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 1850 3d Yellow-Green SG39 Fine Used
Regular Price £175.00 Special Price £140.00
N.S.W 1868 5d Purple SG165b Wmk 12 Fine Used
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
N.S.W 1870 5d Dark Bluish Green SG162a Fine Used
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
N.S.W 1881 8d Yellow SG218b P.10 Fine Used
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
N.S.W 1885 10s Mauve & Claret SG241c P.12 x 11 Fine Used
Regular Price £110.00 Special Price £88.00
N.S.W 1857 1s Rosy Vermilion SG99a 'Wmk 8' Fine Used
Regular Price £150.00 Special Price £120.00
N.S.W 1860 6d Mauve SG147 Fine Used
Regular Price £19.00 Special Price £15.20
N.S.W 1854 3d Yellow-Green SG87 Good MM
Regular Price £320.00 Special Price £256.00
N.S.W 1899 6d Orange-Yellow SG306 Fine MM (2)
Regular Price £9.00 Special Price £7.20
N.S.W 1899 1d Salmon-Red SG301 Fine LMM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £72.00 Special Price £57.60
N.S.W 1899 2 1/2d Prussian Blue SG303 Fine MM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £28.00 Special Price £22.40
N.S.W 1899 10d Violet SG310 V.F LMM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £78.00 Special Price £62.40
N.S.W 1903 2s6d Green SG326 Fine LMM
Regular Price £26.00 Special Price £20.80
N.S.W 1905 8d Magenta SG344 Fine LMM
Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £19.20
N.S.W 1905 9d Yellow-Brown & Ultramarine SG352 V.F LMM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £62.00 Special Price £49.60
N.S.W 1885 5d Blue-Green SG233b P.11 Fine MM Block of 4
Regular Price £38.00 Special Price £30.40
N.S.W 1891 Surcharge Set of 3 SG266-268c in Fine LMM & MNH Blocks of 4
Regular Price £72.00 Special Price £57.60
N.S.W 1897 1d Carmine SG288 Fine MM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £16.00 Special Price £12.80
N.S.W 1897 1d Carmine SG290a Die II Good MM Block of 4
Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
N.S.W 1897 2 1/2d Purple SG295a P.11.5 x 12 Fine MM Block of 4
Regular Price £75.00 Special Price £60.00
N.S.W 1897 2d Deep Dull Blue SG292 Fine LMM Block of 4
Regular Price £44.00 Special Price £35.20
N.S.W 1899 2 1/2d Prussian Blue SG297 Fine MM & MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £81.00 Special Price £64.80
N.S.W 1886 3d Yellow-Green P.11 SG226da Imperf Pair Wmk Inverted Fine LMM Scarce
Regular Price £355.00 Special Price £284.00
N.S.W 1854 6d Grey SG94 Good Used
Regular Price £17.00 Special Price £13.60