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New South Wales: 1850 (1st January) 1d red, unused.

New South Wales: 1850 (1st January) 1d red, unused.

Engraver: Robert Clayton

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: Tapling Collection

Item number: 2

Length: 24

Width: 22

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”.

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