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I believe this is Saville Sheard's brother, who enlisted in WW1. Saville was too old for WW1 but (on his own account) enlisted in the Boer War.

Charlie Sheard was in Brisbane when he enlisted in 1916.
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Sheard, Charlie Kilner (1891–1976)
CHARLIE KILNER SHEARD was born on 9th October, 1891, at Burnie, Tasmania, the son of Mr. Charles Kilner Sheard and Mrs. Annie Eliza Sheard. He was educated at the Wangaratta Grammar School, Victoria, and joined the service of the Bank at Narrandera on 24th June, 1910. On 8th May, 1912, he was transferred to Mudgee as ledger-keeper; and to Trundle, as teller, on 18th September, 1914.

Charlie Sheard enlisted as a private in the A.I.F. on 9th August, 1915, and later on joined the 49th Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade. He saw active service in Egypt from November, 1915, to June, 1916, in France, until the end of October, 1918, and then in England until 23rd August, 1919. While in France in October, 1916, he was promoted to second lieutenant and to lieutenant on 1st January, 1917.
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Saville Sheard born 1880. Charlie Sheard born 1891.

Charlie was the youngest sibling by the sound of things:
Mrs. C.K. Sheard, Carrathool, New South Wales, has been further informed by the Base Records that her youngest son, Lieut. C.K. Sheard, who was reportedly wounded a few days ago, has admitted to Wandsworth Hospital [London], on April 20, severely wounded (gunshot wounds).

The Brisbane Courier. 29 May 1918 page 8

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Four siblings:

1880 Saville H. Sheard
? E.E. Sheard (son)
1891 Charles K. Sheard
? (daughter) later Mrs B.C. Campbell

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Courier-Mail. 17 November 1939, page 24

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Thanks Tony. I have also done a Queensland page to show what is available on the Internet for this state.

http://qldstamps.blogspot.com/

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We need more strikes of Red Hill. Surely people collect Qld postmarks these days. :idea:
Someone called Jeremy, who may be a member here (?) IDK, has developed a website listing Qld Barred Numeral postmarks.

As an aside, it has some great images and info concerning Qld cds. Check it out here:

http://queenslandstampnumerals.blogspot.com/

"A catalog of the different numerals (bars, rays and duplexes) found on Queensland (Chalon, Sideface and Commonwealth) postage stamps and covers. To find the numeral you are looking for select from the numeral tabs directly below."

The above link has Jeremy's contact details to report new finds etc. Full credit to him. :D
Not only Queensland numeral cancels on the website, there are also Queensland registered handstamps with rarity ratings, etc., etc.

A fantastic effort by Jeremy to create what really is a philatelic tour de force 8)

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Thanks Jeremy.

Could you put out a call amongst your group for scans of Red Hill cds with side dots - any date, era, or stamp, piece or cover.

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PARKVILLE KGV FDC BOMBS OUT AT AUCTION
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More Red Hill strikes with side dots needed - any era or date on cover, stamp or piece. :idea: :idea:

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Tamiami (Murray Sherry) has a good collection to Qld datestamps to 1912.

https://www.prestigephilately.com/catlot.php?acode=288221&auctionnum=236&sortcode=qldpm&lim=

Is there a Red Hill in here?

Interesting comment in the lot description:

"Extensive collection of datestamps in eight expensive Lighthouse binders mostly from the 1890s-1912 period but with lots of earlier items, strength in material rated to RRR plus many more highly rated strikes including numerous that are common to scarce post-1912 but are rated RRRR or RRRRR in the 'Queensland' period, only minor duplication, condition rather variable. Ex 'Tamiami'. [Queensland postmarks are notorious for being badly worn as well as for being underinked and/or poorly struck. The overall quality here is far above average] (Qty 1000s)".
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MJ's pet wrote: Queensland postmarks are notorious for being badly worn as well as for being underinked and/or poorly struck.
Not sure about that catalogue statement being specific to Queensland. I've seen just as many poor and "badly worn" strikes from other States :!:
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Lakatoi 4 wrote:Not sure about that catalogue statement being specific to Queensland. I've seen just as many poor and "badly worn" strikes from other States :!:
That is probably right Tony. A "fig leaf" auction description, another way of saying there are indistinct strikes in the lot.

There needs to be specific study of the Red Hill cds with side dots. Ubobo R.O. contends above that it is "worn" on the Sheard FDC's (i.e. not under-inked). I can't see that. In fact he hasn't produced an illustration of a single strike to show what a worn example looks like. Hence the need to find other strikes and illustrate them here.

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Another thing. Everyone (?) agrees that Red Hill had a time cds from 1913 onwards, this was the primary cds for cancelling mail and it must have been on the front counter.

That being the case (if that is fair characterisation of the matter), it is mighty strange that the Sheard FDCs were serviced with a "secondary" cds.

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Lakatoi 4 wrote:Not sure about that catalogue statement being specific to Queensland. I've seen just as many poor and "badly worn" strikes from other States :!:
That is probably right Tony. A "fig leaf" auction description, another way of saying there are indistinct strikes in the lot.
Not correct.

The Queensland Government often used a cds supplier different to other states. Many were made in NSW. The metal used for latter era cancels was not nearly as hard and long wearing as Victoria and SA and Tasmania etc, and the comments re fast wear are replicated in the QLD cds handbooks, and informed literature.
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The two crappy copies of Red Hill type 1 dot cancel as requested by Glen. Actually only one as the second postmark is the time across type.
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Did anyone inspect this large collection Lot 493 at Abacus (auction #236) for Red Hill cds?

https://www.prestigephilately.com/catlot.php?acode=288221&auctionnum=236&sortcode=qldpm&lim=

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No. But I did watch the 5min 28 sec video. But it only showed A-D.
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Hopefully someone who collects Qld will inspect it and take a photo ... :idea:

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The Qld pmk lot sold for $2100T + Buyer's Premium.

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Going back to the Sheard KGV "FDC's", Ubobo posted a commercial strike of Red Hill (with side dots) on 4d KGV from 1927 a while back (thank you Ubobo).

Here is a comparison:

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(1) Red Hill, 1927 (commercial); (2) Red Hill, 1913 (Sheard); (3) Red Hill, 1922 (Sheard)

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Hoping there was some mention of these KGV covers say in an ACCC Bulletin?

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The point of posting the comparison strikes was to test Ubobo's "cds wear" theory.

He doubted that the 1913 1d Engraved Sheard FDC was struck in 1913 - and was likely struck much later - as the side dots were "worn".

Putting aside whether metal can wear out, it can be seen from his 1927-dated strike on KGV 4d olive that the side dots are not worn. Nor are they "deformed" or "out of shape" etc.
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That alone blows the 1913 "cds worn" = "backdated" theory out of the water.

It was hoped that by collecting dated many strikes of Red Hill with side dots that a pattern of wear would emerge, and that this would shed some light on the Sheard FDCs. Unfortunately, instead of being common (=rated C), Red Hill strikes with side dots have turned out to be very rare. :idea:

To really move the issue forward, searching will need to be done in the old literature for when these FDCs were first reported in the market.

Given the last Sheard KGV FDC was spotted in America, future finds may come from there too.

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Yes there is no WAY these strikes were made a decade or more apart.

Counter cds got a lot of use and wore pretty fast. :idea:
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Picked this one up on ebay yesterday. Not a full set, but still a decent buy at £3 + post.

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Have we plotted how many years Sheard used the straight line handstamps?
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Seems to be restricted to the 1938-41 period.
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The Pom wrote:Seems to be restricted to the 1938-41 period.
Yes The Pom that is right. Used very late in the piece and not early on.

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Abacus Auctions have quite a range of Parish FDC's all unregistered and with GPO SYDNEY 130 cds. (At least 10 different, spanning years 1941-43 and then 1956).

There is even one of these addressed to a Dr Creswick-Jackson (a "new" name?) at Newcastle General Hospital, again with GPO Sydney 130 cds. This one has a FIRST DAY OF ISSUE boxed cachet which does not appear on Parish covers. Very unusual that GPO Sydney 130 is confined to a very small group of collectors:

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Lot 1441 Kangaroo ½d 1942 FDC

1937-49 Definitives Perf 15x14 Kangaroo ½d block of 6 tied to cover by 'GPO SYDNEY 130/28JA42/NSW-AUST' cds ACSC #179y, 'FIRST DAY OF ISSUE' boxed cachet alongside, couple of very minor blemishes, Cat $5000. The ACSC states "Two first day covers are known...".

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Lot 1449 Parish 1/- Lyre FDC 1944 Est: $2500

1937-49 Definitives Perf 15x14 Lyre Bird 1/- tied to plain Parish cover by fine 'GPO SYDNEY 130/29MR41/NSW-AUST' cds ACSC #209y, typed "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" in blue as is the typed address, pristine condition, Cat $5000. Frank Pauer states "This is the only first day cover recorded". The ACSC states "A purported first day cover is known dated 29 March 1941 at GPO Sydney."

It is believed that HC Parish worked at the Sydney GPO and would have had knowledge when stamp issues were released; this and the other Parish covers listed here are all cancelled with the same No 130 cds, also found applied to covers produced by his colleague JC Thompson.


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The envelope stock for the Parish 1941-43 covers and the 1956 covers look remarkably similar, as far as one can tell from the illustrations.

The typewriter ribbons are changed for the different decades on the Parish covers: blue ink used in the 1940s; a combination of red and black ink in the 1950s. Yet there is a remarkable sameness about these covers produced months or a year apart in the impression of the typewritten text, the placement of the text, line and letter spacings etc.

It seems that not everyone got the memo about Parish/Thompson FDC's it seems. :roll:

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How do these relate to Saville Sheard, John ?
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GregoryP wrote:
Global Administrator wrote:From what I have seen Sheard was very active from 1930s, especially with FF covers but some undoubted FDC. VERY active.
Yes, and it seems in that order: Flights, then FDCs.

The last group of Saville Sheard covers that I have are Royal Geographical Society of Australiasia (Queensland) items:

All have the same stamped address of his home "S.H.Sheard, Lama St. Chelmer, Queensland".

1) Mitchell exploration Commemoration, Blackall, 19 Sep. 1946
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2) Mitchell exploration First Day Cover, Blackall, 14 Oct. 1946
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3) Kennedy (death) Commemoration, Cardwell, 24 May 1948
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Cheers, Greg.
Are you attributing these Australian Explorer covers to Sheard because he is the addressee? The scan below shows the Hunter Stamp Co. mailing address (Mrs. H.O. Rock, 254 Maitland Rd, Islington, Newcastle, N.S.W.) on a similar one, for Leichhardt canceled ROPER RIVER / 24OC45 / NORTHERN TERRITORY. Were these covers prepared by Sheard, Hunter stamp or someone else?

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Also, below is a similar cover stamped Royal Geographical Society of Australia for the 21st Birthday of Elizabeth as British Heir Presumptive. It is a first day of the stamp, canceled 20NO47. I do not know anything about the recipient.

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As shown in the thread above, the first Mitchell Explorer cover is a FDC but canceled 19SE46, when the Royal Geographical Society of New Zealand chose to commemorate him. The first day of the Mitchell issue is October 14, 1946. Hunter mistakenly prepared a First Day Cover cachet for Mitchell Explorer cover with a 19 September 1946 date, not 24 October 1946. Below is Hunter's reuse of the mistaken printed Mitchell cachet with augmentation for the Inaugural Flight of Trans-Pacific Air Mail Service from Australia to Canada. That cover is canceled WARATAH 12 SE46, with backstamps showing it left Australia shortly thereafter.

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abctoo wrote:Are you attributing these Australian Explorer covers to Sheard because he is the addressee?
Well, that is an interesting question.

Yes, I am "attributing these to Sheard because he is the addressee" - although I admit to doing so without extensive thought: other than to say, in general, that many unbranded Australian Commemorative and First Day Covers are identified based on the Addressee (especially where a pre-Stamped Address is used), in those cases, usually as the Cachet Producer. However, in this case, these covers are clearly Produced by the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) [hereafter RGSAQ] and that Saville Sheard as the addressee was the customer.

It is not too great a mystery as to how Mr Sheard managed to place his Stamped Address on these envelopes. These envelopes were available in advance for supply to customers, so Sheard would have readily been able to obtain envelopes in advance to attach his Address - there are many similar examples of this for RGSAQ covers e.g. with stamp addressed to Rex Bodin (see below). The pre-addressed envelopes would then be post-marked by the RGSAQ and sent to the customer.

RGSAQ Cover to Captain Cook, 9 June 1946, with Stamp Address to Rex Bodin.
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abctoo wrote:The scan below shows the Hunter Stamp Co. mailing address (Mrs. H.O. Rock, 254 Maitland Rd, Islington, Newcastle, N.S.W.) on a similar one, for Leichhardt canceled ROPER RIVER / 24OC45 / NORTHERN TERRITORY. Were these covers prepared by Sheard, Hunter stamp or someone else?

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As stated above, I believe those covers (shown below) were prepared by Saville Sheard. Your cover (above) may have been prepared either by Hunter Stamp Co or by the RGSAQ because either could prepare the typewritten address [more examples, and forensic-type examination, would be needed to determine precisely whom].
GregoryP wrote:The last group of Saville Sheard covers that I have are Royal Geographical Society of Australiasia (Queensland) items:

All have the same stamped address of his home "S.H.Sheard, Lama St. Chelmer, Queensland".

1) Mitchell exploration Commemoration, Blackall, 19 Sep. 1946
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2) Mitchell exploration First Day Cover, Blackall, 14 Oct. 1946
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As you noted there is a clear difference between the two Mitchell covers above. The first is for the Commemoration on 19 September 1946 of the exploration of Major Mitchell, while the second is for the First Day of Issue of the Mitchell series stamps on 14 October 1946 - and it has a "FIRST DAY COVER" stamp on it, probably added by Saville Sheard.
abctoo wrote:Also, below is a similar cover stamped Royal Geographical Society of Australia for the 21st Birthday of Elizabeth as British Heir Presumptive. It is a first day of the stamp, canceled 20NO47. I do not know anything about the recipient.

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In this case, I am not familiar with this recipient. However, the RGSAQ did make these covers available we in advance of the issue date. This FDC would appear to simply have been prepared and posted by someone at Parkside, SA (South Australia).

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To GregoryP

Thanks Greg. I do appreciate your explanation about the RGSOQ making the covers available in advance and how naturally stamp dealers would grab them up for their customers.

I think its "Australian Explorer" series must have been quite popular a the time. I am not sure how a Princess FDC fits in, but that raises a question, and I hope you might have the answer. What other types of covers did the RGSOA make available?

Thanks again,

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Mike / abctoo,
I think its "Australian Explorer" series must have been quite popular a the time. I am not sure how a Princess FDC fits in, but that raises a question, and I hope you might have the answer. What other types of covers did the RGSOA make available?

Thanks again,
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The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) [RGSAQ] produced approximately 29 different Cachets, between 1944 and 1957. Their cachets commemorated a diverse range of events mostly related to Exploration in northern Australia or to Settlement / Pioneers. Also, there were 2 commemorating the Society (one has the wrong details) and there were First Day Covers for 3 issues: Mitchell Explorer (2 cachets + 2 re-used); 20 Nov. 1947 Princess Elizabeth; and 17 June 1949 Henry Lawson - image below.

RGSAQ first day cover of 17 June 1949 for Henry Lawson (poet)
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The RGSAQ was based in Brisbane, Queensland. In evidence of their popularity is that these covers were produced in the Thousands, and remain plentiful - most are common - and widespread because many were sent overseas, especially to the USA.

As a resident of Brisbane, Saville Sheard would certainly have been very aware of the RGSAQ, and surviving covers would indicate that he was a customer for many of their offerings.

Cheers, Greg.

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I don't think I have added this one to the thread before:
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5d Ram fdc from Graceville to Yorkshire, England - 1st December 1938.
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Definitely Sheard's handwriting on that cover Brad and the Graceville CDS confirms it.
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Another Sheard find in the same big box:
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KGV 2d red overprint to England (same addressee above) - 4th August 1930.
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Address Mail to PO Box no. it Expedites Delivery, slogan cancel.
This one should be kosher as Occleshaw has an example dated 1st August 1930. :)
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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder Josto in Germany:

Saville Sheard prepared 1st Flight cover from Cracow to Mundubbera:
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These pair of The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) [RGSAQ] covers addressed in Sheard's fine hand were in a box lot I bought at Brighton Philatelic Society yesterday:
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Addressed to Mr W G Walker of Kiama, a name not previously seen on this thread. :)
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Hi,

I know this is a thread about Australian FDC Sheard Covers.

Here is a Sheard Cover but 1938 New Zealand KGVI fdc.
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From Glen :: Have we plotted how many years Sheard used the straight line handstamps?
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^Sheard's straight-line handstamp seems to be used late 1930s only.

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I didn't know Sheard did NZ covers. Thank you for posting that Peter.

I am not sure that being addressed by Sheard attracts a premium. I would think whatever an uncacheted fdc for that issue brings on eBay/Trade Me would be around the mark.
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^Agree no real premium as such. But it does add to our knowledge of Sheard. Had not seen an NZ FDC by him either. :)

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I found a February 1934 Sheard my accumulation :!:
Front and Back shown here. The airmail label on the back is impressive.

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^ Distinctive handwriting.

Very impressive label on the back. I have not seen that one before. :)

Does anyone have a run of ACCC Bulletins and can check for any mentions of KGV FDC's / Sheard / anything relevant? There may not be anything in there either, but a check needs to be made.

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From my ancient copy of the Australian Air Mail Catalogue:

3rd February 1934 - A service from Brisbane to Cracow operated by Aircrafts Pty Ltd - pilot Ronald Adair, was opened on 3rd April. The airline save 18 hours on the overland route to the Cracow Goldfields. Most of the covers were backstamped on the same day. Return flights next day and the backstamp of the 4th at Brisbane was applied:

AAMC 351 Brisbane to Cracow - 180 covers carried
AAMC 352 Cracow to Brisbane - 120 covers carried

Seems to be a discrepancy with the Brisbane backstamp being the 5th instead of the 4th.
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Found this one this morning when looking for something else & noted it had not been shown here previously:
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I have not seen this cachet before & it is not illustrated in MWP.

Postmarked Brisbane, my feelings are that it should be a Queensland cachet maker. I don't think it would be Standard Stamp Co (Wagner), Menz (Darling Downs) or Oxford Press, so maybe it was Setmaker (George Laker).

MWP talk about Laker advertising about a cover for the WWII Victory stamp issue which became the Peace set of 1946. They state if one was done they have never seen it & that Mitchell in October 1946 is the first they have seen. However there is nothing to say he did or didn't do a cachet for the Duke of Gloucester's Visit in February 1945 but it does seem he was becoming active in cachet making at the right time.

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Postmark says MARKETS BRISBANE which at that time was near Roma Street station.
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Thanks for that additional information Terry.

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Another Sheard cover posted 1939 at Graceville P.O.

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BigSaint wrote:
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Found this one this morning when looking for something else & noted it had not been shown here previously:
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I have not seen this cachet before & it is not illustrated in MWP.

Postmarked Brisbane, my feelings are that it should be a Queensland cachet maker. I don't think it would be Standard Stamp Co (Wagner), Menz (Darling Downs) or Oxford Press, so maybe it was Setmaker (George Laker).

MWP talk about Laker advertising about a cover for the WWII Victory stamp issue which became the Peace set of 1946. They state if one was done they have never seen it & that Mitchell in October 1946 is the first they have seen. However there is nothing to say he did or didn't do a cachet for the Duke of Gloucester's Visit in February 1945 but it does seem he was becoming active in cachet making at the right time.

What do others think :?:

This cachet has been shown a few times in the "Unidentified or unknown Australia First Day Cover makers" topic.

The cancels on them are a mix of Queensland & more southerly States & the jury is still out on the maker, if my memory is correct.

This is the first one I've seen with a Sheard connection.

The cancel on yours is probably "MARKETS BRISBANE", as per this one of mine:


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Another to add to the pile:

Unknown Sesqui Centenary cachet fdc used for 1½d KGVI brown stamp self addressed by Saville Sheard of Brisbane
Unknown Sesqui Centenary cachet fdc used for 1½d KGVI brown stamp self addressed by Saville Sheard of Brisbane

Postmarked on fdi with Brisbane 3 cds - 20th April 1938
Postmarked on fdi with Brisbane 3 cds - 20th April 1938

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If I remember correctly, this cachet was discussed on the unidentified Australian cachetmakers thread without any success in the identification of the cachetmaker.
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