On This DayAustralia
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 (14/2012)
Miniature Sheet: Colonial Heritage - Visualising Australia - Miniature Sheet
This stamp issue is the third in the Colonial Heritage series,
commemorating Australia’s philatelic past. Book-ending the stamps of the colonial period, it features a reworking of Australia’s first postage stamp design, “Sydney View” (1850),
and one of its last in the colonial period, “Hobart”, from the
Tasmanian pictorial issue (1899–1900). Created some 50 years apart, the scenes featured in the original designs serve very different purposes, each linked to its specific historical moment.
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.