Australian States STAMPS FOR SALE

  • AUSTRALIAN STATES VICTORIA 1901 1d rose x154, SG 358, used and unchecked


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES TASMANIA 1883 (26 Mar) A letter rated 8d from Campbell Town showing numeral ’16’ plus a cds alongside received London 43 days later on reverse with a transit cds at Launceston, endorsed ‘Via Brindisi’ bearing a 2d green and a Postal Fiscal Platypus 6d mauve SG F28 both beautifully tied to the cover. Wonderful travels for this very scarce envelope.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES VICTORIA RAILWAY PARCELS 1882 ½d purple-brown on white, G&R VR45, fine mint, brown streaky gum.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES VICTORIA 1895-96 Postage Due set, SG D11/20, fine used, the 10d, 2s and 5s with presentation cds’s. (10 stamps)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES QUEENSLAND 1895 1s mauve on thick paper, SG 205, horizontal pair, fine mint


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1856-8 red, wmk Large Star, imperf, RE-ENTRY at lower right, SG 9, fine used, four margins.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES OFFICIALS 1879-85 1s black “OS” overprint perf 10, SG O12a, fine used BLOCK of 4, scarce multiple. (4 stamps)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES VICTORIA POSTAGE DUE 1890-4 ½d dull blue & deep claret, BLOCK OF 8, SG D1a, never hinged mint.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES SA 1856-58 6d slate blue, SG 10, fine used, 3 good/large margins


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES TASMANIA 1863-71 2d yellow-green, perf 10, SG 60, mint with large part original gum. A few tone spots on gum but a lovely looker!


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES TASMANIA 1880-91 3d red-brown, perf 12, line through “THREE PE” variety, SG 165b, fine mint.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES TAS Postal Fiscal 1900 6d mauve “Revenue” opt,SG F37, fine mint


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES QLD Railway 1895 1d & 3d h/stamped bogus “Postage” used. (2)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES 1860-72 1s rose carmine Diadem, SG 168, mint with large part gum.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES 1853 8d orange with variety ‘No leaves right of “SOUTH”, SG 81b, fine used with superb “68” cancellation (Scone) with 3 margins and the variety clear. Pretty, cat £2000.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES OFFICIAL 1882-85 1s black perf 11×12 wit “O S” DOUBLE OVERPRINT variety, SG O33ba, used, faults, good spacefiller, cat £1,000.


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


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES WEST 1882-85 4d carmine, perf 14, SG 78, fine unused w/o gum


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES WEST 1876-81 6d lilac, perf 14, SG 75, fine unused w/o gum


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES WEST 1864-79 1d bistre, perf 12½, SG 52, fine mint


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES 1854-59 6d fawn Diadem, watermark “8”, SG 93a, four margins and lightly cancelled.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES SOUTH AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENTAL STAMPS. 1869 2d pale orange- red perf 12 x 10, wmk Crown / SA with “P.” (Police) overprint in black, used (Butler C)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES SOUTH AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENTAL STAMPS. 1870 4d dull purple perf 10 with wmk large star with “C.S.” (Chief Secretary) overprint in black, used  with closed tear at left (Butler S)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES WA 1898-1907 1d carmine Swan, SG 112, NHM BLOCK of 4


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES 1907 2½d Prussian blue, watermark 11, SG 356, very fine mint.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES OFFICIALS – Small used range including SG O19a, O31a, O33a, fine to very fine. (9 stamps)


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES NEW SOUTH WALES 1899 9d on 10d dull brown, variety “surcharge double”, SG 309a, very fine mint.


  • AUSTRALIAN STATES QUEENSLAND 1882 2s bright blue wmk W5, SG 152, mint with small part OG.


We sell Australian States stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

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 was 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 State’s stamps are complex, though the rewarding specialist area where the stamps themselves form only part of what collectors want and where ‘Specimens’, unusual watermarks, printing errors, colour variations, and rare postmarks often from remote towns in this vast country. All generate interest and are the source of many interesting books and articles on the subject. Individual Australian state’s stamps proudly display their state symbols and are otherwise easily identifiable. They are, nevertheless, an integral part of all that followed.

Australian States Stamps