WTB Australia 1978 Horse Racing FDC - by POs, A-Z

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Wonder if there is a fdi postmark for Emerald:
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BigSaint wrote:
BigSaint wrote:O is for Oakey, the birthplace of "Bernborough":
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I found another version of a fdc from Oakey:
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Together with a postcard of the Bernborough bronze statue.
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That now deceased "offending partys" name was Trevor Stanton.

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I have this one from Wembley if you are interested. It's still on your wanted listed.

I tried to pm you as well as email you, but can't find a pm option or email contact under your profile?

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When the Australia Post pictorial covers hit the market in March 1970, uncacheted fdcs almost disappeared:
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Here is one "towradji" sent me postmarked 'Hunters Hill where the Post Office probably couldn't afford to buy in the fdc blank for this issue.
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Came across this rather "grotty" example of a WCS fdc from Mt. Gambier (Tulloch only):
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Found this one ten minutes ago. Burwood NSW 2134.

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Thank you Terry.

Please put it aside for me.

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Found this one in between races today. Longreach Qld.

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Thank you Terry, please pop it aside for me.

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Picked this one out of the "Exchange books" at Brighton Philatelic Society last Tuesday night:
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These arrived from Terry (Ubobo R.O.)
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Nundah
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Longreach
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Burwood NSW

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as well as 1980 Adelaide Cup Souvenir Cover
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Received this postally used one to the UK from Stampboarder "Towradji":
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I have Mortdale & Rockdale if any use to you .

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WEIRD AL wrote:I have Mortdale & Rockdale if any use to you .
Thank you for looking for me Weird Al:
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But as I have them I will pass.

Thank you again.

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Here is another eBay acquisition:
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This one arrived from Terry, Stampboarder Ubobo.R.O. today:
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Gladstone, Qld
I did not realise that Gladstone had a fdi postmark in 1978, so I did not know I had to look for this one. Thank you Terry.

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Picked up this postally used one from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:
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Morley WA.
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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder Suda, not first day, but I thought it was interesting:
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Stamp cancelled at GPO Adelaide.
Not one I have seen before.

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Southport Qld arrived via eBay & an unsigned version this time:
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Mount Gravatt Qld also via eBay:
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Another example of a Post Office that I did not know had a fdi postmarker.

Apparently it is a major suburb 10 kms south east of Brisbane & named after after Lieutenant George Gravatt who was the commander of the Moreton Bay Settlement for two months in 1839.
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I received this matching pair of Australian 1978 Horse Racing fdcs from Stampboarder towradji:
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Bairnsdale fdi above & cds below.
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This one arrived via eBay today:
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New Norfolk, Tasmania
Another one I did not know I was missing.

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Relief 12 [at] Naracoorte:
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Phar Lap & Peter Pan arrived in my Post Office Box yesterday via eBay:
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Inside were these Wesley Cover Service 1978 race horses postmarked Camberwell fdi:
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As Camberwell had it's own Philatelic Sales Counter, it should not be too difficult to locate the Australia Post fdc with this fdi cancel.

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This envelope came in the mail with an ebay purchase from Stampboarder Slash:
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& inside was this 1978 Horse Racing fdc

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Wembley WA
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I have had Lindfield NSW on a WCS fdc for quite some time:
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And recently on eBay I found it's Aussie Post partner:
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Tulloch 20c SG 699:
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Credit Union World Conference, 21st May 1979 - APM 7400.
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Colleen Woolley's description from Oz Pictormarks.
What surprises most is not the 2300 cancels of this postmark but more 6 months after issue Australia Post was still using Tulloch for special postmarking. :)
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Hi Brad

Are you still looking for Bundaberg if so give me an email.
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Martyn

Thank you, I still need, email sent.

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Stampboarder Browny sent these slogans to me recently as they were on 20c Tulloch SG 699 issued 18th October 1978, for which I thank him very much.

He tells me the slogan on Tulloch is "Australia Commemorates Universal Declaration of Human Rights". It was used only for pillar box mail & used for one week only in Perth from 20th October 1978 to 27th October 1978. So here they all are except unfortunately for Saturday the 21st October 1978 which is yet to be seen:
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Can anyone find me the missing 21st October 1978 :?:
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A recent arrival via ebay:
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Roselands NSW
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This arrived today from Stampboarder Queenslander:
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And inside was this Bundeberg postmarked horse racing fdc

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Thanks to a heads up from Stampboarder Traralgon 3844, I was able to pick up this one on ebay:
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Manly, NSW.
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I found this one on eBay & it arrived today:
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Originally granted to the Waratah Coal Company, the area was the site of the company's first shaft, sunk in 1873. Officially called South Waratah, the pit was variously known as Charles' Pit, Raspberry Gully or The Gully Pit. These names all applied to Charlestown in its early days and the surviving name seem to have been derived from that of Charles Smith, the company's manager. The first settlers were miners from the pit. The suburb is home to the largest shopping centre in the region, Charlestown Square, which is located just off the Pacific Highway.

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Just happened to be passing Max Stern's "new" shop yesterday & while he had no 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs he did have these 1978 Racehorses:
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Essendon was named after the village of Essendon in Hertfordshire, England. Richard Green, who arrived in Victoria in the 1850s and settled near Melbourne, was a native of Essendon, Hertfordshire, where his father Isaac Green was either owner or tenant of Essendon Mill, and he bestowed the name of his native village on the district in which he had made his new home.

In 1851 the gold rush opened up the Moonee Ponds District with miners travelling along Mount Alexander Road to Castlemaine.

Essendon Post Office opened on 18 August 1856.

In 1862 169 residents sought the formation of the Borough of Essendon and Flemington.

On 9 January 1871, the Victorian Railways services began between Essendon and Melbourne, following an unsuccessful private railway operating from 1860 until 1864.
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A Post Office in the township having been open since 1875 (an earlier PO having served the rural area from 1870 to 1873). On 1 January 1880 Morwell PO was renamed Morwell Bridge and Morwell Railway Station PO (open since 1877) became the main Morwell PO.
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Formerly known as Hotham, it was essentially a working class area, with some middle class pockets, and was one of the first towns in Victoria to be granted Municipal status.

In 1859 the area was named Hotham borough, after the governor of Victoria Charles Hotham. Hotham Post Office opened on 20 March 1860.

In 1869 some of these decided to form the Hotham Football Club that later became a foundation member of the VFA (Australian rules football) today known as the North Melbourne Kangaroos.
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The bay was named in 1800 by the British navigator James Grant, who sailed in the Lady Nelson along the Victorian coast. "I also distinguished the Bay by the name of Portland Bay, in honour of His Grace the Duke of Portland", wrote Grant. The bay, the only deep sea port between Adelaide and Melbourne, offers a sheltered anchorage against the often wild weather of Bass Strait.
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Historically known as Emerald Hill, it was one of the first of Melbourne's suburbs to adopt full municipal status and is one of Melbourne's oldest suburban areas, notable for its well preserved Victorian era streetscapes.

South Melbourne features television production studios owned by the Seven Network and Global Television in the south of the suburb. This was formerly the Melbourne studios of the Seven Network prior to them moving to the Melbourne Docklands's Digital Broadcast Centre.
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A recent eBay acquisition:
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The reasons for Dee Why's name remain unclear. The earliest reference to it is a pencil note in surveyor James Meehan's field book, "Wednesday, 27th Sept, 1815 Dy Beach - Marked a Honey Suckle Tree near the Beach". What it meant to him is not clear, but various claims have been put forward, including:

The letters DY were simply a marker that Meehan used to mark many other places on his map.

The name came from the local Aboriginal language that Meehan used to name many of the locations that he surveyed.

From 1840 the name was recorded as one word, 'Deewhy'. The term 'Dee Why' was also used to name 'Dee Why Heights' or Highlands, known as Narraweena since 1951, and 'Dee Why West', the name of which was changed to Cromer in 1969.

Dee Why Post Office opened on 26 April 1915. Dee Why Beach Post Office opened on 1 December 1945 and closed in 1979. Dee Why North Post Office opened on 1 October 1959 and closed in 1993.
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Another eBay pickup:
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Clayton
Clayton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2016 Census, Clayton had a population of 19,358.

The area was first occupied for farming in the 1850s and was originally named after a property, "Clayton Vale", owned by lawyer John Hughes Clayton in the 1860s. A township was originally gazetted on Dandenong Road and in 1862 a primary school was opened at the corner of Dandenong Road and Clayton Road, to serve the whole of the Clayton district. This school changed its name to Clayton North Primary School in 1954.

The construction of the railway to Dandenong and Gippsland about 1 km south of Dandenong Road in 1878 prompted the start of a second township where the line crossed Clayton Road.

The Post Office opened on 18 November 1887 as Clayton's Road Railway Station and was renamed Clayton in 1891.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton,_Victoria
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An eBay acquisition with a little difference:
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Mentone adhered to an advertising poster
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Mentone is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Mentone had a population of 12,965.

It is known locally for Mentone Beach, which extends alongside Beaumaris Bay from the cliffs in Beaumaris and ends at Warrigal Road where it meets Parkdale.

Mentone is associated with the Heidelberg School of Australian artists.

Mentone was founded as a resort town named after the Italian spelling of the formerly-Italian French town Menton. In order to keep with the Italian resort theme many streets in Mentone were named after Italian cities for example, Cremona Street, Florence Street, Venice Street and Milan Street. The development of Mentone began in the late 1800s, the Post Office opening on 16 May 1884.
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A recent pickup:
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Woden ACT
Woden Town Centre (Woden) is the main commercial centre of the district of Woden Valley in Canberra. It is located in the Canberra suburb of Phillip. The Woden Valley itself was the first satellite city, separate from the Canberra Central district & is about 7 kms south west of the Canberra CBD with a population of about 35,000.

Like Phillip, the town centre was established in 1966 and the suburb it is located in was named after Arthur Phillip, who was the first Governor of New South Wales. The centre is the location of the tallest building in Canberra, the Lovett Tower (formerly known as the MLC Tower).
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Another recent pick up & one that I did not know I did not have:
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Mawson ACT
Mawson (postcode 2607) is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Woden Valley. The suburb was gazetted in 1966 and named after the Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. The theme for street names is Antarctic exploration.
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One I picked up from eBay UK thanks to a heads up from Traralgon3844, thank you Paul:
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Greensborough, Vic.
Greensborough is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 19 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. At the 2016 Census, Greensborough had a population of 20,821.

The suburb was named after settler Edward Bernard Green, who was also the district mail contractor. Formerly it was known as Keelbundoora. :)
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I picked this one up on eBay as a space filler. Why do we have these lazy maroons who fold the cover to fit into small album sleeve instead of using one the correct size :?: :roll: :
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Edgecliff NSW
Edgecliff is a small suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney & located 4 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district & is postcode is 2027.

Edgecliff is surrounded by the suburbs of Double Bay, Woollahra, Paddington, Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point. The property prices are very high because it is close to the city and many homes provide views of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). Edgecliff takes its name from its location because it literally sits on the edge of a cliff. The rocky cliff was extensively quarried in the early day of European settlement.

In September 1894 a cable tram service opened, which operated from King Street in the city to Ocean Street in Edgecliff. The powerhouse driving it was located at Rushcutters Bay. Unlike other trams of the era which were driven by steam, the cable ran in a gutter between the tracks. The cars gripped the moving cable to advance and released it to stop. It operated until 1905 when the tram line was electrified. Edgecliff railway station opened in 1979, when the Eastern Suburbs railway line was opened from Central to Bondi Junction.
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Another one I did not know existed, till I found it on eBay recently:
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Blackwood South Australia.
Blackwood is a suburb located about 10 kms south of Adelaide with a population of about 4,200.

The name "Blackwood" probably comes from either the Acacia melanoxylon, also known as the Australian blackwood, which grows in the nearby Mount Lofty Ranges, or the Eucalyptus odorata, which grows in Blackwood and has dark bark.

Most development in Blackwood didn't take place until the Adelaide to Aldgate section of the Adelaide-Wolseley railway line was opened, with Blackwood railway station opening in 1883. Land was subdivided for housing at about the same time and the railway line was later connected all the way to Melbourne.

PPA tells us that the Blackwood Post Office opened as Belair on 3rd April 1959 & changed it's name to Blackwood on 1st August 1881. :)
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BigSaint wrote:Phar Lap & Peter Pan arrived in my Post Office Box yesterday via eBay:
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Inside were these Wesley Cover Service 1978 race horses postmarked Camberwell fdi:
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As Camberwell had it's own Philatelic Sales Counter, it should not be too difficult to locate the Australia Post fdc with this fdi cancel.

Brad :)
A nice little pick up from David Wood at Phoenix Auctions recently, a fdc lot of Camberwell Philatelic Sales Centre included this one which I have been looking for for some time:
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Camberwell is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 9 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District with a population of about 22,000.

A feature of Camberwell is the Burke Road shopping strip, which stretches north, approximately 600 m from Camberwell Junction, where three tram routes converge—the 70, 72, and 75. Halfway up the shopping strip is Camberwell railway station, which services the Belgrave, Lilydale, and Alamein train lines. East Camberwell, Riversdale, Willison, and Hartwell stations also lie within the suburb's boundaries where one of the 3 remaining level crossing is crossed by tram tracks at Riversdale.

The historic Rivoli Cinemas sit just west of Camberwell Junction, in the adjacent suburb of Hawthorn East.

The Camberwell Post Office opened on 12th October 1864.

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Time to post a revised list of what you have for AP cover, Brad?

Members, such as me, might better be equipped to search?

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