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eharper wrote: 03 Jun 2024 04:46 Tandur, Queensland RO c.1914; closed c.1917. RO 22/12/1925; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/6/1976.

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Kainnikanada wrote: 03 Jun 2024 14:27 The '3' & '0' date-wheels are not conclusive.
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The 1½d Centenary of WA (Swan) stamp issued on 28th September 1929.

The year in the dateline looks like 29 to me.

By October 1930, the local letter rate had increased to 2d.

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Brad,

So it follows that the 1½d became obsolete when the rate increased or....could someone have had a copy available to be used with a ½d to make up the 2d rate? Just speculation on my part.

Even a '2' & a '9' are not conclusive.
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Rod,

As we only have a stamp, there could have been number of other stamps on the original cover or simply just one for the local letter rate.

Two of these would have made up the 3d airmail rate.

However when I look the OPs stamp & your "green" stamp I see 29.

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Using retroreveal it looks like 29 or 30. Most of these commemorative type stamps I've looked at tend to be postmarked within a year or two of the issue dates.
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Big Brook WA,renamed from Wandagarrup PO 1/6/1914;renamed Pemberton PO 1/11/1915.
Big Brook,Western Australia.
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Barunga North 1, renamed from Sharps Well PO 1/7/1901;closed 31/1/1931.
Barunga North 2,PO 14/5/1935;closed 15/4/1942.
Barunga North 3,PO c1946; closed 31/1/1958.
With an inverted year above the month/day.
Barunga North South Australia.
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Spring-Hill, Tasmania August 4, 1911: PO 1/10/1841; RO 1/1/1910; PO 1/6/1927; closed 1/7/1929.
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Glen Valley, Victoria, September 10th, 1935, Second Opening PO c.1934; closed 6/10/1973
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Lochaber PO 1/3/1881;closed 16/5/1929.
Lochaber South Australia.
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Tea Tree Gully 1,renamed from Steventon PO 1/12/1872;renamed Teatree Gully PO 3/9/1925.
Tea Tree Gully 2,renamed from Teatree Gully 1/4/1966;renamed St. Agnes PO14/7/1969.
Tea Tree Gully South Australia.
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Entrance North, NSW - RO 30/10/1923; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/3/1935
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Terrors Creek,renamed from Hamilton PO c1892;renamed Dayboro PO 24/5/1917.
Terrors Creek,Queensland.
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Mintaro, South Australia April 5, 1928 - PO 5/5/1856; closed c.-/4/1902. [Transferred to Mintaro Central] Renamed from Mintaro Central PO 15/10/1917; CMA 31/3/1993; closed 31/3/1993
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Going, going, going:


Save Our Local Post Office at Frankston Central Post Shop
Frankston Central Post Shop
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THE Australia Post branch on Wells Street is set to permanently close. Australia Post announced that the 54-58 Wells Street post office would close permanently last week. Its final trading day will be 9 August 2024.

In a statement Australia Post said it had decided to close the branch “following a fall in customer visits of almost 40 per cent over the past four years resulting in substantial financial losses.” “The area is well serviced with four post offices within a three-kilometre radius, including the Frankston South Post Office 1.9 kilometres away,” the statement read. “All team members will be offered roles at surrounding outlets or closer to home.” Eight staff will be affected by the closure.

The Wells Street branch is a corporate post office – other nearby branches on Yuille Street, Beach Street, Heatherhill Road, and Ashleigh Avenue are licensed post offices. The next closest post office to Wells Street is the LPO at 58 Yuille Street, nearly two kilometres away.

PO Box customers will be moved to the Frankston PO Box Centre at 27 – 31 Playne St. There are 221 leased PO boxes at the Wells Street branch which will need to be relocated.


https://baysidenews.com.au/2024/06/14/post-office-permanently-closed/
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Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yerrinbool NSW cds -  25th October 1960
Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yerrinbool NSW cds - 25th October 1960
Yerrinbool is a Northern Village of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, in the Wingecarribee Shire, and is accessible from the Hume Highway (via Bargo or Alpine) and is about a 12 km (7.5 mi) drive from nearby Mittagong. It is 7 km (4.3 mi) to Hill Top as the crow flies, accessible by foot via a fire trail. It is on the western edge of the Upper Nepean Nature Reserve, a vast area of forest, lakes and dams between Yerrinbool and the coastal communities around Wollongong (accessible by a circuitous 63 km (39 mi) by road). Yerrinbool was previously officially known as the Town of Yerrinbool. It is located on the historic Old Hume Highway.

The name Yerrinbool is an Aboriginal word for the Wood Duck — a species which is quite common around the ponds in Yerrinbool. The area where Yerrinbool was prior to settlement was known as "Little Forest".

On 13 July 1919, Yerrinbool railway station along with now closed Aylmerton Station was officially open for use on the Main South Line. It was built on the new train line that was built between Mittagong and Picton to replace what is known today as the disused Picton Loop Railway Line. This line was built to ease steep grades as the original line left Picton Station train traffic "bottlenecked".

With the line and station now operating, the village was laid out, with two early land sales of Yerrinbool Station Estate on 6 October 1919 and 1 January 1920.

Yerrinbool Post Office opened on 1 December 1919 on the arrival of the railway and closed in 1977.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerrinbool,_New_South_Wales

Phoenix says Yerrinbool opened as a RO on 1/12/1919, became a PO on 1/7/1927 & closed on 16/9/1977.

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Murat Bay SA, PO 10/4/1898; renamed Ceduna PO1/1/1922.
Murat Bay, South Australia.
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It's not the prettiest postmark, but reasonably rare. Grove Hill, Northern Territory September 18, 1945 - Renamed from Port Darwin Camp PO 9/6/1884; closed 21/8/1889. Grove Hill (2)TO 27/3/1925; closed 28/3/1942. Grove Hill (3) TO 1/7/1946; closed 5/7/1979.

Grove Hill, Northern Territory
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