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From another thread:
Rocklea.
Rocklea is a large suburb of Brisbane, Queensland. The suburb is located 9 kilometres south of the city. The west of the suburb is bordered by the Oxley Creek. The suburb's name is derived from the Rocky Waterholes in the area.

It is also at one end of the Ipswich Motorway and has a train station on the Beenleigh line. Ipswich Road continues north from the Ipswich Motorway, through Moorooka and into the Brisbane central business district.

Rocklea is a mostly industrial suburb, being the home to many large firms from a range of industries. At the 2011 Australian Census Rocklea had a population of 1,255.

The locality was originally called Rocky Water Holes. It was renamed Rocklea with the opening of the railway.

The suburb was once the centre of the Shire of Yeerongpilly which was established in 1879 and disbanded in 1925 after the City of Brisbane was created. In 1949, Commonwealth Engineering established a railway factory in Rocklea. On 31 July 2009 the last race was held at the Rocklea horse harness racing track.

PPA tells us that the post office opened as Rocky Waterholes PO on 1/1/1866 & was renamed Rocklea PO on 25/5/1885 but was replaced by Archerfield PO on 1/7/1981.
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From another thread:
HMAS Cerberus
HMAS Cerberus is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base that serves as the primary training establishment for RAN personnel. The base is located adjacent to Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, Victoria. The base is also an official bounded locality of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and is the only naval base to have a specific listing in the Australian census with a population of 1,040.

The site for the Cerberus naval base on Hanns Inlet, between Sandy Point and Stony Point on Western Port Bay was purchased in 1911. The 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi) base was opened in September 1920 and became known as Flinders Naval Depot in 1921. The Post Office opened on 2 December 1912 as Flinders Naval Base, was renamed Flinders Naval Depot in 1925 and HMAS Cerberus, Westernport in 1963.
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HMAS Cerberus, Westernport - 1978 Horse Racing.
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Not to be confused with the sunken rusting wreck of the former flagship of the Victorian navy, HMVS Cerberus at Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, in Port Philip Bay:
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Listing of 1978 Australian Racehorses First Day of Issue Postmarks that I have:

Abbotsford Vic
Aberdeen Street Perth WA
Adelaide GPO SA SA
Adelaide S Aust 25mm SA
Adelaide S Aust 30mm SA
Albany WA
Albury NSW
Alice Springs NT
Annerley Qld
Applecross WA
Auburn NSW
Babinda Qld
Bacchus Marsh Vic
Bairnsdale Vic
Ballarat Vic
Ballina NSW
Balwyn Vic
Balwyn North Vic
Bandiana Milpo Vic
Bankstown NSW
Bankstown Square NSW
Bayswater Vic
Bega NSW
Bellerive PSC Tas
Belmont Vic
Bendigo Vic
Bentleigh Vic
Berkeley NSW
Blackburn Vic
Blacktown NSW
Blackwood SA
Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Junction NSW
Bordertown SA
Box Hill Vic
Brighton Vic
Brisbane 4000 Qld
Brisbane GPO 4000 Qld
Brisbane Market Qld
Broadbeach Qld
Brookvale NSW
Bunbury WA
Bundaberg Qld
Burleigh Heads Qld
Burwood NSW
Burwood Vic
Busselton WA
Cabramatta NSW
Cairns Qld
Camberwell Vic
Campbelltown NSW
Canberra ACT 2600 ACT
Canberra City ACT 2601 ACT
Canberra Parliament House 2600 ACT
Carlton South Vic
Carnarvon WA
Carnegie Vic
Casterton VIc
Caulfield South Vic
Chadstone Centre Vic
Charlestown NSW
Chatswood NSW
Cheltenham Vic
Civic Square ACT
Claremont WA
Clarence Gardens SA
Clayton Vic
Cleveland Qld
Cloverdale WA
Cobram Vic
Coffs Harbour NSW
Cohuna Vic
Colac Vic
Collins Street East, Melb Vic
Cooma NSW
Cooparoo PSC Qld
Corinda Qld
Corio Vic
Cronulla NSW
Crows Nest NSW
Croydon Vic
Dampier WA
Dandenong Vic
Darwin NT
Dee Why NSW
Dickson ACT
Doncaster Vic
Doubleview WA
Dromana Vic
Dubbo NSW
Eastwood SA
Echuca Vic
Edgecliffe NSW
Elizabeth SA
Eltham Vic
Elwood Vic
Enmore NSW
Epping NSW
Ermington NSW
Esperence WA
Essendon Vic
Everton Park Qld
Exhibition Street (Melb) Vic
Ferntree Gully Vic
Flemington CDS Vic
Footscray Vic
Footscray West Vic
Fortitude Valley Qld
Frankston Vic
Fremantle WA
Garden Island NSW
Gawler SA
Geelong Vic
George Town Tas
Gladesville NSW
Glen Iris Vic
Glen Waverley Vic
Glenelg SA
Glenroy VIc
Goondiwindi Qld
Gosford NSW
Grafton NSW
Greenacres SA
Greensborough Vic
Grenfell Street (Adelaide) SA
Griffith NSW
Grosvenor Street (Adelaide) SA
Gympie Qld
Hamilton Vic
Hamilton Central Qld
Hampton Vic
Hawthorn Vic
Hindley Street (Adelaide) SA
Hindmarsh SA
HMAS Cerberus Westernport Vic
Hobart GPO PSC Tas
Hobart Post Office Museum Tas
Hornsby NSW
Horsham Vic
Huonville Tas
Inala Qld
Ingle Farm SA
Ivanhoe Vic
Jamieson Centre ACT
Janali NSW
Kadina SA
Kiama NSW
King Street (Melbourne) Vic
Kingston ACT
Kingswood SA
Korumburra Vic
Lakes Entrance Vic
Lameroo SA
Launceston PSC Tas
Laverton Vic
Lawson ACT
Lidcombe NSW
Lilydale Vic
Linfield NSW
Lithgow NSW
Lord Howe Island NSW
Malvern Vic
Mandurah WA
Manly NSW
Manuka ACT
Margate Beach Qld
Market Square Geelong Vic
Maroubra NSW
Marrickville NSW
Maryborough Qld
Maryborough Vic
Mawson ACT
Melbourne Vic
Melbourne Philatelic Bureau Vic
Melbourne Philatelic Sales Centre Vic
Melbourne University Vic
Mentone Vic
Merimbula NSW
Midland WA
Mildura Vic
Miranda NSW
Mona Vale NSW
Moonah Tas
Moonee Ponds Vic
Moorooka Qld
Mordialloc Vic
Morley WA
Mornington Vic
Mortdale NSW
Mount Gravatt Qld
Mount Hawthorm WA
Mount Isa Qld
Mount Lawley WA
Mount Waverley Vic
Mt Gambier SA
Mulgrave North Vic
Murray Bridge SA
Murwillumbah NSW
Muswellbrook NSW
Narabeen NSW
Naracoorte SA
Narrogin WA
New Norfolk Tas
Newcastle NSW
Newman WA
Newport Vic
Niddrie Vic
North Adelaide SA
North Sydney NSW
Northam WA
Northland Centre Vic
Norwood SA
Nunawading Vic
Nundah Qld
Oakey Qld
Oakleigh Vic
Ocean Grove Vic
Orange NSW
Pakenham Vic
Palm Beach Qld
Parramatta NSW
Pascoe Vale South Vic
Pennant Hills NSW
Penrith NSW
Perth WA (with Black Swan)
Perth GPO Philatelic Sales C WA
Plympton SA
Port Adelaide SA
Port Hedland WA
Port Kembla NSW
Port Lincoln SA
Port Melbourne Vic
Portland Vic
Potts Point Vic
Prahran Vic
Preston Vic
Propect SA
Pymble NSW
Railway Square (Sydney) NSW
Randwick NSW
Redcliffe Qld
Renmark SA
Reservoir Vic
Revesby NSW
Richmond Vic
Ringwood Vic
Rochester Vic
Rockdale NSW
Rockhampton Qld
Rockingham WA
Rocklea Qld
Rosanna Vic
Rosebery NSW
Royal Exchange (Sydney) NSW
Rundle Street (Adelaide) SA
Ryde NSW
Safety Bay WA
Sale Vic
Salisbury SA
Sandgate Qld
Sandy Bay Tas
Scarborough WA
Seymour Vic
Shepparton Vic
South Melbourne Vic
South Perth WA
South Yarra Vic
Southland Centre Vic
Southport Qld
St Agnes SA
St Kilda Vic
St Kilda Road Central Vic
St Kilda West Vic
St Marys NSW
Strathfield NSW
Sunshine Vic
Surfers Paradise Qld
Surrey Hills Vic
Sutherland NSW
Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Vic
Swansea Tas
Sydney International Airport NSW
Sydney Philatelic Sales Centre NSW
Sydney University NSW
Tamworth NSW
Taree NSW
Thirroul NSW
Toorak Vic
Toowong Qld
Toowoomba Qld
Trafalgar Vic
Ulladulla NSW
Ulverstone Tas
Vaucluse NSW
Victor Harbour SA
Victoria Market (Melbourne) Vic
Victoria Park WA
Wagga Wagga NSW
Wallsend NSW
Wangaratta Vic
Warrnambool Vic
Warragul Vic
Warrawong NSW
Warrnambool Vic
Warwick Qld
Wembley WA
Werribee Vic
Whyalla SA
Wickham WA
Windsor NSW
Woden ACT
Wodonga Vic
Wollongong NSW
Wonthaggi Vic
Woodridge Qld
Woodville SA
Woomera SA
Woy Woy NSW
Wynnum Central Qld
Yass NSW
Zillmere Qld

Updated listing (of 321) as requested by Rod P.

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Elwood
A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
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Elwood - 1978 Horse Racing fdc
Elwood is an inner suburb & popular bayside beach of Melbourne, Victoria, 8 km south of Melbourne's CBD with a population of around 15,000. Originally swampland, the installation of the Elwood Canal turned it into an area suitable for residential development. It is not clear how the suburb was named.

Fever brought the first large group of settlers to Elwood, when the desperate immigrant ship Glen Huntley landed at Point Ormond in 1840, flying the fever flag and initiating Victoria's first quarantine station and St Kilda’s first graveyard.

PPA tells us the post office opened here on 31/3/1914 & became an LPO on 1/4/1999. :)
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Korumburra
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.
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1978 Race Horses fdc postmarked Korumburra, Vic
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Found this is my Treasurer's in mail tray at Brighton Philatelic Society:
Devonport, Tasmania
Devonport is a city in northern Tasmania situated at the mouth of the Mersey River with an urban population of around 23,000.

During the 1850s the twin settlements of Formby & Torquay were established on opposite banks at the mouth of the Mersey River. Torquay on the eastern shore was the larger community with police, post, magistrate, at least three hotels, shipyards and stores. A river ferry service connected the two communities. Between 1870 and 1880 the shipping industry grew and work was undertaken to deepen the mouth of the river. When the mouth of the river could support a shipping industry the first regular steamer services commenced, operating directly between the Mersey and Melbourne.

In 1889 the Bluff lighthouse was completed and the turn of the century saw the railway make a significant difference to the Formby community. It combined a railhead and port facilities in the one place. A wharf was created on the west bank, close to the railway and warehouses. The railway brought a building boom to Formby. In 1890 a public vote united Torquay and Formby, and the settlements became the town of Devonport.

The Victoria bridge was opened in 1902 which enabled a land transport link between Devonport and East Devonport.

Devonport was proclaimed a city by Prince Charles of Wales on 21 April 1981 in a ceremony conducted on the Devonport Oval.

PPA tells us that the Devonport PO opened as Formby on 1/7/1873. It was renamed Devonport West PO on 1/3/1890 & renamed Devonport PO on 1/5/1929.
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From eBay UK:
Morphettvale, S.A.
Morphett Vale is a southern suburb of Adelaide, in the City of Onkaparinga. It is the largest suburb in the state, with a population of more than 23,000 and an area of 12.76 km². There are approximately 1,000 businesses in Morphett Vale. It should not be confused with Mortphettville, the location Adelaide's only remaining metropolitan racecourse. However both were named after Sir John Morphett MLC, a prominent early settler.

Morphett Vale was the first major town south of Adelaide. In October 1840, a town called Dublin was subdivided leading to the development of Morphett Vale. By 1866, the town was said to have ‘a large number of neat residences, many of which have fine vineyards attached. Extensive land subdivision occurred during the 1960s, transforming the area from a rural region to a metropolitan suburb.

The Willunga railway line ran through the town until 1969.

PPA tells us that the Morphett Vale post office opened circa 1841 but changed name to Morphett Vale Central on 1st November 1968 & closed on 9th May 1987. On 3rd March 1969 the Reynella South post office was replaced by a new Morphett Vale post office.

It is not clear when Morphett Vale ceased being two words & became Morphettvale.
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Another from eBay UK:
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland & is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a population of about 180,000. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals, Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state & is adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. It is also a major industrial centre, home to one of the world's largest zinc refineries, a nickel refinery and many other similar activities. The Port of Townsville is also being expanded to allow much larger cargo ships from Asia and the world's largest passenger ships to visit. It is an increasingly important port due to its proximity to Asia and major trading partners such as China.

In 1864 the first party of settlers, led by W. A. Ross, arrived at Cleveland Bay from Woodstock Station. In 1866 Robert Towns visited for three days, his first and only visit. He agreed to provide ongoing financial assistance to the new settlement and Townsville was named in his honour.

The Post Office opened here on 1st January 1866.
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BigSaint wrote:PS Stampboarder "Bazza4338" famous for his funny photos lives in Korumburra.
He certainly does!

The region produces 20% of Australia's milk and is also known as the "Sugar Pea Capital".

And Giant Worms...

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-24/curious-gippsland-giant-earthworm/11630320

And Earthquake Capital of Victoria...(maybe it's the worms burrowing)

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Here's 2 interesting Numbered Covers.

Same stamps , different date. Done by Hutson Covers.
The Big Sir Tristram Horse is in Gold & Numbered on rear.

I know they not the same as FDC but I couldnt find a place to show.

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The Blue Cover is 12B of 96
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Nice pair of covers Peter.

That date is Melbourne Cup day 1985.

I also have a pair, numbered 14A & B. :)
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A couple of horse racing fdc freebies:
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A few more freebies from Stampboarder towradji:
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1978 Race Horses - Crows Nest NSW
Plus a matched group of Melbourne Cup Day pictorial cancels using the 1978 racehorses:
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1987 Melbourne Cup Day
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1990 Melbourne Cup Day
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A nice 1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Bentleigh, Vic & signed by 1973 winning jockey Frank Reys (Gala Supreme) & the first indigenous jockey to win the Cup (found on eBay recently):
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Frank Reys & Tommy Woodcock, strapper & trainer of Phar Lap when he went to race in North America, must have been invited to be at Bentleigh Post Office to sign fdcs. The 3 covers make up a nice set. :)
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A recent ebay acquisition, although unfortunately on a Wesley. It will serve a a space filler till I find an Australia Post cover for this post office which I did not know had a fdi postmark:
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1978 WCS fdc - 1978 Race Horses - Wollongong East - 18th October 1978.
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PPA tells us that Wollongong East post office opened on PO 23rd September 1968. It is in Crown Street between the Wollongong Post Office also in Crown Street & the beach.

Wollongong East is a suburb of Wollongong, a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, about 68 kilometres south of Sydney CBD. Wollongong has a population of around 300,000, making it the third-largest city in New South Wales after Sydney & Newcastle, & the tenth-largest city in Australia.

The name "Wollongong" is believed to mean "seas of the South" in the local Aboriginal language, but is informally referred to as "The Gong". :)
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Brad

There are three Perth postmarks in use at the time of your selected issue. I see you have two of them, but maybe not the third which has the WA emblem of a black swan. All three are distinctly different sizes. There was no standardisation here. I think the black swan postmark, being larger than the other two, fills the cover better and makes it more attractive.

I also have Claremont on a WCS (?) if you are interested in that. I can let you have the Perth Philatelic Bureau and the Claremont, but not the black swan. Sorry.

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Australian Horseracing GPO Perth Philatelic Sales Centre postmark

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Australian Horseracing Perth black swan postmark

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Australian Horseracing Perth postmark comparisons (I didn't have plain Perth on a horseracing cover)

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Australian Horseracing Claremont postmark on WCS

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Rob

Thank you for the information on the Perth fdi postmarks.

Here is what I have:
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GPO Perth - Philatelic Sales Centre WA 6000 - First Day of Issue
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Rubber stamp in green sold at Ascot on Opening Day 21st October 1978.
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Perth WA 6000 - Black Swan pictorial First Day of Issue - APM #6125
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Signed by stamp designer Brian Clinton
This postmark first described in the Australia Post Philatelic Bulletin - Volume 25 - No. 13 (whole no. 134) December 1977 page 38:
"The Philatelic Sales Centre at the Perth G.P.O. has been expanded & relocated to a special room on the southern side of the G.PO. The new sales centre, which commenced operations on 17th August 1977 is designed to cater exclusively for philatelic clients and does not handle ordinary postal business. The centre has a new pictorial postmarker and a new first day of issue postmarker. Both postmarkers incorporate a line illustration of the emblem of Western Australia - the black swan (Cygnus atratus).
Colleen Woolley referred to these also in Australian Pictormarks Edition 2: 2013 Volume 1 page 132:

* 17th August 1977 : Philatelic Sales Centre, Perth WA 6000.

The release of these postmarks commemorated the opening of the new PSC in Perth on this date. They feature a line drawing of the black swan (Gygnus atratus) - emblem of WA - and the AP logo. New GPCs.3;5 were put to good use, having been especially opt for the event.

Do note, however, the various 'addresses' in these postmarks which makes for variety in indexing of nothing else!

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'Philatelic Sales Centre GPO Perth WA 6000' &................ 'Perth WA 6000'.................
APM#6120 Size 45 mm............................APM#6125 Size 45 mm

Souvenir cover produced for the event:
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Overprinted in brown - "Issued on the occasion of the commencement of operations
in the new Philatelic Sales Centre GPO Perth 17 August 1977
The example you show for the 25th September 1978 "Perth WA 6000 - First Day of Issue", I have not seen usage after this date. I had presumed the example with the Black Swan had replaced it. However it is clear that this is not the case. Looks like I will have to keep my eye out for it just in case it exists. I will have to amend my list.

The only other Western Australian first day of issue postmarks that I am aware that I don't have, for this issue, are Collie & Geraldton.

Your Black Swan is safe but I wouldn't mind having the Claremont one for my WCS collection. Is there something I can give you for it?

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I am very impressed by your knowledge of the arcane subject of Perth First Day of Issue postmarks.

I only have one later use of the the "Perth W.A. 6000 First Day of Issue" postmark.

I don't have any black swan postmarks after 1st November, 1979. But I know there will be examples. Because in 1999/2000, I used to go to the Perth philatelic post office on First Day Issue days. The obliging postal worker would use any postmarker that he had. And he had the black swan. If it wasn't busy, he would let you affix the postmark yourself. I tried this and discovered he was much neater and more accurate than I was.

I got the Claremont cover from an auction lot late last year. I bought the cover album and it happened to have a few covers in it. Apart from the Claremont cover, there are some interesting Cook covers which I will post later. So the cover doesn't owe me anything. Just send me your address.

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Thanks for showing the Birds fdc with Perth fdi 17th September 1979, I will have to look harder for that one.

My knowledge of the Perth fdi postmarks comes from Australian Pictormarks & the Philatelic Bulletin. I happened to borrow a set from the Brighton Philatelic Society just before the Covid 19 restrictions were imposed. It was a much better publication 40 years ago than today.

I will send you an email with my address & thank you once again for the Claremont cover.

Brad :)

PS Colleen says APM #6120 was replaced on 1st December 1980 but does not know when APM #6125 was replaced.
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Oops, I see you don't have an email address, so here it is on cover:
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Hi - I have Caulfield East Vic and Millicent SA. Each in VG nick with clear cancels on the four stamps. Same as you have described. Rgds Richard rjbahnsen (at) gmail dot com.

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Richard

Thank you, I don't have Caulfield East nor Milicent.

I have sent you an email.

By the way are you a member of Brighton & Prahran Philatelic Society?
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=41810
And here is the last notice of meeting we had to give you an idea of what we do:
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At present I don't know when we will start meeting again, it depends on Mr Andrews. If you are interested in coming for a look see let me know & I will arrange it.

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rjbahnsen wrote:Hi - I have Caulfield East Vic and Millicent SA. Each in VG nick with clear cancels on the four stamps. Same as you have described. Rgds Richard rjbahnsen (at) gmail dot com.
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Both Caulfield East & Milicent received in good order. Thank you.
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Caulfield East, Vic.
Caulfield East is a suburb in Melbourne, 10 km south-east from Melbourne's CBD.

The suburb contains landmarks such as the Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield railway station, the Caulfield Campus of Monash University and Glen Eira College. The suburb is bounded by Booran Road and Kambrook Road to the west, Dandenong Road to the north, Grange Road to the east and Neerim Road to the south.

Caulfield East Post Office opened on 6 December 1888, and was known briefly in 1928 and 1929 as Malvern East.
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Milicent, SA
Millicent is a town in South Australia located about 399 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and about 50 kilometres north of Mount Gambier with a population of about 5,000. The post office opened here circa 1874.

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Thank you to Stampboarder scrute for this Wesley fdc from Claremont WA:
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Claremont WA
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Claremont is a western suburb of Perth, on the north bank of the Swan River, 10 kms south west of the Perth CBD. In 1830, John Butler, a settler, set up an inn at Freshwater Bay (in modern-day Peppermint Grove) to attract travellers on the road from Perth to Fremantle. A wetland nearby became known as Butler's Swamp (later Lake Claremont).

In 1881, the railway line from Perth to Fremantle was built, along with a station at Butler's Swamp; the name of the station was changed to Claremont in 1883.

PPA tells us the post office opened circa September 1883. :)
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I picked up on eBay a nice use of Tulloch with the 1981 Melbourne Cup pictorial postmark on a nice Melbourne tourism envelope. I just had to add it here:
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1978 Tulloch 20c cancelled 1981 Melbourne Cup pictorial postmark - 3rd November 1981.
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Singleton, New South Wales:
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Singleton, NSW.
I did not know I was missing this town as it was not on Aust Post listing of fdi post offices.
PPA tells us that Singleton Post Office opened on 1st September 1829, as Darlington & was renamed Singleton 1st December 1841.

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River 144 km north-north-west of Sydney & 70 km northwest of Newcastle with an urban population of just over 16,000.

Singleton was established in the 1820s as Singleton's Ford, Patrick's Plains & Darlington.. The Main Northern railway line reached Singleton in 1863 & was the end of the line until 1869.

The town was named after Benjamin Singleton, a member of John Howe's 1820 expedition into the area. Singleton really was responsible for the establishment of the town which became Singleton's Ford. :)
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A nice 1978 Horse Racing fdc from Stampboarder towradji:


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Australia fdc 1978 Horse Racing - Chadstone Centre fdi postmark 18th October 1978

PPA tells us the Chadstone Centre Post office opened on 3rd October 1960.

Chadstone Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Chaddy) is a super regional shopping centre located in the south-eastern suburb of Malvern East, Victoria. Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Australia and claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. The centre opened on 3 October 1960 and was the first self-contained regional shopping centre in Melbourne.

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A nice 1978 Horse Racing fdc from Stampboarder towradji:

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Australia fdc 1978 Horse Racing - Mordialloc fdi postmark 18th October 1978

PPA tells us the Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17 October 1863. In 1995 it was renamed Braeside Business Centre, and a new Mordialloc office opened near the railway station. It became an LPO on 14th September 1998.

Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district with a population of about 8,200.

The name is derived from the term moordy yallock which originated from the Aboriginal language Boonwurrung, which is listed in some sources as meaning muddy creek, and in others as "little sea".

Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. The Epsom Park Horse Racing track was situated in Mordialloc. Now a housing estate, in its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century it was one of Victoria's premier race tracks. Later in life it became a training track before being eventually closed in the 1980s.

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scrute wrote:
16 May 2020 15:52
Brad

There are three Perth postmarks in use at the time of your selected issue. I see you have two of them, but maybe not the third which has the WA emblem of a black swan. All three are distinctly different sizes. There was no standardisation here. I think the black swan postmark, being larger than the other two, fills the cover better and makes it more attractive.

I also have Claremont on a WCS (?) if you are interested in that. I can let you have the Perth Philatelic Bureau and the Claremont, but not the black swan. Sorry.

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Australian Horseracing GPO Perth Philatelic Sales Centre postmark

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Australian Horseracing Perth black swan postmark

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Australian Horseracing Perth postmark comparisons (I didn't have plain Perth on a horseracing cover)

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Australian Horseracing Claremont postmark on WCS
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I have found a horseracing cover with the plain Perth FDI postmark. Just to prove it does exist.So I now have the three Perth FDI postmarks. I'll keep looking for another one for you.

Horseracing plain Perth FDI cancellation
Horseracing plain Perth FDI cancellation
Horseracing Perth Philatelic Sales Centre FDI cancellation
Horseracing Perth Philatelic Sales Centre FDI cancellation
Horseracing Perth "black swan" cancellation
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I am very impressed by your knowledge of the arcane subject of Perth First Day of Issue postmarks.

I only have one later use of the the "Perth W.A. 6000 First Day of Issue" postmark.

I don't have any black swan postmarks after 1st November, 1979. But I know there will be examples. Because in 1999/2000, I used to go to the Perth philatelic post office on First Day Issue days. The obliging postal worker would use any postmarker that he had. And he had the black swan. If it wasn't busy, he would let you affix the postmark yourself. I tried this and discovered he was much neater and more accurate than I was.

I got the Claremont cover from an auction lot late last year. I bought the cover album and it happened to have a few covers in it. Apart from the Claremont cover, there are some interesting Cook covers which I will post later. So the cover doesn't owe me anything. Just send me your address.

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Perth W.A. 6000 First Day of Issue postmark later use
Brad just another cover to show that the plain Perth FDI cancellation was still in use after September 1978.
Plain Perth FDI postmark later use
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Thanks for looking out for me, Rob. :D
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Picked up these Australia Post advertising posters recently from Stampboarder Suda:

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Phar Lap
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Tulloch, Phar Lap, Bernborough & Peter Pan.
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It's been a while since I picked up some new ones of these but while doing some posts on Geelong in another thread I showed that I had this one for Geelong:

1978 Horse Racing postmarked fdi Geelong - 18th October 1980
1978 Horse Racing postmarked fdi Geelong - 18th October 1980

But while I had this one from the southern Geelong suburb of Belmont, I did not have the Horse Racing fdc postmarked Belmont:

1979 125th Anniversary of Railways postmarked fdi Belmont - 12th September 1979.
1979 125th Anniversary of Railways postmarked fdi Belmont - 12th September 1979.

And while I had this one from Geelong West, I did not have the Horse Racing fdc postmarked Geelong West:

Sydpex 80 pse postmarked fdi Geelong West - 29th September 1980
Sydpex 80 pse postmarked fdi Geelong West - 29th September 1980

And if a go little further north, I found I had this one from the northern Geelong suburb of Corio but I did not have the Horse Racing fdc from Corio:

1978 Birds pse postmarked fdi Corio - 25th September 1978
1978 Birds pse postmarked fdi Corio - 25th September 1978

Hope someone can help me with these. :)
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A recent acquisition from eBay:

Australia Post fdc - 1978 Race Horses stamps postmarked Dalby fdi - 18th October 1978.
Australia Post fdc - 1978 Race Horses stamps postmarked Dalby fdi - 18th October 1978.

Dalby is a town & locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland has a population of almost 13,000. Dalby is approximately 208 kilometres west northwest of Brisbane & the centre of Australia's richest grain & cotton growing area.

Dalby was founded in the early 1840s at a place known locally as "The Crossing" on Myall Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. The first settler was Henry Dennis, who explored the region and chose land for himself and others in the locality. The name of the town is believed to come from the village of Dalby on the Isle of Man and reflects immigration from the Isle of Man in the mid-19th century. The name was apparently chosen by Captain Samuel Perry when he surveyed the settlement in 1853.

Myall Creek Post Office also opened in 1854 in Roche's store, with Mr Simpson as the first postmaster. It was renamed Dalby in 1855.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalby,_Queensland#cite_note-autogenerated1-8
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BigSaint wrote:
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It's been a while since I picked up some new ones of these but while doing some posts on Geelong in another thread I showed that I had this one for Geelong:

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But while I had this one from the southern Geelong suburb of Belmont, I did not have the Horse Racing fdc postmarked Belmont:

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And while I had this one from Geelong West, I did not have the Horse Racing fdc postmarked Geelong West:

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And if a go little further north, I found I had this one from the northern Geelong suburb of Corio but I did not have the Horse Racing fdc from Corio:

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Hope someone can help me with these. :)
Thank you to towradji for this one on eBay:

1978 Race Horses fdc postmarked Corio fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
1978 Race Horses fdc postmarked Corio fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.

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A nice surprise arrived from Stampboarder Kerema yesterday:


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with some nice 1978 Horse Racing fdcs inside:


1978 Horse Racing fdc with Parramatta NSW Elizabeth Farm pictorial fdi postmark -18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc with Parramatta NSW Elizabeth Farm pictorial fdi postmark -18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc with Wentworthville NSW fdi postmark -18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc with Wentworthville NSW fdi postmark -18th October 1978

A big thank you for your generosity with these. :D
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Hi Brad,

Looks like we are trying to achieve the same thing, I don't know if you have seen the list of official PO FDI PMK's, but I'll add it just in case, its for 1975. I've not found anything newer, there are also a number of special pictorial postmarks I'm sure, and towns that didn't do a FDI handstamp, but will have done a normal handstamp. I must have added another 10 to the below list, and I'm about a third of the way there. The pictorial postmarks should be listed in the Australian Pictormark, unfortunately I only have a couple of extracts for the 1977 Australian QEII Silver Jubilee covers, I'm collecting.


1975 List of normal PO FDI PMK's P1
1975 List of normal PO FDI PMK's P1
1975 List of normal PO FDI PMK's P2
1975 List of normal PO FDI PMK's P2
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Thank you for the listing Desmond & for posting it here.

Yes I started with that list & went through the subsequent Bulletins & added the new fdi postmarks mentionned there. However not all were listed in the Bulletin & I have found ones that were not mentioned there. See scrute's post above for the GPO Perth.

It adds to the fun of collecting.

I will post copies of the pictorial fdi postmarks that I have later today for reference here.

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Hi Brad,

Yes, I keep finding unusual PMK's, a good list to start with, in my case I have a Chinese Exhibition Centre pictorial, which is listed in all the publications, dated 2nd Feb 1977 which is the FDI, Lilydale Mkt (Lilydale Coin & Stamp Shop)?, Kingwood and a few more.

I have not seen the Perth black Swan, but that came out later, interesting to see all the different postmarks for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, the main cities, I have a number of different ones.

ahhh the joys of collecting.
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Desmond

I am a little confused by your reference to Lilydale Mkt (Lilydale Stamp & Coin Shop).

I can't say I can remember a Lilydale Stamp & Coin Shop but maybe others with better memories than mine can remember one.

I also cannot find a Lilydale Mkts Post Office - copies below from Phoenix:


Lillydale/Lilydale Victoria
Lillydale/Lilydale Victoria
Lillydale/Lilydale Australia
Lillydale/Lilydale Australia

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Hi Brad,

Its quiet unusual and very rare, so I believe, I got it from eBay, a couple of years ago. I don't know if the stamp shop had its own, but I certainly have not found any other type of postmark like it anywhere, thats not been listed somewhere or other. It really confused me, at first, as the date for the 1977 Australian QEII Silver Jubilee FDI PMK is the 2nd February 1977, yet the cover used, is the royal visit souvenir cover. I think somebody has just used what ever cover they had at the time, so hence it's on the wrong cover.
I think an interesting find, as I certainly can't find anything about the shop itself, and it makes me wonder it closed down some time ago, and how many other PMK's like this potentially could be out there like this.
I've attached a picture, so you can see it for yourself.
Maybe somone local knows something about the shop, I can't even find anything to say the shop has been renamed, or ever existed. I possibly think as this is a market, it might have only lasted a short time.
Lilydale Stamps & Coin, Lilydale Mkt: 3140
Lilydale Stamps & Coin, Lilydale Mkt: 3140
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Desmond

I don't believe that is a real post office postmark.

Your date stamp is one used by the Lilydale Coin & Stamp Shop (whoever that is). Perhaps they were a stall holder at the Lilydale Market (where ever that was). :idea:

Please post your cover on thread link below & ask for their opinions.


Australian stamp cancels and postmarks that have you beaten!

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30269&start=3500

Someone may know the identity of this stamp dealer.

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Thanks Brad,

I do think it's odd, and it's not a PO PMK, I have just found one not in your list, unless you have it already, Port Piri SA 5540, this is the link to it :-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aust-FDC-Australian-Horse-Racing ... 1adde3d13a
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Hi Brad,

This guy lists a Dalby, which is not in your list, he doesn't indicate if it's still avaliable or not:-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1978-FDC-Australia-Horse-Racing- ... SwGfVeWMzj
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desmond_maughan wrote:
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Thanks Brad,

I do think it's odd, and it's not a PO PMK, I have just found one not in your list, unless you have it already, Port Piri SA 5540, this is the link to it :-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aust-FDC-Australian-Horse-Racing ... 1adde3d13a

Port Pirie
Port Pirie

Thank you for the heads up on Port Pirie, I hadn't seen that one there. :D
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desmond_maughan wrote:
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Hi Brad,

This guy lists a Dalby, which is not in your list, he doesn't indicate if it's still avaliable or not:-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1978-FDC-Australia-Horse-Racing- ... SwGfVeWMzj
BigSaint wrote:
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A recent acquisition from eBay:

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Dalby is a town & locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland has a population of almost 13,000. Dalby is approximately 208 kilometres west northwest of Brisbane & the centre of Australia's richest grain & cotton growing area.

Dalby was founded in the early 1840s at a place known locally as "The Crossing" on Myall Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. The first settler was Henry Dennis, who explored the region and chose land for himself and others in the locality. The name of the town is believed to come from the village of Dalby on the Isle of Man and reflects immigration from the Isle of Man in the mid-19th century. The name was apparently chosen by Captain Samuel Perry when he surveyed the settlement in 1853.

Myall Creek Post Office also opened in 1854 in Roche's store, with Mr Simpson as the first postmaster. It was renamed Dalby in 1855.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalby,_Queensland#cite_note-autogenerated1-8
Hi Desmond

Thank you for the tip on Dalby. However he doesn't have that one anymore as I bought a it short time ago. :D

It is very confusing how he does his listings.
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.

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

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Hi Brad,

Wasn't bad 1 out of 2, your getting nearer :D

I have often found covers by not looking for the obvious, I just don't get how some people list things.

There is another one I have found to, but I've asked him what he's got left. Will let you know 😁
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