10th June 1947
perf 14, "POST OFFICE" wmk, engraved
Printed by the Reserve Bank of Australia
|Toned Paper †|
|½ penny orange||1||1|
|1d bright violet||2||2|
|1½d emerald green||3||3|
|2d reddish violet||4||4|
|1 shilling grey-green||11||11|
|2/- yellow bistre||12||12|
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.