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Diadem Issue ink recipes and trial color proofs

New South Wales1853

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

These color proofs come with handwritten ink recipes explaining the pigments needed to obtain the desired colors for the 1854-55 Diadem Issue of New South Wales. The stamp, which shows Queen Victoria wearing a diadem, was printed in the colony using plates and pigments sent from England.

Museum ID: 0.217932.25.1

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