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Ink Recipes to Color a Queen

Diadem Issue ink recipes and trial color proofs
Diadem Issue ink recipes and trial color proofs.
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.

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