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1948 Issues

King George VI Definitive Issue Listings
The first King George VI definitive issue is huge, we have the standard issue in 2 Parts with 4 issues (1937-41), then the Zoological issue in 3 Parts with 8 Issues (1937-56) followed by the Robes Design issue in 3 Issues(1938-49), then the King George VI Surcharges in 1 Issue (1941), followed by the additional King George VI Definitives in 5 Issues (1942-49), then the Additional Zoological release in 3 Issues (1948-56), I have separated all of these for convenience, numbering them by part &/or issue, then adding links to each section where they appear, this list is printed at the start of each year where they exist. 
The Standard Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938; Part 2, Issue 1, 1940 & Part 2, Issue 2, 1941. The Zoological Issue, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938; Part 2, Issue 1, 1941; Part 2, Issue 2, 1942; Part 2, Issue 3, 1943; Part 2, Issue 4, 1945; Part 3, Issue 1, 1949; Part 3, Issue 2, 1956.  The Robes Design Issues, Issue 1, 1938; Issue 2, 1948; Issue 3, 1949.  The Surcharges, 1941. The Additional Definitive Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1942; Part 1, Issue 2, 1943; Part 1, Issue 3, 1944; Part 2, Issue 1, 1948; Part 2, Issue 2, 1949.  The Additional Zoological Issues, Issue 1, 1948; Issue 2, 1956.

King George VI Definitive Issues
Robe Design Series
Part 2

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: H Barr based on photographs by Dorothy Wilding - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This issue is part 2 of the Coronation Robes Designs, the designs were based on photographs by Dorothy Wilding, this issue was released in 3 Parts, Part 1, 1938, Part 2, February & November, 1948 (below), Part 3, 1949.
Issued as below (in brackets), followed by type, all with perforation13¾ x 13¼

31-1-2 5/- Claret Elizabeth, (4 February), thin paper;
32-1-2 10/- Purple King George VI, (November), thin paper

Airmail
Hermes - Greek god of speed
Part 3

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley & E. Broad - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
The design shows Hermes - Greek god of speed encompassing both sides of the globe, there were three printings in this stamp, the first (14-1-1) in 1934; the second (14-1-2) in 1937 & the third (14-1-3) in 1948 (below).   The value is pronounced one shilling & six pence or one & six.
Issued 12 February with perforation 13¼ x 13¾

14-1-3 1/6 Purple (thin paper)

Additional Zoological
King George VI Definitive Issues
Part 1
Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: 1/3 Frank D. Manley, 2s G. Sellheim - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This issue are the Additional Zoological issues a further part of King George VI Definitive issues, the issue was released in 2 Parts, Part 1, 1948 (below) & Part 2, 1956, there are two designs in this issue a 1/3 (one shilling & three pence) with a Hereford Bull and a 2/- (two shillings) with an Aboriginal carving of a crocodile, the value is shown as 2s.
Issued 16 February with perforation 14½ x 14¾

53-1-1 1/3 Brown Hereford Bull;
54-1-1 2s or 2/- Brown Aboriginal Carving

Commemoration of William James Farrer
Pioneer of Wheat Research in Australia

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
The design shows Farrer & a sheaf of wheat, he was born in 1845 & died in 1906.
Issued 12 July with perforation 14¾ x 14

55-1-1 2½d Red William Farrer

Wedding of Princess Elizabeth
Issue 2
Without Watermark
Designers: R. A. Harrison - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
There were two issues of this stamp, Issue 1, 1947, perforation 14 x 14¾, with the C of A watermark & Issue 2, 1948 (below), perforation 14 x 15, without a watermark, the design shows the face of the young Queen to be, although released to commemorate Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Phillip, this stamp remained in circulation until 1953.
Issued August with perforation 14 x 15

52-1-2 1d Purple, Princess Elizabeth

Commemoration of Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller
Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W. C. G. McCracken
This issue shows Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller (1825-1896) & a sprig of Yellow Stringy Bark (Eucalyptus muelleriana) on the bottom right, he was the Victorian Government Botanist & Explorer, he migrated to Australia from Germany at the age of 22.
Issued 13 September with perforation 14¾ x 14

56-1-1 2½d Red Ferdinand Von Mueller

Pan Pacific Scout Jamboree 1948-49
Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This issue shows a scout in full uniform leaning on his walking staff, a similar stamp was issued in November, 1952, but the value was 3½d, the dates are different & it does not have a watermark, a further stamp series were issued on 19 February, 2008.
Issued 15 November with perforation 14 x 14¾

57-1-1 2½d Red Scout Leader

Additional King George VI Definitive Issue
Part 4
Without Watermark
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer; W.C.G. McCracken
This issue has images of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth & an emu and was released in 5 Parts, Part 1, 1942; Part 2, 1943; Part 3, 1944; Part 4, 1948 (below); Part 5, 1949, this stamp does not have a watermark.
Issued December with perforation 14¾ x 14

40-1-2 2d Purple King George VI