History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
HOME PAGE CATALOGUE HISTORY CATALOGUE LIST CATALOGUE INTRODUCTIONS KANGAROO SHADES KGV HEAD SHADES KGV 1d. RED SHADES STATE STAMPS MISCELLANEOUS

The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue


Generally
 
This website collates information on the history and development of the Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue, from its inception in 1926 to the present.

Specifically, it examines the evolution of the Stamp Shade Names and associated Reference Numbers for the Kangaroo and King George V Head Stamps.

Catalogue History
 
This section covers the various changes and improvements introduced over the years, as well as background information on the forerunner to the ACSC Catalogue.  It includes an examination of the Editions, details of the Editors, Publishers and Owners, and the Catalogue Numbering System.

Catalogue List
 
This is a concise summary of the Editions, Publishers, Editors, and Catalogue Formats on a yearly basis.

Catalogue Introductions
 
This section features the Introduction to each ACSC edition, to provide an insight into the development of the Catalogue, the state of the stamp market and the philatelic outlook through the years.

Kangaroo Shades
 
This section contains a complete list of the Kangaroo & Map stamps, by catalogue edition, shade names and shades reference numbers.
Due to the unavailability of the BW ACSC Kangaroo 1996 Second Edition catalogue, the shades listed for that edition are based on the shades in the First & Third Editions when they are identical; but if different the Second Edition entry is left blank.

KGV Head Shades
 
This section contains a complete list of the King George V 'Head' stamps, by catalogue edition, shade names and shade reference numbers.

KGV 1d. Red Shades
 
This section contains a complete list of the 1d. Red KGV shades on a specialised basis.  Each shade is listed by its "G" number, together with the corresponding catalogue reference numbers, and includes the Chief Extra Shades within each Shade Group.

State Stamps

 
This is a simplified listing of the Australian Colonies (State) stamps based on Section A of the 1990 update to Brusden-White's 1988 Loose-Leaf Catalogue.  A small number of errors and omissions in the original publication have been rectified and some clarifying annotations added.

Miscellaneous
 
A new section containing general background information on items such as Watermarks, Dies, Paper types, Perforations, Catalogue Cover images, Colours & Shades, Reference books, etc. is being developed.  From this section, many other information pages are accessible.  This is the last section planned for this website.

Website Status
 
This is a privately owned website. It is access free, has no sales or advertising.  It is being updated as time and information permits.

If you find any errors or omissions; or have any comments, suggestions or information suitable for inclusion or if you find this website useful, please email me at: acsc.history@gmail.com 


OTHER WEBSITES
Click here for my Lundy Island Stamp Website .....LINK