Series VPRS 15562
Display Board of Postage and Revenue Stamps
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Date Range: Series 1899 - 1899
  Series in Custody 1899 - 1899
  Contents 1899 - 1899
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
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Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1899 - 1899 Printing and Publishing Services Victoria (previously known as Victorian Government Printing Office) VA 1035
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? 1973 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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  • How to use the Records
    This Board is currently on loan to the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria for inclusion in an exhibition titled "Exiles and Emigrants: Epic Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era" which will run from 9 December 2005 to 26 March 2006.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of a display board which contains a number of different postage and revenue stamps (mostly relating to Stamp Duty) for the Colony of Victoria. The display also includes 2 Victorian postal notes and 2 stamped post cards.

    The Display Board was produced by the Victorian Government Printing Office for display at the Greater Britain Exhibition held at Earl's Court, London from May 1899. The Board was put together following a suggestion to the Government Printer by the Commissioner of Public Works that "....some exhibits of Litho[graphic] and Letter Press Printing, also Photo Engraving, and that the Deputy Postmaster General has particularly requested that an exhibit of Post Office Stamps should be sent " to the exhibition. (Refer to VPRS 1207/P0, unit 1714, file 99/232.)

    The Display contains the headings "Victoria Postage & Revenue Stamps Victoria Australia Presents Issues [and] Obsolete Issues Reprints" and, at the bottom of the display the following wording: "The stamps, post cards, postal notes, etc are printed, gummed and perforated as the case may be at the Government Printing Office, where also the dies & plates are electrotyped. The original steel punches & plates being engraved in the colony. Jas W Wilby, Designer 1899".

    The glassed display area measures approximately 0.45 x 1.65 m and with the substantial wooden case, approx 1.5 x 2.17 m.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Not applicable.

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