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Postal History of Australian States Stamps

Australian States Stamps - Now is the perfect moment for collectors to consider the postal and philatelic history of the ‘Australian States’. One that reflects a rapid period of socio-economic development occurred between 1850–1901. It stands independently in the philatelic history of Australia, currently attracting renewed attention and interest from international collectors. Despite the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, the six ‘Australian States’ of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria continued to issue their own postage stamps until 1913. Each offers the philatelist an opportunity to discover unusual and rare Australian States stamps and the chance to examine interesting material including items that are only now being discovered.

The first New South Wales Stamps were issued in 1850 and are known as ‘Sydney Views’; Queensland’s first were issued in 1860 depicting the ‘Chalon’ portrait of a young Queen Victoria; South Australia’s first stamps, issued in 1855 are generally known as the ‘Diamen’ issues; Tasmania’s first stamp was issued in 1853 and is known as the ‘1d Courier’; Victoria’s first stamp was issued in 1850 and is known as the “Half Length”; Western Australia’s first stamp was issued in 1854 and is known as the ‘Black Swan’.

Having retired, many Australians are returning to philately. They now have more time and the resources to rekindle their childhood interest. Others are intrigued by the history and excited by all that is happening in Australia. Australian States stamps are a complex, though rewarding specialist area where the stamps themselves form only part of what collectors want and where ‘Specimens’, unusual watermarks, printing errors, colour variations, rare postmarks often from remote towns in this vast country. All generate interest and the source of many interesting books and articles on the subject. Individual Australian States stamps proudly display their state symbols and are otherwise easily identifiable. They are, nevertheless, an integral part of all that followed.
Australian State Stamps rare

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  • Lot 29 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - Queensland. STAMP pictorial embossed p/card, Zieher, c.1905,used.
  • Lot 30 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - Tasmania STAMPS PICTURED on postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused.
  • Lot 31 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £24

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - VIC 1899-1901 3d slate-green, SG 362, VFM.
  • Lot 32 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WA 1898-1907 1d carmine Swan, SG 112, NHM BLOCK of 4
  • Lot 33 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1864-79 1d bistre, perf 12½, SG 52, fine mint
  • Lot 34 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £45 - £50

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1876-81 6d lilac, perf 14, SG 75, fine unused w/o gum
  • Lot 35 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £45

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1882-85 4d carmine, perf 14, SG 78, fine unused w/o gum
  • Lot 36 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1885 1d on 3d cinnamon, SG 91a, fine mint
  • Lot 37 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1888 4d red-brown, perf 14, wmk sideways, SG 105, fine mint
  • Lot 38 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    AUSTRALIAN STATES - WEST 1895 ½d on 3d, SG 110, NHM pair with shifted surcharge (2)

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