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Pound sterling (pre-decimal)


Name: Pound sterling (pre-decimal)
Defn: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb
Symbol: £
Code:
Desc: The British pound
First year: 1840
Units of money:
penny (pl: pence) d, p 1
shilling sh, s 12
pound lb 240

Users of this currency: Antigua (103 stamps, 1862-1949), New South Wales (197 stamps, 3000-1907), Queensland (157 stamps, 1860-1909), South Australia (209 stamps, 1855-1912), Tasmania (114 stamps, 3000-1912), Victoria (238 stamps, 1850-1912), Western Australia (97 stamps, 1854-1912), Barbuda (11 stamps, 1922), British Antarctic Territory (24 stamps, 1963-1969), British Honduras (17 stamps, 1866-1887), British Columbia & Vancouver Island (2 stamps, 1860), British Columbia (2 stamps, 1865), Cayman Islands (230 stamps, 1900-1969), Ceylon (64 stamps, 1857-1868), Cyprus (9 stamps, 1880-1881), Dominica (115 stamps, 1874-1948), Gilbert & Ellice Islands (111 stamps, 1911-1966), Great Britain (877 stamps, 1840-1971), Northern Ireland (12 stamps, 1958-1969), Scotland (13 stamps, 1958-1970), Wales (12 stamps, 1958-1969), British forces in Africa (20 stamps, 1942-1947), British forces in Somalia (9 stamps, 1943-1946), British offices in Morocco, British currency (80 stamps, 1907-1956), British offices in Tangier (111 stamps, 1927-1957), British offices in the Turkish Empire (23 stamps, 1905-1921), Guernsey (47 stamps, 1958-1970), German occupation of Guernsey (5 stamps, 1941-1942), Jersey (39 stamps, 1958-1970), German occupation of Jersey (8 stamps, 1941-1943), Isle of Man (7 stamps, 1958-1969), Grenada (156 stamps, 1861-1948), Ionian Islands (3 stamps, 1859), Lagos (60 stamps, 1874-1905), Leeward Islands (115 stamps, 1890-1949), British consulate in Madagascar (59 stamps, 1884-1886), Mauritius (45 stamps, 1847-1876), Montserrat (125 stamps, 1876-1949), Natal (128 stamps, 1857-1908), Nauru (58 stamps, 1916-1965), Nevis (33 stamps, 1861-1890), New Britain (53 stamps, 1914-1915), New Hebrides (Br) (51 stamps, 1908-1925), Niger Coast Protectorate (62 stamps, 1892-1898), Northern Nigeria (51 stamps, 1900-1912), St. Christopher (23 stamps, 1870-1890), St. KittsNevis (98 stamps, 1903-1950), St. Lucia (134 stamps, 1860-1948), St. Vincent (160 stamps, 1861-1948), Sierra Leone (305 stamps, 1859-1964), Southern Nigeria (57 stamps, 1901-1912), South Georgia (16 stamps, 1963-1969), Tobago (31 stamps, 1879-1896), Trinidad (116 stamps, 1851-1910), Trinidad & Tobago (54 stamps, 1913-1928), Tristan da Cunha (131 stamps, 1952-1970), Turks Islands (46 stamps, 1867-1895), Turks & Caicos Islands (180 stamps, 1900-1968), Virgin Islands (94 stamps, 1866-1949), Zululand (26 stamps, 1888-1896)

Denominations used in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
0 0  
1st 0  
1/4d 25   Cayman Islands 6/30/1908 brn d=numeral (1908 Cayman Islands) ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=Cayman thrush
1/2d 428   Ceylon 10/1857 lil pc=bl d=Queen Victoria (1857) ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=Edward the Confessor & Castle Cornet
= 1/2p 0  
1d 11   Victoria 1860 yelgrn issue=1860 d=Queen Victoria ... Great Britain 1951 bl issue=1951 due
= 1p 833   Tasmania car d=Queen Victoria (1870 Tasmania) ... Guernsey 2/4/1970 d=redrawn New South Wales gray d=Queen Victoria oval unissued
1 1/2d 3   Dominica 1919 ... Great Britain 1951 grn issue=1951 due
= 1 1/2p 180   Great Britain 1860 lilrose d=Queen Victoria (1860 Great Britain) pl=1 ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=Martello Tower & Henry II Montserrat org&blk d=King George V & seal of Montserrat unissued
2d 43   Great Britain 5/7/1840 bl d=Queen Victoria (1840) ... Great Britain 2/15/1971 grn issue=1970 due d=numeral & "TO PAY"
= 2p 370   Mauritius 1847 dkbl d=Queen Victoria 'Post Office' ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=Arms of Sark King John
2 1/2d 349   British Columbia & Vancouver Island 1860 dlrose d=Queen Victoria (1860 British Columbia & Vancouver Island) ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=map Dominica org d=view of Roseau unissued
= 2 1/2P 7   South Australia 1891 ltgrn issue=1891 official d=++on=4p ... South Australia 1905 dkbl issue=1904a
3d 382   Victoria 1/5/1850 bl issue=1850d d=Queen Victoria (1850) ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=Arms of Alderney Edward III Leeward Islands vio pc=yel d=King George V unissued
= 3p 8   British Columbia 11/1/1865 ltbl d=Seal of British Columbia ... Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 ultra&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 200
3 1/2d 9   Dominica 8/15/1938 redvio&brtultra issue=George VI pictorial d=picking limes & King George VI ... British Antarctic Territory 2/6/1969 issue=scientific research 25th d=Lemaire Channel
4d 408   Tasmania 11/1/1853 redorg d=Queen Victoria (1853 Van Diemens Land 4d) ... Great Britain 11/25/1970 issue=Christmas 1970 d=angel appearing to shepherds
= 4p 18   Victoria 1857 rose issue=1857d ... St. Lucia 1933 blk issue=1933 due
4 1/2d 14   British consulate in Madagascar 1884 vio issue=1884b d=BCM&arms black seal oc=blk on=1sh ... Tristan da Cunha 2/17/1965 blk&brn issue=1965 d=HMS Galatea & Queen Elizabeth II
= 4 1/2p 1   Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 ultra&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 198
5d 167   New South Wales 1854 dkgrn issue=1854 d=Queen Victoria ... Great Britain 11/25/1970 issue=Christmas 1970 d=Mary Josef & Christ in the Manger
= 5p 1   Great Britain 4/29/1902 pur&bl issue=1901 Office of Works
5 1/2d 1   South Georgia 7/10/1963 dkvio issue=1963 d=elephant seals & Queen Elizabeth II
6d 31   Victoria 1854 redorg d=Queen Victoria (1854 Victoria) ... St. Vincent 3/11/1938 redbrn&blk issue=George VI pictorials d=seal of the colony & King George VI
= 6p 460   New South Wales brn d=Queen Victoria (New South Wales 6d) ... Tristan da Cunha 5/15/1970 d=national savings Great Britain vio d=Queen Victoria (1873 6d) pl=18 unissued
6 1/2p 0  
7p 23   Leeward Islands 1890 lil&sl issue=1890 d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) ... Great Britain 7/1/1968 brtgrn issue=1967a Machin d=Queen Elizabeth II (Machin)
7 1/2p 4   New South Wales 1891 brn issue=1891 official d=Queen Victoria ... Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 ultra&blk issue=2nd Anniversary of Independence d=No. 198
8d 78   New South Wales 5/1853 org d=seal of the colony (1853) ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=ships in harbor
= 8p 2   South Australia 1876 redbrn issue=1876 official d=++on=9p, St. Lucia 1933 blk issue=1933 due
9d 3   Victoria 4/22/1850 ovpt=9 9//NINEPENCE oc=blk on=issue=1863-10d ... Scotland 9/28/1970 dkgrn issue=1968
= 9p 116   Natal 5/26/1857 pc=bl ... Guernsey 11/11/1970 issue=Christmas 1970 dt=churches (1970 Guernsey) d=St Perters Church Sark South Australia yel d=Queen Victoria oval unissued
9 1/2p 1   Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 ultra&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 198
10d 59   Great Britain 11/6/1848 redbrn d=Queen Victoria (1848 10d) ... Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 dt=crawfish industry d=Workers in processing plant & side view of rock lobster j
= 10p 2   Great Britain 5/28/1902 issue=1901 Office of Works oc=blk on=issue=Jubilee-10d
11d 7   Great Britain 12/29/1947 viobrn d=King George VI (1947 Great Britain) ... British offices in Tangier 4/1/1957 viobrn issue=PO 100th d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding e) ovpt=1857-1957//TANGIER oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-11d-viobrn
12p 0  
= 1s 2   Great Britain 1951 brn issue=1951 due, Jersey 10/1/1969 yelgrn issue=1969 due
= 1sh 453   Great Britain 9/11/1847 grn d=Queen Victoria (1847 1sh) ... Great Britain 4/1/1970 issue=International Cooperative Alliance 75th dt=anniversaries (1970) d=Signing of International Co-operative Alliance New South Wales red d=Queen Victoria (1871 New South Wales) unissued
12 1/2d 2   New South Wales 1891 red issue=1891 official d=Queen Victoria, New South Wales 1/5/1891 red d=Queen Victoria (1871 New South Wales) ovpt=value oc=blk on=1sh-red-unissued
1sh3p 48   Sierra Leone 1944 orgyel issue=George VI pictorials d=rice harvesting ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=beach scene
1sh6p 89   British consulate in Madagascar 1884 vio issue=1884a d=BCM&arms black seal ... Great Britain 11/25/1970 issue=Christmas 1970 d=The Wise Men bearing gifts
1sh9p 28   Ceylon 4/23/1859 grn issue=1857 d=Queen Victoria (1859 1sh9d) ... Jersey 7/28/1970 issue=Battle of Flowers parade d=Were the Greatest
2S 1   Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 ultra&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 200
= 2sh 127   Victoria 1854 grn d=Queen Victoria (1854 Victoria) ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=Barracudas
26p 0  
2sh3p 1   Nauru 1963 issue=1963 d=coral pinnacles
2sh6p 143   Queensland 1881 red issue=1881 d=Queen Victoria (1881 Queensland) paper=white wove ... Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 dt=crawfish industry d=Workers in processing plant & side view of rock lobster j
3S 1   Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 ultra&blk issue=2nd Anniversary of Independence d=No. 200
= 3sh 20   Turks & Caicos Islands 1900 lake issue=1900 d=badge ... Turks & Caicos Islands 2/1/1967 turq&carbrn issue=1967 d=map of islands
3sh3p 1   Nauru 1963 issue=1963 d=reed warbler
3sh6p 3   Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 ultra&blk issue=independence 2nd d=rice harvesting & Queen Elizabeth II oc=bl on=1956-3d ... Sierra Leone 5/11/1964 issue=John F. Kennedy memorial
3sh7p 4   Gilbert & Ellice Islands 7/20/1964 ltemer issue=air service d=plane & Tarawa sailboat ... Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1/24/1966 issue=Churchill Memorial d=Churchill & St Paul's & Queen Elizabeth II
4sh 8   Zululand 1894 grn&carrose issue=1894 d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) ... Cayman Islands 6/5/1969 issue=1969 d=Government House, Cayman Islands
5sh 209   New South Wales 1861 dlvio d=Queen Victoria on medallion ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=View of Sark
6S 1   Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 ultra&blk issue=2nd Anniversary of Independence d=No. 200
= 6sh 3   Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 org&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 224 ... Sierra Leone 5/11/1964 issue=John F. Kennedy memorial
10sh 117   Great Britain 1878 sl d=Queen Victoria (1878 10sh) ... Guernsey 10/1/1969 issue=Bailiwick d=View of Alderney
11sh 3   Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 issue=2nd Anniversary of Independence d=No. 207 ... Sierra Leone 5/11/1964 issue=John F. Kennedy memorial
15sh 1   South Australia 1886 issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia)
3   New South Wales 1886 red&dkpur issue=1887 official d=Queen Victoria ... Sierra Leone 11/4/1963 org&blk issue=Oldest Postal Service / Newest G.P.O. in West Africa d=No. 208
= 1lb 88   Great Britain 1878 brnlil d=Queen Victoria (1878 1lb) ... British Antarctic Territory 12/1/1969 d=HMS Endurance
= 20sh 10   Queensland 1881 rose issue=1881 d=Queen Victoria (1860 Queensland) paper=white wove ... New South Wales 12/1905 bl issue=1905 d=Captain Arthur Phillip & Lord Carrington
1.41lb 0  
1lb10sh 1   Natal 1908 issue=1904 d=King Edward VII (1902 Natal)
2lb 5   South Australia 1886 redbrn issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia) ... Sierra Leone 1921 lil&ultra issue=1921 d=King George V & elephant
50sh 1   South Australia 1886 issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia)
3lb 1   South Australia 1886 ol issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia)
4lb 1   South Australia 1886 yel issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia)
5lb 7   Great Britain 1882 org d=Queen Victoria (1882 5lb) pl=1 ... Sierra Leone 1921 grn&yel issue=1921 d=King George V & elephant
1234 1   Sierra Leone 4/27/1963 org&blk issue=2nd Anniversary of Independence d=No. 208
10lb 2   South Australia 1886 issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia), Natal 1902 d=King Edward VII (1902 Natal)
15lb 1   South Australia 1886 issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia)
20lb 2   South Australia 1886 issue=1886 d=Queen Victoria (1886 South Australia), Natal 1902 d=King Edward VII (1902 Natal)
25lb 1   Northern Nigeria 4/1904 d=King Edward VII (1902 keyplate)

Used by 5433 stamps: (See all uses as list)
year? New South Wales 6p brn d=Queen Victoria (New South Wales 6d)
year? Tasmania 1p car d=Queen Victoria (1870 Tasmania)
Great Britain 5/6/1840 1p blk d=Queen Victoria (1840) wmk=small crown imperf
Great Britain 5/7/1840 2d bl d=Queen Victoria (1840) wmk=small crown imperf
Great Britain 2/1841 1p redbrn pc=bluish d=Queen Victoria (1840) wmk=small crown imperf
Great Britain 3/13/1841 2d bl d=Queen Victoria (1840) var=lines added wmk=small crown imperf
Mauritius 1847 1p org d=Queen Victoria 'Post Office' imperf
Mauritius 1847 2p dkbl d=Queen Victoria 'Post Office' imperf
Great Britain 9/11/1847 1sh grn d=Queen Victoria (1847 1sh) imperf
Mauritius 1848 1p org d=Queen Victoria (1848) imperf paper=thick yellowish
Mauritius 1848 2p dkbl d=Queen Victoria (1848) imperf paper=thick yellowish
Great Britain 11/6/1848 10d redbrn d=Queen Victoria (1848 10d) imperf
Mauritius 1849 1p redbrn d=Britannia (1849) imperf
Mauritius 1849 2p bl d=Britannia (1849) imperf
New South Wales 1/1/1850 1p red d=seal of the colony (1850) var=I
New South Wales 1/1/1850 2p bl d=seal of the colony (1850) var=I
Victoria 1/5/1850 1p dlred issue=1850a d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
Victoria 1/5/1850 1p rose issue=1850a d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
Victoria 1/5/1850 1p ver issue=1850c d=Queen Victoria (1850) perf=roul 7
Victoria 1/5/1850 2p lil issue=1850b d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
Victoria 1/5/1850 2p yelbrn issue=1850b d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
Victoria 1/5/1850 3d bl issue=1850d d=Queen Victoria (1850) perf=12
Victoria 1/5/1850 3d bl issue=1850a d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
Victoria 1/5/1850 3d bl issue=1850c d=Queen Victoria (1850) perf=roul 7
Victoria 1/5/1850 3d ind issue=1850a d=Queen Victoria (1850) imperf
... skipping 5383 ...
Scotland 9/28/1970 9d dkgrn issue=1968
Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 4d dt=crawfish industry d=rock lobster & Lobster men placing traps wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 10d dt=crawfish industry d=Workers in processing plant & side view of rock lobster j wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 1sh6p dt=crawfish industry d=rock lobster & Lobster men placing traps wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Tristan da Cunha 11/1/1970 2sh6p dt=crawfish industry d=Workers in processing plant & side view of rock lobster j wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Guernsey 11/11/1970 4d issue=Christmas 1970 dt=churches (1970 Guernsey) d=St Annes Church Alderney
Guernsey 11/11/1970 5d issue=Christmas 1970 dt=churches (1970 Guernsey) d=St Peters Church Guernsey
Guernsey 11/11/1970 9p issue=Christmas 1970 dt=churches (1970 Guernsey) d=St Perters Church Sark
Guernsey 11/11/1970 1sh6p issue=Christmas 1970 dt=churches (1970 Guernsey) d=St Tugual Chapel Herm
Great Britain 11/25/1970 4d issue=Christmas 1970 d=angel appearing to shepherds perf=14.25x14.75
Great Britain 11/25/1970 5d issue=Christmas 1970 d=Mary Josef & Christ in the Manger perf=14.25x14.75
Great Britain 11/25/1970 1sh6p issue=Christmas 1970 d=The Wise Men bearing gifts perf=14.25x14.75
Great Britain postage due 2/15/1971 2d grn issue=1970 due d=numeral & "TO PAY" perf=14x15
Dominica 2 1/2d org d=view of Roseau unissued
New South Wales 1p gray d=Queen Victoria oval wmk=large crown & NSW unissued
New South Wales 1sh red d=Queen Victoria (1871 New South Wales) wmk=large crown & NSW unissued
South Australia 9p yel d=Queen Victoria oval unissued
South Australia 9p redorg d=Queen Victoria oval unissued
Leeward Islands 3d vio pc=yel d=King George V wmk=mult crown & CA unissued
Leeward Islands 1sh blk pc=emer wmk=mult crown & CA unissued
Great Britain 3d vio d=topheavy unissued
Great Britain 6p vio d=Queen Victoria (1873 6d) pl=18 unissued
Cayman Islands 2 1/2d org d=King George V wmk=mult crown & CA unissued
Montserrat 1 1/2p org&blk d=King George V & seal of Montserrat unissued
Natal 1sh org d=Queen Victoria (1867 Natal) wmk=crown & CA unissued

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