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A 22c Scenes of Melbourne with an additional 8c paid the 30c surface rate to Brunei. The card was addressed to the Philatelic Society of Brunei. It was mailed on 5 AP 82 and was returned to Kensington, NSW with an indistinct Bandar Seri Begawan postmark on 22 AP 82. The card was refused according to the Return to Sender cachet.
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Those 22c postcards are scare used. Nice. :)

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Needed a distraction from the situation in the USA, and this postcard that dropped into my mailbox today does the job nicely!

A 6d Brown Kookaburra stamp and a 2d red KGV stamp have been used on this postcard sent from Adelaide, South Australia, to Italy on 3 AU 1933.

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The 6d pays for the Karachi-London Air Mail Service and the 2d for ordinary postage.

My Italian doesn't go much beyond 'cappuccino' but it appears the postcard was picked up while berthed in Perth and written while passing the Great Australian Bight. Would be interesting to read it all!

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Blackchook,

Nice card - I would not think that postcards sent from Australia to foreign countries via the Karachi-London route are easy to find.

I can't recall seeing the boxed annulment bars before. I assume they are a london marking. Perhaps others here may be able to advise.

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Agree postcards sent from Australia to foreign countries via the Karachi-London route are scarce. (Even to London not plentiful). The boxed marking certainly applied in London.

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Right. I've come across some more postcards from Australia. Let's see if there is anything interesting about the stamps used, etc.
As I do not know the correct rates for posting in Australia, if anyone spots something not quite right, please let me know.

Postcard: Gidday! From Down Under.
Postcard: Gidday! From Down Under.

80c Living Together Stamp. Postmarked Perth 22.06.1989  Slogan: Pollution Common Cause For Concern.
80c Living Together Stamp. Postmarked Perth 22.06.1989 Slogan: Pollution Common Cause For Concern.

Postcard: G'day.
Postcard: G'day.

90c Living Together Stamp. Postmarked Perth - date unreadable. Pollution slogan again.
90c Living Together Stamp. Postmarked Perth - date unreadable. Pollution slogan again.

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Two more postcards.

Sydney Bridge:

Postcard: Sydney Bridge.
Postcard: Sydney Bridge.

45c Masked Woodswallow Stamp. Posted, I think, in NSW in 1982.
45c Masked Woodswallow Stamp. Posted, I think, in NSW in 1982.


This card is an Australia Post pre-paid card, but has a 20c Tennis stamp on the front of the card with a FDI cancellation in Melbourne 17.01.1990, but postmarked on the rear in Victoria 27th Aug. 1990

Postcard: Female Tennis Player. Australia Post Pre-Paid card.
Postcard: Female Tennis Player. Australia Post Pre-Paid card.

20c Tennis stamp on front as maxicard.
20c Tennis stamp on front as maxicard.

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Melbourne postcard.
Postcard: Floral Clock in the Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne.
Postcard: Floral Clock in the Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne.

45c Masked Woodswallow stamp. Postmarked Preston 14.02.1983
45c Masked Woodswallow stamp. Postmarked Preston 14.02.1983



A somewhat unusual one this time.It is a pre-paid card, but it has a 45c Pauline Nakamarra Woods stamp on the picture side, making it a maxicard and it has a first day cancel.
Postcard: Pauline Nakamarra Woods - "Wild Onion-Dreamin 1988".
Postcard: Pauline Nakamarra Woods - "Wild Onion-Dreamin 1988".

45c Pauline Nakamarra Woods stamp. F.D.I. Slogan: Don't Wrap It, Postpak It. Perth.
45c Pauline Nakamarra Woods stamp. F.D.I. Slogan: Don't Wrap It, Postpak It. Perth.

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Two more postcards:
Postcard: Wentworth Falls.
Postcard: Wentworth Falls.

45c Masked Woodswallow Stamp. Postmarked "International........?." UNOB NSW
45c Masked Woodswallow Stamp. Postmarked "International........?." UNOB NSW

Postcard: Sydney! What A Sight.
Postcard: Sydney! What A Sight.

55c Nudibranch stamp.
55c Nudibranch stamp.

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RevRed+ wrote:
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As I do not know the correct rates for posting in Australia, if anyone spots something not quite right, please let me know.
Hi RevRed

The stamps used on these postcards may be the correct rate, but without seeing the address, I am only guessing they were sent to Europe?

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AH! I hadn't thought of that. All were sent to Ireland. :oops:
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Two more postcards to Ireland.
Postcard: Greetings From Australia.
Postcard: Greetings From Australia.

20c Little Grebe stamp. Posted Melbourne 1982
20c Little Grebe stamp. Posted Melbourne 1982

Windjana Gorge, Derby, W.A.
Windjana Gorge, Derby, W.A.

55c Bennet's Nudibranch stamp. Posted Derby 1986
55c Bennet's Nudibranch stamp. Posted Derby 1986

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And yet two more - night views this time.

Postcard: Perth W.A. by night.
Postcard: Perth W.A. by night.

90c Living Together stamp. Posted Perth in 1981?
90c Living Together stamp. Posted Perth in 1981?

Postcard: Greetings From Perth.
Postcard: Greetings From Perth.

60c Christmas stamp. Slogan: "Christmas Greetings From Australia Post." Posted Perth 1988?
60c Christmas stamp. Slogan: "Christmas Greetings From Australia Post." Posted Perth 1988?

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And my last posted card, plus one unposted.

Postcard: Best In The West. Western Australia.
Postcard: Best In The West. Western Australia.

80c Living Together stamp. Slogan: "Collect Australian Stamps." Posted Cannington 1989.
80c Living Together stamp. Slogan: "Collect Australian Stamps." Posted Cannington 1989.

Unposted Card: Greetings From Torquay, Vic.   A crowded beach!! Those were the days!
Unposted Card: Greetings From Torquay, Vic. A crowded beach!! Those were the days!

The "Rose" Series De Luxe. Produced in Australia.
The "Rose" Series De Luxe. Produced in Australia.

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RevRed+, no need to cover the address on an old postcard.

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I beg to differ, if the addressee is still at that address and prefers to remain incognito. :) It's good practice.
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Hi,

A postcard postmarked on 28 FEB 1985 from the Pioneer Village Museum in Burnie, Tasmania and mailed to Northbridge, New South Wales:

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The postcard was franked with a 30c International Youth Year 1985 issue. The view is of Burnie and Emu Bay.

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Maggie received this lovely postcard today. A big thankyou to member BigSaint.

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January 7, 1965 1s2d Tasmanian Tiger post card to Italy
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Maggie received this lovely postcard today. A big thankyou to member Waffle.

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I have recently come across some nice examples of the 1963 5d Green and 5d Red QEII Definitives on postcards. Although the green stamp was produced in huge quantities, they are not as easy to find on postcard as one would expect, especially in multiples.

A single 5d Green QEII stamp paying the domestic postcard rate, sent from Armidale to Burwood, NSW on 18 FEB 1965.

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Interestingly, an Israeli postcard.

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A pair of 5d Green QEII stamps have been used on this postcard sent to Portland, Oregon, USA on 5 JAN 1965. It has been taxed 12 cents, and as the two tax stamps obscure part of the cancellation, all I can see is that it has been posted in Tasmania.

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Maybe someone can help explain why it was taxed 12c? The airmail postcard rate to the USA at the time was 1/-, so this pc was only underpaid by 2d. What am I missing?

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Three 5d Green QEII stamps were used on this pc, paying slightly above the 1/2d Zone 5 Airmail rate to Europe. Posted on 7 JNE 1965 from Sydney to Milan, Italy.

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A nice example of a 5d Red QEII booklet stamp paying the postcard rate within the British Empire. Sent from the ACT to England on 29 DEC 1965.

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Three 5d Red QEII stamps paying slightly above the 1/2d Zone 5 airmail postcard rate, sent from Melbourne to Czechoslovakia on 8 FEB 1966.

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Three red 5d QEII stamps on pc front.jpg

It would be nice to see if anoyne else has discovered a pair of 5d RED QEII stamps on postcard?

Hope you enjoyed these!

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