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Many Thanks BigSaint. :)

So Sheard's flight cover is supposedly AAMC 65 Charleville to Cloncurry.

Does anyone have scans of genuine covers from that flight? Still can't see why the postmaster at Charleville would put an already postmarked cover on the flight.

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AAMC 65 example.

The interesting thing about this is the stamps were applied after the label, so the stamps were applied by the Postmaster at Charleville. (?)

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AAMC 65 from Charleville 2 Nov 1922, postmarked 31 Oct

Leski Auctions 11/12/2019 - AVIATION | THE CENTENARY OF THE ROSS & KEITH SMITH FLIGHT AND THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING (#450) Lot 98 ESTIMATE: $8,000 - $12,000 Price Realized: $7,000 + BP

Description: THE FIRST AIRMAIL DELIVERY FLIGHTS BY QANTAS: 2 Nov.1922 (AAMC.65) Charleville - Cloncurry cover, flown by P.J. McGinness and Hudson Fysh on the first Qantas regular air mail service on this route. The first vignette for an air service in Australia, produced by QANTAS, is affixed at upper left and is tied by the KGV 1d adhesive and postmark, with 2d (x2) additional adhesives alongside. Extremely scarce and a "foundation" piece in any serious collection of Australian pioneer aerophilately.

Provenance: Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, March 2003, Lot 77 : $12,815 incl. BP.

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The ink on the Sheard Red Hill covers seems way too black and glossy. Montage:

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Top Row: 1913 (Dec 8), 1922 (Feb 13), 1922 (Feb 13), 1922 (Oct 30)

Bottom Row: 1923 (Nov 8), 1927 (on 4d KGV pair, off commercial? cover)

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The Queenslander, Sat 11 Nov 1922 Page 27


QUEENSLAND'S FIRST AERIAL MAIL SERVICE. INAUGURAL FLIGHT FROM CHARLEVILLE.

The Charleville to Cloncurry airmail service began on Thursday, November 2, when the first aeroplane,
piloted by Lieutenant M'Guinness and with Mr. Baird as mechanic, left Charleville for Cloncurry with a mail of 108 letters. The mailbag is seen just in front of the B on the fuselage. The trip was successfully accomplished to schedule, the actual flying time being six hours. Mr. Alex. Kennedy, a well-known pioneer pastoralist of the Cloncurry district, was the first passenger. He is 85 years of age. W. J. P. Barns photo.

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pic First_Qantas_Aerial_Mail_Service_departs_Charleville,_2_November_1922.jpg


This photo apparently relates to the return journey, Cloncurry to Charleville leg. Shows the mail bag well. :)

Ivy McLain, age 23, with flight engineer Jack Hazlett, left, and pilot Paul McGinness before takeoff in 1922. Ivy was the second commercial Qantas passanger, and first woman to fly Qantas. (Ivy was daughter of Archie McLain who was supposed to be the first paying passenger. He gave his ticket to Kennedy).

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The above might seem a touch off topic but what I was looking for was information about how the general public actually put covers onto AAMC 65 and AAMC 66. e.g. PO advertising or Qantas advertising.

If the general public put covers on that is, as opposed to Qantas employees sending covers to their family and friends. :?

Also looking for the earliest confirmed Sheard-created flight cover.

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Another AAMC 66, again with red/white label:

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This is a very long shot, but does anyone know if there are exhibition catalogues for the First (1936) and Second (1938) Qld Philatelic Exhibitions? Sheard would have displayed there. Couldn't see any printed catalogue so maybe there was not one.


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Anything about Sheard in here (QPC Library http://www.qpc.asn.au/pdf/Catalogue.pdf):

Queensland Philatelic Society 1921-1981. John Crowsley (1982)
Queensland Philatelic Society The First Seventy-five Years 1921-1996. John Crowsley
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Sheard at the 1937 Airmail Exhibition in Melbourne:

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Courier-Mail, 30 October 1937, page 13

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Sheard displaying recent flight covers in 1934:

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Courier-Mail, 20 February 1934, page 19

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Sheard displaying 400 flight covers, world and Australian, in 1932:

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Daily Standard, 12 November 1932, page 8

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Looking for the earliest confirmed Sheard-created flight covers.

He was busy around 1932, but are there any before that time?

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1946 Sheard cover endorsed for First Airmail Flight Norfolk Island-Brisbane, no arrival b/s. Unlisted in AAMC.

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1941 (Nov 15) Saville Sheard cover with NSW 1d Shield with 'GSB' perfin (Government Saving Bank) tied 'RAAF PO EVANS HEAD/NSW AUST' datestamp, boxed 'DEPARTMENT OF AIR/CONCESSION POSTAGE RATE' handstamp in violet, addressed, in Sheard's handwriting, to City Hall, Brisbane.

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1934 (24th July) The S.H. Sheard collection of the Australia to Papua & New Guinea first flights plus intermediates by Charles Ulm in the "Faith in Australia".

Incls Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Rockingham, Townsville & Cairns to Port Moresby all on separate covers. Melbourne to Port Moresby & return plus ditto for Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns & Rockhampton again on individual covers. Also Sydney to Lae & return & ditto for Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns & Rockhampton & again on individual covers. Intermediate Aust flights incl Melbourne to Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Rockhampton & Cairns, Townsville to Cairns & ditto return on latter, Melbourne to Brisbane return, Townsville to Brisbane, Rockhampton to Brisbane plus Brisbane to Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville & Rockhampton on single covers. All on the official printed commem envs with relevant pmks, cachets & b/s's. Attractive frankings incl State issues, KGV & 3d Airmails plus some imprint pairs & blocks & "OS" ovpts. Superb cond & all with Sheard typed (couple hand) addresses. Intermediates without cachets except Brisbane to Townsville & to Rockhampton. A difficult group to form outside this lot. AAMC 390, 391, 393, 395, 395a & 395b, Cat. $1300+ (29)

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1936 3d blue & 2d red centenary of South Australia issues on airmail FFC sent Deniliquin, New South Wales to Darwin, Northern Territory.

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Sheard seemed to be most active in the 1930s and 1940s, and was keen on flight covers it seems. I listed this today, and was the thing most often seen. No backdating here. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sums it up really. Where are his 1920s pioneer airmail covers? :?

And during the three decades from 1910s to 1940s, where are the other covers Sheard posted from Red Hill? The only covers of his with the Red Hill postmark turn out to be mega-rarities. :?

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1946 Sheard cover endorsed for First Airmail Flight Norfolk Island-Brisbane, no arrival b/s. Unlisted in AAMC.


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The outwards flight from Brisbane to Norfolk Island is listed in the AAMC as 1080a. The aircraft was a Sunderland flying boat and left Brisbane on 30 November 1946. There is a note that return flight covers haven’t been recorded but may exist…..this cover dispels that idea :!:
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Here is a pretty Saville Sheard addressed cover from 1934 I listed up here today for $100. (Stock 693JW)

Pilot signed by WWI, RAF flying ACE Ron Adair - owner of this short lived fledgling pioneer airline, Aircrafts Proprietary Limited. Interesting biog on him here -

http://ahsa.org.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/AHSA_1977_JN_Vol_18_No_03.pdf


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How many FFC from tiny MUNDUBBERA would survive after 90 years?

LIkely only a few dozen were serviced, and probably none with OS 2d Bridges! Superbly fresh cover.

Only 32,000 of those sold - a third that of the 5/- Bridge, and ACSC lists it as $275 on cover. :lol:




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Looking for the earliest confirmed Sheard-created flight covers.

He was busy around 1932, but are there any before that time?

Ask your airmail collecting friends if they have sighted any Sheard Australian airmail covers. :idea:

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The Norfolk Island flight cover from Brisbane, unlisted in AAMC was sold at the Premier Philately Auction in November 2002, estimated at $300 but I dont have prices realised

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The Norfolk Island flight cover from Brisbane, unlisted in AAMC was sold at the Premier Philately Auction in November 2002, estimated at $300 but I dont have prices realised

sheard NI prestige.jpg


Yes. This example was sold by Prestige Philately #99 9th November 2002 (Steven Bradford: Norfolk Island) Lot 152 Est: $300 R: $675 + BP.
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Here is another:

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Prestige Philately #144 April 24th 2009 Lot 744 Est: $600 R: $1350 + BP

Description:1946 (Dec 5) SHEARD cover with typed/mss "BY FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHT/From Norfolk Island/to Brisbane/ Queensland", no arrival b/s, minor surface staining, unlisted by Eustis. Ex Jim Stapleton. [Stephen Bradford's almost identical cover sold for $775 in our auction of 9/11/2002].

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Sheard, Brisbane to Norfolk Island. AAMC #1080a

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Prestige Philately #137 Lot 1121 Est: $500 R: $750 + BP

Description:1946 (Nov 30) SHEARD cover with 'BY FIRST AIR MAIL FLIGHT/From ("Brisbane, Queensland")/To ("Norfolk Island")' cachet AAMC #1080a, minor staining from the gummed flaps, Cat $900.

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Sheard, Brisbane to Norfolk Island. AAMC #1080a

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Prestige Philately #167 Lot 914 Est: $300 R: -

Description:FLIGHT COVERS: 1946 (Nov 30) SHEARD cover for First Brisbane-Norfolk Island Airmail AAMC #1080a, minor blemishes, Cat $900.

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Hi there,

I posted this shown cover asking if this cover was a Arthur Segnit Cover.In the Unidentified or unknown Australia First Day Cover makers thread.

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Post by The Pom » Wed Sep 01, 2021 19:38:16

The handwriting of the address appears to be that of Saville Sheard:

But the handwriting on the illustration looks like Segnit's.

An interesting link-up.

My best guess is that this is a one-off, produced by Segnit for his own personal consumption as it were. Why the address wasn't written by Segnit, and his connection with Sheard, is a mystery to me.
Is that Sheards writing & as The Pom said Interesting Link.

What do you all think.

Nothing on rear of Cover.

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Hi Peter, doesn't look like Sheard's handwriting to me. Can see no connection to Sheard. best

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Still looking for the earliest confirmed Sheard-created flight covers.

He was busy around 1932, but are there any before that time?

Also anything about early KGV FDCs. Must be something in ACCC Bulletin etc.?

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Peter

It is not Sheard's writing, it is just a similar script. That is Arthur Segnit's writing on the cover.

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Thanks Guys.

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RogerE found this cover which turns out to be another Sheard cover: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30269&p=7380002#p7380002

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• circular date stamp is CHELMER, QUEENSLAND.
• the date is 14 OC 43.
• use of NSW 1d OS stamp suggests that the sender was a stamp collector.

If one goes back to the very first page of this tread, Sheard lived in Lama St, Chelmer (inner city Brisbane)

Also his younger brother, C.K. Sheard, worked for the Post Office Branch of the Bank NSW. This might explain his access to a supply of obsolete (but still valid for postage) NSW OS stamps.

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Enlightening information about this cover and its sender, thanks to Ubobo.R.O., BigSaint and MJ's pet. :D

I recently bought the cover, mainly for the WWII frugality campaign cinderella on the reverse:
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Australian WWII cinderella stamp:<br />Give Your Old Rubber — It's Wanted for War
Australian WWII cinderella stamp:
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My cover is "in the mail" so I can't examine it more closely yet. However, it is clearly a Saville Sheard cover.

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Nice cinderella on the cover RogerE. :mrgreen: 8-)

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Still looking for the earliest confirmed Sheard-created flight covers.

He was busy around 1932, but are there any before that time?

Also anything about early KGV FDCs. Must be something in ACCC Bulletin etc.?

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Saville Hodge Sheard first appears on the electoral roll of Oxley, Queensland in 1913 and it seems he was a bit of a player, this was in Trove and taken from the Brisbane Courier of 1925:

INDECENT PHOTOGRAPHS.
Saville Hodge Sheard (44, office assistant) was brought before Mr. H. L., C.P.M., in the Police Court yesterday afternoon, on a charge of having knowingly sent by post, on or about January 30, a postal article, which enclosed indecent photographs. He pleaded guilty, and was defended by Mr. G. Dickson.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lipp said that the defendant's name had appeared on the membership list of an international society, with headquarters in Paris, the objects of the society being the "circulation of photographs of nude females' and the encouragement of nude photography. The members were governed by rules of secrecy, and each member was supplied with a list of other members in all parts of the world. The defendant was interviewed by Detective Hegarty on February 15, and said that he was a philatelist, and had joined the society in order to exchange stamps. He denied having received any photographs.

Recently a ietter posted to a railway guard in East Africa was returned by the authorities there. It had been intercepted bv them, and was found to contain several indecent photographs. The defendant was the sender of the photographs, together with a letter, in which he asked for stamps in return. The photographs were received by the defendant from another member of the society, and he was forwarding them on. The East African authorities regarded the distribution of nude photographs of European women among the natives as a menace.

The defendant, he added was a married man in a good position and there was nothing known against him It was certain that he was not the only member of the society in Queensland Mr. Dickson said that the defendant did not traffic in indecent photographs but had been misled into becoming a member of the society. He had joined the society solely for the purpose of exchanging stamps. Prior to the interview with Detective Hegartv on February 15 he had resigned from the society. The photographs which he sent to East Africa were despatched after he had resigned. He had destroyed all the other photographs that he had received.

In reply to Mr. Archdall, Detective Senior Sergeant Lipp said that the police did not wish to press for a heavy penalty. Mr Archdall convicted the defendant and fined him £10 in default levy and
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In the heyday of postcard collecting through tinto the 1920s there was a seemingly endless supply of French postcards depicting beautiful women, from exquisitely dressed to modestly lightly dressed to semi-nude to completely nude. Such postcards are freely offered for sale on eBay, for example, and are there in abundance. The standards about what was publicly acceptable in 1925 were far more "Victorian" than they are today, so it is likely that such postcards were sent "under cover" at that time.

Probably the "photographs" in the Saville Sheard case were actually postcards. It may well be that he was more broadminded than the "authorities" in East Africa and Brisbane, and saw nothing "wrong" with the postcards he was sending, under cover, as part of his philatelic pursuits. The judge certainly imposed a lenient fine at the time, indicating that he did not regard Sheard as a serious lawbreaker.

In any case, it is clear that Sheard had sustained and serious philatelic interests over several decades, that he gave leadership in the organised form of the hobby in Brisbane, and that he was an upright and public-minded citizen up till the time of his death, decades after that encounter with the law (as other posts have already documented).

I think he should be given the benefit of the doubt, and not treated to descriptions like "bit of a player" without due consideration of the overall evidence of his life-long activities.

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From page 1 of this thread:
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Saville Sheard collected other things, besides stamps and First Day Covers. :D
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The Daily Mail (Brisbane) 21 May 1925 p.16
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I never said he was a person of good character! :lol: :lol:

See page 1 of this thread. There is also a potted timeline of his life.
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Saville Sheard said he didn't know who he was corresponding, or the nature of their business, when he appeared in court in 1925 - yet the society was called the INTERNATIONAL NUDE PHOTOGRAPH SOCIETY. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I recently bought the cover, mainly for the WWII frugality campaign cinderella on the reverse:
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He had joined the society solely for the purpose of exchanging stamps.
This is not remotely believable.
RogerE wrote:
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In any case, it is clear that Sheard had sustained and serious philatelic interests over several decades, that he gave leadership in the organised form of the hobby in Brisbane, and that he was an upright and public-minded citizen up till the time of his death, decades after that encounter with the law (as other posts have already documented).


This thread goes off on all sorts of tangents, but the substance of it is: Did Sheard fake valuable KGV FDCs and early Flight Covers using the Red Hill Qld cds?

Some have made up their mind against Sheard. I continue to search for all evidence in the form of covers, postmarks, journal articles etc. etc.

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I understand that the central focus of this thread is about whether the early first day covers and flight covers due to Sheard were genuine or confected. I am no expert on those matters, and I'm happy that others are looking to see whether any "smoking gun" evidence exists to demonstrate malfeasance.

My input here has been motivated by the cinerella-bearing cover that I acquired, which turns out to be a Sheard cover.

Having read quite a few of the early posts in this thread, I felt that the contemporary report about his court case given in Brisbane's The Daily Mail (21 May 1925), subsequently picked up by Perth's Truth (27 June 1925) was "popular sensation/prurient interest" reporting of the era. The terms "yellow press" and "yellow journalism" come to mind.

In contrast, there is no "popular sensation/prurient interest" subtext in the obituary-style report in the Brisbane Telegraph shown earlier in this thread:
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I put more weight on that report than on the 1925 reports in The Daily Mail and the Truth. That is the basis for my plea for giving Sheard the benefit of the doubt, after looking at the overall evidence of Sheard's life and public-mindedness, Your Honour.

/RogerE :D

Footnote: Number-O-Ne, I take your point, but in those more innocent times when the cinderella was issued, Australians were not generally aware of such American "slang". There would have been no thought on the part of the Australian officials promoting wartime frugality that Australian terminology might be "oh-oh!" in an American context. In fact, Goodyear tyres [= US "tires"] have long been in common use on Australian vehicles...
Wikipedia wrote:The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio.

While living and working in USA for many years, I became aware that quite a few terms and phrases in common use in Australia have a more "oh-oh!" meaning or association in American usage, so I learnt to avoid using them there. As an example, in Australia every schoolchild knows that an eraser is called a "rubber", because it rubs out unwanted pencil marks, so it's easy for an Australian to innocently use that term in America. As another example, we drink our tea or coffee either "black" [= without milk] or "white" [= with milk added]. I was unpleasantly surprised when I asked for "white coffee" in the US, and was greeted by shocked faces. I learnt to order "coffee with cream" (even though the additive wasn't really "cream").
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Here's another of the Australian WWII cinderellas created for frugality with materials needed for the war effort:
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roninrr posted this is the FDC thread re Gower: ↑Sat Sep 25, 2021 17:18:59 pm
roninrr wrote:Interestingly Gower was still offering serviced first day covers ... as late as 1962 in his publication 'Philatelic Covers.

Of even more interest is the offers for KGV fdcs on plain envelopes - if they were 'real'.

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Gower Plain KGV FDCs offered in his 1962 catalogue


Gower has in the past been caught well and truly with his pants down winding back date wheels on cds like a dodgy used car salesman. Wound it back so far it is surprising he didn't go backwards in time himself. How likely is it that genuine used KGV FDC exist with "all 6 values" on 1 May 1924? While Gower is not Sheard and Sheard is not Gower, this is very pertinent to this thread.

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From roninrr, John Gower's 1962 FDC catalogue.

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Posted this fdc on another thread, is the addressee someone we know or should know?


Gower Stamp Den fdc for Centenary of South Australia addressed to  E M Sheard.
Gower Stamp Den fdc for Centenary of South Australia addressed to E M Sheard.


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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/373199859171?hash=item56e471ede3:g:YgkAAOSw4VJfWMsy

Who is E M Sheard? Not Saville's fine hand on the front.
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Interesting. I'll check into this when I have more time. Saville worked at City Hall no doubt. Possibly addressed to some other relative care of Saville, which I'll need to check into, or the initials were mistaken.

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Eric Melville Sheard
Second son of Saville Hodge Sheard
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld), Sat 14 Sep 1940

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Peter,

Good work, thank you.

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A whole family of Sheards as claimants to the property of Saville Hodge Sheard, after his death on March 28, 1949.
South Coast Bulletin (Southport, Qld), Wed 26 Jul 1950

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Impressive detective work pmc.

/RogerE :D

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Re: Saville Sheard Australia FDC First Day Cover discussion

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Thanks pmc. :D That saved some work. I knew Sheard had children but had not checked into that.

Marriage registration: Eric Melville Sheard
Marriage date: 14/09/1940
Spouse's name: Queenie May Wright
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