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Australia Post has started using a LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan on October 26, in concert with the issue of a new MyStamp featuring the Melbourne skyline, to celebrate the lifting of the city's 15-week lockdown.


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The slogan is used at the DLC sorting centre. I would like to get examples from all 4 machines if possible (451 452 453 454), and ideally on Postage Paid covers so the slogan is easily readable.

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Jean, I now have 453 as well, clearer print than the 454 above.
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First, I wish all the best to the Melbournians who have been through what must have been a most unpleasant lock down.

My strike of the 454 slogan cancel is a very similar quality to Allanswood's. It may be that this is best you can get from this machine. Jean has suggested that the postmark was used on the 26th October. Does anyone have a postmark from the 26th? The Australia Post website https://auspost.com.au/lets-melbourne-again also shows a circular "Let's Melbourne Again" postmark. Have these been in use?
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Just answering my own question. Big Saint has posted a cover postmarked on the 26th October. It is over on the "every day is a happy day" thread. It is also a 454.

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The 452 arrived in the mail today. A brightly coloured cover with a very indistinct cancellation. Once again, why would a WA based organisation (the Royal Automobile Club of WA) send a letter to a WA addressee from Melbourne?

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There may be variations appearing, maybe not from Vic itself as I have just received "Lets Melbourne" without the "Again" - not a missed print, its not part of the design.

But the code seems to look like 535 (not very readable)?

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Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

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no 1
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close up no 1 553 ?
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And this 1 im not sure which it is . Stay Safe ........Australia
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Hi Peter

Thanks for posting these. I think the top one is DLC 453 and the bottom one is DLC 454.

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Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

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Thanks for posting the picture Greg - I think it's actually the same slogan but a failure of the print head given the poor printing of the date and time - only the dots from "AGAIN" that were on the same line as the bottom of the box printed.

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Looks like a good explanation Jean. Well, I have 4 of these so far.
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BigSaint posted this in Terry's Happy day thread, looks like Aus Post has switched from the Stay safe & connected Australia slogan to a Christmas one: Spread the Merry

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I wonder if the Melbourne slogan also switched? Can anyone confirm? I'd like to try and pinpoint the date of the switch if possible. :D

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Perth has switched also. What does "Spread the Merry" mean?
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Spread the Merry:
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New postmarks in Perth "Supporting Australians". I suppose these are COVID related. Australia Post has previously supported the Australian Red Cross.

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An enhanced view of the postmark.
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Wow very nice, thanks for posting. Another one to look for. :D

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Hi Jean

The ‘Supporting Australians’ has turned up in Melbourne - received this today. I will put it aside and forward to you in a couple of weeks - waiting to see if I receive any others...
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Thanks to Allanswood I have the Let's Melbourne Again slogan from DLC 453 and 454. If anyone has a spare of 451 or 452 please let me know! :D :D

Sent in a fantastic cover with the Let's Melbourne Again stamps - no postmarks but at least no pen cancels! :D

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Also Spread the Merry and a Stay safe & connected slogan

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Jean

If you want any of these, just tell me which ones.

Let's Melbourne Again
Let's Melbourne Again
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Thank you very much Rob, I'll send you an email. :D

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It could be the end of the "Supporting Australians" postmark. I received this one in the mail today. "Secure your dog and protect your postie".
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scrute wrote:
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It could be the end of the postmark. I received this one in the mail today. "Secure your dog and protect your postie".

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Got 2 of those older ones This week. :lol:


Received 2 of the new German ones from Phillex today that he kindly mailed me .. both with early use FEB 13 - 2021 - ZENTRUM 32 - with the BLUE ink Germany cancels as required for these to work, so the unique codes can be readable. Full details on this exciting UNIQUE coded stamps new concept is here -

https://www.glenstephens.com/snmarch21.html

Both arrived at Sydney Mail Centre on March 8, and both have the EXACT time code of 15 Fr 27 as you can see. !!

Had my PO cancel them on arrival - took a week from arriving in Sydney to get a few miles to my PO. Welcome to COVID.

Bpoth have a base the sorting code - one is on the Post-it now style peel off. Both also have the PO COVID spray jet cancel in black "SUPPORTING AUSTRALIANS" with Red Cross Australia logo underneath, alongside the Australia Post post-horn logo. Looks to be the last day these were used from another thread here.

Will the UK need to swap over to blue ink can all cancelling or have they now thought out that part yet? All machines n Germany and all ink pads at PO needed to swap over to BLUE ink.





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King Tut sent me a couple of the Supporting Australians slogans from DLC:

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Thank you very much Laurence! :D :D

I now have the following machine numbers and earliest/latest dates gleaned from various sources for the "Supporting Australians" slogan:

DLC 452 453 454 5 Jan - 2 Feb (switched to new slogan 17 March)
PMC 457 458 30 Dec - 18 Feb (switched to new slogan 8 March)
SWLF 459 460 461 22 Dec - 19 March

NMC never used the Supporting Australians slogan - they have continued with the original Stay safe & connected slogan from last April.

Let me know if you have any dates or machines not listed here.

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Bowyum sent me this Let's Melbourne Again machine cancel dated November 20 - that is now the latest date I have seen at DLC.

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Does anyone have a later date? The earliest date for Spread the Merry at DLC that I have seen is November 25 - can anyone narrow the gap?

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This cover is interesting - it went through the sorting machine 459 on 19Apr21 09h32 then 461 on 21Apr21 23h00.

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Hi Jean,

I have an earlier Spread the Merry at SWLF - cancelled on 17Nov20.

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scrute sent me this fantastic cover franked with the Australia Frontline Heroes gutter strip:

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It was stuffed full of covers with Supporting Australians slogans (not all shown) and some Let's Melbourne Again slogans

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This PMC slogan is the latest date I've seen so far (March 5), and the SWLF 462 is the first example from that machine in my collection.

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These are the machines I've seen and the dates I've figured out so far:

DLC 452 453 454: 5 Jan - 2 Feb (new slogan 17 March)
PMC 457 458: 30 Dec - 5 Mar (new slogan 8 March)
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"Secure your dog and protect your postie" cancel on a Guide Dogs cover.

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New slogan on a cover that I received today.

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Thank you for posting this Terry! So NMC has finally stopped using the Stay safe & connected slogan. The latest date I have seen for that one is April 19. If anyone has one between April 19 and May 5, please let me know.

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Borrowed these images from another thread:
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Received this cover today. Northgate have stopped using the Supporting Indigenous Communities slogan.

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It seems NMC used the Supporting Indigenous Communities slogan for a couple of weeks (I have seen 04.05.21 to 13.05.21) and has switched back to the Stay safe slogan.
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Also reposting this from briggia's thread:
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Hi Canada Stamper
this one is missing from your list
DLC 28/10/2020
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Australia slogan Social Distancing SAVES LIVES DLC 454 26.10.20 09h24.jpg

Brad has previously posted this cover from DLC 454 26.10.20:

Australia slogan DLC 454 Let's Melbourne Again 26.10.20.jpg

So I think the date on chips61's cover with the Social distancing slogan must be 26.10.20, and they must have switched to the Let's Melbourne Again slogan sometime during the day on October 26.

Has anyone seen the Social distancing slogan on another date? I have seen it on 25.10.20. The latest date for the Stay safe slogan at DLC I have seen is 23.10.20. I do not know what slogan was used at DLC on 24.10.20 (Stay safe or Social distancing).

Also wondering the the Social distancing slogan was used at any other centre or at another machine at DLC other than 454?
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So with the above updates, here is my updated list of slogans and dates:

Stay safe & connected Australia
DLC: seen 09.05.20 to 23.10.20
NMC: seen 28.04.20 to 19.04.21 and resumed by 24.05.21 (Supporting indigenous communities seen 04.05.21-13.05.21)
PMC: seen 27.05.20 (there is probably an earlier date) to 20.11.20
SWLF: seen 28.04.20 to 10.11.20

Social distancing SAVES LIVES (DLC only)
DLC 25.10.20 to 26.10.20

Let's Melbourne Again (DLC only)
DLC 26.10.20 to 20.11.20 latest seen

Spread the Merry
DLC seen 25.11.20
NMC - not seen
PMC seen 24.11.20
SWLF started 11.11.20

Supporting Australians
DLC seen 01.01.21 to 05.02.21 (Secure your dog 17.03.21)
NMC - not seen
PMC seen 30.12.20 to 05.03.21 (Secure your dog 08.03.21)
SWLF seen 22.12.20 to 19.03.21

There's lot of gaps in my dates so if anyone can fill anything in please do. In particular, does anyone have a slogan from DLC on 24.10.20? :D :D
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Hi Jean

You were right with the date on the, social distance saves lives, it is 26/10/20.

I also have this DLC. stay safe and connected with a earlier date 27/4/20
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Hi Jean

In case you are unaware, there is (was) a new COVID slogan in the UK in May:
EVERY COVID-19 VACCINATION GIVES US HOPE

I came across this information on the blog of Stampboard member Norvic https://blog.norphil.co.uk/2021/05/may-2021-slogan-and-other-interesting.html which includes a photo of 2 examples

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Thank you very much Laurence for keeping me in mind, I have those on my radar. :D

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NMC is still using the Stay safe & connected slogan, at least at machine 455:

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I have already posted this on another thread, but it fits in here, I think.

Perth has changed the postmark to "Supporting connection" with a little heart on a letter. I presume this is for connecting during the COVID lockdown.
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Thanks for posting that Rob! Is Perth back in lockdown? If you have any spares please let me know. :D

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Jean

Perth is good at present. No lockdown. In fact, no restriction within the state. But the rest of Australia is struggling. My best to them and to you.

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Just a better scan of the new postmark.
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There’s a fantastic new slogan promoting vaccination:

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So far I’ve only seen this one example online but I guess it will turn up at the other centres too. Wonder if NMC will switch to this one?
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NMC have switched to the "Be Safe and Vaccinate" postmark.


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A couple of "Be Safe and Vaccinate" postmarks from PMC 457. I am sure the clever members of Stampboards will be able to do better than I can, but the top postmark shows the hand holding the wombat's leg. And the lower cover shows a "bird in the hand".


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