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Norfolk Island
 
Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, it is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it enjoys an amount of self-governance, it is one of Australia's external territories, the capital is Kingston. 
 
The island was originally settled by East Polynesians and was then colonised by Great Britain as part of its settlement of Australia in 1788, where it served as a convict penal settlement until May 1855, although it was abandoned between 1814 and 1825, in 1832 the first Post office was opened, the first postage stamps that I am aware of being used here were from Van Diemen's Land, I have been advised from approximately 1853 to 1856 followed by stamps of Queen Victoria, these can all be identified by the '72' cancellation, in 1856 permanent civilian residence on the island began with the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders, the stamps then used came from New South Wales, but were not put into use until 1898, with the constitutional changes in Australia and the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia, Australian stamps were then used from 1901, when the island became a part of the Commonwealth of Australia which it has remained until this day, although Commonwealth stamps were not issued in Australia until 1913 and I believe 1914 on this island, postage stamps of Australia were used until 1947.
 
Around 1923, the first efforts were made to obtain distinctive postage stamps for Norfolk Island, but this idea stalled until approximately 1937, then in 1939 Norfolk Island was given approval to have their own postage stamps designed & produced, the first stamps were printed by the Note Printing Branch of the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1940, but because of wartime conditions the issues did not make the market until 10 June, 1947, (some stock being lost in transit during the war).
 
During much of World War II, Norfolk Island had a military presence first by the Second Australian Military Force and then by the New Zealand Army and Airforce units which established their own postal service, with the transfer of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands' philatelic services to Australian control, Norfolk Island is the last Australian territory to be independent with their postal services, as such, the stamps issued by Norfolk Island have no postal value in Australia and those of Australia Post cannot be used on the island.   Australia Post does in fact send and receive mail from Norfolk Island with the postcode 2899, the distribution of this mail within the island is carried out by the Norfolk Island Postal Service. 
 
I have started this section of the catalogue from 1947, if I receive any of the earlier issues scans I will list them.
 
The evergreen Norfolk Island pine is a symbol of the island and thus pictured on its flag, this tree native of the island is a key export, being a popular ornamental tree on mainland Australia.
 
Ball Bay Series
Part 1
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
This series was released in two parts, part 1 here and part 2 on 6 July, 1959 consisting of two re-issued stamps (the 3g & the 2/-) in a different a colour to the original release.   A number of these stamps have appeared in places with perforation 11 and in different colours, these stamps were in fact stolen from the Note Printing Branch in Melbourne and were never released, so are not included in this section as they were never issued, they were originally printed in 1940, but all were supposed to be destroyed in 1947.
Issued 10 June, 1947 with perforation 14
 
1-1-1NI ½d Orange;
1-1-2NI ½d Orange on White Paper;
1-2-1NI 1d Violet;
1-2-2NI 1d Violet on White Paper;
1-3-1NI 1½d Green;
1-3-2NI 1½d Green on White Paper;
1-4-1NI 2d Violet;
1-4-2NI 2d Violet on White Paper;
1-5-1NI 2½d Red;
1-6-1NI 3d Brown;
1-7-1NI 4d Claret;
1-8-1NI 5½d Slate;
1-9-1NI 6d Brown;
1-10-1NI 9d Magenta;
1-11-1NI 1/- Orange;
1-12-1NI 2/- Brown
 
Scenes Definitives
Part 1
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Designers: B. Stewart (3½d, 7½d, 8½d, 10d & 5/-); Donald Cameron (6½d)
Engravers: G. Lissenden (3½d & 5/-); Donald Cameron (6½d & 7½d); P.E. Morris (8½d & 10d)
There were six stamps in this release all of scenes found on Norfolk Island, the 3½d Lake, Warder's Tower; the 6½d Green, Airfield; the 7½d Blue, First Governor's Residence; the 8½d Brown, Barrack's Entrance; the 10d Violet, Salt House & the 5/- Brown, Bloody Bridge, (named for the murder of a convict warder during it's construction).  The last two stamps (10d & 5/-) were re-released (different colouring) on 27 February, 1961 as part 2.
Issued 10 June, 1953 with perforations as below
 
2-1-1NI 3½d Lake, Warder's Tower, perforation 14 x 15; 
3-1-1NI 6½d Green, Airfield, perforation 15 x 14;
4-1-1NI 7½d Blue, First Governor's Residence, perforation 15 x 14;
5-1-1NI 8½d Brown, Barrack's Entrance, perforation 14 x 15;
6-1-1NI 10d Violet, Salt House, perforation 14 x 15; 
7-1-1NI 5/- Brown, Bloody Bridge, perforation 15 x 14
 
Centenary of Landing of
Pitcairn Islanders on Norfolk Island
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
A number of settlers from Pitcairn Island arrived 1856, this issue commemorates that landing with two stamps of the same design, but in different colours and values.
Issued 8 June, 1956 with perforation 15 x 14½
 
8-1-1NI 3d Green, Island Seal & Pitcairn Islanders Landing;
8-2-1NI 2/- Violet, Island Seal & Pitcairn Islanders Landing;
8-2-2NI 2/- Violet as above with dot in lower left corner
 
Scenes
Part 2
Surcharged
Designer: B. Stewart - Engravers: Donald Cameron (7½d); P.E. Morris (8½d)
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
The 7½d & 8½d stamps were overprinted 7d & 8d respectively, both stamps were originally issued on 10 June, 1953, in part 1 of the Scenes Definitive issue.
Issued 1 July, 1958 with perforation as below
 
4-2-1NI 7d Overprint on 7½d Blue, perforation 15 x 14;  
5-2-1NI 8d Overprint on 8½d Violet, perforation 14 x 15
 
Ball Bay Series
Part 2
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This definitive series was released in two parts, part 2 here and part 1 on 10 June, 1947 consisting of sixteen stamps.   A number of the above stamps have appeared in places with perforation 11 and in different colours, these stamps were in fact stolen from the Note Printing Branch in Melbourne and were never released, so are not included in this section as they were never issued, they were originally printed in 1940, but all were supposed to be destroyed in 1947.
Issued 6 July, 1959 with perforation 14
 
1-6-2NI 3d Green;
1-12-2NI 2/- Blue
 
150th Anniversary of Australia Post Office
Designer: R. Shackel, adapted by Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamp, here overprinted Norfolk Island in Red and surcharged 5d Grey on Red was first issued in Australia as stamp number 127-1-1 on 22 April, 1959, it shows the first Australian Postmaster Isaac Nichols an ex-convict boarding the "Experiment" a 142 ton brig in Sydney Harbour in 1809.
Issued 7 December, 1959 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
9-1-1NI 5d Overprinted Slate, Isaac Nichols boarding the Experiment 1809
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 1
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.
Issued 23 May, 1960 with perforation 14½
 
10-1-1NI 1d Hibiscus Insularis;
11-1-1NI 2d Lagunaris patersonii;
12-1-1NI 9d Queen Elzabeth II & Cereus
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 2
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.
Issued 20 June, 1960 with perforation 14½
 
13-1-1NI 5d Lantana;
14-1-1NI 8d Red Hibiscus;
 
Scenes
Part 3 
Surcharged 
Designers: B. Stewart  - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G.McCraken
Here the 3½d stamp was overprinted 1/1 (1 Shilling & 1 Penny or thirteen pence), this stamp was originally issued on 10 June, 1953 in part 1 of the Scenes Definitive issue, it has the same design but different colouring to the original with an overprinted value.
Issued 29 August, 1960 with perforation as below
 
2-2-1NI 1/1 Overprint on 3½d Blue, perforation 14 x 15
 
Scenes
Surcharged 
Part 4 
Designer: B. Stewart (7½d) & Donald Cameron (6½d) - Engraver: Donald Cameron
Printer: W.C.G.McCraken
The 6½d & 7½d stamps were overprinted 2/5 (2 Shillings & 5 Pence) & 2/8 (2 Shillings & 8 Pence) respectively, both stamps were originally issued on 10 June, 1953 in part 1 of the Scenes Definitive issue they have the same design but different colouring, the 7½d overprint was also overprinted 7d on 1 July, 1958 (part 2) in the first of these overprints.
Issued 26 September, 1960 with perforation as below
 
3-2-1NI 2/5 Overprint on 6½d Green, perforation 15 x 14
4-3-1NI 2/8 Overprint on 7½d Brown, perforation 15 x 14
 
Introduction of Local Government
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
Local Government was introduced on the island in 1960
Issued 24 October, 1960 with perforation 14
 
15-1-1NI 2/8 Purple Queen Elizabeth II & Map
 
Christmas 1960 
Designer: K. McKay with adaptation by B. Stewart - Engraver: B. Stewart - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamp was also released in Australia on 9 November, 1960, the design shows a Bible illuminated by a candle, the wording is from Luke 2:10, "Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy."
Issued 21 November, 1960 with perforation 15 x 14½
 
16-1-1NI 5d Magenta, Bible & Candle
 
Scenes
Part 5 
Original Designer: B. Stewart - Original Engravers: P.E. Morris (10d); G. Lissenden (5/-)
Printer: W.C.G.McCraken
These two stamps, the 10d & 5/- stamps were reprinted for this issue, both stamps were originally issued on 10 June, 1953 in part 1 of the Scenes Definitive issue they have the same design and value, but different colouring & perforations.
Issued 27 February, 1961 with perforation as below
 
6-2-1NI 10d Brown & Violet, Salt House, perforation 14½ x 14
7-2-1NI 5/- Grey & Green, Bloody Bridge, perforation 14½
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 3
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.  The two stamps here are the 3d White Tern (Gygis alba) & the 2s Providence Petrel (Pterodroma solandri).
Issued 1 May, 1961 with perforation 14½
 
17-1-1NI 3d White Tern;
18-1-1NI 2s Providence Petrel
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 4
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.  This stamp is the Red-tailed Tropic Bird (Phaethon rubricauda).
Issued 14 August, 1961 with perforation 14½
 
19-1-1NI 10/- Red-tailed Tropic Bird;
19-1-1NI SPEC 10/- Red-tailed Tropic Bird overprinted SPECIMEN
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 5
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.
Issued 16 October, 1961 with perforation 14½
 
20-1-1NI 1/1 Fringed Hibiscus
 
Christmas 1961
Designer: G. Lissenden - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamp was also released by Australia on 8 November, 1961, but with different colours the design was based on the "Wharncliffe Hours", a 15th century book of devotions, originally owned by the Earl of Wharncliffe, this devotion now resides in the Victorian National Gallery, Melbourne.
Issued 19 November, 1961 with perforation 14
½
 
21-1-1NI 5d Blue, Wharncliffe Hours Devotional
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 6
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.
Issued 5 February, 1962 with perforation 14½
 
22-1-1NI 2/5 Passion Flower
 
Flora & Fauna
Part 7
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was released over two years, in seven parts; part 1 on 23 May, 1960 with three stamps; part 2 on 20 June, 1960 with two stamps; part 3 on 1 May, 1961 with two stamps; part 4 on 14 August, 1961 with one stamp; part 5 on 16 October, 1961 with one stamp; part 6 on 5 February, 1962 with one stamp & part 7 on 9 April, 1962 with one stamp.
Issued 9 April, 1962 with perforation 14½
 
23-1-1NI 2/8 Rose Apple
 
Fish Definitives
Part 1
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 16 July, 1962 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
24-1-1NI 6d Atypichthys latus
 
Fish Definitives
Part 2
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 17 September, 1962 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
25-1-1NI 1/- Po'ov
 
Christmas 1962 
Designer: G. Lissenden - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamp was also released by Australia on 17 October, 1962, but with different colours the design is based on an early 16th century Spanish limestone carving of the "Madonna and Child" which is on display in the Victorian National Gallery, Melbourne.
Issued 19 November, 1962 with perforation 14½
 
26-1-1NI 5d Blue, Limestone Carving
 
Fish Definitives
Part 3
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Photographer: Loisette Marsh, marine biologist
Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 25 February, 1963 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
27-1-1NI 11d Lethrinus chrysostomus
 
Fish Definitives
Part 4
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 6 May, 1963 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
28-1-1NI 1/6 Promicrops lanceolatus
 
Fish Definitives
Part 5
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London 
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 15 July, 1963 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
29-1-1NI 1/3 Kyhosidae (Dreamsfish)
 
Fish Definitives
Part 6
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Photographer: Loisette Marsh, marine biologist
Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in six parts on stamp each part over some fourteen months, part 1 on 16 July, 1962; part 2 on 17 September, 1962; part 3 on 25 February, 1963; part 4 on 6 May, 1963; part 5 on 15 July, 1963 & part 6 on 23 September, 1963. 
Issued 23 September, 1963 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
30-1-1NI 2/3 Carngidae
 
Christmas 1963
Designer: Ralph Malcolm Warner - Engraver: B. Stewart - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
This stamp was also released by Australia on 25 October, 1963, but with different colours, the issue shows the Traditional Christmas Star.
Issued 11 November with perforation 14½
 
31-1-1NI 5d Red Christmas Star
 
Pictorial Series 
Part 1
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
There are four stamps in this release, they were released in three parts, the 5d Overlooking Kingston & the 8d Kingston in part 1, the 9d The Arches in part 2 & the 10d Slaughter Bay in part 3.
Issued 24 February, 1964 with perforation 14½ x 14  
 
32-1-1NI 5d Overlooking Kingston;
33-1-1NI 8d Kingston
 
Pictorial Series 
Part 2
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
There are four stamps in this release, they were released in three parts, the 5d Overlooking Kingston & the 8d Kingston in part 1 the 9d The Arches & the 10d Slaughter Bay.
Issued 11 May, 1964 with perforation 14½ x 14  
 
34-1-1NI 9d The Arches
 
50th Anniversary of Proclamation
as an Australian Territory
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The Norfolk pine is a symbol of the island symbolic of strength & growth, this design was produced in two values, with two different colour schemes.
Issued1 July, 1964 with perforation 13½
 
35-1-1NI 5d Red Proclamation;
35-2-1NI 8d Green Procalmation
 
Pictorial Series
Part 3
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
There are four stamps in this release, they were released in three parts, the 5d Overlooking Kingston & the 8d Kingston in part 1 the 9d The Arches & the 10d Slaughter Bay.
Issued 28 September, 1964 with perforation 14½ x 14  
 
36-1-1NI 10d Slaughter Bay
 
Christmas 1964
Designer: John Mason with adaptation by P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia

This stamp was also released by Australia on 21 October, 1964, but with different colours, the design is of a child looking at a Nativity Scene.
Issued 9 November, 1964 with perforation 13½
 
37-1-1NI 5d Child & Nativity Scene
 
50th Anniversary of Anzac
Designer: Carl Andrew - Engraver: E.R.M. Jones
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia

This stamp was also released by Australia on 4 April, 1965, but with a different colour, the design shows Simpson & his donkey, this design was based on the Simpson Statue by Wallace Anderson at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.
Issued 14 April with perforation 13½
 
38-1-1NI 5d Green Simpson Statue
 
Christmas 1965 
Designer: John Mason - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
This same stamp was released by Australia on 20 October, 1965, with the same colour range and value, the only differences being the removal of 'Australia' and inclusion of 'Norfolk Island' and a change in perforation, the design shows a close up of Joseph, Mary & the baby Jesus in a Nativity scene.
Issued 20 October with perforation 13½
 
39-1-1NI 5d Blue/Gold/Brown/Black Nativity Scene
 
Decimal Currency Issues
14 February, 1966 saw the introduction of Decimal currency in Australia, it's States & Territories.
 
1966 Decimal Issue
Scenes, Flora & Fauna
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Original Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
Overprinting: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
A majority of this series was originally issued between 23 May,1960 & 9 April, 1962 as part of the Flora & Fauna issue, with two coming from the 1953 (part 1) Scenes issue (both these stamps were also reprinted during 1961 in conjunction with the Flora & Fauna issue), here they have been overprinted with a new value for decimal currency, the 1d became 1c, the 2d became 2c, the 3d became 3c, the 5d became 4c, the 8d became 5c, the 10d became 10c, the 1/1 became 15c, the 2s became 20c, the 2/5 became 25c, the 2/8 became 30c, the 5/- became 50c & the 10s became $1, the overprinting was completed at the Note Printing Branch of the Reserve Bank of Australia, using a silver/grey square square covering the original value with the new decimal value printed in black over this (every stamp appears to have a number of different sizes squares and positioning of the values), although the same designs as previously issued with new values, I have given them a new number from this point.
Issued 14 February, 1966 with perforations 14½ x 14 (10c) 14½ all others
 
40-1-1NI 1c Hibiscus Insularis;
40-1-2NI 1c Hibiscus Insularis (small square);
41-1-1NI 2c Lagunania patersonii;
42-1-1NI 3c White Tern (Gygis alba);
43-1-1NI 4c Lantana;
44-1-1NI 5c Red Hibiscus;
45-1-1NI 10c Salt House;
46-1-1NI 15c Fringed Hibiscus;
47-1-1NI 20c Providence Petrel (Pterodroma solandri); 
48-1-1NI 25c Passion Flower;
49-1-1NI 30c Rose Apple;
50-1-1NI 50c Bloody Bridge;
51-1-1NI $1 Re-tailed Tropic Bird (Phaethon rubricauda); 
51-1-2NI $1 Re-tailed Tropic Bird (small square)
 
Pictorial Definitive Issue
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This issue of two adds to the current decimal issue with a 7c & 9c stamps, which follow on from the pre-decimal pictorial series.
Issued 27 June, 1966 with perforation 14½ x 14
 
52-1-1NI 7c Headstone Bridge; 
53-1-1NI 9c Cemetery Road
 
Centenary of the Melanesian Mission
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
There are two stamps in this issue commemorating the centenary of the Melanesian Mission on Norfolk Island, 1866 - 1966, the stamps shows views of St. Barnabus Chapel, the 4c an internal view, the 25c an external view.
Issued 23 August, 1966 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
54-1-1NI 4c Interior St. Barnabus Chapel;
55-1-1NI 25c Exterior St. Barnabus Chapel
 
Christmas 1966
Designer: B.G.W. McCoy, Norfolk Island - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This design, the first original Christmas stamp was designed by a direct descendant of William McCoy, one of the original 'Bounty' mutineers from Pitcairn Island, the scene depicted shows a view of Phillip Island from the southern shore of Norfolk Island, with a traditional Christmas star in the sky.
Issued 24 October, 1966 with perforation 14½
 
56-1-1NI 4c Phillip Island
 
Norfolk Island
Ships
Part 1 
Designer: Victor Whiteley, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series of fourteen stamps were released over four parts, part 1 on 17 April, 1967 containing four stamps; part 2 on 14 August, 1967 containing four stamps; part 3 on 18 March, 1968 containing three stamps & part 4 on 18 June, 1968 containing three stamps, the series was released in year or chronological order of visit to Norfolk Island, between 1774 & 1931.
Issued 17 April, 1967 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
57-1-1NI 1c H.M.S. Resolution, 1774;
58-1-1NI 2c La Boussole & L'Astrolabe, 1788; 
59-1-1NI 3c H.M. Brig Supply, 1788; 
60-1-1NI 4c H.M.S. Sirius, 1790
 
50th Anniversary of Lions International
Designer: Max Ripper - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank Australia
This stamp was also released by Australia on 7 June, 1967, the design shows the Lions Clubs Emblem below the Southern Cross, this released is in a different set of colours.
Issued 7 June with perforation 13½
 
61-1-1NI 4c Yellow/Green/Black Lions Clubs Emblem
 
Norfolk Island
Ships
Part 2
Designer: Victor Whiteley, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series of fourteen stamps were released over four parts, part 1 on 17 April, 1967 containing four stamps; part 2 on 14 August, 1967 containing four stamps; part 3 on 18 March, 1968 containing three stamps & part 4 on 18 June, 1968 containing three stamps, the series was released in year or chronological order of visit to Norfolk Island, between 1774 & 1931.
Issued 17 April, 1967 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
62-1-1NI 5c The Norfolk, 1798;
63-1-1NI 7c H.M. Survey Cutter Mermaid, 1825; 
64-1-1NI 9c Lady Franklin, 1853; 
65-1-1NI 10c The Morayshire, 1856
 
Christmas 1967 
Designer: B.G.W. McCoy, Norfolk Island - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This Christmas 5c stamp depicts the prayer of John Adams laid out on a scroll with a candle, the prayer reads; 'Suffer me not O Lord - To waste this day in Sin or folly - But let me Worship Thee - With much delight. - Teach me to know more of Thee - And to serve Thee better - Than I have ever done before - That I may be fitter - To dwell in Heaven - Where Thy Worship - And Service is Everlasting - Amen.
Issued 16 October, 1967 with perforation 14
 
66-1-1NI 5c John Adams Prayer
 
Norfolk Island
Ships
Part 3
Designer: Victor Whiteley, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series of fourteen stamps were released over four parts, part 1 on 17 April, 1967 containing four stamps; part 2 on 14 August, 1967 containing four stamps; part 3 on 18 March, 1968 containing three stamps & part 4 on 18 June, 1968 containing three stamps, the series was released in year or chronological order of visit to Norfolk Island, between 1774 & 1931.
Issued 18 March, 1968 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
67-1-1NI 15c Southern Cross, 1866;
68-1-1NI 20c The Pitcairn, 1891; 
69-1-1NI 25c Norfolk Island Whaleboat, 1895
 
Norfolk Island
Ships
Part 4
Designer: Victor Whiteley, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series of fourteen stamps were released over four parts, part 1 on 17 April, 1967 containing four stamps; part 2 on 14 August, 1967 containing four stamps; part 3 on 18 March, 1968 containing three stamps & part 4 on 18 June, 1968 containing three stamps, the series was released in year or chronological order of visit to Norfolk Island, between 1774 & 1931.
Issued 18 June, 1968 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
70-1-1NI 30c H.M.C.S. Iris, 1907;
71-1-1NI 50c The Resolution, 1926; 
72-1-1NI $1 S.S. Morinda, 1931; 
 
Queen Elizabeth Coil Issues
Part 1
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Engraver: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Three of these four values in this series were also issued in Australia, but in different colours, the 3c & 4c on 14 February, 1966 and the 5c on the 29 September, 1967, the 6c coil was not issued in Australia, only in Norfolk Island, it was also released in part 2 on 25 August 1971.
Issued 5 August, 1968 with perforation 14½ x Imperforate
 
73-1-1NI 3c Elizabeth II Coil;
73-2-1NI 4c Elizabeth II Coil;
73-3-1NI 5c Elizabeth II Coil;
 
21st Anniversary of Sydney to Norfolk Island
Air Service by Qantas Air Service
Designer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
There were two stamps in this release a 5c & a 7c, both with the same design, the images are of a Qantas DC4 Skymaster in the upper area and a 1947 Lancastrian in the lower section , this was the aircraft that was originally used for this service.
Issued 25 September, 1968 with perforation 14¼ x 14
 
74-1-1NI 5c Qantas Air Service;
74-2-1NI 7c Qantas Air Service
 
Christmas 1968
Designer: Betty Laing - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This Christmas issue is a Christmas Star in a circle of hibiscus blooms.
Issued 23 October, 1968 with perforation 14¼
 
75-1-1NI 5c Star & Hibiscus Blooms
 
Commemorating the Bicentenary
of the Observation by James Cook
of the Transit of Venus across the Sun
Illustrator: J. Cowap - Designer: Victor Whiteley, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
On June 3, 1769, British navigator, James Cook, British astronomer Charles Green and Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander observed and recorded the transit of Venus on the island of Tahiti during Cook's first voyage around the world, many texts list him as Captain James Cook, but he was in fact a master of his ship until 1775 when he was promoted to captain, just four years before his death.
Issued 3 June, 1969 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
76-1-1NI 10c Transit of Venus
 
Commemorating the 125th Anniversary
of the Annexation of Norfolk Island
to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
Illustrators: Mrs A. Bathie & Mrs M.J. McCoy, Norfolk Island - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
There were two stamps in this release, using the same image, but with different colouring and values, the design was based on sketches by Mrs A. Bathie & Mrs M.J.McCoy, the design depicts both islands (Norfolk & Van Diemen's Land, (now Tasmania).
Issued 29 September, 1969 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
77-1-1NI 5c Norfolk & Van Diemen's Land;
77-2-1NI 30c Norfolk & Van Diemen's Land
 
Christmas 1969
Designer: J. Cowap - Printer Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The design was taken from  the Mission Chapel, Norfolk Island, from a pew end plaque Nativity Scene carved in Mother of Pearl.
Issued 27 October, 1969 with perforation 14¼x 14
 
78-1-1NI 5c Mother of Pearl Plaque
 
Birds of Norfolk Island
Part 1 
Designer: Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in four parts of fifteen stamps, the images were based on those found in the book 'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands and the Australian South Polar Quadrant' by Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) first published in 1928, the releases are part1 on 25 February, 1970 containing four stamps, the 3c, 4c, 7c & 45c stamps; part 2 on 22 July, 1970 containing four stamps, the 1c , 7c, 10c & 25c stamps; part 3 on 24 February, 1971 containing four stamps, the 2c, 5c, 15c & 50c stamps & part 4 containing three stamps, the 20c, 30c & $ stamps.   The birds of this part are the 3c Norfolk Island Flyeater (Gerygone modesta) also called the Gerygone; the 4c Long-tailed Cuckoo (Urodynamis taitensis); the 9c Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus); the 45c Tasman Starling (Aplonis fusca).
Issued 25 February, 1970 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
79-1-1NI 3c Norfolk Island Flyeater (Gerygone modesta);
80-1-1NI 4c Long-tailed Cuckoo (Urodynamis taitensis);
81-1-1NI 9c Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)
82-1-1NI 45c Tasman Starling (Aplonis fusca)
 
James Cook Bicentenary
Designer: Richard Bates - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
Many catalogues and books have him listed as 'Captain' but he did not become a Captain until four years before his death, he was James Cook, master of the H.M.S. Endeavour, this release commemorates his discovery of the Australian East Coast in 1770, the images used in this release were based on winning entries of a 1968 'Stamp News' Captain Cook Stamp Design Competition.
Issued 29 April, 1970 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
83-1-1NI 5c James Cook & Map of Australia;
84-1-1NI 10c HMS Endeavour entering Botany Bay
 
Birds of Norfolk Island
Part 2 
Designer: Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in four parts of fifteen stamps, the images were based on those found in the book 'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands and the Australian South Polar Quadrant' by Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) first published in 1928, the releases are part1 on 25 February, 1970 containing four stamps, the 3c, 4c, 7c & 45c stamps; part 2 on 22 July, 1970 containing four stamps, the 1c , 7c, 10c & 25c stamps; part 3 on 24 February, 1971 containing four stamps, the 2c, 5c, 15c & 50c stamps & part 4 containing three stamps, the 20c, 30c & $ stamps.   The birds of this part are the 1c Pacific Robin (Petroica multicolor); the 7c Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga); 10c Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) & the 25c Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus).
Issued 22 July, 1970 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
85-1-1NI 1c Pacific Robin (Petroica multicolor); 
86-1-1NI 7c Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga);  
87-1-1NI 10c Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) 
88-1-1NI 25c Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) 
 
Christmas 1970
Designer: Richard Bates - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This design is based on a suggestion by Mrs Merval Horea of Norfolk Island, depicting the first Christmas celebration on Norfolk Island in 1788 at Sydney Bay.
Issued 15 October, 1970 with perforation 14¼ x 14
 
89-1-1NI 5c Norfolk's First Christmas 
 
Birds of Norfolk Island
Part 3 
Designer: Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in four parts of fifteen stamps, the images were based on those found in the book 'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands and the Australian South Polar Quadrant' by Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) first published in 1928, the releases are part1 on 25 February, 1970 containing four stamps, the 3c, 4c, 7c & 45c stamps; part 2 on 22 July, 1970 containing four stamps, the 1c , 7c, 10c & 25c stamps; part 3 on 24 February, 1971 containing four stamps, the 2c, 5c, 15c & 50c stamps & part 4 containing three stamps, the 20c, 30c & $ stamps.   The birds of this part are the 2c Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis); the 5c Norfolk Parakeet (Cyanoramphus cookii); 15c Norfolk Island Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) & the 50c Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans).   
Issued 24 February, 1971 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
90-1-1NI 2c Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis); 
91-1-1NI 5c Norfolk Parakeet (Cyanoramphus cookii);
92-1-1NI 15c Norfolk Island Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae);
93-1-1NI 50c Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)   
 
Birds of Norfolk Island
Part 4 
Designer: Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This series was released in four parts of fifteen stamps, the images were based on those found in the book 'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands and the Australian South Polar Quadrant' by Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) first published in 1928, the releases are part1 on 25 February, 1970 containing four stamps, the 3c, 4c, 7c & 45c stamps; part 2 on 22 July, 1970 containing four stamps, the 1c , 7c, 10c & 25c stamps; part 3 on 24 February, 1971 containing four stamps, the 2c, 5c, 15c & 50c stamps & part 4 containing three stamps, the 20c, 30c & $ stamps.   The birds of this part are the 20c White-chested White-eye (Zosterops albogularis); 30c Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) & the $1 Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus.   
Issued 16 June, 1971 with perforation 14 x 14¼
 
94-1-1NI 20c White-chested White-eye (Zosterops albogularis);
95-1-1NI 30c Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
96-1-1NI $1 Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
 
Queen Elizabeth Coil Issues
Part 2
Designers: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Engraver: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
This part only has one stamp in the issue, all part 1 (issued 5 August, 1968) were also issued in Australia, but in different colours, the 3c & 4c on 14 February, 1966 and the 5c on the 29 September, 1967, this stamp the 6c coil was not issued in Australia, but only on Norfolk Island.
Issued 25 August, 1971 with perforation 14½ x Imperforate
 
73-4-1NI 6c Elizabeth II Coil
 
Centenary of Death of John Colerige Patterson
Bishop of Melanesia
Designer: Richard J. Bates - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The Bishop was clubbed top death at Nukapu in the Santa Cruz Islands, a palm frond with five knots in it was found on his chest, the two 6c stamps have the two halves of the Bible shown in Se-tenant form (part on each), the pages shown are from Acts 7 'the martyrdom of Stephen', with Patterson on the left hand stamp and the knot of  palm fronds on the right; the 10c stamps again in Se-tenant form show an image of the cross erected on the site where Patterson was killed & the Bishop's Mitre or Coat of Arms on the right hand stamp; while the left hand shows the rose window of the Melanesian Mission (St. Barnabas) Chapel on Norfolk Island & an image of Patterson.
Issued 20 September, 1971 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
97-1-1NI 6c Patterson & Acts 7;
98-1-1NI 6c Acts 7 & Knotted Palm frond;
97-1-1_98-1-1NI SS Se-tenant Pair
 
99-1-1NI 10c Patterson & Rose Window;
100-1-1NI 10c Cross & Mitre or Coat of Arms;
99-1-1_100-1-1NI SS Se-tenant Pair
 
Christmas 1971 
Designer: G. Hitch - Printer: Heraclio, Spain
This Christmas issue depicts the Rose window from Saint Barnabas (Mission) Chapel, Kingston, Norfolk Island.
Issued 25 October, 1971 with perforation 14 x 13½
 
101-1-1NI 6c Rose Window
 
25th Anniversary of South Pacific Commission 
Designer: G. Hitch - Printer: Harrison Sons Ltd., London
This stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of the the South Pacific Commission, the design shows a map of the South Pacific and a flag.
Issued 7 February, 1972 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
102-1-1NI 7c Map & Flag
 
Christmas 1972 
Design Concept: Mrs.M.J. McCoy, Norfolk Island - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The stained glass window image shown on this stamp comes from All Saints Church, Norfolk Island and is an image of Saint Mark, the window was produced by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898).
Issued 16 October, 1972 with perforation 14
 
103-1-1NI 7c Stained Glass Window
 
Centenary of First Church
Built by former Pitcairners
Designer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The image shown on this stamp is listed in many areas as a stained glass window from All Saints Church, but reviewing the many photographs I have of the church, I cannot find this image in any I have from this church on Norfolk Island, I may have missed this one but I cannot confirm any of the details at this time, possibly in the future, the image shows a cross set against a background of blue skies, a green landscape and Norfolk pines.
Issued 20 November, 1972 with perforation 14
 
104-1-1NI 12c Stylised Design
 
Commemorating the Bicentenary
of the First Crossing of the
Antarctic Circle by James Cook
Designer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
This stamps images shows the H.M.S. Resolution in Antarctic waters, again everywhere I look for details on this stamp, it is once again listed that Cook was a captain, but he was a master, until four years before his death when he was promoted.
Issued 17 January, 1973 with perforation 14¼ x 14
 
105-1-1NI 35c H.M.S. Resolution
 
Christmas 1973 
Designers: as below - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd., London
The two stamp designs below were based on the winning entries in a local design contest
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norfolk Vintage Cars 
Designer:  - Printer: McPherson's Printing Ltd.
Issued 7 February, 1995 with perforation 
 
-1-1NI 45c 1936 Chevrolet;
-1-1NI 75c 1928 Model A Ford; 
-1-1NI $1.05 1929 Model A Ford;
-1-1NI $1.20 1930 Model A Ford
 
Humpback Whales
Illustrator: Mary Butterfield, Norfolk Island - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Ltd., Melbourne
These stamps were not available in Australia (for collectors) until 3 October, 1995.
Issued 11 May, 1995 with perforation 14½ x 14 & 14 x 14½
 
-1-1NI 45c 14 x 14½
-1-1NI 75c 14 x 14½
-1-1NI $1.05 14½ x 14
 
-1-1_-1-1NI MS Miniature Sheet 14 x 14½
 
-1-1_-1-1NI MS OP Overprinted Miniature Sheet 'JAKARTA '95 (19 July, 1995) Opt 'Selamat Hari Merdeka' with emblem in gold
 
Butterfly Fish
Illustrator: Mary Butterfield, Norfolk Island - Printer: Sprintpak
These stamps were not available in Australia (for collectors) until 3 October, 1995.
Issued 15 June, 1995 with perforation 14 x 14½
 
-1-1NI 5c 
-1-1NI 45c 
-1-1NI $1.20 
-1-1NI $1.50