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 Norfolk Island

First Stamps of Norfolk Island
First Stamps of Norfolk Island

The first stamps used on Norfolk Island were the stamps of Van Diemen’s Land between 1854 and 1855. After the colony was re-established in 1856, it would take until 1877 before an irregular postal service was set up, now from New South Wales. A regular service was not established until 1897. The stamps of New South Wales were used from 1877. These were superseded by the issues of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1913.

Norfolk Island issued its first stamps in 1947. Norfolk Island has a separate stamp issuing policy and the stamps are valid on Norfolk Island only, not in Australia, just as Australian stamps are not valid on Norfolk Island. The stamps issued are a blend of themes of local interest and themes aimed at the thematic collectors market. Australia Post took over the postal administration of Norfolk Island in 2016. [source: StampWorldHistory]