Dead Letter Office, Hobart, Tasmania, 1899 examples. Are these rare?

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Dead Letter Office, Hobart, Tasmania, 1899 examples. Are these rare?

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I have come across two Hobart DLO datestamps in blue for 25 April and 1 November 1899 and am intrigued to know if they are scarce or not.

On the front of one of the covers appears to be a further DLO mark - 3098 and Hobart again in blue.

Or was this a registered mark?

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Re: Dead Letter Office, Hobart, Tasmania, 1899 examples. Are these rare?

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The boxed "3096" is a registration mark, used in Hobart from 1895 until registration labels were introduced around about 1910.

The double oval DLO marking is known from at least 1893.

Somebody with Hardinge's tome would be able to check for more current info. I don't have my copy to hand.

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Re: Dead Letter Office, Hobart, Tasmania, 1899 examples. Are these rare?

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Thanks, very helpful, especially as I wasn't sure what the front mark was :D

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