What I found at the stamp dealer's today!

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Lundy wrote:I was pleased to find this nice looking block of used Ascension at a local fair i only have a few used Ascension so snapped it up, I was even more pleased when i got it home went to put it in my album and realised it has the SG listed Davit flaw on the bottom left stamp SG40BA £1.50 well spent, however, I have already got a single copy of this, so should i keep the block and sell the other? A quandry I am willing to suffer :D

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As far as I remember it is the small circle just above the left hand value.

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I was pleased to find this at the local fair today. True it's not a stamp, and it looks really quite boring but I don't think it is very common.

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It's one of the precursors of our Post and Go labels, coming from one of three Samkyung Hitech Weigh & Vend machines trialled for a few months in 2004. This is from Alfreton, Derbyshire, 1 April 2004. The other two machines were at Luton and Broadgate, London. (See https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Stamp_Catalog/Great_Britain)

This is philatelic use at Marple Stockport, in connection with the Manchester Postal Museum:
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A nice thing to have, and under £1 :)
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I went to the Warragul Stamp Fair today to continue the search for items for my one fram exhibit (3d Cable).

I did pick up a bargain. In all there were 7 of these blocks of 9.

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I went to the Blackburn Mission Fair last Saturday and did the rounds. I was rather pleased with this lot of P.N.G. birds for a couple of dollars.

All are the scarce July issue.
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This has a pen cancel and a short perf at the bottom left, still for 2 pence you cannot argue with the price!!! (I found it in a big tub of stamps priced 2p each)

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Lundy - Nice find. I'll give you 4 pence for it. How often can you double your cost on a stamp? :lol:
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makielb wrote:Lundy - Nice find. I'll give you 4 pence for it. How often can you double your cost on a stamp? :lol:
Don't be mean - offer him ONE POUND for it :wink:

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Full face for a used stamp? :( Get serious. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Not quite at my local stamp dealer but the nearest thing to it where I live is....Oxfam. And they have some very interesting items in there, not least of which this morning saw a brand new box of GeoV postcards sitting there, easily over 100 covers, nothing priced over £1.49. I couldn't resist the following....

Nice postcard from Australia...with super squared circle cancels on a South Australia 1d
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Then we have this, a super Melbourne SON cancel
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Then came this, a censored postcard back home
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Then an embossed envelope...
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And finally a card to a local Bradford supplier and I don't believe squared circle cancels come any better than this...

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Strange thing is that I don't collect any of these things, they just seemed too good to pass up. It is true that value is in the eye of the beholder and had not been short of time (and cash in my wallet) I'm sure that a dozen more might have made it home with me :shock:
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Nice map of South Australia on the back of the first card :D

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I like the fact that you weren't allowed to put anything other than the address on that side if it wasn't to the Commonwealth! :D
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jimdotwalker wrote:Nice map of South Australia on the back of the first card :D
Prompts the question:- When did the Northern Territory break away from South Australia?

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This would suggest 1869...

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but that is the centenary of settlement.

My Australian Encyclopedia says:
the central section of the northern half of Australia, which had at first been a part of New South Wales and later of South Australia, in 1911 became a Territory administered by the Commonwealth under the name by which it had been known for many years - the Northern Territory of Australia.
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A little tattered but something you don't see every day....redirected a couple of times to boot!
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This little cover ticks a lot of my boxes; advertising, censor-marked, and an interesting slogan cancel!

I'm really glad I got it; it cost me the same price as my breakfast of eggs and waffles this morning. Tomorrow I'll have to buy another breakfast, but this cover will always be around!

Maybe I'll skip every other day's breakfast....let's see, then I could buy about 182 more nice covers in a year, and lose some weight to boot.
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That's the thing about time, it plays tricks with the memory. I'd completely forgotten about this thread.

An interesting update on the squared circle Bradford cancel; I sold it on eBay within weeks of posting this in 2012 and covered the cost and quite a lot more. It was bought by a lady who wanted an unusual present for her dad who collected squared circle cancellations.

As to the other cards, I think I still have them in the collection somewhere :shock: :!:

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A little tattered but something you don't see every day....redirected a couple of times to boot!
Was 6d the rate to USA? If so, a very nice piece. :)

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Picked up this 1897 cover pretty cheap from a postal history dealer at Stampex.

A previously unrecorded postmark variety - on a previously unrecorded but rather striking surcharge variety. Neither had been noticed by the dealer. It's nice to find things that are basically irreplaceable.

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Sometimes it pays to look at rather worn or damaged covers carefully; too often dealers (and collectors) dump them for next to nothing precisely due to poor condition.

In most cases that's what they're worth (next to nothing) except if there's something special such as an unusual rate, destination, auxiliary markings....

I always ask for oversized covers from dealers as well; they know to save them for me as most collectors don't want to bother with the giant size.

Here is a link to a thread about BIG COVERS....

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=56852
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