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Again from towradji thank you:
Newcastle, NSW
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Australasian Conference Association Ltd acts as Bare Trustee for the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by holding legal title to Australian real and intellectual property on behalf of the Church to aid and forward the activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Whilst they may not have approved of the evils of gambling Melbourne Cup stamp on the cover they may have approved of the "Use Australian Products" machine slogan cancel seen as a promotion of their own "Sanitarium Brand Products".
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An eBay acquisition from up near Terry "The Puffin" Ubobo.R.O.:
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Wesley Cover Service (WCS) fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp
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Blackheath NSW from up uP UP in the Blue Mountains near Katoomba.
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The site was originally named Hounslow but after crossing the Blue Mountains in 1815 and returning from Bathurst, Governor Lachlan Macquarie renamed the settlement as "Black-Heath", in reference to the colour and texture of the native shrubbery in the area.

Blackheath developed into a town after the Main Western railway line was built in 1869; the current station location was completed in 1883. A large dam built to supply water for railway steam engines became the public baths well before steam operations ceased upon electrification. The baths opened for public swimming in 1931 and since then have been redeveloped to include swimming pools. Blackheath's original post office opened according to PPA on 1/8/1870 but was renamed Hoskin's Town PO 1/12/1870. A new Blackheath PO opened as an RO on 16/7/1880 becoming a PO on 1/2/1883.

Blackheath's sporting claim to fame is that Don Bradman hit a century off three overs for the Blackheath team in November 1931 at Blackheath Oval in a social match against Lithgow. He went on to make 256.
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A recent acquisition from David Wood's Phoenix auctions. I wonder what Mrs Rich said when her Northern Territory Settlement fdc arrived with the Melbourne Cup stamp on it:
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WCS fdc for Centenary of NT Exploration used for the 1960 Melbourne Cup.
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It was a happy night at Brighton Philatelic Society, last night, when I picked up this Australian Post Office Hermes cachet fdc for the 1960 Melbourne Cup:
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St.Kilda Road.
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St Kilda Road begins at Flinders Street, in the central business district and crosses Princes Bridge, which spans the Yarra River and connects the central business district of Melbourne with the suburb of St Kilda, ending at Carlisle Street, St Kilda. The road continues as Brighton Road, which becomes Nepean Highway, forming a major arterial connecting the bayside suburbs and Mornington Peninsula to the city.

In the 1830s the road leading south out of Melbourne towards St Kilda, eventually to become St Kilda Road, was known as Baxter's Track, after Melbourne's first postmaster, Captain Baxter.

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Wow .. 1972 Xmas stamps being used on domestic letter rate. I once got $20 each for them. :)
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Spot on Glen. You would remember better than most what the various configurations of the 1971 Christmas stamps brought too. :)
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These recently wandered off eBay & into my 1960 Melbourne Cup collection:
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This arrived from Cronky in Yea, today, yay!!! Thank you Simon.
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And inside was this nice WCS 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc, postmarked Inman Valley, South Australia:
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Inman Valley SA
Inman Valley is a locality in South Australia located on the Fleurieu Peninsula about 86 kms south of Adelaide with a population of 343. Inman Valley, and Inman River, were named through association with Inspector Henry Inman, founder & first commander of the South Australia Police, who pursued two allegedly escaped convicts there in August 1838.

PPA tells us the Inman Valley PO opened on 1/1/1855 & became a CMA on 27/2/1981.

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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
Noble Park, Vic.

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Royal fdc - Noble Park
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The history of Noble Park as a suburb in Melbourne began in 1909. Allan Buckley nicknamed the land subdivision Nobel Park after the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. Buckley had used the estate to demonstrate Nobel's explosives but the name was soon transformed to Noble Park by common usage.

The post office, per PPA opened as an RO on 14/11/1910 & became a PO 25/5/1914 and the railway station was completed in July 1912.
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Another from towradji:
Summer Hill, NSW.

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Royal fdc - Summerhill, NSW.
Summer Hill is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales located 7 kms west of the Sydney cbd. It is a primarily residential suburb of Sydney's Inner West, adjoining two of Sydney's major arterial roads, Parramatta Road and Liverpool Road. The first land grant was made in 1794 to former convict and jailor Henry Kable, and the suburb began growing following the opening of the railway station on the Main Suburban railway line, in 1879.

By the 1920s, the suburb had become relatively upper class, with large estates and mansions built throughout the suburb. Some of these still exist today. Summer Hill transitioned to a working-class suburb in the mid-20th century, when many of the large estates were demolished or subdivided.

Summer Hill's boundaries are Parramatta Road and Liverpool Road to the north, the rear of the properties on the west side of Prospect Road (with a detour around Trinity Grammar School) to the West, Old Canterbury Road to the south, and the Inner West Light Rail to the east. North of Summer Hill is the suburb of Haberfield, to the east is Lewisham, to the south is Dulwich Hill, and to the west is Ashfield.

The earliest known use of the name "Summer Hill" was in 1876, for a land subdivision adjacent to the present-day St Andrew's Anglican Church. The name Summer Hill is thought to be a name chosen by the land sub-divider, presumably based on an attachment for England. Local historians regard the suggestion that the name is a derivation of "Sunning Hill" as a dubious story which has no substance.

PPA tells us the post office opened here on 24th April 1882. :)
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Talking about Tasmanian Slogans here is one from:
Burnie, Tas.
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania with a population of just over 19,000. When founded in 1827, Burnie was named Emu Bay but it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company, in the early 1840s.
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Burnie was proclaimed a city by Queen Elizabeth II on April 26, 1988.
PPA tells us that the Post Office opened as Emu Bay on 1/7/1847 & closed on 30/9/1849. It re-opened as Emu Bay PO on 1/7/1851 & was renamed Burnie PO on 31/12/1881.
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Register Valuable Mail - Burnie Tasmania - 12th October 1960.
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp - SG #336 - first day of issue

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Occleshaw 94 (V2) - REGISTER VALUABLE MAIL.

Supposedly introduced in 1935 (APO Bull. Vol 6 No 5 - April 1959) but earlier dates are known (1932 Melb, 1934 Adelaide & Perth). It was generally out of use by 1957/58 but isolated uses at smaller post offices have been seen till the mid 1980s.

Occleshaw's only shown examples from Tasmania of this slogan are from Hobart. :)
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This piece I received from Browny:
Lemana Junction
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PPA tells us the Post Office opened as Chudleigh Junction on PO 1/3/1892 & was renamed Lemana Junction PO on 1/4/1906 & closed on 15/2/1985.

Lemana Junction is in northern Tasmania about 50 kms south of Devonport & about 50 kms west of Launceston.
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Another piece from Browny:
Rosevears, Tasmania.

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Rosevears is a locality and small rural community in the Western Tamar Valley region of Tasmania. It is located about 22 kms north-west of Launceston with a population of 352. The locality is believed to be named for the Rosevear family, the original European settlers here.

PPA tells us that the Post Office opened as a TO on 1/11/1887, became a PO on 1/1/1888 & closed on 28/2/1978. :)
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And another piece from Browny:
Relief No. 16.
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but not quite a match for this one used at Lyneham, ACT:
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Woolner's Arm NSW.
Woolner's Arm is about 40 kms north west of Casino NSW.

According to PPA it opened as a RO on 8/9/1924, became a PO on 1/7/1927 & closed on 14/8/1961. :)
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1960 Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked Woolners Arm, NSW
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They both appear to be addressed on the same typewriter. :)
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BigSaint wrote:Included in a lot I purchased from Mossgreen today:
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Balaclava.
Balaclava is an inner suburb of Melbourne, 7 km south from Melbourne's Central Business District, in the St Kilda East area & was named after the Battle of Balaclava that took place on 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War.

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We go from Balaclava to Crimea (which would have been less than 2 kms apart, with the Crimea PO being near the corner of Kooyong Road & Crimea Street, Caulfield North) which I picked up at Max Stern's shop:
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Crimea, Victoria
Undoubtedly this street was named after the Crimea is a peninsula located on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe & the subject of a war between Russians & an alliance of the Ottomans, British & French over the Holy Lands

Crimea Post Office opened as Kooyong Road PO on 1/04/1938 & was renamed as Crimea PO on 1/7/1946 & closed 30/6/1988. :)
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Another recent acquistion from Max Stern:
Springvale, Victoria.
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The area contained natural springs which were a permanent water source for stock and travellers moving between Melbourne and Dandenong, giving rise to the suburb's name. In the 1850s, a Spring Vale Hotel was built near a newly surveyed route between Oakleigh and Dandenong at what is now the intersection of Princes Highway and Springvale Road. In 1886, land was subdivided near the railway station and the area began to grow.

The first Springvale Post Office opened on 12 September 1864 and closed in 1892. This office had been superseded by Springvale Railway Station office (opened 1887) which was renamed Springvale in 1902. A Springvale North Post Office was also open between 1946 and 1978.
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Springvale, Victoria
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My last one from my visit to Max Stern's Shop:
Mt. Torrens South Australia.
Mount Torrens is a town in the eastern Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, 46 kilometres east-north-east of the Adelaide & 8 km east of Lobethal with a population of 337.

The first Europeans to discover and ascend it, on 25 January 1838, were the exploration party of Dr. George Imlay and John Hill, but they did not name it. The mount (and nearby town) was named later after Robert Torrens, one of South Australia's founding fathers. The town was developed by the Dunn family in the early 1840s. Then known as Barton Springs, it was laid out in 1853, & it served the Murray River trade at Mannum as well as a nearby copper mine. A small gold deposit was discovered in 1870, but by World War I, the town's importance had diminished, and the town that stands today is virtually unchanged since that time.

Mount Torrens was served by the Mount Pleasant railway line from 1918 to 1953.

PPA tells us the post office opened here on 25/7/1849, closed on 29/2/1852 & reopened circa 1855.
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Received this recently from Stampboarder, Noel "The Nightwatchman":
Harris Park, NSW.
Harris Park is a suburb of Greater Western Sydney, & is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district with a population of about 5,800.

Harris Park is named after John Harris, a surgeon, who had already received land grants in the area in 1793 and 1805, bought Experiment Farm and built a cottage on the site in c1795.

Harris Park railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

PPA tells us that the post office at Harris Park opened as a RO on 19/11/1900 & became a PO on 7/12/1908.
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1960 Melbourne Cup fdc from Harris Park NSW.
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And from Delcampe this "Roo" brought me this one:
Cronulla, NSW.
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with a nice Melbourne Cup fdc inside

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WCS fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup postmarked Cronulla
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Cronulla is a beachside suburb of Sydney, New South Wales with numerous surf beaches & swimming spots, the suburb attracts both tourists & Greater Sydney residents. Cronulla is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. Cronulla is derived from Abdi , meaning ‘‘place of the pink seashells’’ in the dialect of the area's Aboriginal inhabitants, the Gweagal.

Trains terminate at Cronulla railway station on the Cronulla branch of the Illawarra line, on the Sydney Trains network.

PPA tells us that the Post Office opened as Cronulla Beach on 1/1/1891, reverted to a RO on 16/8/1893, again became a PO on 15/4/1907 & was renamed Cronulla PO on 17/3/1930.

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And from eBay were these 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs via eBay:
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A couple of 50 year old Queen stamps on the outer cover.
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Canberra, A.C.T.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall with a population of about 421,000 & an area of 814,000 square kilometres. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km south-west of Sydney and 660 km north-east of Melbourne.

The word "Canberra" is popularly claimed to derive from the word Kambera or Canberry, which is claimed to mean "meeting place" in Ngunnawal, one of the Indigenous languages.

It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913.

As the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is home to many important institutions of the federal government, national monuments and museums including Parliament House.

PPA tells us there have been 3 Canberra post offices (1), (2) & (3). Canberra (1) Post Office opened on 1st January 1863 & was renamed Ainslie on 2nd June 1913. It was renamed Canberra City circa 1929 & closed on 12th April 1983.

Canberra (2) started out as Acton opening on 1st November 1912 & being renamed Canberra on 2nd June 1913. It was renamed Queen Victoria Terrace on 1st February 1983.

Canberra (3) opened on 12th April 1983.

Clearly the examples above are from Canberra (2). :)

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Woolner's Arm
RO 8/9/1924; PO 1/7/1927; closed 14/8/1961
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Hi BigSaint, Found one that might be of interest for you. May take some time to get hold of it from my International Supplier.

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Micky, I would love it.

Thank you for looking for me. :)
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Kiama, NSW.

I picked this one up at last Saturday's Brighton Philatelic Society auction:
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Kiama, on the south coast of NSW, about 40 kms north of Nowra.
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Kiama is a coastal town 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra. One of the main tourist attractions is the Kiama Blowhole.

The first European to explore the area was George Bass who stopped there on 6 December 1797 and viewed Kiama's blowhole. During the early settlement the wheat farmers came here as the soil was volcanic and rain-swept unlike most of Australia. When the wheat failed to grow, the farmers switched to dairying.

The town is served by Kiama railway station, the last electrified station on the South Coast Line; the journey to Sydney takes about 2 hours 15 minutes. PPA tells us the post office opened here on 1st January 1841.

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A 2020 addition from eBay USA:
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Some interesting stamps on the outside & an interesting 1960 Melbourne Cup cover on the inside:
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Not first day. It would appear "first day cover" written on it before posted & missed the 12th's mail delivery.

Melbourne Air postmark added to cancel the single stamp below missed by the inverted Melbourne straight line machine cancel.

Cover taxed as it would appear the sender thoughts that 5 x 5d was 2s 5d when it was only 2s 1d. So why was it taxed 12c & not 8c :?:

Also has the black diamond census marking from England. :)
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A nice pick up from eBay & a Brighton Philatelic Society member as well:
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When I saw the stamps on this one, I thought the cow had jumped over the moon in Rosebud
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1960 Melbourne Cup WCS fdc - Ballarat
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From eBay in the USA:
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And inside:
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A 1960 Melbourne Cup 2dc.
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"Th-Th-The, Th-Th-The, Th-Th... That's all, folks!":
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Well for today anyway. :)
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From Stampboarder Kiwidude there was this 1990 NZ ANZAC cover:
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And on the reverse there was some Kiwidude humour:
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And inside was something New Zealand does well, send good horses to Australia. Some Big Saint humour to counteract the Kiwidude humour.
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1960 Melbourne Cup fdc won by Hi Jinx from New Zealand.

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1960 Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked Cairns
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1970 Return of Cardigan Bay to New Zealand postmarked Alexandra.
Should have sent him to a warmer place than Invercargill

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Timaru where Phar Lap was born.
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Trentham, home of the Wellington Racecourse.
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Captain Cook had a look over there too.
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I thought I was receiving a Valentine's Day card from Charles Leski with all the roses on the cover. Yikes!!! :shock:

But all good nothing like it, instead a nice run of Golden Square Post Office (a suburb of Bendigo) postmarked fdcs including the 1960 Melbourne Cup:
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Golden Square, Vic.
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From eBay NSW :
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in particular Narwee, a southern suburb of Sydney
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1960 Melbourne Cup from Croydon, NSW
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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
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1960 Melbourne Cup 2dc
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One of these almost fdcs when the cover placed in a street post box or slot at the post office & misses the last mail.

Nice slogan for Sydney 7 NSW AUST - "Export Is Your Business - Export Week 17th-23rd October". :)
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When I first started seriously collecting the 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs, Flemington was a rarely seen postmark. I recall seeing one sell at auction for around $300 plus commission etc. about 20 years ago & that was without me bidding as I already had one:
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Flemington, Vic cds on fdi to Heidelberg.
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It seems the Flemington post was a little busier than normal on Cup Day 1960 when it was only a half day public holiday. :)
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The eBayer I bought the Flemington also had some others. Here is the next one from Qld.
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Rockhampton North to Yeppoon, Qld
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PPA tells us Rockhampton North started it's life out as North Rockhampton RO opening circa 1876, becoming a Post Office on 1st April 1884 before being renamed Rockhampton North PO circa November 1959.

Rockhampton North is a suburb of Rockhampton which is a city in the Rockhampton Region of Central Queensland, with a population of almost 80,000 making it the fourth-largest city in Queensland & the 22nd-largest city in Australia.

Rockhampton is one of the oldest cities in Queensland & in Northern Australia. In 1853, Charles & William Archer came across what is now also known as the Fitzroy River, which they named in honour of Sir Charles FitzRoy. The Archer brothers took up a run near Gracemere in 1855, and more settlers arrived. Gold was found at Canoona, and led to the first North Australian gold rush. This led to an influx of migrants who quickly transformed Rockhampton into the second-largest port in the state. Subsequent gold rushes at Mount Morgan Mine, which was at the time one of the most productive gold mines in the world, laid the foundations for much of the city's Victorian architecture. :)
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Received this one from Agent 86, an eBayer, in Surfers Paradise:
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And inside a nice Melbourne Cup day cover from 1960 postmarked Flemington:
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If your are wondering where the cachet comes from, it has been cut from the front cover of the racebook from the final day of the 1960 Melbourne Cup Carnival. :)
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From an eBayer in NSW:
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And inside:
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Not quite a fdc.
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Another of these almost fdcs when the cover placed in a street post box or slot at the post office & misses the last mail.

Nice slogan for Sydney 7 NSW AUST - "Export Is Your Business - Export Week 17th-23rd October". :)
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From an eBayer in NSW:
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And inside:
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A "South Melbourne" Cup fdc. :)
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Received an email from Lakatoi 4 asking whether I had Bentleigh East, Victoria:
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Thank you Tony for looking out for but I do have Bentleigh East:
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What is interesting is that all the copies I have seen from Bentleigh East have blocks of four.

Bentleigh East 14 kilometres south east from the Melbourne CBD with a population of about 28,000. The suburb, like its neighbour Bentleigh, was named after the infamous Victorian politician Thomas Bent.

There looks to have been a major reshuffle of various Bentleigh & Brighton Post Offices in 1928. PPA tells us the Bentleigh Post Office became Bentleigh East on 9th January 1928 & that it closed on 13th October 1995. If I recall correctly it was in East Boundary Road & Centres Roads. It may have moved down to the Delivery Centre in Centre Road near Tucker Road for a short time.

However the Bentleigh East Post Shop is alive & well at 714 Centre Road Bentleigh East & has been there for at least 20 years. I am not sure why PPA think it is closed.
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Bentleigh East Post Shop 714 Centre Road Bentleigh East
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Brad, did you notice the E of East in the CDS is thinner and a bit smaller than the other E’s.

Also on both covers there’s a metal flaw above that first E, let’s name that the “accent” flaw for posterity 8)
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Yes Tony, I don't think there is a match on any of the "E"s in the postmark. They all seem different.

I thought the mark above the E in East was a piece dirt stuck between the E & the rim of the postmark. :)
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Further to the post above here are some more copies of Bentleigh East for the 1960 Melbourne Cup:
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All display the same traits as shown previously & I suspect that each of these covers was prepared by the same person. I suspect there was a local dealer in the area particularly as I have box of covers somewhere addressed to James Flomp all postmarked Bentleigh East but at the moment I cannot lay my hands on them.

However I did find a couple & they appear to have the same postmark which WWW (Watson, Webster & Wood - the printed version) describe as 40A (no dot between SE & 15) EDU 11th October 1961 (I think that needs updating), LDU 23rd April 1968.

I can show you this one from 30th September 1960 which has no mark above the "E" in East:
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And this one from 17th October 1962 which also has no mark:
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So the mark above the E is really looking like dirt. I will revisit when the box turns up. :)
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Some more from an eBayer I bought from a few weeks back:
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1960 WCS Melbourne Cup stamp fdc postmarked Emerald, Qld cds on fdi.
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Emerald is a rural town and locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, with an urban population of around 14,000. It lies on the Nogoa River, a tributary of the Fitzroy River approximately 270 kilometres from the Coral Sea coast, approximately 270 km west of Rockhampton & 883 kms north west of Brisbane. Emerald sits approximately 10 km south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

The first European to explore the area was Ludwig Leichhardt between 1843 & 1845. The town takes its name for the emerald & other precious stones found in the area.

PPA tells us the post office opened here on the 5th June 1879.
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And from the same eBayer:
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1960 WCS Melbourne Cup stamp fdc postmarked Byellee, Qld cds on fdi.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
BigSaint wrote: Any info on Byellee, Mr Puffin, as PPA does not record it's existence. Thank you.
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Brad. Could you also post the cover on this thread please ? First recorded copy so will be rated 4R.
Measurements too please. Left arc, right arc. diameter. I'm guessing 3mm 3mm 30mm.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=76895&p=6329276#p6329276
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4mm, 4mm, 30mm
Ubobo.R.O. wrote:First recorded copy for this telephone office.

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Byellee is a suburb of Gladstone by the Calliope River, but no one lives there.

It takes its name from the corrupted pronunciation of name of an Aboriginal clan resident on Curtis Island & the mainland north of the Calliope River. Byellee was used as an alternative to Boyne Valley during World War II by the Queensland Railways Department. :)
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I received from Western Australian Stampboarder Alltorque:
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And inside was this free gift for my 1960 Melbourne Cup collection:
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1960 Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked Mandurah WA
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Thank you Ian, I don't have Mandurah, in fact I don't have many different places in WA. :D
Here are ones I do have from WA - Perth, Claremont, Fremantle, Guilford, South Fremantle, Mandurah, University Crawley & Wembley West.

Still missing some of the larger towns like Rockingham, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Albany, Kwinana, Broome, Busselton, Port Hedland & more. :)
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BigSaint wrote:And this one from Chris Gray too:
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Addison Road (Marrickville)
Another example picked up recently via eBay:
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Addison Road is a major road in the suburb of Marrickville in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is located 7 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD. The Addison Road Post Office opened 6th November 1923 & was renamed Marrickville Metro PO 14th January 1993. :)
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A recent arrival from an eBayer in Mill Park, Vic:
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WCS fdc postmarked Kingaroy Qld cds on 12th October 1960 on fdi
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PPA tells us the first Kingaroy Post Office opened by 1902 (a receiving office had been open from 1895). It was renamed Taabinga Village PO circa March 1905, when Kingaroy Railway Station office opened. This was renamed Kingaroy in 1907. The Taabinga Village office closed in 1929.

Kingaroy is an agricultural town approximately 210 kilometres north-west of Brisbane with a population of about 10,000. It is known as the "Peanut Capital of Australia" because Australia's largest peanut processing plant is located in the town and peanut silos dominate the skyline. Kingaroy is also well known as the home town of former Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

The origin of the name Kingaroy is usually claimed to be derived from the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal word for 'Red Ant'.

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Also from the eBayer in Mill Park was this one:
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Royal fdc postmarked Spotswood cds on 12th October 1960 on fdi to NZ.
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PPA tells us Spotswood started out as Spottiswoode when the Post Office opened on 1st February 1882. It was renamed Spottiswood Post Office circa 1903. It was renamed Spotswood Post Office circa 1906 & became an LPO on 25th January 1994.

Spotswood is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, 7 km south-west of Melbourne's CBD with a population of about 2,600.

The suburb is bounded generally by the Geelong railway line in the west, the West Gate Freeway in the north, the Yarra River in the east and by the boundaries of the properties below Burleigh Street in the south & served by the Spotswood Railway Station on the Werribee/Williamstown railway lines.

Spotswood was named after J.S. Spottiswoode (shortened Spotswood), one of the first farmers who owned much of the area in the 1840s.

Spotswood was the setting of the eponymous Australian film, Spotswood, made in 1990-1991, starring Anthony Hopkins, Toni Collette, Bruno Lawrence and Russell Crowe. It was also the location for the police headquarters in Mad Max & for the Academy award-winning short film Harvie Krumpet.
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BigSaint wrote:Kiama, NSW.

I picked this one up at last Saturday's Brighton Philatelic Society auction:
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Kiama, on the south coast of NSW, about 40 kms north of Nowra.
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Kiama is a coastal town 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra. One of the main tourist attractions is the Kiama Blowhole.

The first European to explore the area was George Bass who stopped there on 6 December 1797 and viewed Kiama's blowhole. During the early settlement the wheat farmers came here as the soil was volcanic and rain-swept unlike most of Australia. When the wheat failed to grow, the farmers switched to dairying.

The town is served by Kiama railway station, the last electrified station on the South Coast Line; the journey to Sydney takes about 2 hours 15 minutes. PPA tells us the post office opened here on 1st January 1841.

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J N King & Sons advertising cover post office express with Melbourne Cup 5d stamp
SG #336 to Sydney cancelled with Kiama cds postmark on 26th October 1960.
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Great cover, Big Saint. Probably included an advertisement for Country Life

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An unusual Melbourne Cup cover:

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Country Women's Association stamp fdc issued 26th September 1962 Adelaide 45 cds
with Melbourne Cup stamp added from Adelaide to Sweden
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