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Norfolk Island

10th June 1947

Australian Administration 6

Norfolk Is 1 to 12
  1-12 xxx

perf 14, "POST OFFICE" wmk, engraved
Printed by the Reserve Bank of Australia

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Toned Paper
½ penny orange   1 1      
1d bright violet   2 2      
1½d emerald green   3 3      
2d reddish violet   4 4      
2½d scarlet   5 5      
3d chestnut   6 6      
4d claret   7 7      
5½d indigo   8 8      
6d purple-brown   9 9      
9d magenta   10 10      
1 shilling grey-green   11 11      
2/- yellow bistre   12 12      

Norfolk Is Sc19 and Sc20
White paper colour variants
Sc19-20 SG6a, 12a

Gibbons notes later printings (1956-59) suffixed "a" of some values on white paper, some with colour variations (3d emerald-green (Sc19), 2/- deep blue (Sc20)).

Norfolk Island was first settled from New South Wales, but administration transferred to Tasmania in 1844. It became a separate settlement in 1856 and an external Australian Territory in July 1914. Australian stamps were used until 1947. Unusually amongst the external territories, it maintains an independent postal system.

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 608 Page credit: NB

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