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Another 1960 Melbourne Cup on piece sent to me by towradji which he acquired from a Brighton Philatelic Society auction:
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Daylesford Vic - 2nd November 1960, the day after Cup Day.
I have no 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs postmarked at Daylesford, Vic. :(
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From "The Post Offices And Hand-Held Datestamps of Victoria" Volume Two by Gary Watson, John Webster & David Wood.

Daylesford is 35 kms North East of Ballarat & opened as a Post Office on 1st February 1988. It doesn't seem to have had as many hand held date stamps as the others previously show at 12th October 1960:

100A VIC LDL ERU 19/03/18 LRU 1/9/64 rated C
110 VIC.-AUST ERU 8/02/40 LRU 30/4/66 rated C

A first day of issue postmark was introduced on 19th April 1982.

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Another 1960 Melbourne Cup on piece sent to me by towradji which he acquired from a Brighton Philatelic Society auction:
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Healesville Vic - 19th October 1960.
I have Healesville on a WCS fdc but as you can this has a different postmark to the one above as there is a time in the dateline above but not below:
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Unfortunately as the "WWW" books to not go beyond the letter "G" & as "PPA's" website is under some construction in the area I cannot detail if there were any more hand held datestamps at the Healesville Post Office. But at least I know there were two.

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Another 1960 Melbourne Cup on piece sent to me by towradji which he acquired from a Brighton Philatelic Society auction:
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Mitcham, Vic.
Mitcham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Mitcham was named after Mitcham Grove, a farm property that was owned by William Slater, who grew roses and herbs for perfumes and remedies. From its settlement in the 1860s, the Mitcham area was generally used for orchards, brickmaking and pottery. Mitcham Post Office opened on 1 June 1884.
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Now I do have 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc but it is not where it supposed to be. When it turns I will post it here to see if it is the same postmark above. I am not sure of the date on the one above, I think it is 2nd Novenber 1960, the day after Cup Day.

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With a number of Maxwell (Max) Mason Easther covers being shown on the board at the moment I thought I should show these here. Max Easther produced fdcs from Launceston Tasmania from 1952 to 1965 & was a member of the Launceston Philatelic Society.

He produced about 50 fdcs for about 70 to 75 issues & was Tasmania's only long term producer. Mostly they were single colour & postmarked Launceston. (MWP Aust FDC Catalogue pages 157 to 161):
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Australia 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp Max Easther fdc 12th October 1960 - SG 336.

But it appears he still collected other cachetmakers too:

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Australia 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp Wesley Cover Service fdc 12th October 1960 - SG 336 addressed to Max Easther.
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I picked this one up at Australasian Stamps & Coins in Forest Hill:
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I have many postmarked at the Philatelic Bureau in Melbourne but what drew my curiosity was the address "103 Doncaster Road Box Hill".

103 is down in North Balwyn. When we arrive at Westfield Shoppingtown, we are 619 & at Wetherby Road we are at 866. Either the fdc is incorrectly addressed or the numbers changed in the past 50 years. Aside from that Box Hill doesn't stretch that far to Doncaster Road, changing to Box Hill North at Thames Street & becoming Doncaster at the Eastern Freeway. I have heard of postcode creep but this would be ridiculous. :shock:
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Stampboarder towradji sent me this WCS fdc from Broken Hill that he had picked up on his travels somewhere:
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It makes a nice pair with this Royal fdc:
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I have had this Kerang machine slogan cancel for a while:
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But towradji gave this Kerang WCS fdc with the Kerang cds which he found in an auction lot at Brighton Philatelic Society last week:
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Thank you towradji, they make a nice pair.

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Hi Brad

Is this WCS FDC of any interest? Same cover cachet as the one above but with an additional horses head cache.


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Wayne

Thank you for your offer on the one above. It is a WCS but with an "Overseas Mailer" add on cachet. The Nightwatchman, I think, has a thread on these somewhere. Does it have the small insert inside the cover?

I actually have a few of these so I will pass up your kind offer.

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BigSaint wrote:Wayne

Thank you for your offer on the one above. It is a WCS but with an "Overseas Mailer" add on cachet. The Nightwatchman, I think, has a thread on these somewhere. Does it have the small insert inside the cover?

I actually have a few of these so I will pass up your kind offer.

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Thank you for looking Wayne.

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Picked this one up at Phoenix Auctions last week:
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This one arrived from Rod Perry recently - Erkine Stamp Service which ended up under the Wesley Cover Service banner in the mid-1970s:
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From the Australian First Day Cover Catalogue by Moore Pauer & Woolley:
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I don't have an Erskine Stamp Service Melbourne Cup fdc with either of the above generic cachets, so I will have to count the plain one above as an Erskine till I find the real McCoy.

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One I picked up from Stampboarder Suda:
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Allenstown Queensland on a WCS fdc.
Not to be confused with Billy Joel's Allentown, Allenstown is a suburb of Rockhampton. It is situated about three kilometres south-west of the central business district of Rockhampton & has a population of almost 2,800. The Post office opened as an RO on 7/6/1926 & became a PO on 1/7/1927.

The suburb is named after William Allen, builder, around 1862. Allenstown is home to three of the seven Big Bulls statues that decorate Rockhampton, which regards itself as the Beef Capital of Australia. The theft of the testicles from the bulls is a common prank and they frequently have to be replaced.
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APM11821, showing the "Bulls", with Colleen Woolley's description from Oz Pictormarks:
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Whilst Colleen doesn't say it, the reason for 2 pictorial postmarks would be that one would have been held at Rockhampton P O & the other at the Philatelic Bureau, but like in other instances why could the datelines not be the same.

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Another from Stampboarder Suda:
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Geeveston, Tasmania on a WCS fdc.
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It is the centre of Tasmania's apple and fruit-growing industry, and has also been highly reliant on the timber industry since the late 19th century. A pulp mill was opened in the town in 1962, and was Geeveston's largest employer until the plant closed in 1982, devastating the area economically.

Geeves-Town Post Office opened on 1 June 1876 and was renamed Geeveston in 1888.
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A pair from Stampboarder Suda:
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Kingsville Vic above on WCS fdc & below on Royal fdc.
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The final one in this batch from Stampboarder Suda:
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Sturt St SC4 (South Melbourne) on WCS fdc
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HI

I have this David Fowler FDC if needed.

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Thankyou jbrook2, email sent. :)
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Joe

Your Queensland Stamp Exhibition fdc arrived in good order.

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An ebayer, who I suspect is also a member here, sent me this:
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And inside was this:
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The name Cobargo may have originated from the local Indigenous Australian word 'cubago' which some sources claim was used to describe nearby Mount Gulaga.

The area was settled in the late 1820s when graziers moved stock into the district. William Duggan Tarlinton was the first white man to set foot in the district in 1829, seeking pasture for his cattle. The post office opened on 1st April 1970.
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Picked this one up on eBay from Stampboarder Kevin Morgan:
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Adelaide Railway opened as a Telegraph Office circa 1856; became a Post Office circa 1909 & renamed Hindley Street Adelaide PO 25/1/1965 (per PPA). Bunge advised Type C6T-2 ~ 22/1/1957 to 1965 ~ Rated V - 100 + copies considered to exist. Then renamed Station Arcade PO 24/4/1997.

Hindley Street is located in the north-west quarter of the centre of Adelaide. It runs between King William Street and West Terrace. The street was named after British parliamentarian and social reformist, Charles Hindley. It is now known for its atmosphere and active nightlife.
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I acquired these ones postmarked Macquarrie Island recently, the top one from eBay & the bottom one from Stampboarder towradji:
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MacQuarrie Island - 6th December 1961.
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There was a a fairy story that Archer walked from Nowra to Melbourne to win the Melbourne Cup, I am waiting for a new one that he swam to MacQuarrie Island for these covers to be postmarked. :)

Macquarie Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in the southwest Pacific Ocean, about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica. Regionally part of Oceania and politically a part of Tasmania, since 1900, it became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978 and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997.

It was a part of Esperance Municipality until 1993 when the municipality was merged with other municipalities to form Huon Valley Council. The island is home to the entire royal penguin population during their annual nesting season. Ecologically, the island is part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion.
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An acquisition from eBay UK:
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Banyo and the neighbouring suburb Nudgee, with which it is intertwined in many respects, are both rich in local history. This history includes the recent preservation of an Aboriginal Bora Ring. The areas of Nudgee and Nudgee Beach border on the Boondall Wetlands, which is protected by the Brisbane City Council.

Banyo has vastly increased the number of its business and industrial parks in recent years due to its close proximity to Brisbane Airport and the nearby Port of Brisbane. Nudgee Road is progressively becoming a commercial hub due to its connection to the Gateway Motorway, with a large service centre and petrol station and with new industrial grounds under construction overlooking the motorway itself.
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A recent eBay pickup which had been stored in plastic for a long time (& this type of plastic shrinks over time), hence the creasing:
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Bulimba South, Qld.
PPA says opened as PO circa -/1/1947; renamed Hawthorne PO circa -/2/1968.

Bulimba is a suburb in the City of Brisbane. It is located 4 kilometres north-east of the CBD, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, and borders Balmoral, East Brisbane, Hawthorne, and Morningside.

Bulimba is reportedly a Yugarapul word used meaning 'place of the magpie lark'. The same word is the origin of the nearby Bulimba Creek, and of the Bulimba Reach on which the suburb is located & no doubt Bulimba South too. :)
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BigSaint wrote:
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BigSaint wrote:As per a previous post I have been collecting the Melbourne Cup stamp with Moomba cancels & am hoping to one day have a complete set of these. The Melbourne Cup stamp seems to be the most used in conjunction with the postmark. I have collected these ones so far on the Souvenir Envelope presumably produced by Australia Post:
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I collected this one from eBay recently with a different cachet which appears to have been from the previous year. Perhaps the addressee had it left over:
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I now have 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th & 11th.
And I can now add the 8th to this list:
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Found one for the 7th, pity it's the wrong stamps:
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And also another publicity photo from Browny:
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A couple of nice modern day cards I picked up & very relevant to the 1960 Melbourne Cup:

Archer, winner of 1st two Melbourne Cups (1861 & 1862) who is featured on the stamp:
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Hi Jinx, winner of the 100th Melbourne Cup (1960):
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A pair of Moomba aerograms one locally to a stamp dealer in Elwood & the other uprated to Germany:
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Seems like there is a polar theme to some of my acquisitions:
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Mawson AAT - 30th January 1962
To the same addressee as the MacQuarrie Island cover earlier on this page & still trying to work out on what ship it arrived there.

The Mawson Station, commonly called Mawson, is one of three permanent bases and research outposts in Antarctica managed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). Mawson lies in Holme Bay in Mac Robertson Land, East Antarctica in the Australian Antarctic Territory, a territory claimed by Australia. Established in 1954, Mawson is Australia's oldest Antarctic station and the oldest continuously inhabited Antarctic station south of the Antarctic Circle.

Mawson was named in honour of Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.
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And continuing on with the polar theme but this time to Canada:
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Wilkes AAT - 10th January 1962.
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Wilkes had originally been built in 1957 for a two-year period. By 1964 the buildings had become a fire hazard due to fuel seepage, and the station was becoming buried by snow and ice. The new station of Casey Repstat (Replacement Station) was developed on the other, southern, side of Newcomb Bay, about two kilometres across the bay south of Wilkes. It was commissioned in 1969 and Wilkes was closed down.
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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towragji, Glenorchy Tasmania, although not first day:
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Glenorchy Tasmania to Sydney - 10th March 1961.
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Earlier on this thread I wrote:
BigSaint wrote:It would be nice to find a 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc from this post office:
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Mission accomplished as this arrived from Indiana USA via eBay today:
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Central Park Vic to Iowa USA - 12th October 1960 with insert below.
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Central Park is a 19 acre park on the corner of Wattletree & Burke Roads Malvern East. It was acquired by the Malvern City Council in 1906. The Post Office is in Burke Road opposite the park.
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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Another eBay acquisition, & something I have been looking for, for a longtime:
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Guthrie First Day Covers.
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From "Australian First Day Covers by Michael Moore, Colleen Woolley & Frank Pauer"

AMC Guthrie was a provider of Australian First Day Covers & part-time stamp & cover dealer from 1949 to 1960.

It was in 2001 that some of his given names were revealed. Robin Linke recall he was a stamp supplier to his father. He was "Archibald Moubre C Guthrie" of Inglewood, W.A.

From 1949 to 1954 Guthrie covers were not branded. The first Guthrie was Lawson stamp on June 1949. He produced various generics as well as issue specific covers.

The one above with the Coat of Arms within the Map of Australia was first produced in 1951 & became branded in 1954. It came in different colours & was the second type of generic cover produced by Guthrie.

The other one was the last type of generic cover, he produced, the sunrays from the map of Australia. This was first used in 1957 although it is difficult to know when he officially did his last cover. It is believed he ceased trading in 1960 & late uses have been seen up to 1963 (& are on eBay now). Some of these, like the two above, may have been done by collectors who had stockpiled unserviced generic covers.

The addressee of the fdcs was known to embellish his covers & I have seen his work on Royal cachets as well.

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Received this one from Stampboarder towradji - "Highett Victoria", a neighbouring suburb of Cheltenham:
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Inside was this "stuffer card" from Falkinn Cover Service of Bondi, claiming to be "Australia's Largest Cover Service". Neither towradji nor myself have ever heard of this dealer. I do not believe that this stuffer card was in the fdc when it was serviced by the addressee, I think it was added in at a later time.
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Highett is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, 16 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD. At the 2016 census, Highett had a population of 10,454. Highett is bordered by Hampton/Sandringham to the west, Hampton East/Moorabbin to the north and Cheltenham to the east and south.

The name comes from William Highett, a parliamentarian and local land owner in the 1850s. The Highett railway station was built when the line from Caulfield to Mordialloc was opened in 1881. Little development happened after the arrival of the railway; the Highett Post Office did not open until 17 November 1924.

In 1939 the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) constructed a factory in Highett to build aircraft wings and fuselages to support Australia in the Second World War. The factory continued operation until the end of the war in 1945 when the tradesmen were transferred to the main CAC factory in Fishermans Bend and the Bay Road site was closed. Highett's most substantial residential growth began in the 1950s. Industry was attracted to the area, including a large CSIRO research facility. I think this Graham Road site has recently been sold for housing.
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It seems my recent purchase of this cover did catch some Stampboarders attentions:
Temora22 wrote:This neat 1960 advertising cover is attracting quite a bit of attention (at least between two bidders) with about 14 hours to go on eBay:

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DR-WHO-1960-AUSTRALIA-SYDNEY-SLO ... 3662353797

Why? Is it permit mail? If so, why is it paid at the ordinary letter rate (5d)?

Any other reason? The "SPONSOR A BRITISH MIGRANT" slogan isn't that uncommon, is it?

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I have no idea why it went so high except that it is a great looking cover. I almost did not see it, as it did not have "Melbourne Cup" in the title.

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Another recent eBay acquisition, this time from Stampboarder Suda:
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A nice 'Melbourne Vic - Aust - Support Lord Mayors Hospital Appeal' slogan cancel dated 17th October 1960, not first day but I will keep looking for that.

H B Selby Australia Limited was registered in Melbourne on 11 April 1949 as a public company and holding company for the Sydney and Melbourne businesses of H B Selby & Company Pty Ltd, importers and suppliers of scientific instruments, laboratory apparatus, chemicals and industrial and process control equipment. During 1982-83, when Selbys succumbed to a triple takeover by Warburton O’Donnell, Comeng Holdings Ltd, then Australian National Industries (ANI), its operating subsidiaries were Selbys Scientific Ltd and Analite Pty Ltd. The Selby name continued through further changes of ownership until 2002, when, as part of the Biolab Group, it was finally dropped.

Subsidiaries: H B Selby and Company Proprietary Limited, Melbourne and Sydney, 1903 - 1983; Selby’s Scientific Ltd, 1974 - 1983; Analite Pty Ltd 1946 - 1984; Selby-Wilton Scientific Ltd (ex. George W Wilton & Company Ltd, New Zealand) 1962 - 1980.

Directors: Selby, Esmond John (1911 - 1998); Selby, Benn Atherton (1914 - 2011)
https://archivescollection.anu.edu.au/index.php/h-b-selby-australia-limited
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A recent acquisition via Brighton Philatelic Society, signed by Adrian Clunies Ross:
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Major Adrian Clunies Ross AO, MBE born 10 October 1933 (age 85 years) is one of 3 sons of Sir William Ian Clunies Ross (22 February 1899 – 20 June 1959) who was an Australian veterinary scientist. Sir Ian has been described as the 'architect' of Australia's scientific boom, for his stewardship of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Major Adrian Clunies Ross retired from the army in 1990 after a 38 year military career. He graduated from Duntroon in 1955 & served in Vietnam. He was the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Australian War Memorial.

It is not clear to why he should sign a 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc.

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Not on cover, but I guess they were sometime, a pair of "T" perfins from Tasmania on 100th Running Of The Melbourne Cup - SG #336:
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The "T" is made in 2 actions. First the bar of the T is done. Then the sheet of stamps is rotated 90 degrees, the perforation machine is lined up against bar & the stem of the T is made. As you can see it is not an exact science. Above one stem is aligned with the second perf of the bar & the other with the fourth perf of the bar.

The "T" is the only perfin I have seen on this 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp. Has anybody seen any others, official or private :?: :)
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Another received from Stampboarder Suda via eBay:
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Austral Motor Wheel Works to Archies Creek - 21 March 1961.
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And inside was this Victorian Railways Consignment note:
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Archies Creek is a small town in Victoria. It is located between the Dalyston - Glen Forbes Road and Loch-Wonthaggi Road, on the Archies Creek Road, in the Bass Coast Shire, 10 km north-west of Wonthaggi

The Post Office, Archie's Creek, opened on 17 November 1899 and closed in 1986.

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Do you have Campsie ?

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Hello Peter

Thank you for looking for these for me.

No I don't have Campsie. What can I give you for it.

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Brad,

I've been emailling you, possibly gone in the recycle bin or junk

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Hi Peter

My laptop went to God last night, so any emails you have sent to my laptop I haven't seen.

I will send you an email shortly with my work email. Please use that one for the time being.

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The "T" is the only perfin I have seen on this 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp. Has anybody seen any others, official or private :?: :)
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Don't *think* I have seen that before. There is an ancient listing of T perfins by Andersen, but it is v old and missing lots of things.

Good thing that one of them is dated - Cygnet 1 FE 1961.

Suggesting running it in the Perfin Bulletin and ask has anyone else see one:

https://www.perfins.com.au/tabs/t2.html

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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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I found the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from Terry "The Puffin" Ubobo.P.O. recently in my post box too:
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& inside was this nice postcard of Golden Beach, but no arrow to Maggie's Mailbox:
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as well as this uncacheted 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc from Walcott Street, Perth:
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Walcott Street is an important east-west road in the inner northern suburbs of Perth, linking four of Perth's major northern road corridors (Charles Street, Alexander Drive, Beaufort Street and Guildford Road).

PPA tells us that Walcott Street opened as a PO 2/6/1936 & was renamed Menora PO 1/7/1966.

In 1954, with the establishment of official suburban boundaries, the new offshoot from Mount Lawley was named "Menora" in honour of an old theatre of that name which was located within its borders. Further support for the name was provided by the local Jewish community for whom the Menorah holds special significance. From an aerial point of view, a section of the roads are shaped like the Menorah.

Thank you Terry, most kind of you. :D
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Camperdown, Vic.
Received from towradji, thank you:
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Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, 190 kilometres west of Melbourne with a population of 3,369.

The first British settlers, the Manifold brothers (Thomas, John and Peter Manifold), arrived in the area from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) after 1835 to establish sheep and cattle runs.

The town was surveyed in 1851 and named Camperdown after the Scottish naval hero Lord Viscount Adam Duncan the Earl of Camperdown. The first dwelling was erected on the site of the present Commercial Hotel in 1853 and the Post Office opened on 1 January 1854 replacing an earlier one in the area named Timboon.

It became the service centre for the vast pastoral empires of the region. The Port Fairy railway line was opened in 1883, and branch lines later extended from it to other parts of the south-west of the state.

Sir Chester Manifold - VRC Chairman, First Chairman TAB 1961–68 (known as Chettie by his friend Prime Minister Bob Menzies) & Bill Roycroft - Olympian are notable residents from Camperdown. :)
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Also from towradji, thank you:
Cooranbong, NSW
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Cooranbong is a town and rural suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, 6 kms northwest of the town of Morisset & 91 kms north of Sydney with a population of about 5,500.

The town's name is derived from the Aboriginal word "Kour-an-bong", meaning "rocky bottom creek" or "water over rocks".

The Robertson Land Act of 1861 allowed the town to grow, encouraging the construction of a Catholic church and later, a school, police station and courthouse (1873), a post office (PPA 1st January 1866) and an Anglican church. Timber cutting was the primary economic activity, during the 1880s the population reached 700.

When the railway was built from Sydney to Newcastle in the 1880s, the line passed around 5 km east of the town centre. The station and associated settlement were originally labelled as Cooranbong but later became known as Morisset. This was devastating to the local economy in conjunction with the significant economic depression occurring in the colony. This economic depression continued until the Seventh-day Adventist Church bought 1,500 acres (607 ha) on the northern bank of Dora Creek where they built Avondale College (1897) and Sanitarium Health Food Company (1909).

The Avondale Estate is a Seventh-day Adventist owned estate opposite the Cooranbong shops. The estate is home to Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education institution, the Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, Avondale College Church, Avondale Memorial Church, a disused dairy farm and Avondale Retirement Village. A number of Avondale College students and staff also live on the estate in off-campus housing.

The Avondale University College changed it's name to the Australasian Missionary College, still run by the Seventh Day Adventists. The Seventh-day Adventists have consistently opposed gambling as it is incompatible with Christian principles. It is therefore interesting that they used the 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on their mail, instead of the QEII 5d blue, as it was claimed that it would brand Australia as a land of gambling.
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