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A seldom seen Australia Post Hermes Cachet fdc. These were not as popular as the Wesley or Royal cachet fdcs also sold in the Post Offices. :)
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From Buck A Cover, as given the heads up by Stampboarder Collectrix:
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Shepparton, Victoria.
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Malvern East:
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Not first day but for the life of me I can't work out why 2s 4d postage :?:
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Picked up this fairly poor example of Edgecliff NSW from ebay:
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Picked up this interestingly addressed fdc on ebay recently:
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Don't know if this is a GB postal marking on the reverse or one from the Girl Guides Association.

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Paddington, NSW, picked up recently from ebay:
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Another I recently picked up on ebay:
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Manly, NSW :)
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Another I picked up on ebay:
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I have been looking for a perfin on a 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp for years & this one arrived today from ebay:
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Most times the "T" is not perfectly aligned as the stamp was fed into the perforating machine twice to make the letter. The perfin was a straight line of five dots, so the sheet was fed in vertically to create the upright & horizontally to create the bar on the top of the "T". It was luck more than good management for these to align perfectly.

If anyone has any spare Melbourne Cup perfins please let me know.

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This one arrived from Stampboarder goof today:
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Together with a couple of other Melbourne Cup items by cartoonist "WEG":
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Whilst I have seen these drink coasters "unused" before, I have never seen them postmarked.

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Something I came across recently, not fdi, :D :
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This cover is postmarked on the day that Archer was inducted into the Australian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, with a pair of the Melbourne Cup stamps to mark the two Melbourne Cups he won (1861 & 1862). His stamp for the 1960 Melbourne is also added.
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Two FDC on eBay at present, used from Hampton Vic.

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Thank you Collectrix but I think Mr McDougall was a prolific collector, Tony Shields had several examples too:
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BigSaint wrote:Geelong West
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A Royal to add to my WCS from ebay.

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A front from Mr Norfolk Island - an Oaks Day Melbourne machine cancel "Help Eradicate TB, Buy Christmas Seals:
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Another front from Mr Norfolk Island - "Blood Donors are Urgently Needed".
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A scarce "OHMS" fdc originally sent to dignitaries by the Postmaster General:
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About 100 were sent for each issue from 1950 to 1965. :)

I also received this from Mr Norfolk Island.
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Mr Norfolk Island also came up with "Sydney University":
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Picked up the next 5 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs from Stampboarder suda today:
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Kind of spoils the surprise when the contents are written on the back. Nice handwriting.
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Commercial & late usage of this SAPEX cover (not 1st day) with machine slogan cancel from Woodville SA:
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Check address if incorrect Advise the Sender.
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AMP Mutual Provident Society from Clarence St, Sydney.
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When I first looked at the postmark on this one, I thought it looked like "Tempelo":
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Heyfield, Vic.
The sender's writing doesn't really look like "Heyfield" either. :shock:

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Mr Norfolk Island found this one for me:
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A closed post office too. :)
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Geelong fdi from ebay, just love the hand writing of the address:
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Note not taxed, like many underpaid fdcs, as postage to NZ was 8d at the time.
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A new one via ebay:
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Whilst cleaning up today I found this one from the GPO Hobart:
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with some add ons:
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& Colleen Woolley's descriptions from Ozpictormarks.

What a fairy tale it might have been if "Gunsynd, the Goondiwindi Grey" had won the 1972 Melbourne Cup rather than finishing third.

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Archer can return to his stable.
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Included in a lot I purchased from Mossgreen today:
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Special Aerogramme for "Qantas 40 Years of Service" cancelled with Winton Qld Machine Cancel for the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Round the World Flight.
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with Melbourne Cup stamp added & cancelled with Winton CDS. :)
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A fairly common Royal fdc from Mr Norfolk Island:
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But interesting in that New York 17, I am pretty sure is "Grand Central Station". :)
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Another from Mr Norfolk Island but not first day:
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The bikini girl "Holiday at Wollongong" cachet with Wollongong machine cancel "Check address & if incorrect advise writer". :)
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A recent acquisition from Glen. The QEII blue 5d was issued on 1st October, 1959, but some how this one managed to be postmarked 2 months earlier on 1st August, 1959 at North Maitland NSW:
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I wonder if they managed to postmark the 1960 Melbourne Cup fdcs correctly :?: Does anyone know :?:

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A recent pick up on ebay for my AAT collection:
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Then I thought how much fun it would be to have a Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked at Hay, as horses eat "hay". :lol:

Has anyone seen one :?:
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And I thought Hay was out the way but it is the "Big Smoke" compared to Nunjikomita. Where is Nunjikompita you ask :?:
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It is about 75 kms east of Ceduna almost on the eastern edge of the Nullabor Plain & about 500 kms north west of Adelaide. PPA tells the post office closed on 30th November 1987 after opening as an RO on January 1, 1921 & becoming a PO on January 1, 1926.

Wouldn't it be nice to find a Melbourne Cup cover from there :?:

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Another fun one to have on a Melbourne Cup fdc as we like to put a dollar ($) on a horse:
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Where is the town of "Dollar" you ask :?:

It is in Gippsland, north of Foster & east of Leongatha. The post office at Dollar PO opened on 1/10/1902 & closed on 30/5/1971.

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I posted this one on my 2017 Melbourne Cup Competition thread today & here is the link to the competition:
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The town of Tumut has a nice Melbourne Cup flavour about it.

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Because Dame Nellie Melba was the first lady member of the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) I would love to find a fdc of this stamp postmarked at Flemington.
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Any cachet or no cachet is fine.

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Something else recently I picked up from the time & thought wouldn't it be nice if I could find this cover with the 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on it:
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Received this one from Stampboarder Chris Gray today:
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And this one from Chris Gray too:
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A recent acquisition off ebay:
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A new acquisition via eBay & isn't appropriate (for AFL fans) that is should be Richmond Vic.:
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Another from the wonderful world of eBay - Pinaroo, SA:
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Apart from the address being rather brief:
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I have seen 12 AM & 12 PM as a time but I have never seen 12 NOON as a time on a datestamp.
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One I recently picked up this "Hermes" Aust Post fdc on Delcampe, not a postmark I didn't have, but an interesting destination:
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Argentina has been a long time producer of thoroughbreds with Hussonet making a big impact on the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry.

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Another Delcampe acquisition which I thought was another exotic destination in Tenerife, a Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean but instead it was Teneriffe, Queensland, an inner city suburb of Brisbane, on the Brisbane River near New Farm, Newstead & Fortitude Valley:
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More from Delcampe with the scarcer "Green" Royal Cachets:
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Pennant Hills, NSW

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Another scarcer "Green" Royal cachet from Delcampe:
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Still on Royal Cachet fdcs found on Delcampe:
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Camp Hill West is about 6 kilometres south-east of the Brisbane CBD.
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