New South Wales

New South Wales was the first part of Australia to be settled by Europeans, and the first to operate a postal service, which in 1803 was carrying letters between Sydney and Parramatta for a 2d charge.

In 1809 a collecting office in Sydney was established to receive mail from passing ships.The postmaster of the time, James Raymond, was in communication with Rowland Hill in England and worked to encourage the prepayment of letters in NSW.

In 1838, Raymond introduced envelopes embossed with the seal of the colony, and available for local mail for 1¼ pence each instead of the 2d charged letters paid for in cash. They are thus regarded as precursors of the Penny Black.

In 1842 regular mail service was carried by steamer between Melbourne and Sydney, and the first mail packet from Britain arrived in 1844. An act of 1848 reformed the postal system and authorized the use of stamps; the first stamps appeared on 1 January 1850. They were locally produced, and depicted a scene of Sydney and its harbour, thus becoming known as the "Sydney Views".

The 1d, 2d, and 3d stamps were separately engraved, and then re-engraved and retouched over the next year, yielding dozens of varieties.

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N.S.W 1888 6d Carmine SG256 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1899 4d Orange-Brown SG304 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
N.S.W 1903 9d Brown & Ultramarine SG330 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1903 9d Brown & Ultramarine SG330 Fine Used (3)
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1905 2d Ultramarine SG335 Fine Used Block of 4
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1905 4d Orange-Brown SG338 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1905 6d Dull Yellow SG340 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1905 6d Orange-Yellow SG341 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1851 2d Ultramarine SG56 Fine Used
Regular Price £17.00 Special Price £13.60
N.S.W 1882 5d Bright Green SG232 P.10 Fine Used
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
N.S.W 1885 5d Blue-Green SG233b P.11 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1885 5d Blue-Green SG233b P.11 'Wmk Double Lined STA' Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1888 4d Purple-Brown SG255 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1888 4d Purple-Brown SG255b P.12 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1888 4d Purple-Brown SG255Var Wmk Inverted Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1888 6d Carmine SG256 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1889 8d Lilac-Rose SG257b P.12 Fine Used
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
N.S.W 1890 1s Maroon SG044 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1890 5s Lilac SG263c Ave Used
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
N.S.W 1897 10d Violet SG236ec P.12 Fine Used
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
N.S.W 1899 4d Orange-Brown SG304 Fine Used
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
N.S.W 1902 4d Orange-Brown SG317 Wmk 65 Fine Used
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
N.S.W 1902 6d Orange SG319 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
N.S.W 1902 6d Yellow-Orange SG318 Fine Used
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20