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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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From an eBayer in Germany:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Adelaide to Holland B.jpg

And inside this nice 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Adelaide to Holland 1.jpg
Australia fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp from Adelaide to Bergen op Zoom, Holland.

Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city located in the south of the Netherlands with a population of almost 67,000.

The city was built on a place where two types of soil meet: sandy soil and marine clay. The sandy soil pushed against the marine clay, accumulating and forming hills over several centuries. People called those hills the Brabantse Wal, literally meaning "ramparts of Brabant". Zoom refers to the border of these ramparts and bergen in Dutch means mountains or hills. The name has nothing to do with the little channel, the ‘Zoom’, which was later built through Bergen op Zoom.

Bergen op Zoom was granted city status probably in 1212. In 1287 the city and its surroundings became a lordship as it was separated from the lordship of Breda. The lordship was elevated to a margraviate in 1559. Several noble families, including the House of Glymes, ruled Bergen op Zoom in succession until 1795, although the title was only nominal since at least the seventeenth century.

During the early modern period, Bergen op Zoom was a very strong fortress and one of the main armories and arsenals of the United Provinces. :)
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A nice Melbourne Cup fdc received from Stampboarder towradji:

Aust FDC 1960 - Melbourne Cup - Waikerie SA.jpg

Wesley fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked 12th August 1960 Waikerie SA.

Aust FDC 1960 - Melbourne Cup - Waikerie SA 1.jpg

Waikerie is a rural town in the Riverland region of South Australia, 173 kms north east of Adelaide & 79 kms west of Renmark with a population of almost 2,700. Waikerie is known for citrus growing, along with stone fruit and grapes.

The town of Waikerie derives its name from Weikari, which is claimed to mean 'the rising'. However some linguistic anthropologists argue that the name refers to the spider creator god from local creation myths.

PPA tells us the Post Office opened here on 1st May 1894. :)
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I picked this one up from Stampboarder yesterday:

Aust FDC 1960  - Melb Cup - Melb GPO & PB.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked GPO Melbourne fdi & Philatelic Bureau Melbourne fdi
to Spotswood, an inner western suburb of Melbourne - 12th October 1960.

Unusual postmarking as I can't recall seeing a fdc cancelled with both the GPO Melbourne fdi & the Philatelic Bureau Melbourne fdi postmarks. :)
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Brought over from another thread:

BigSaint wrote:
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The Higgins cover I promised above:
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Brad :)
Also picked up from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Sunshine.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Sunshine Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Sunshine 1.jpg
Addressed to J Higgins of Strathmore who I believe is the producer of the other cover above.
He produced covers from the late 1940s to 1960 & they are usually seen postmarked Sunshine & Eildon.

Sunshine is a suburb of Melbourne 12 km west of the CBD, with a population of almost 10,000.

In 1904 H. V. McKay bought a factory in the area called the Braybrook Implement Works. He also secured 400 acres (160 ha) of land at Braybrook Junction with the aim of establishing housing to allow his future workers to live in the area, along the lines of a company town. The land became the Sunshine Estate (see below).

In 1906 McKay moved his agricultural machinery manufacturing business from Ballarat to his newly acquired factory in Braybrook Junction. The factory was renamed the Sunshine Harvester Works and it became the largest manufacturing plant in Australia.

In July 1907, the train station, the post office, and the shire riding's names were changed from Braybrook Junction to Sunshine after workers and residents had petitioned to do so in honour of McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.

PPA tells us the post office opened as Braybrook Junction on 25th August 1890 & was renamed Sunshine on 2nd September 1907. In January 1909 it was renamed Sunshine South but in 1910 it reverted to the name of Sunshine.

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Another from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Greythorn Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 1.jpg
To Glenelg, South Australia
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 2.jpg
Via Post Moresby, Papua New Guinea - 14th October 1960
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 3.jpg

Greythorn is a locality in the eastern part of Balwyn North. It was developed later than North Balwyn, but has had residents living there since the 1830s, when the Maughan and Towt families bought large tracts of land in the area. Present-day Greythorn Road was formerly known as 'Towt's Road' but renamed to 'Whitethorn Road', after the many whitethorn hedges that had been planted along it. To avoid confusion with Whitehorse Road, the name was changed again to 'Greythorn' some time in the 1920s. The area around Greythorn Park was a wildlife sanctuary from 1938 until 1954, when the area between the park and Greythorn Road was subdivided and sold for housing.

The Greythorn Shopping Centre (including Post Office) is on Doncaster Road, about 500m west of the Eastern Freeway. A feature of the shopping centre are the wood carving statues.

streetscapes-wood carvings-statues-Greythorn shops.jpg
Wood carving statues at Greythorn Shopping Centre.

PPA tells us that the Post Office opened here on 2nd April 1951 & became a LPO on 31st August 1993. :)
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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BigSaint wrote:
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Heyfield Vic.
Received this 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked at Heyfield from Stampboarder towradji:
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Australia Post "Hermes" cachet fdc postmarked Heyfield.
Heyfield is in Victoria, Australia, with a population of 1,993 & is 206 kilometres east of Melbourne.

In 1841 an early settler, James McFarlane, described the district as resembling "a field of waving corn", and called it "Hayfield". By 1866, the spelling had changed to "Heyfield", but exactly when and why this happened is unclear. It may have been renamed to reflect the spelling of the nearby Heyfield Station. The town grew up as a stopping point for diggers on their way to the Gippsland goldfields, and the Post Office opened on 24 September 1870.

Thank you towradji :)
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When I first looked at the postmark on this one, I thought it looked like "Tempelo":
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Heyfield, Vic.
The sender's writing doesn't really look like "Heyfield" either. :shock:

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And this one from Stampboarder Suda completes the trifecta of major cover producers for Heyfield, all to the same addressee:
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Heyfield.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Heyfield Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Heyfield 1.jpg
PPA tells us that the post office opened on 24th September 1870 & became an LPO 19th October 1993.

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Another received from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Burwood Vic.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Burwood Vic machine slogan on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Burwood Vic 1.jpg
Unfortunately a very faint example.

PPA tells us that Burwood post office opened as Ballyshanassy post office on 1st May 1863 & renamed Burwood PO circa June 1879.

Burwood is a suburb 14 km east of Melbourne's Central Business with a population of about 15,000.

The first settlement was known as Ballyshanassy, which changed name to Norwood and then to Burwood in 1879. The name "Burwood" (later "Invergowrie") was the name of a house built by Sir James Palmer, in Hawthorn West, in 1852. The original settlement was centred near Burwood Cemetery and the Police Station.The suburb later spread westwards to the Hartwell railway station, which was renamed as Burwood railway station. :)
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Also from Stampboarder Suda, these interesting usages of the 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on the 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover:

Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 5.jpg
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover - Melbourne Cup 1982 postmark
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1960 Melbourne Cup stamp with 1978 Race Horse stamps on 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover - Melbourne Cup 1982 postmark.

Pre-decimal stamps were valid for use for two years after the introduction of decimal currency on 14th February 1966, so these usages in 1982 are invalid.
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Some extra similar invalid usages, also from Stampboarder Suda:

Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup.jpg
Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 1.jpg
Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 2B.jpg
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1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Korumburra - postmarked 22nd August 1962.
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Korumburra - postmarked 22nd August 1962.

Korumburra is a town in Victoria, located on the South Gippsland Highway, 120 kilometres south-east of Melbourne with an urban population of about 3,600.

PPA tells us the post office opened here on 1/9/1884 but renamed Glentress PO 1/11/1889 when a new post office was opened on the rail survey line in the town on the same day. It became an LPO on 1/2/1999.

The railway arrived in 1891, and the now heritage listed railway station was built in 1908. Korumburra owed its early prosperity to coal mining where 2,000,000 tonnes of coal were produced by the Korumburra coalfields from 1893 to 1962.

Korumburra is known as the "Heritage Centre of South Gippsland". It is the home of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. This village depicts life in the area over the period from the 1870s to 1920s, as the town rapidly expanded following the discovery of a coal seam.

Stampboarder "Bazza4338" famous for his funny photos lives in Korumburra.
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One I picked up on eBay arrived today, Huntingdale, Victoria:

Royal cachet fdc to Germany postmarked Huntingdale Vic
Royal cachet fdc to Germany postmarked Huntingdale Vic

Huntingdale SE12 Vic Aust cds on fdi - 12th October 1960
Huntingdale SE12 Vic Aust cds on fdi - 12th October 1960

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Hughesdale 3.jpg

Huntingdale is a small suburb about16 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district with a population just under 1,900. The suburb is bordered by Huntingdale Rd to the east, North Rd to the south, Franklyn St to the west and Princes Hwy to the north. The suburbs of Oakleigh, Huntingdale, and Oakleigh East all share the same postcode of 3166. The suburb has both residential and industrial areas, with the southern sections between Hargeaves St and North Road being largely industrial.

Huntingdale was first built up in the early 20th century as part of the expansion of Oakleigh. Huntingdale was earlier known as Oakleigh East or East Oakleigh. Oakleigh East and Huntingdale became separate suburbs in 1955.

The Post Office opened on 15 June 1918 as Oakleigh East. The railway station opened in 1927 as East Oakleigh, and both were renamed with the name Huntingdale in 1955.

PPA tells us that Huntingdale Post Office opened as a RO on 15th June 1918 & became Post Office on 1st July 1927 & was renamed Huntingdale PO circa 1955. It became an LPO on 1st July 1996. :)
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A recent ebay acquisition:

1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with AAT Douglas Mawson 5d postmarked Adelaide cds 28th March 1963.to Oregon USA
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with AAT Douglas Mawson 5d postmarked Adelaide cds 28th March 1963.to Oregon USA

Sender Albert E Schahinger of Ascot Park SA
Sender Albert E Schahinger of Ascot Park SA


Does anyone know who the sender was? Was he a dealer?
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Another recent acquisition - Collins St (Melbourne) C1:

Royal Cachet fdc for the 1960 5d Melbourne stamp postmarked with a very faint Collins St (Melbourne) cds on 12th October 1960
Royal Cachet fdc for the 1960 5d Melbourne stamp postmarked with a very faint Collins St (Melbourne) cds on 12th October 1960

Collins St (Melbourne) cds number 1.
Collins St (Melbourne) cds number 1.

Collins Street, Melbourne featured on the 1956 1/- Melbourne Olympics stamp
Collins Street, Melbourne featured on the 1956 1/- Melbourne Olympics stamp

Collins St (Melbourne) post office opened on 1st September 1925, when the Stock Exchange post office became a telegraph office. It closed on 26th June 1992.

Collins Street is a major street in the centre of Melbourne, Victoria & was laid out in the first survey of Melbourne, the original 1837 Hoddle Grid, & soon became the most desired address in the city. Collins Street was named after Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (then Van Diemen's Land) David Collins who led a group of settlers in establishing a short-lived settlement at Sorrento in 1803.

It ran roughly east west from Spring St to Spencer St until the development of the Docklands area where between 2003-2005 extended it & now intersects with Bourke St, one of the centre of Melbourne's other major streets.
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Seems lately that faint cancels are all the go. Here is one that Mr Puffin assisted in verifying it was Manly:

Wesley Cover service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp to Vancouver Canada
Wesley Cover service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp to Vancouver Canada

Postmarked with Manly cds on fdi 12th October 1960
Postmarked with Manly cds on fdi 12th October 1960

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup Manly 3.jpg

Manly is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney, New South Wales & is 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD. Manly has a long-standing reputation as a tourist destination, owing to its attractive setting on the Pacific Ocean & easy accessibility by ferry.

Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, stating that "their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". Manly had been envisaged as a seaside resort by Henry Gilbert Smith in the 1850s.

PPA tells us that the Manly post office opened on 1st April 1857.

Guess it might just be too hard to find this cover postmarked Manly:

Greetings from Manly - The Corso Newsagent
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Another recent eBay acquisition:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melbourne Cup Sherwood 2.jpg

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Sherwood is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, about 8.3 kilometres south west of the Brisbane CBD & borders the Brisbane River with a population of over 5,000.

PPA tells us the post office opened as receiving office circa 1875 as Oxley West, became a post office on 1st April 1877 & changed it's name to Sherwood on 1st January 1878.
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Hermes fdc for 11d Bandicoot with pair of 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp added postmarked Philatelic Bureau Melbourne - 3rd May 1961 to Chicago, Illinois.
Hermes fdc for 11d Bandicoot with pair of 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp added postmarked Philatelic Bureau Melbourne - 3rd May 1961 to Chicago, Illinois.

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From an eBayer in Cornwall England:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Lane Cove 1.jpg

And inside

Australian corner card fdc postmarked Lane Cove NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Northwood NSW.
Australian corner card fdc postmarked Lane Cove NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Northwood NSW.

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A new arrival from Vancouver Washington or should that be Portland Oregon:

Aust FDC 1960 - Melb Cup - Brisbane x 2 1.jpg

And inside a nice pair of Brisbane postmarks:

Australia Post Hermes fdc with 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp x 3 postmarked with GPO Brisbane fdi & 9d Kangaroo postmarked with Brisbane cds - 12th October 1960 to Toronto Canada.
Australia Post Hermes fdc with 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp x 3 postmarked with GPO Brisbane fdi & 9d Kangaroo postmarked with Brisbane cds - 12th October 1960 to Toronto Canada.

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A recent acquisition from an eBayer in WA:


Wesley Cover Service fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Parkes NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Parkes NSW
Wesley Cover Service fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Parkes NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Parkes NSW

Parkes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales with a population of 11,224. It is 355 kms west of Sydney.

The town of Parkes was part of the colonial expansion of the early 19th century, originally founded in 1853 as the settlement Currajong, named for the abundance of kurrajong trees in the local area by the settlers, but was then known as Bushman's (from the local mine named Bushman's Lead).

In August 1873, Henry Parkes (later Sir Henry) visited the area and in December 1873 the town was officially renamed Parkes in his honour (Sir Henry Parkes is recognised as having played an instrumental role in Australia becoming a unified and federated country).

Henry Parkes 1989 - Australia Day
Henry Parkes 1989 - Australia Day

Bushman's Lead Post Office opened on 1 August 1872 and was renamed Parkes in 1873.

The Silver City Comet that ran from Broken Hill to Parkes till 1989.
The Silver City Comet that ran from Broken Hill to Parkes till 1989.

The railway from Molong via Parkes to Forbes, was officially opened on 18 December 1893.


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A recent gift from Glen:


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And inside


Commercial cover from Time Travel Service with 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with Sydney 8 Machine Slogan Cancel - 15th October 1960.
Commercial cover from Time Travel Service with 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with Sydney 8 Machine Slogan Cancel - 15th October 1960.

With the way COVID is going, I am starting wonder whether there will be any travel agents left. :o
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A recent eBay acqusition but not quite fdi:


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And inside:


Wesley Cover Service 2dc for Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Wynyard Tas cds on second day of issue - 13th October 1960.
Wesley Cover Service 2dc for Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Wynyard Tas cds on second day of issue - 13th October 1960.

Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, about 17 kilometres west of Burnie, 317 km NW of Hobart, 163 km NW of Launceston & 66 km NW of Devonport with an urban population of about 5,000. The town is a regional hub servicing the surrounding rural areas & the adjacent Burnie Wynyard Airport provides commercial flights to Melbourne and other districts.

Three ex-convict Alexander brothers established a settlement, Alexandria, on the west, or Table Cape, side of the Inglis River in the 1850s. They bought large areas of farmland on Table Cape and built several small ships for produce and timber trading. Shortly afterwards, Wynyard town, on the east side of the river, was laid out, but lagged well behind Alexandria which had a church and several shops including a blacksmith and general store. After the Inglis River was bridged in 1861, Alexandria began to fade and Wynyard, with better wharfing, became the district's centre of commerce.

Wynyard was probably named after Major-General Edward Buckley Wynyard in the early 1850s. Table Cape Post Office opened around 1856 and was renamed Wynyard in 1882.


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A gift from stampboarder towradji:


Royal cachet fdc for the Centenary of Northern Territory 5d Stamp postmarked Bambra Road South (Caulfield South) cds on fdi - 21st September 1960.<br /><br />Not the Melbourne Cup but I think I am getting closer.
Royal cachet fdc for the Centenary of Northern Territory 5d Stamp postmarked Bambra Road South (Caulfield South) cds on fdi - 21st September 1960.

Not the Melbourne Cup but I think I am getting closer.

Phoenix tells us that this post office opened on 12th September 1938 & closed on 10th May 1979. WWW hardcover version says it was 1 km south east of Caulfield South Post Office.

Bambra Road runs north-south between Balaclava Road, Caulfield North & North Road, Caulfield South. It is in close proximity to Caulfield Racecourse.

Exactly where this post office was I am not sure but there are two major possibilities in Bambra Road.

Firstly in a small shopping centre on the corner of Filbert Street & secondly in another small shopping centre on the corner of Teak Street. Another possibility is in another group of shops in North Road at the bottom of Bambra Road but I think that one is unlikely as it would be too close to the North Road Post Office in Brighton East on the corner of Hawthorn Road less than 1km away & too far from Caulfield South Post Office.

I note that Teak Street is not far from Albion Street. :)
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A recent eBay acquisition from Singapore:


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Melbourne &quot;Australia Day&quot; machine slogan cancel on 5d Melbourne Cup stamp to Bulgaria.
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Another from the same eBayer in Singapore:


Aust FDC 1960 - Melb Cup Melbourne Air 1.jpg

And inside:


1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cover postmarked Melbourne Air 3 cds - 12th October 1960 to Germany
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cover postmarked Melbourne Air 3 cds - 12th October 1960 to Germany

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An acquisition today from Max Stern in the City of Melbourne:


Uncacheted fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Frankton Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Uncacheted fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Frankton Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.

Frankston is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria & is located 41 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre, north of the Mornington Peninsula. Due to its geographic location, it is often referred to as "the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula".

European settlement of Frankston began around the same time as the foundation of Melbourne in 1835—initially as an unofficial fishing village serving the early Melbourne township. The official village of Frankston was established in 1854, with its first land sales taking place on 29 May. Situated on the eastern shoreline of Port Phillip, Frankston has been a popular seaside destination of Melbourne since the 1880s. Frankston Beach is still one of the most frequented in Victoria, and is recognised as one of the cleanest in Australia.

The post office on 1st September 1857 & the first postmaster was Frank Liardet who also built the first house here. So one theory is Frankston is named after him - Frank's Town became Frankston. :D
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A recent acquisition from Delcampe:


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And inside:


Royal Cachet fdc postmarked Queen Victoria Building (Sydney) NSW cds - 12th October 1960 to Chatswood NSW
Royal Cachet fdc postmarked Queen Victoria Building (Sydney) NSW cds - 12th October 1960 to Chatswood NSW
Royal Cachet fdc postmarked Queen Victoria Building (Sydney) NSW cds - 12th October 1960 to Chatswood NSW
Royal Cachet fdc postmarked Queen Victoria Building (Sydney) NSW cds - 12th October 1960 to Chatswood NSW

The Queen Victoria Building (abbreviated as the QVB) is a heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae located at 429–481 George Street in the Sydney central business district, in New South Wales. The Romanesque Revival building was constructed between 1893 and 1898 and is 30 metres wide by 190 metres long. The domes were built by Ritchie Brothers, a steel and metal company that also built trains, trams and farm equipment. The building fills a city block bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. Designed as a marketplace, it was used for a variety of other purposes, underwent remodelling and suffered decay until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century. The property is owned by the City of Sydney and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 5 March 2010.


Façade of the QVB, with a statue of Queen Victoria, viewed from Druitt Street.
Façade of the QVB, with a statue of Queen Victoria, viewed from Druitt Street.
QVB from above showing the domes
QVB from above showing the domes

Phoenix says the QVB PO opened on 1/9/1899 as Queen Victoria Markets & was renamed Queen Victoria Buildings PO 1/5/1918.
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Hi Brad,

Was browsing through your thread on 1960 Melbourne Cup FDC and see that you have over 400 which must be almost complete, however on the off chance I have available postmarks from Balaklava NSW on WCS, Crown Street NSW two different coloured Royal cachets, PT Augusta West SA on WCS, Inglewood WA on WCS, Geraldton WA on plain envelope, Nedlands WA on typed APO Hermes ( interesting article by Glen Stephens recently on these typed Hermes cachets recently) if you are interested.

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Hello Cover 2021

According to Mr Google there are 4,433 post offices in Australia today & I think that there have been more post offices to close than open in the past 60 years, so I think I have about 10%.

Of the ones you list, the only one I have is Port Augusta West.

Please advise what I can offer you in exchange for these 5 covers.

Thank you for looking for me

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Hi Brad,

Thank you for your update, pleased that I can help with a couple more covers.
I am chasing any of the following Challis on generic Challis covers a few 1965 issues, 1940 AIF 3d blue with broken air wings variety on fdc, KGV 1d red unit 21 and unit 22 on cover as singles or multiples, a range of fdc posted at the Claremont PO 1970 to 1980.

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Hi Brad,
Further to my previous email the KGV 1d red units referred to are for pane 2 often referred to as die 2, in addition I am looking for a fdc of the 3d produce food variety ACSC289d, AIF 1940 ACSC 218e, 218f, 218g on fdc and a standard stamp co cachet of the AIF set, am willing to swap/buy.

Hopefully you may be able to help fill a few holes.

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Hi Brad,

Please find attached scans of the other three 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc's hope that you like them.


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Hi Cover2021

I note Balaklava is South Australia rather than NSW but that is OK as I don't have South Australia either.

I think I am going to struggle to find these varieties you are seeking on fdc or the Standard Stamp Co fdc for the AIF & Challis from 1965.

I will check my collections & duplicates to see if I have anything from Claremont WA. :)
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Hi Brad,

Sorry about the error in the Balaclava postmark description, have also attached a copy of the Nedlands pmk which I overlooked.
The Claremont pmk covers which I am seeking will be on either fdc with Royal or WCS different coloured cachets and with typed addresses from mid 1970 to 1980, in particular 1971 RAAF, RSPCA, Xmas,1974 9c 0n 8c Opal, 10c star saphire, 1974 Non Olympic Sports, 1976 75th Anniv. of Nationhood, Australian explorers, National stamp week mini sheet (could be on APO cover), 1977 50th Anniv.ACTU, $10 painting 1978 20c little glebe, 25c spur wing plover,30c pied oystercatcher, 55c flame robin, Australian Horse Racing.1979 onwards any.

I have a range of WCS cachets for this period which I could potentially offer to fill any holes in your collection if required to swap a Claremont pmk.


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Hi Cover2021

I have been through my cover albums & boxes of duplicates & while can find plenty of Royal & WCS fdcs, I cannot find them postmarked in Claremont WA. I have very few postmarked in WA & when they are they are usually Perth.

The only items I have postmarked Claremont WA, I show below:


1978 Race horses WCS fdc Claremont WA fdi postmark- - 18th October 1978
1978 Race horses WCS fdc Claremont WA fdi postmark- - 18th October 1978
1978 Race horses Aust Post fdc Claremont WA fdi postmark- 18th October 1978
1978 Race horses Aust Post fdc Claremont WA fdi postmark- 18th October 1978
1983 Centenary of Katherine Susannah Pritchard Claremont WA pictorial postmark - 5th December 1983
1983 Centenary of Katherine Susannah Pritchard Claremont WA pictorial postmark - 5th December 1983

Apart from the WCS Race horses are the other two of interest?

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Hi Brad,

Thank you for going to all that trouble, the top WCS addressed to The Rev Canon (later Bishop) Buckland would fill a hole and would be appreciated the other two are not required thankyou.
I have attached scans of two WCS horse covers either of which is available if you need to fill a hole in your WCS collection and also a scan with a Plympton S.A. pmk which is also available.

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Hi Brad,

Apparently the scan did not attach, will try again.


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Hi Cover2021

Current Status.

I have one cover that you want - 1978 WCS Race Horses postmarked Claremont

You have 9 covers I want.

1960 Melbourne Cup:
Balaklava SA
Crown Street (Sydney) x 2
Inglewood WA
Geraldton WA
Nedlands WA

1978 Race Horses:
Hamilton NSW
Broken Hill NSW
Foster NSW

Plympton SA I have, so not required.

How do you suggest we balance this out?

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Something I found the other day:


Tattersalls Sweepstakes Ticket Application for the 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup.
Tattersalls Sweepstakes Ticket Application for the 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup.

Interesting to note that the first prize for this lottery was £120,000 & that the total prizemoney for the Melbourne Cup in 1960 was £100,000. :)
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Hi Brad,

The reply that I just posted appears not to have come through so will have another go.

Can suggest another swap - I would be pleased to accept any one (1) of the following Challis generic cachet fdc for all eight horse covers.
Any 1 of the following '65 Anzac, '65 2/- 2/6 3/- birds, '65 Monash, '65 5d Queen, '65 International Co-op, '65 Xmas, '65 Hargraves, "66 Definitives '66 3c & 4c coil, '67 5c coil.

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Hello Cover 2021

I have one Challis fdc after the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games & that is the 1960 Melbourne Cup;


Challis fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup.
Challis fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup.

MWP says Challis produced fdcs for most issues up to & into 1967, but I have never personally seen them

I have checked eBay Australia, UK & USA & none of the fdcs you require are listed there.

I will try some of the local dealers & see if they have any.

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Hi Brad,

Thank you, appreciate that.

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Hi Cover 2021

I have a lead on a Challis fdc from 1965, but my contact won't be back till early April.

I will post here & email you when I have an update.

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Hi Brad,

Thank you will look forward to that.

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Among a "lot" of cover I purchased recently at a Brighton Philatelic Society auction was this one postmarked Quscex Brisbane, the Queensland Stamp Centenary Exhibition. This was first day of the Exhibition, not first day of the stamp but it was the day of the race of the 1960 Melbourne Cup:


Queensland Centenary Stamp Exhibition fdc postmarked on the first day of the Exhibition with the 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp x 4 affixed also on Melbourne Cup Day 1960 &amp; postmarked with QUSCEX Exhibition cancel (APM#1480) - 1st November 1960 to Bribie Island Qld.
Queensland Centenary Stamp Exhibition fdc postmarked on the first day of the Exhibition with the 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp x 4 affixed also on Melbourne Cup Day 1960 & postmarked with QUSCEX Exhibition cancel (APM#1480) - 1st November 1960 to Bribie Island Qld.
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Some recent acquisitions of commercial but not 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs:


Window face envelope postmarked United Nations Day Machine Slogan cancel - Sydney 9 - 17th October 1960
Window face envelope postmarked United Nations Day Machine Slogan cancel - Sydney 9 - 17th October 1960

Schmidt &amp; Muller Engineers window face envelope postmarked United Nations Day Machine Slogan cancel - Sydney 9 - 19th October 1960
Schmidt & Muller Engineers window face envelope postmarked United Nations Day Machine Slogan cancel - Sydney 9 - 19th October 1960
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From Steve Irwin in the UK:


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Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked College Park cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Klippan Sweden.
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked College Park cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Klippan Sweden.

College Park (previously "College Town") is a small, leafy, residential north eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia & is among the most expensive suburban areas in Adelaide suburban area. It has a population of 764 & is about 1 km north east of the Adelaide CBD.

Phoenix tells us that the College Park Post Office opened on 21 October 1946. :)
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Picked up from Tom Jenkins in Forest Hill this morning:


Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Preston South cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Camberwell Vic.
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Preston South cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Camberwell Vic.

Phoenix tells us there have been two Preston South post offices:

Preston South (1) PO 16/12/1885; TO 23/9/1907; closed c.1908.
Preston South (2) PO 19/12/1927; LPO 15/9/1993.

Preston South LPO Shop 10 215 Bell Street, PRESTON, VIC, 3072 (just east of Plenty Road.)

Preston South is the southern part of Melbourne suburb of Preston, Victoria, 9 km north of the Melbourne CBD with a population of nearly 33,000.

The area was first surveyed by Robert Hoddle in 1837. Parcels of land between 300 acres (in the southern area) and over 1000 acres (in the north) were all sold during the Melbourne 'land boom' sales of the late 1830s.

The first permanent white resident was Samuel Jeffrey in 1841 and from him the area's early name was Irishtown.

In 1850, Edward Wood, a settler from Sussex, England, opened a store at the corner of High Street and Wood Street which was also the district's first post office. Meeting at Wood's store, members of the Ebenezer Church, Particular Baptist from Brighton, England met to change the name. They wanted to name the town after their former home in Sussex, but Brighton was already taken. Instead they named it after Preston, a small village nearby, where the church members had happy annual outings.

Preston Post Office opened on 1 March 1856.

The Railway reached Preston in 1889 with the Collingwood to Whittlesea line passing through. The new line provided stations at Bell Street, Regent Street, Reservoir and centrally in Preston.

Throughout the 1880s, Preston with its abundance of land and newly built rail stations was marketed as a residential area, capable of supporting 20,000 inhabitants. Between 1887 and 1891 Preston's population nearly doubled from 2,000 to 3,600. The majority of residential development took place within the corridor contained by Plenty Road and High Street.


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A gift from Stampboarder towradji:


Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Clifton Hill cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Ivanhoe Vic.
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Clifton Hill cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Ivanhoe Vic.

Clifton Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km north-east of the Melbourne central business district. Its local government area is the City of Yarra. At the 2016 Census, Clifton Hill had a population of 6,341.

Described in the 1880s as the "Toorak of Collingwood", Clifton Hill fell out of favour, along with much of inner Melbourne, by the mid 20th century. Later becoming a centre of Melbourne's bohemianism, the suburb has undergone rapid gentrification in recent years, with renewed interest in its inner city location and well preserved Victorian and Edwardian housing stock. Clifton Hill now considered one of Melbourne's most liveable suburbs, and is consequently becoming increasingly less affordable, with the median property price increasing from 112% to 160% of the Melbourne metropolitan median in the decade to 1996, and 180% (AUD1.48 million) by 2017.

Clifton Hill is located immediately adjacent to Fitzroy North, with which it shares the same postcode. Along with Carlton North and Fitzroy North, Clifton Hill has unusually spacious and picturesque streets, being part of a well preserved government subdivision laid out by Clement Hodgkinson in the 1860s, and most unlike the smaller crowded streets of the majority of inner Melbourne. The border between Clifton Hill and Fitzroy North is Queens Parade and Smith Street while Clifton Hill's border with Collingwood is Alexandra Parade. Merri Creek defines the eastern and northern borders of Clifton Hill with Northcote and Fairfield.

The land in Clifton Hill began to be sold in 1864 and the area boomed, along with the rest of Melbourne, in the 1880s. Between, it was reported, 'the progress ... was almost a backward one. It truly was "a howling wilderness".

Clifton Hill received its current name, distinguishing it from the remainder of Collingwood, from Clifton Farm, one of the first properties in the area. The word "Hill" was added by land developer John Knipe to spruik his new estate, the first subdivision of which, being 64 freehold properties, was auctioned by Knipe, George and Co. on 18 September 1871.

The Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company's cable tramway reached Clifton Hill in 1887,[12] providing convenient transport to the commercial district of Smith Street, Collingwood, Bourke Street in the City Centre, as well as spurring development of the local Queens Parade commercial district around the tram terminus.

The Clifton Hill Post Office opened circa December 1883 & became an LPO 8/11/1993.


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From an eBayer in Adelaide:


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Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamps postmarked Hindmarsh SA cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 (date line not the best)
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamps postmarked Hindmarsh SA cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 (date line not the best)

Hindmarsh is an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt with a population of 231.

The suburb is located between South Road to the west and North Adelaide. The River Torrens forms its southern boundary and the Grange and Outer Harbour railway line forms the northeast.

The suburb was named by South Australia's first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh
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Hi Brad,

Came across these two horse fdc's which postmarks you already have but perhaps the Royal cachet and no cachet might be of some interest.
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