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I collect bullseye cancels and would like to see others you may have.

This is Scott #160 or SG #311. I like the cds without the outer ring. Carlton, Victoria Oct. 26 1898.

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Here is a small town "Nathalia" one I have for same here right now:

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=6957

And a few others I sold recently:

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Post by tooler »

WOW! Those are beautiful stamps. Bullseye or SON can't get much better than that. Not to mention they are on Roos.

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here are some I have found,.... well pretty close I think :D

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This poor Roo is torn, top right :cry:
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A couple of covers
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I'll keep looking for some more


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Not very pretty to look at, can't see the poor stamp :cry:

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This was up on some other similar thread. Not quite SOTN but with a cancellation that big, its hard. Anyway here goes:

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What an absolute GEM Andrew! :)
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Thanks Glen,

That too a bit of measuring the stamp on the envelope and praying that it will get a nice SOTN cancel....and it paid off. :lol:

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If you like SOTN cancels, then you should take up Jhalawar. Evidently the instructions to the post office were to well and truly deface their stamps. Here is a whole row of them on Jhalawar SG 2:

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Tony,

Love those above.

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There is a whole lost more of these SOTN in this thread:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=655

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That is an excellent postmark! I wish the UK post office would do that - 70-80% of letters in the UK these days get no postmark at all!

Here's a squared-circle on-the-nose from back when they used to care!

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And here is a very carefully not-socked-on-the-nose-but socked everwhere-else, Bhor SG 3

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ScotsmanAbroad,

Almost 95% of our mail gets those wavy lines because
by putting our stamps almost flush on the right top margin of the envelope,
the date part of the cancellation hits the envelope
and the wavy lines cover the stamp.


I found that if I put the left hand edge of the stamp
about 3.5 inches from the right hand edge of the envelope,
there is a very good chance I will be able to get a SOTN cancellation
- I do this once in a while to entertain myself
(almost like Mr. Bean sending birthday cards to himself...hehehe).


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Heres a nice one from Hungary.
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I like this one from the US.
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Semi Postal SON from Germany.
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Nice cancel especially for a £1 top value used on a parcel!
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And a MAFEKING, Cape Of good Hope dated SON cds, MAY 12:1900 from the rare seige mail stamps.
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admin wrote:
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Here is a small town "Nathalia" one I have for same here right now:

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=6957

And a few others I sold recently:

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What does the 249 stand for, Glen?
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tooler101 wrote:
What does the 249 stand for, Glen?

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Just one of about 2000 different State of Victoria numeral cancels. :)

Not often found as late as Roo era though. :D


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Thank you.

I'm always learning something new here.

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A little bit blurred this one but not too bad considering its over 140 years old!!!

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3 of my own gems :)

sadly the cancel is upside down on picture nr 2 :(

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Here's a nice crisp socked-on-the-nose cancel!

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One of my other Indypex purchases.

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What a beaut.

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crosscrescent wrote:Almost 95% of our mail gets those wavy lines
Wavy lines? The chance would be a fine thing! The last time I went home, I had about 120 letters waiting for me. The only ones with any clear form of postmark came from Ebay sellers outside of the UK. Not one from the UK had a decent postmark. NOT ONE! 4 or 5 had pen scribbles, 80% had nothing at all, the rest had this new postmark circle which is so big you could put a block of 4 definitives in the centre and it would miss them all! There are letters complaining about it in Stamp Magazine almost every month.
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ScotsmanAbroad,

Then I can't complain, after hearing about what you have to put up with.

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This "star"-cancel is so well placed, that it might be difficult to determine which stamp the card is franked with:

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And some (in my opinion) nice cancelled stamps from my collection:

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The best I've seen.

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Thats a nice one Arlene.

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Post by ozstamps »

What Arlene shows is an incredibly common cancel on an incredibly common stamp.

A 10c item to most dealers.

However a better strike and placement would be impossible to better.

However it is one of the nicest things on this thread. :)

And with an October 1901 cancel is an Australian Commonwealth useage.

This is the FEDERAL period, and this was a Commonwealth Of Australia stamp, not a Tasmania stamp as such - it could legally be used in ANY state at this point.

As is generally known, Australia became a 'Commonwealth' on January 1, 1901 - the month Queen Victoria died. For postal arrangements, the amalgamation of the six different state Post and Telegraph services was required. This occurred on March 1, 1901.

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I know this is the wrong thread for this, but if it is a 10 cent stamp I will give Arlene $5.00 US for it. :lol:

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A few from that same series that I have set aside over the years. Perhaps somebody can tell me if any of these are better towns:

Black River
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Cressy
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Gretna
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Invermay
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Sandy Bay
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Waratah
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I don't know much about the towns Mike, but the stamps with those cancels are first class. Very nice.

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While I do not actually collect these, they do turn up in "stuff". If I started, I would not know where to stop. The ones below are probably among the best of the ones I have, but I included the two rather odd cancellations at the bottom of the scan just for fun.

I do like the Castlemaine and Prahran ones. The clean black on the green is quite attractive.

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Norm,

They are a delicious looking lot.
Actually like all of them.


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Scanned from a cover,

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A pretty baby!, Uncle Andrew!

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Thanks Kenny,

That is supposed to be one of the more sought after cancellations.

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Kampar, is a town near to my Kampung (The place where I originated), If you travel from North, You will reach Ipoh, then Simpang Pulai, Gopeng, Jeram, Kuala Dipang (A junction to Malim Nawar, my Kampung), then Kampar, Temor, Tapah (junction to Tapah Road and Cameron Highland), Bidor.....

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Kenny and Andrew,

Thanks for showing that strike, and for the discussion on hte local geography - you bring to life an area that is, I'm sure, unknown to many readers. 8)

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Gavin,

Thanks for saying that.
Appreciate the comment.

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Yeah, Thank you Gavin for encouragement,

Here is the little fact about Kampar town (my sister is working there in a private university now). For those British/Australian Army or Soldier that service for Malaya before, they should know those place very well.

Kampar is a town in the state of Perak, Malaysia. Founded in 1887, the town lies within the Kinta Valley, an area rich with tin reserves. It was a tin mining town which boomed during the heights of the tin mining industry. There were many tin mines on the outskirts of Kampar during the heights, but most have closed down following the collapse of the industry.

The name Kampar was derived from the Cantonese words kam pou, which means 'precious gold'. This refers to the town's previously large tin reserves.

Another more plausible theory is that Kampar is named after the Kampar river (north of the current township). The river itself got its name from immigrants from the Kampar regency in Riau Province, s in Sumatra, who used the river to navigate upstream. This predates the large-scale mining of tin in Kampar, so it is likely that the Cantonese words "kam pou" were derived from the word Kampar, rather than the other way around. Curiously, Kampar in Sumatra was where the 1st Sultan of Perak (Sultan Mudzaffar Shah) was based before becoming Sultan in Perak (his highness was a son of the last Sultan of Malacca)

That is the information that I copied from WikiPedia

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Kenny,

Nice bit of history. You know what, a map might make this even more interesting. The problem is most of these maps are copyrighted.

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Do with Google Map, I suggest :)

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Ya 8)

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Ok, This is where Kampar town is located

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This is where is Kampar located in Malaysia.

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This is Where is Kampar located in Perak, Malaysia. It is South of Ipoh, where is a capital of Perak. The island on the top left of the map is Penang Island (Pulau Pinang) where I am living opposite of the island (mainland) now.

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This is close up view of the Kampar area. The small town Malim Nawar on the top left is the place where I originated and my grandparent use to live here.

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This is Old Kampar Town and its main street. The main street (the last road on the left from top to bottom) is use to federal road (No. 1 route from North to South of Western Malaysia) to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, it is known as old route from Northern Malaysia to Southern Malaysia. It was a busy street before PLUS (North-South) highway opened.

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The lakes on the north of Kampar Old town is use to Tin Mining area, and it is now where University (UTAR) and College (TARC) of Tunku Abdul Rahman located. My sister is a lecturer there. I use to work in that University for 2 years until December last year in Kuala Lumpur branch.

That is all that I can share up with you all :)

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