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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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From an eBayer in Germany:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Adelaide to Holland B.jpg

And inside this nice 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Adelaide to Holland 1.jpg
Australia fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp from Adelaide to Bergen op Zoom, Holland.

Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city located in the south of the Netherlands with a population of almost 67,000.

The city was built on a place where two types of soil meet: sandy soil and marine clay. The sandy soil pushed against the marine clay, accumulating and forming hills over several centuries. People called those hills the Brabantse Wal, literally meaning "ramparts of Brabant". Zoom refers to the border of these ramparts and bergen in Dutch means mountains or hills. The name has nothing to do with the little channel, the ‘Zoom’, which was later built through Bergen op Zoom.

Bergen op Zoom was granted city status probably in 1212. In 1287 the city and its surroundings became a lordship as it was separated from the lordship of Breda. The lordship was elevated to a margraviate in 1559. Several noble families, including the House of Glymes, ruled Bergen op Zoom in succession until 1795, although the title was only nominal since at least the seventeenth century.

During the early modern period, Bergen op Zoom was a very strong fortress and one of the main armories and arsenals of the United Provinces. :)
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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A nice Melbourne Cup fdc received from Stampboarder towradji:

Aust FDC 1960 - Melbourne Cup - Waikerie SA.jpg

Wesley fdc 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked 12th August 1960 Waikerie SA.

Aust FDC 1960 - Melbourne Cup - Waikerie SA 1.jpg

Waikerie is a rural town in the Riverland region of South Australia, 173 kms north east of Adelaide & 79 kms west of Renmark with a population of almost 2,700. Waikerie is known for citrus growing, along with stone fruit and grapes.

The town of Waikerie derives its name from Weikari, which is claimed to mean 'the rising'. However some linguistic anthropologists argue that the name refers to the spider creator god from local creation myths.

PPA tells us the Post Office opened here on 1st May 1894. :)
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I picked this one up from Stampboarder yesterday:

Aust FDC 1960  - Melb Cup - Melb GPO & PB.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked GPO Melbourne fdi & Philatelic Bureau Melbourne fdi
to Spotswood, an inner western suburb of Melbourne - 12th October 1960.

Unusual postmarking as I can't recall seeing a fdc cancelled with both the GPO Melbourne fdi & the Philatelic Bureau Melbourne fdi postmarks. :)
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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Brought over from another thread:

BigSaint wrote:
22 Apr 2015 22:15
The Higgins cover I promised above:
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Brad :)
Also picked up from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Sunshine.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Sunshine Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Sunshine 1.jpg
Addressed to J Higgins of Strathmore who I believe is the producer of the other cover above.
He produced covers from the late 1940s to 1960 & they are usually seen postmarked Sunshine & Eildon.

Sunshine is a suburb of Melbourne 12 km west of the CBD, with a population of almost 10,000.

In 1904 H. V. McKay bought a factory in the area called the Braybrook Implement Works. He also secured 400 acres (160 ha) of land at Braybrook Junction with the aim of establishing housing to allow his future workers to live in the area, along the lines of a company town. The land became the Sunshine Estate (see below).

In 1906 McKay moved his agricultural machinery manufacturing business from Ballarat to his newly acquired factory in Braybrook Junction. The factory was renamed the Sunshine Harvester Works and it became the largest manufacturing plant in Australia.

In July 1907, the train station, the post office, and the shire riding's names were changed from Braybrook Junction to Sunshine after workers and residents had petitioned to do so in honour of McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.

PPA tells us the post office opened as Braybrook Junction on 25th August 1890 & was renamed Sunshine on 2nd September 1907. In January 1909 it was renamed Sunshine South but in 1910 it reverted to the name of Sunshine.

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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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Another from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Greythorn Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 1.jpg
To Glenelg, South Australia
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 2.jpg
Via Post Moresby, Papua New Guinea - 14th October 1960
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Greythorn 3.jpg

Greythorn is a locality in the eastern part of Balwyn North. It was developed later than North Balwyn, but has had residents living there since the 1830s, when the Maughan and Towt families bought large tracts of land in the area. Present-day Greythorn Road was formerly known as 'Towt's Road' but renamed to 'Whitethorn Road', after the many whitethorn hedges that had been planted along it. To avoid confusion with Whitehorse Road, the name was changed again to 'Greythorn' some time in the 1920s. The area around Greythorn Park was a wildlife sanctuary from 1938 until 1954, when the area between the park and Greythorn Road was subdivided and sold for housing.

The Greythorn Shopping Centre (including Post Office) is on Doncaster Road, about 500m west of the Eastern Freeway. A feature of the shopping centre are the wood carving statues.

streetscapes-wood carvings-statues-Greythorn shops.jpg
Wood carving statues at Greythorn Shopping Centre.

PPA tells us that the Post Office opened here on 2nd April 1951 & became a LPO on 31st August 1993. :)
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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BigSaint wrote:
06 Nov 2019 22:04
Heyfield Vic.
Received this 1960 Melbourne Cup fdc postmarked at Heyfield from Stampboarder towradji:
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Australia Post "Hermes" cachet fdc postmarked Heyfield.
Heyfield is in Victoria, Australia, with a population of 1,993 & is 206 kilometres east of Melbourne.

In 1841 an early settler, James McFarlane, described the district as resembling "a field of waving corn", and called it "Hayfield". By 1866, the spelling had changed to "Heyfield", but exactly when and why this happened is unclear. It may have been renamed to reflect the spelling of the nearby Heyfield Station. The town grew up as a stopping point for diggers on their way to the Gippsland goldfields, and the Post Office opened on 24 September 1870.

Thank you towradji :)
BigSaint wrote:
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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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And this one from Stampboarder Suda completes the trifecta of major cover producers for Heyfield, all to the same addressee:
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Heyfield.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Heyfield Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Heyfield 1.jpg
PPA tells us that the post office opened on 24th September 1870 & became an LPO 19th October 1993.

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Another received from Stampboarder Suda yesterday:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Burwood Vic.jpg
Royal cachet for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Burwood Vic machine slogan on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Burwood Vic 1.jpg
Unfortunately a very faint example.

PPA tells us that Burwood post office opened as Ballyshanassy post office on 1st May 1863 & renamed Burwood PO circa June 1879.

Burwood is a suburb 14 km east of Melbourne's Central Business with a population of about 15,000.

The first settlement was known as Ballyshanassy, which changed name to Norwood and then to Burwood in 1879. The name "Burwood" (later "Invergowrie") was the name of a house built by Sir James Palmer, in Hawthorn West, in 1852. The original settlement was centred near Burwood Cemetery and the Police Station.The suburb later spread westwards to the Hartwell railway station, which was renamed as Burwood railway station. :)
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Also from Stampboarder Suda, these interesting usages of the 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on the 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover:

Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 5.jpg
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp on 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover - Melbourne Cup 1982 postmark
Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 6.jpg
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp with 1978 Race Horse stamps on 1982 Melbourne Cup souvenir cover - Melbourne Cup 1982 postmark.

Pre-decimal stamps were valid for use for two years after the introduction of decimal currency on 14th February 1966, so these usages in 1982 are invalid.
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Some extra similar invalid usages, also from Stampboarder Suda:

Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup.jpg
Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 1.jpg
Aust fdc 1982 - Melbourne Cup 2B.jpg
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1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Korumburra - postmarked 22nd August 1962.
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Korumburra - postmarked 22nd August 1962.

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.

Stampboarder "Bazza4338" famous for his funny photos lives in Korumburra.
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One I picked up on eBay arrived today, Huntingdale, Victoria:

Royal cachet fdc to Germany postmarked Huntingdale Vic
Royal cachet fdc to Germany postmarked Huntingdale Vic

Huntingdale SE12 Vic Aust cds on fdi - 12th October 1960
Huntingdale SE12 Vic Aust cds on fdi - 12th October 1960

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Hughesdale 3.jpg

Huntingdale is a small suburb about16 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district with a population just under 1,900. The suburb is bordered by Huntingdale Rd to the east, North Rd to the south, Franklyn St to the west and Princes Hwy to the north. The suburbs of Oakleigh, Huntingdale, and Oakleigh East all share the same postcode of 3166. The suburb has both residential and industrial areas, with the southern sections between Hargeaves St and North Road being largely industrial.

Huntingdale was first built up in the early 20th century as part of the expansion of Oakleigh. Huntingdale was earlier known as Oakleigh East or East Oakleigh. Oakleigh East and Huntingdale became separate suburbs in 1955.

The Post Office opened on 15 June 1918 as Oakleigh East. The railway station opened in 1927 as East Oakleigh, and both were renamed with the name Huntingdale in 1955.

PPA tells us that Huntingdale Post Office opened as a RO on 15th June 1918 & became Post Office on 1st July 1927 & was renamed Huntingdale PO circa 1955. It became an LPO on 1st July 1996. :)
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A recent ebay acquisition:

1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with AAT Douglas Mawson 5d postmarked Adelaide cds 28th March 1963.to Oregon USA
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp with AAT Douglas Mawson 5d postmarked Adelaide cds 28th March 1963.to Oregon USA

Sender Albert E Schahinger of Ascot Park SA
Sender Albert E Schahinger of Ascot Park SA


Does anyone know who the sender was? Was he a dealer?
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Another recent acquisition - Collins St (Melbourne) C1:

Royal Cachet fdc for the 1960 5d Melbourne stamp postmarked with a very faint Collins St (Melbourne) cds on 12th October 1960
Royal Cachet fdc for the 1960 5d Melbourne stamp postmarked with a very faint Collins St (Melbourne) cds on 12th October 1960

Collins St (Melbourne) cds number 1.
Collins St (Melbourne) cds number 1.

Collins Street, Melbourne featured on the 1956 1/- Melbourne Olympics stamp
Collins Street, Melbourne featured on the 1956 1/- Melbourne Olympics stamp

Collins St (Melbourne) post office opened on 1st September 1925, when the Stock Exchange post office became a telegraph office. It closed on 26th June 1992.

Collins Street is a major street in the centre of Melbourne, Victoria & was laid out in the first survey of Melbourne, the original 1837 Hoddle Grid, & soon became the most desired address in the city. Collins Street was named after Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (then Van Diemen's Land) David Collins who led a group of settlers in establishing a short-lived settlement at Sorrento in 1803.

It ran roughly east west from Spring St to Spencer St until the development of the Docklands area where between 2003-2005 extended it & now intersects with Bourke St, one of the centre of Melbourne's other major streets.
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Seems lately that faint cancels are all the go. Here is one that Mr Puffin assisted in verifying it was Manly:

Wesley Cover service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp to Vancouver Canada
Wesley Cover service fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup stamp to Vancouver Canada

Postmarked with Manly cds on fdi 12th October 1960
Postmarked with Manly cds on fdi 12th October 1960

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup Manly 3.jpg

Manly is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney, New South Wales & is 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD. Manly has a long-standing reputation as a tourist destination, owing to its attractive setting on the Pacific Ocean & easy accessibility by ferry.

Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, stating that "their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". Manly had been envisaged as a seaside resort by Henry Gilbert Smith in the 1850s.

PPA tells us that the Manly post office opened on 1st April 1857.

Guess it might just be too hard to find this cover postmarked Manly:

Greetings from Manly - The Corso Newsagent
Greetings from Manly - The Corso Newsagent

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Another recent eBay acquisition:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melbourne Cup Sherwood 2.jpg

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Sherwood is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, about 8.3 kilometres south west of the Brisbane CBD & borders the Brisbane River with a population of over 5,000.

PPA tells us the post office opened as receiving office circa 1875 as Oxley West, became a post office on 1st April 1877 & changed it's name to Sherwood on 1st January 1878.
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Hermes fdc for 11d Bandicoot with pair of 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp added postmarked Philatelic Bureau Melbourne - 3rd May 1961 to Chicago, Illinois.
Hermes fdc for 11d Bandicoot with pair of 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp added postmarked Philatelic Bureau Melbourne - 3rd May 1961 to Chicago, Illinois.

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From an eBayer in Cornwall England:

Aust fdc 1960 - Melb Cup - Lane Cove 1.jpg

And inside

Australian corner card fdc postmarked Lane Cove NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Northwood NSW.
Australian corner card fdc postmarked Lane Cove NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Northwood NSW.

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