'Ask the Grumpy Old Men's Club A Stamp Question' thread.

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I enjoyed the banter on this thread, but it seems to be in a lull at present.

Have all the grumpy old men been taking their medications and turned into 'serene old men'?

...and the cranky old women?

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No Maszki, most of them have died. RIP. :cry:
Mr B, PeterS, Waroff, Philly, Harry, TonyE have all left the building.
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sorry to be have been absent from this board, but I am back and still entering stamp shows. Sorry to hear about all the members who have died. I hope to be here more often.

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I can't keep up with the Coviddy restrictions and protocols that keep changing all the time. For Victoria, we have masks on indoors but not outside and only 75% of officeworkers back in the city I think... But there seems to be fewer people out and about judging by the recent morning traffic this past week.

In any case, where are the brick and mortar stamp shops that still exist in the Melbourne region other than Max Stern and co.?

I'd like to do a nip around during the school hols but haven't a clue anymore who is where, and where is what, or how we are here...

Perhaps my brain is starting to slow...

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A Google search for "Melbourne stamp shops" produced this....

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Hi Everyone

Hoping you might be interested in this

And let me know your thoughts

I bought 20 blank ticket to Tokyo envelopes from post office today. When staff scanned the barcode it came up as $1.40 per envelope instead of 30c.

On closer inspection Aust Post have used the same barcode for the Blank cover and the First day cover on their envelopes.

Also found it strange that on the back of the blank cover it talks about the colours of the “stamp” which does not appear on the front of the blank cover?

Any thoughts?

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China

The "blank" or unserviced fdc has a different "barcode" which has to be entered manually for the 30c price to come up.

Nothing strange about it at all it's been happening for years.

At the times these covers are printed, it is not known whether they will be sold as a serviced or unserviced fdc. Very few unserviced covers are sold over the post office counter so it is easier to have the serviced barcode on the fdc. Post Office staff know to input the different code for the unserviced fdc in order that the customer is not over charged.

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