated 12
3 p ** * Perforated 12 1/2
4 p *** ** Solid background, perforated 12 1/2
4 p ** * Lined background, perforated 12
6 p R ** Perforated 12 1/2
6 p ** * New type 1886, perforated 12
8 p *** ** Perforated 12 1/2
1 Sh R *** Perforated 12 1/2
2 Sh green on green *** ** Perforated 12 1/2
2 Sh green *** *** Yellowish green or bluish green
Perforated 12

Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint':


Typical cancel 'HOTHAM VICTORIA'


1/2 p in black, forgery?

 

1886 Queen Victoria, lying format

1/2 p lilac 1 1/2 p green 'Postage' 1 Sh brown 1 Sh red

  1/2 p lilac
  1/2 p red (1887)
  1/2 p green (1898)
  1 1/2 p green (1897)
  1 1/2 p red on yellow (1898)
  1 1/2 p red on yellow (Inscription 'POSTAGE', 1901)
  1 Sh brown 
  1 Sh red

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and are perforated 12.

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 lilac ** **  
1/2 p red * c  
1/2 p green * vc  
1 1/2 p green * *  
1 1/2 p red on yellow * *  
1 1/2 p red on yellow * * 'POSTAGE' added in the design
1 Sh brown R **  
1 Sh red ** *  


Envelope in the same design, 1/2 p red, also 1/2 p green and 1/2 p orange (all with 'STAMP DUTY').


Postal statonary in the 1 1/2 p design

 

1888 Woman

  1 Sh 6 p (Eighteen pence) blue
  1 Sh 6 p (Eighteen pence) orange

These stamps have perforation 12 and watermark 'V 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 Sh 6 p blue R R  
1 Sh 6 p orange *** ***  

 

1890 Queen Victoria

1 p red

  1 p brown 
  1 p orange on red 
  1 p red (1899)

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and perforation 12.

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 brown * vc  
1 p orange on red * *  
1 p red * vc  

A 1 p olive in the same design (see above) is a fiscal stamp (which was allowed for postage also during a short period).

1890 New desing, Queen Victoria, small head

with inscription 'POSTAGE' With inscription 'STAMP DUTY' With inscription 'STAMP DUTY' With inscription 'POSTAGE'

  2 1/2 p brown on yellow (stamp duty)
  2 1/2 p blue (stamp duty, 1899)
  2 1/2 p blue (postage, 1901)
  5 p brown (stamp duty)
  5 p brown (Postage, 1901) 

 

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 'V Crown'
2 1/2 p brown on yellow *** *  
2 1/2 p blue * * Stamp duty
2 1/2 p blue * c Postage
5 p ** * Stamp duty
5 p ** * Postage
Watermark 'Crown A'
2 1/2 p blue ** * Postage
5 p ** * Postage

 

1897 60 years reign of Queen Victoria, large sized stamps

1 p blue 2 1/2 p brown

  1 p blue
  2 1/2 p brown

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and perforation 12.

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 R R  

 

1900 Charity stamps, large design


(Reduced size)

  1 p brown (cross)
  2 p green (soldiers on horses)

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and perforation 12.

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 R R  

Stamps in opposite colors (1 p green and 2 p brown) are reprints printed on a minisheet with a military decoration scene printed in the background. I don't know when these reprints were made.
Stamps in the design of the 1 p value, but with inscription 'AUSTRALIA' and in the values 70 c black and 5 Dollars violet were issued in 2015.

 

1901 King Edward

  1 Pound red
  2 Pounds blue

The perforation of these stamps is either 12 1/2 or 11.

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 'V Crown'
1 Pound R R  
2 Pounds RR RR  
Watermark 'Crown A'
1 Pound R ***  
2 Pounds RR RR  

Forgery of these stamps, example:

Forgery!
Forgery of the 2 Pounds value


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