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Here is the nicest looking 'eye appeal" one I've owned for a while.

It has the "works". 8)

Clean and fresh with no toning or foxing whatever. 1904 to Hobart in the COMMONWEALTH period. The attraction of being a black edged "Mourning" envelope adds to the visual appeal.

Sharp tying strokes of the numeral 636 - a rare postmark rated RRRR. (3 strikes here!) And a strong 2 line tying Registered handstamps of "REGISTERED/FINCH HATTON" and the cds as well - a crisp "Finch Hatton 29 Jul - 07".

An array of handstamps on the reverse including yet another of the scarce "REGISTERED/FINCH HATTON". Gladstone and Mackay transits. Hobart arrival. nice TPO cancel - "T.P.O. No. 1 I.N.Cc - DOWN 31 JY - 07"

Had a pencil note with lot "Macray Auctions Lot 737 27/9/88 $343" - which I presume was the Auction cost 20 years back? Anyone have some old Macray cats to check on that?

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This is a recent additon to my POW mail collection from the Boer War:

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8th June 1915 GRI Rabaul Registered Cover

3d Kangaroo Olive Punctured Small "OS" Die I

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BACK O' BOURKE wrote:8th June 1915 GRI Rabaul Registered Cover

3d Kangaroo Olive Punctured Small "OS" Die I

Now that's an interesting cover. Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not familiar with Australian postal history (or history, for that matter :oops: ). What's an Australian Official issue doing on a cover from a German Colony? Was this after it became one of Germany's "Lost Colonies" of WWI?

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Any comments on these registered covers would be most welcome.
Putting them on 4 different posts.
The first is from Malta, I think it was in 1891.


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This second one is from the US.

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This third one is from South Africa.

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This one is nearer to home - the date 10th November 1981 - happens to be my birthday
- 29 years old at that time.



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Hi OttawaMike,

By 9 December 1914, all of German New Guinea had surrendered and place under Australian miltary control.

Because of an impending shortage of stamps in December 1914, registration labels of German New Guinea were pressed into service as registered stamps by being overprinted in January 1915 with "GRI 3d", the registration rate at the time.

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Okay ... I am not into Postal History yet.

So let me ask: What's with the large crayon cross-out that looks like a "t" on the front of the covers?

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Eric,

If you are referring to the cross-line crayon marks that go from top to bottom,
and from left to right of the covers,
this seemed to be the standard way of marking registered mail.
Malaysian registered mail had to have these "crossings" until of late
when they started using registration bar-coded labels. Hope that helps.

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Such crosses, if they were drawn by hand with a crayon or blue pencil, were added by postal workers to registered covers.

They served as a visual notification to other postal workers that the cover required special handling in the mail stream.

The practice used to be common throughout the British Empire and, later, the Commonwealth. Government offices and businesses which frequently used registered mail used envelopes that were pre-printed with blue crosses.

The practice originated from a very old (pre-stamp era) practice of tying a blue ribbon around very important documents.

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I wonder when it changed to a RED cross marking?

Blue certainly was WAS used a lot I agree with Barry.

But so was RED.

To this day I still use Heavy Red crosses on EVERYTHING that leaves this building in the mail.

The first 2 photos were items I recently sold, one 30s, the other late 40s.

As you can see cover 2 has red AND blue crosses!!!!! Both clearly applied AFTER stamps were affixed.

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Glen - Interesting that the second cover has both blue and red. Any way to tell which was applied first?

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This looks like red was applied first.

I don't think at the enf of the day colour was a issue as long as the mail easly identified as registered by postal workers.

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1917 Preprinted "REGISTERED LETTER" with red cross

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Papua issued its own stamps in 1901 - the Lakatois.

There was a small period from the late 40s where AUSTRALIAN issues were fully valid for use in PNG.

Here's a cute one I bought recently. Reg'd to Australia.

Aust stamps legally used in 1950 - before the 1952 PNG Defins were issued.

With tiny town BWAGOAIA cds in a striking Violet-Blue.

Even now they are not wildly expensive. . this one I'll price at $60.

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BACK O' BOURKE wrote:1917 Preprinted "REGISTERED LETTER" with red cross

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Barry very soon after rthe first Roo Reg'd envelopes were issued .. number 1 is below.

From the same Gov't printer in MEL, but some frugal soul decided to now saw the time and expense of a separate RED ink run for the crossed lines and did them in the same ORANGE!

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One of my favorites

1918-31 Cocoanut Plantations, Ltd., 5c and 10c, used in combination with French Oceania stamps on individual covers to Switzerland and USA,

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Here's a lot that i found in my many thousand of envelopes

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Enjoying everyone of them,
especially GUTTERS sturt plate block.wonderful

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Registered cover from Lodz Poland to Victoria 1957 - a bit banged up but full of character:

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This one needs some TLC but I like the unusual - Tunisia to the Republic of Congo, 1962
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My first 1962 cover - Dar es Salaam , Tanganyika to Kabete, Kenya:
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The stamps are the only ones issued by Tanganyika in 1962, to celebrate the first anniversary of the republic. This was short lived as they are also the last stamps issued by this country, which joined with Zanzibar in April 1964 to form Tanzania.
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Now that's a familiar cover. I remember selling this on ebay a couple of years ago, together with a load more from the same correspondence.

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20th june 2004 i think if my merory is correct and my spread sheets are working right it's the only one i got didn't care about any of the others just wanted the plate number on cover. Small world now with all these electronic fangdangles and whatsamecallits.
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petercollects0,

just so you and everyone else know, the cover that you have is adressed to the same suburb as i live in. Only thing is the suburb is called Macleod not Mont park,
Mont Park has and closed down years ago, this was a Mental Institution Hospital and it was massive
How do i know this? a housing estate has been put up where Mont Park was.


just thought everyone would like to know

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I just posted this in another thread on "Local" issues, and realised that it fits here just as well...

German Post-War local issue for Finsterwalde, 1946.

Registered local usage in Altenburg, Thuringia.

This is clearly a "Philatelic" usage, but these issues are not easy to find on cover/registered.

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OttawaMike wrote:This is a recent additon to my POW mail collection from the Boer War:

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Beautiful piece Mike.

just for interest. most covers that were sent to the prisioners tend to be rather tatty mainly because they were carried around by the prisioners. The covers sent home are generally in a better condition (like yours) as they were packed away and stored.

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crosscrescent wrote:This third one is from South Africa.

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stockbook wrote:petercollects0,

just so you and everyone else know, the cover that you have is adressed to the same suburb as i live in. Only thing is the suburb is called Macleod not Mont park,
Mont Park has and closed down years ago, this was a Mental Institution Hospital and it was massive
How do i know this? a housing estate has been put up where Mont Park was.


just thought everyone would like to know
Thanks Stockbook - I have a few covers of about the same period to the same addressee - do you know whether Mont Park was always a Mental Institution or was it also used to house new immigrants?
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COLIN,

Thanks for the comment; it is a nice cover,
and to me, especially the cancellations.
Any one has an idea what the 70 1/2-Z means?


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Hi All

Here is a few of my Registered covers.

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Southern Rhodesia

1st - Posted on the Royal train during the 1953 tour.
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Royal tour 1947 - the word HAYETE means hail as if to a king - Zulu version of this is BAYETE.
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Tatty and toned but still an interesting piece. Celebrating the British South African Golden Jubilee.

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Hong Kong to Rhodesia


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KUT to South Africa. includes one of the South African overprinted stamps used in KUT during the war and a stamp shortage.

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Union of South Africa - Centenary of the Orange Free State 1854 to 1954.

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1949 - Inaugaration of the Voortrekker Monument

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1953 - Centenary of the first issue of the "Cape Triangle"

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Royal visit 1947

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300 Years of the founding of South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck

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1962 - Commemoration of the first British settlers in 1820

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1960 - Union Day

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1949 - 75th Anniversary of the UPU

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1955 - Centenary of the founding of Pretoria
Shows Paul Kruger (President during the Boer War) and President Pretorius (after whom the city is named)

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Two KUT FDI registered- KGVI and QE2


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Colin & Slayer,

Great covers, just lovely :D
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Here is a rather handsome combination registered cover from Jammu and Kashmir, sporting a quite genuine copy of the 1 anna SG 148 along with British Indian adhesives, to cover postage from Jammu and Kashmir to British India
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Only one small problem: the Jammu and Kashmir Post Office was closed on the 1 November 1894 - 7 years earlier.

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stockbook wrote:petercollects0,

just so you and everyone else know, the cover that you have is adressed to the same suburb as i live in. Only thing is the suburb is called Macleod not Mont park,
Mont Park has and closed down years ago, this was a Mental Institution Hospital and it was massive
How do i know this? a housing estate has been put up where Mont Park was.


just thought everyone would like to know
Thanks Stockbook - I have a few covers of about the same period to the same addressee - do you know whether Mont Park was always a Mental Institution or was it also used to house new immigrants?

Mont Park Asylum was a psych hospital in Melbourne. It was closed in 1998. Mont Park was built during the government policies of institutionalisation of the mentally ill and insane. The institution was served by the freight only Mont Park railway branch line.

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petercollects0 wrote:Colin & Slayer,

Great covers, just lovely :D
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Thank you all for sharing your scans of registered covers.

Here I have one that is not addressed and yet has a receipt inside the cover.
Probably the person who did this, just got the cover registered
and then decided to just take it home.
Any comments?
Can you actually do this?


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Thanks Stockbook - I have a few covers of about the same period to the same addressee - do you know whether Mont Park was always a Mental Institution or was it also used to house new immigrants?

1908-1912 The State Government purchased Bundoora farming land for the establishment of Mont Park Hospital for the insane.

Patients and staff farmed the area intensively. There was a dairy farm, orchards and vegetable gardens. Fertilizers and pesticides were used regularly.

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Some trivia for you. The Macleod to Mont Park line closed in June 1964.

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Hi Stockbook & GJ50,

Thanks for the information re Mont Park

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A item I recived not long ago - a phili. item none the less

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Just added to stock .. does anyone know or can guess HOW this one got back to Oz? A mystery to me!

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Spectacular airmail Registered cover First Flight to Britain - and MYSTERY return flight: I love the very occasional items you see like this, that has a 6d 3rd Wmk Roo (cat $100 on cover), KGV heads and a wide range of the attractive 1930s commems used as franking.

Includes a full set of 3 of the Kingsford Smith airmail set, and the Charles Sturt set! (Sir Charles Kingsford Smith himself flew the plane from Australia.) The cover has the most beautiful handwriting, as you can see. Odd minor blemish but for 77 years old, and the around the world travel, in FAR better shape than you'd expect!

This is striking enough, being Eustis 188, that left Australia in April 1931. HOWEVER the mystery to this one is the RETURN date! Luckily it is Registered so we have a paper trail on reverse as shown. It left Perth April 17, as per cancels on front, and confirmed on reverse.

HOWEVER it came back into Australia JUNE 27, as evidenced by the clear Melbourne cds of that date. It then went across country to Perth and to the sender, with Perth and Victoria Park July 3, 1931 arrival cancels. What flight was it on? And WHY return it to the sender at all, as postage was only paid Aust-UK?

A real mystery, that adds to the overall appeal of this item. AFAIK airpost was only 1/2d air and 1/6d Reg'd to UK. THIS one bears 2/8½d franking, or near twice that, so maybe it WAS pre-paid for return somehow?
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Kloster wrote:A item I recived not long ago - a phili. item none the less

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Nice cover

I think you're right about it being "phili", but it was paid at the correct rate of 84pfg for Registered inland letter at the time. 8)

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