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Visual Varieties New South Wales 1850 "Sydney Views" 1 penny red stamp

1789 Commemoration Medallion
1790 1st Great Seal
Reworked Seal
Claytons' Production run
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The images on the Identify pages and Plate I and Plate II are verified scans from proofs approved for circulation.
The following links are popup screens to allow you to compare multiple images from various pages on one screen.
If your stamp exactly matches one of the stamps of Plate I or Plate II, then the next step is to verify the type of paper used,
if you cannot find the exact match, then most likely you have a very good forgery.

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Plate II visual positions
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Proof images from Hutson and Hull with the assistance of the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, Ashburton.

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