Postage stamps and postal history of Tasmania
Until 1899, all postage stamps portrayed Queen Victoria. In that year a pictorial set depicting Tasmanian wilderness scenery was issued and was reprinted several times until 1912. The pictorial stamps portrayed wilderness scenes taken by prominent local photographers, such as John Watt Beattie and Steven Spurling. The 2d stamp was based upon a painting of Hobart by Haughton Forrest. Tasmanian stamps were used until 1913 when replaced by the first Commonwealth of Australia stamps.
Between 1882 and 1900, revenue stamps of 1863 to 1900 were valid for postage. These postal fiscals remained in use unofficially until 1903.
- Tinsley, Walton Eugene. Stamps & postal history of Tasmania. London: Royal Philatelic Society London, 1986.
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