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New South Wales: 1850 1d and 3d essays of the Sydney View issue.

New South Wales: 1850 1d and 3d essays of the Sydney View issue.

Artist and engraver: Robert Clayton

Medium: Essay

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: Tapling Collection

Item number: 1

Length: 65

Width: 115

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Philatelic item

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The first stamps of New South Wales, being 1d, 2d and 3d values, were issued in 1850.

The design is a view of Sydney with a seated figure of Industry releasing convicts from their fetters, and pointing to an oxen plouging in the background. The motto Sic fortis Etruria crevit (Thus mighty Eturia grew) is a quotation from Virgil. They are known to collectors as “Sydney Views”.

Exhibited are the unique original essays or artwork for the 1d and 3d stamps. The space between the essays was originally occupied by a 2d essay, which is now in The Royal Philatelic Collection.

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