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 1893 3d Emerald-Green SG228d P.12 x 11 Wmk Double Lined DA Fine Used
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
N.S.W 1897 2 1/2d Deep Violet SG296a Fine MM
Regular Price £16.00 Special Price £12.80
N.S.W 1897 5s Reddish Purple SG297c Fine MM
Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
N.S.W 1902 6d Yellow-Orange SG318 Wmk Inverted Fine Used
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
N.S.W 1876 1s Black SG221 Fine Unused
Regular Price £34.00 Special Price £27.20
N.S.W 1877 8d Yellow SG218 P.13 Fine Used
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
N.S.W 1877 8d Yellow SG218 P.13 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
N.S.W 1877 8d Yellow SG218 P.13 var Wmk Inverted & Reversed Fine Used
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
N.S.W 1878 9d on 10d Red-Brown Specimen SG220gs Fine Unused
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
N.S.W 1881 1s Black SG221ba P.13 x 10 Good Used
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
N.S.W 1881 4d Red-Brown SG214b P.10 x 13 Good Used
Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
N.S.W 1882 5d Blue-Green SG233 P.10 Fine MM
Regular Price £14.00 Special Price £11.20
N.S.W 1862 (6d) Rose-Red & Prussian Blue SG124 Fine Used
Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
N.S.W 1880 5s Deep Purple SG177 Fine Used
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
N.S.W 1854 2d Ultramarine SG84 Good Used (2)
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
N.S.W 1862 1s Crimson-Lake SG170 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
N.S.W 1862 6d Reddish Purple SG163 Fine Used
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
N.S.W 1870 5d Dark Bluish Green SG162a Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
N.S.W 1872 3d Dull Green SG158a 'Watermark 6' Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
N.S.W 1880 5s Deep Purple SG177 Fine Used (2)
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
N.S.W 1851 2d Prussian Blue SG63 Pl 111 Fine Used
Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
N.S.W 1854 1s Brownish-Red SG101Var 'Pre-Printing Paper Fold S.E Corner' Good Used
Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
N.S.W 1854 1s Rosy Vermilion SG99 Good Used (2)
Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
N.S.W 1888 4d Orange-Brown SG255e Good Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40