A philatelic photo trip along the Princes Highway

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Centenary of Port Fairy Souvenir Cover & postmark 1881- 1981 (APM #10020)
Centenary of Port Fairy Souvenir Cover & postmark 1881- 1981 (APM #10020)

With cachet for covers carried on commemorative coach run arranged by the National Trust
With cachet for covers carried on commemorative coach run arranged by the National Trust

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Port Fairy - Oldest Port in Victoria pictorial postmark introduced 26th April 1983 (APM #15530).<br />Depicts crayfish &amp; crayfish pot &amp; the Fisherman's Wharf on the Moyne River.
Port Fairy - Oldest Port in Victoria pictorial postmark introduced 26th April 1983 (APM #15530).
Depicts crayfish & crayfish pot & the Fisherman's Wharf on the Moyne River.

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Australian pair of stamps (28c &amp; 43c) from Sterner Booklet fdc postmarked 3rd September 1990 Port Fairy pictorial postmark
Australian pair of stamps (28c & 43c) from Sterner Booklet fdc postmarked 3rd September 1990 Port Fairy pictorial postmark

Port Fairy fdi pictorial postmark shows paint brushes in a holder (APM #22520)
Port Fairy fdi pictorial postmark shows paint brushes in a holder (APM #22520)

Australian Sterner Booklet stamps fdc postmarked 3rd September 1990 Port Fairy pictorial postmark
Australian Sterner Booklet stamps fdc postmarked 3rd September 1990 Port Fairy pictorial postmark

I am guessing that the Port Fairy postmark is tied into the 43c stamp of Brian Dunlop's painting of 'The Blue Dress' & the painting background is of the shore at Port Fairy. :idea:
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Unknown (stuck on ) cachet for Port Fairy Spring Music Festival October 13-15, 1995.
Unknown (stuck on ) cachet for Port Fairy Spring Music Festival October 13-15, 1995.

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New Pictorial Postmark for Port Fairy show the Light House &amp; original Post Office introduced 29th August 2005 (APM #37400)
New Pictorial Postmark for Port Fairy show the Light House & original Post Office introduced 29th August 2005 (APM #37400)

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The bus is now heading east. Have arrived at DENNINGTON.

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Factory from the air. Dennington Victoria.
Factory from the air. Dennington Victoria.
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Dennington General Store and Post Office.
Dennington General Store and Post Office.
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Inside Dennington General Store and Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Inside Dennington General Store and Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Dennington cover from 1995.
Dennington cover from 1995.
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Registered Dennington cover. 1936.
Registered Dennington cover. 1936.
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Dennington postmark on Victorian stamp. 1912.
Dennington postmark on Victorian stamp. 1912.
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Dennington postmark on a Australian stamp. 1986.
Dennington postmark on a Australian stamp. 1986.

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L@@ks like a nice town Nestléd by the river:

Dennington cds 4th November 2014.
Dennington cds 4th November 2014.

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The bus is now heading east. Welcome to WARRNAMBOOL.

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Street map of Warrnambool.
Street map of Warrnambool.
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Aerial view of the racecourse.
Aerial view of the racecourse.
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&quot; The Hill &quot; Warrnambool racecourse.
" The Hill " Warrnambool racecourse.
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Bit of a Lad. Thackeray Steeplechase. 2020.
Bit of a Lad. Thackeray Steeplechase. 2020.
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Darren Weir support group. 2018.
Darren Weir support group. 2018.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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THE POST OFFICES.

Warrnambool Post Office. c2000.
Warrnambool Post Office. c2000.
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Warrnambool Business Centre/Post Boxes. c2015.
Warrnambool Business Centre/Post Boxes. c2015.
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Warrnambool Post Shop. c2015.
Warrnambool Post Shop. c2015.
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Warrnambool West. c2015.
Warrnambool West. c2015.
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Warrnambool East Post Office. c2015.
Warrnambool East Post Office. c2015.
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Street post box near Warrnambool Racecourse. c2015.
Street post box near Warrnambool Racecourse. c2015.
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Warrnambool is a great racing town with so much of its economy riding on the May Carnival when the Warrnambool Cup & the Grand Annual Steeplechase are run & won.

I remember Puramaka, one of my old favourite country racing champs, won the Warrnambool Cup in 1977 & 1978. From memory he won 4 Hamilton Cups as well. Going through some of the records of the Grand Annual Steeplechase I see Olympic Choice who was purchased for $27 won it in 1973 & Gypsy Grey in 1975 who took a wrong turn & lost 50 lengths & still won. But the most memorable was Banna Strand who won in 2013. Greg Miles declared as he crossed finishing line that he had gone from "Villain to Hero" referring to two years earlier where when riderless he jumped a two metre high steel fence & landed among spectators. I still think wow what a jump.

Now for some philatelics:

1960 Melbourne Cup stamp fdc postmarked Warrnambool cds - 12th October 1960
1960 Melbourne Cup stamp fdc postmarked Warrnambool cds - 12th October 1960

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Warrnambool fdi cancel - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Warrnambool fdi cancel - 18th October 1978

1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Warrnambool fdi cancel &amp; signed by designer Tony Rafty with tennis cartoon.
1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Warrnambool fdi cancel & signed by designer Tony Rafty with tennis cartoon.

1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Warrnambool fdi cancel &amp; signed by designer Tony Rafty with billiards cartoon.
1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Warrnambool fdi cancel & signed by designer Tony Rafty with billiards cartoon.

For those do come down to Warrnambool for the 3 day Carnival you need somewhere to stay:

1970 XI International Grasslands Congress fdc postmarked Warrnambool fdi - 13th April 1970 to Turn In Motel, Princes Highway, Warrnambool.
1970 XI International Grasslands Congress fdc postmarked Warrnambool fdi - 13th April 1970 to Turn In Motel, Princes Highway, Warrnambool.

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Terry showed some nice images of the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse at the historic port of Warrnambool:

175th Anniversary of Postal Services 30c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 18th April 1984
175th Anniversary of Postal Services 30c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 18th April 1984

Centennial of the Coastal Pilot Service 30cpse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 6th August 1984
Centennial of the Coastal Pilot Service 30cpse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 6th August 1984

Tall Ships 37c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 8th December 1987
Tall Ships 37c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse - Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark 8th December 1987

I am not sure if the Tall Ships stopped in at Warrnambool on their way to Portland in 1988. :)
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I acquired a collection of Centenary of Regional Galleries prestamped envelopes where the collector had obtained the postmarks from every conceivable Art Gallery in Australia. Included among them was the Warrnambool Art gallery affectionately known as the WAG.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
Warrnambool Art Gallery

The Warrnambool Art Gallery began in 1886 when retired police officer Joseph Archibald opened its doors in a building behind the mechanics institute in Liebig street. The Gallery began with an eclectic mix of artworks and museum curios. It now has more than 5,000 artworks ranging from European Salon and Colonial Paintings of the 1800s and Indigenous artefacts, to the Melbourne Modernists of the 1940s and an expanding catalogue of contemporary works.

Regional Art Galleries 30c pse postmarked with Warrnambool fdi on 6th June 1984.
Regional Art Galleries 30c pse postmarked with Warrnambool fdi on 6th June 1984.

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The Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic cycling race is a one-day road bicycle race. The race started in 1895 and is Australia's oldest one day race and the world's second oldest one day race. Historically until 1938 the race started in Warrnambool & finished 266 km later in Melbourne. In 1895 the race was run in the opposite direction, from Melbourne to Warrnambool and then again from 1939. The route started in central Melbourne and followed the Princes Highway to Warrnambool on Victoria's western coast.

In 2009 the race start was shifted to Werribee, on Melbourne's outer south-western outskirts, and the race distance shortened to 258 kilometres. Several additional hills were added to the route near Camperdown. The primary difficulty of the race remains its length and the strong crosswinds which affect the course. There was no race in 2018 as the event moved from its October date in 2017 to be held in February 2019. The course was also changed, starting at Avalon Airport, through Geelong, Winchelsea, Colac and Port Campbell, before finishing in Warrnambool.

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In 1989 Australia Post issued some Cycling definitive stamps & where should the National fdi postmark be:

Australia Sports Series II Cycling 41c stamp postmarked with Warrnambool pictorial cycling pictorial postmark 23rd August 1989
Australia Sports Series II Cycling 41c stamp postmarked with Warrnambool pictorial cycling pictorial postmark 23rd August 1989

Warrnambool Cycling pictorial postmark 23rd August 1989 (APM #21510)
Warrnambool Cycling pictorial postmark 23rd August 1989 (APM #21510)

Australia Sports Series II Cycling 41c booklet pane postmarked with Warrnambool printed postmark 23rd August 1989
Australia Sports Series II Cycling 41c booklet pane postmarked with Warrnambool printed postmark 23rd August 1989

Warrnambool Cycling printed postmark 23rd August 1989 (APM #21511)
Warrnambool Cycling printed postmark 23rd August 1989 (APM #21511)


I note that Peter Besanko is a three time winner of the Melbourne to Warrnambool. I am pretty sure his father was Jack Besanko who trained horses Epsom for a long time. After his death the stables were taken over by Jacks son Ray. Whenever any of Ray's horses are running in Melbourne invariably brother Neil is there to watch. Neil Besanko played AFL Football for St.Kilda & Essendon. He was nicknamed the race horse & took up pro-running for time & ran in the Stawell Gift. Other brother Barry was a World Cup athletic sprinter who played AFL Football at Essendon. A terrific sporting family with a connection to Warrnambool. :)
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The Upper & Lower Lady Bay Lighthouses are located within the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum at Warrnambool, & overlook Lady Bay. The lighthouses were built in the 1870's, using materials from previous navigational structures built in the 1850's.

In the 1850's, two lighthouses were built, one on Middle Island, and the other on the beach at Lady Bay. Two obelisks were also built on Flagstaff Hill. Due to the navigational inadequacies of the two lighthouses, they were dismantled and partially rebuilt in the 1870's to form the current Upper and Lower Lighthouses. The Upper and Lower Lady Bay Lighthouses are still in use, and when aligned, guide ships into Lady Bay.

The square tower of the Lower Lighthouse was originally built in 1854 as one of two obelisks on Flagstaff Hill. The light now located on the tower was originally used in its predecessor, The Beach Lighthouse, built in 1859 on the beach at Lady Bay. The Beach Lighthouse was the leading lighthouse, but was ineffective due to lack of elevation, and in heavy seas, it was obscured by waves and sea spray.

During 1871-72, the light was relocated to the top of the obelisk.

The Middle Island Lighthouse and accompanying buildings were constructed in 1859. During 1871-72, the lighthouse was relocated stone-by-stone from Middle Island to its current location on top of Flagstaff Hill, replacing a previous obelisk, and became the Upper Lighthouse.

75th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service 41c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill, Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark (APM #8740) on 29th November 1990
75th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service 41c pse postmarked with Flagstaff Hill, Port of Warrnambool pictorial postmark (APM #8740) on 29th November 1990


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After a busy day yesterday a short trip today to ALLANSFORD.

Google street map of Allansford.
Google street map of Allansford.
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Aerial view of Allansford.
Aerial view of Allansford.
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Junction Hotel and General Store/PO  Allansford. 2006.
Junction Hotel and General Store/PO Allansford. 2006.
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Uniting Church Allansford. 2006.
Uniting Church Allansford. 2006.
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Hopkins River in flood.
Hopkins River in flood.

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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

Allansford Speedway.
Allansford Speedway.
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Butter Factory Allansford.
Butter Factory Allansford.
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Allansford Post Office. 2008.
Allansford Post Office. 2008.
Outpost Post Office Boxes at Allansford. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Outpost Post Office Boxes at Allansford. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Same location four years later.
Same location four years later.
Western Victoria Postmarkers cover. Allansford 1995.
Western Victoria Postmarkers cover. Allansford 1995.
Cover front. Allansford 1904.
Cover front. Allansford 1904.
Pre paid envelope from 2014.
Pre paid envelope from 2014.
Commercial cover from 2000.
Commercial cover from 2000.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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This a nice cover but some might be wondering why someone in country Victoria would have their bank in Hobart.

Well they didn't. The Australian Post Office banned delivery of applications for the purchase of lottery tickets, so any mail to Geo. Adams (Tatts). Geo. Adams fought by creating a network of agents, the bank being one of them, to receive this mail on their behalf. The story on these you will find on the thread below:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=519
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Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited is an Australian-based dairy company based in Allansford & is the oldest dairy processor in Australia, having been established in 1888.

Warrnambool Cheese &amp; Butter Factory at Allansford.
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory at Allansford.

The Company was registered on 28 May 1888 and the construction of factory facilities followed. Two co-operative companies opened cheese and butter factories in Victoria in 1888; the first to open, on 22 October, was the Cobden and District Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd, and then on 14 November the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co. Ltd. opened their factory in Allansford.

Initially, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory sourced their milk from local farmers, and in 1889 all suppliers became shareholders.

It would appear that they also had their own post office:

Allansford Butter Factory opened as RO 4/7/1911; PO 1/7/1927 &amp; closed 31/12/1930. (per PPA)
Allansford Butter Factory opened as RO 4/7/1911; PO 1/7/1927 & closed 31/12/1930. (per PPA)

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The philatelic bus has now arrived in the charming little village of PANMURE.

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Google Street map of Panmure.
Google Street map of Panmure.
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Church at Panmure.
Church at Panmure.
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Major creek crossing at Panmure.
Major creek crossing at Panmure.
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Some of the locals. Panmure.
Some of the locals. Panmure.
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Local bovines. 1958.
Local bovines. 1958.
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Panmure Pub.  2006.
Panmure Pub. 2006.

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Panmure Post office and General Store. 2006
Panmure Post office and General Store. 2006
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Panmure postmark on 2d Red KGV.
Panmure postmark on 2d Red KGV.
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The philatelic bus has stopped to check out the town of TERANG.

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Avenue of Oaks. Terang.
Avenue of Oaks. Terang.
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Up close at Terang harness racing.
Up close at Terang harness racing.
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Terang Racing Club. 3YO Maiden Handicap. Leicester 1st and Sopressa 2nd. Jan 2018.
Terang Racing Club. 3YO Maiden Handicap. Leicester 1st and Sopressa 2nd. Jan 2018.

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POSTCARDS OF TERANG.

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POST OFFICE/POST BOX TERANG.

Terang Post office. c1930's ?
Terang Post office. c1930's ?
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Terang Post office close-up.
Terang Post office close-up.
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Terang Post Office. 2010.
Terang Post Office. 2010.
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Street post box Terang.
Street post box Terang.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. TERANG.

Congratulatory Telegram received at Terang. 1937.
Congratulatory Telegram received at Terang. 1937.
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Victorian Railway Parcel Stamp. Terang.
Victorian Railway Parcel Stamp. Terang.
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Terang Pictorial cancel on cover. 2012.
Terang Pictorial cancel on cover. 2012.
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Terang duplex cancel on 2d Kangaroo pair.
Terang duplex cancel on 2d Kangaroo pair.
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Terang Pictorial cancel on card. 1990.
Terang Pictorial cancel on card. 1990.
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The philatelic bus has moved on to the town of CAMPERDOWN.

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Street map of Camperdown VIC.
Street map of Camperdown VIC.
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Local church. Camperdown VIC.
Local church. Camperdown VIC.
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Local business Camperdown VIC.
Local business Camperdown VIC.
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Local accomodation in Camperdown VIC.
Local accomodation in Camperdown VIC.

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POSTCARDS OF CAMPERDOWN.

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Ham Radio Postcard from Camperdown VIC.
Ham Radio Postcard from Camperdown VIC.
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POST OFFICE/POST BOX CAMPERDOWN.

Camperdown VIC Post Office. 1970.
Camperdown VIC Post Office. 1970.
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Camperdown VIC Post Office. 2016. Peggy Gilchrist photo.
Camperdown VIC Post Office. 2016. Peggy Gilchrist photo.
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Close up of post box outside post office.
Close up of post box outside post office.
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Street post box near Camperdown hospital.
Street post box near Camperdown hospital.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. CAMPERDOWN.

Cover posted at Camperdown Vic in 1873.
Cover posted at Camperdown Vic in 1873.
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Unclaimed at Camperdown  cover. 1905.
Unclaimed at Camperdown cover. 1905.
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Cover posted from Camperdown Vic to USA. 1937.
Cover posted from Camperdown Vic to USA. 1937.
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Paid at Camperdown Vic cover. 1992.
Paid at Camperdown Vic cover. 1992.
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Western Victoria Postmarks. Camperdown. 1995.
Western Victoria Postmarks. Camperdown. 1995.
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Camperdown Vic postmark on 3d green beef stamp.
Camperdown Vic postmark on 3d green beef stamp.
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XIII International Botanical Congress 24c pse overprinted for the Annual Gladiolus Display March 5, 6, 7, 8 March 1982 postmarked Camperdown 5th March 1982.
XIII International Botanical Congress 24c pse overprinted for the Annual Gladiolus Display March 5, 6, 7, 8 March 1982 postmarked Camperdown 5th March 1982.

I can't seem to find much about this annual event but perhaps Dame Edna Everage was an ambassadress for the event:

Dame Edna Everage with Gladioli
Dame Edna Everage with Gladioli

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1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postamarked Camperdown cds on fdi 12th October 1960
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postamarked Camperdown cds on fdi 12th October 1960

WWW Camperdown Vic 170 12th October 1960 Vic Aust (seen from 8th July 1960 to 22nd June 1988)
WWW Camperdown Vic 170 12th October 1960 Vic Aust (seen from 8th July 1960 to 22nd June 1988)

WWW Camperdown Vic 140A T 19th October 1960 Vic Aust (seen from 10th December 1945 to 23rd May 1968)
WWW Camperdown Vic 140A T 19th October 1960 Vic Aust (seen from 10th December 1945 to 23rd May 1968)

Camperdown Horse Trials souvenir cover for the 1988 National One Day Event Championships postmarked Camperdown cds - 9th April 1988.
Camperdown Horse Trials souvenir cover for the 1988 National One Day Event Championships postmarked Camperdown cds - 9th April 1988.

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The philatelic bus has travelled east and arrived at COLAC.

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Google street map of Colac.
Google street map of Colac.
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Main street. Colac Victoria.
Main street. Colac Victoria.

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War Memorial. Colac Victoria.
War Memorial. Colac Victoria.
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Hall. Colac Victoria. 2013.
Hall. Colac Victoria. 2013.
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Botanic Gardens Colac.
Botanic Gardens Colac.
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Railway Station. Colac Victoria. 2013.
Railway Station. Colac Victoria. 2013.
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Vintage Truck Museum Colac.
Vintage Truck Museum Colac.
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Old Police Lockup. Colac Victoria. The Sheriff was here.
Old Police Lockup. Colac Victoria. The Sheriff was here.
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POSTCARDS OF COLAC.

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View Folder for Colac Victoria.
View Folder for Colac Victoria.
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Ham Radio Postcard from Colac Victoria.
Ham Radio Postcard from Colac Victoria.
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POST OFFICE/POST BOX OF COLAC.

First Colac Post Office. c1900.
First Colac Post Office. c1900.
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Colac Post Office. c1970.
Colac Post Office. c1970.
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Colac Post Shop. 2016.
Colac Post Shop. 2016.
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Colac West LPO. 2016.
Colac West LPO. 2016.
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Street post box Colac. Outside the former post office.
Street post box Colac. Outside the former post office.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. COLAC.

Telegram received at Colac. 1932.
Telegram received at Colac. 1932.
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Special Pictorial Postmark on cover. 1980.
Special Pictorial Postmark on cover. 1980.
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Colac machine cancel on 1975 commercial cover.
Colac machine cancel on 1975 commercial cover.
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KGV 1d reddish pink die 2/2 pair on cover.
KGV 1d reddish pink die 2/2 pair on cover.
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Colac Vic Postmark on 5d brown KGV.
Colac Vic Postmark on 5d brown KGV.
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Colac Dairying Co window face advertising cover with Colac machine slogan cancel 25 Sept 1956.
Colac Dairying Co window face advertising cover with Colac machine slogan cancel 25 Sept 1956.

The 'Colac Dairying Company Ltd', commenced on 19th May 1892 as the Colac Dairying Co Ltd, & ceased on 31st December 1985. I suspect their operations may have been taken over by Bulla Foods which had a dairy farming & milk production business in Colac since the 1920s.

The name should not be confused with Colac Dairies, a distrbutor of Pura Milk, which commenced in 2016. :)
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9th Annual National Bottle Show, Colac 11th January 1980 on Australia Post souvenir cover.
9th Annual National Bottle Show, Colac 11th January 1980 on Australia Post souvenir cover.

This national exhibition, the ninth Australian exhibition, was conducted by the Colac Bottle Collectors Club in 1980 to foster the collection, study and preservation of old bottles. The majority of bottle shows are run on competitive lines with the host club setting the categories and judged by collectors considered to have wide knowledge and experience.

Colleen Woolley tells us that the postmark is in the shape a bottle called a 'Hamilton', after their inventor William Francis Hamilton, They have other names including ovates, egg bottles, ballast bottles & bombs & will not stand up on their own. :)
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1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Colac fdi cancel - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Colac fdi cancel - 18th October 1978

1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Colac fdi cancel -18th February 1981.
1981 Australian Sporting Personalities, including jockey Darby Munro 22c, stamps fdc postmarked with redesigned Colac fdi cancel -18th February 1981.

There is a nice racecourse at Colac. I have raced a couple of horses down there without success which reminds me of a funny little story. The trainer had a new car & drove down from Tatura to Colac. He had checked the tyres, oil & water before he left but wondered why it the car was running a little hot. He couldn't work out why & asked me to have a look. I said "Vern where is the radiator cap?" He replied "Probably back home in Tatura" :lol:
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The philatelic bus has wended its way to WINCHELSEA.

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Google street map of Winchelsea Victoria.
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Winchelsea Victoria Railway Station.
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POST OFFICE/POST BOX OF WINCHELSEA.

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Winchelsea Post Office 2010.
Winchelsea Post Office 2010.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. WINCHELSEA.

This unused postcard dates from 1978.
This unused postcard dates from 1978.
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Commercial cover posted at Winchelsea in 1905.
Commercial cover posted at Winchelsea in 1905.
Winchelsea Vic postmark on three halfpence KGV stamp.
Winchelsea Vic postmark on three halfpence KGV stamp.
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Another sighting of the Thylacine, in south western area of Geelong:

1981 Thylacine 24c stamp postmarked with Winchelsea cds 31st August 1981
1981 Thylacine 24c stamp postmarked with Winchelsea cds 31st August 1981

Regular sightings occur of animals which seem to fit the description of this extinct but no one seems to be able to catch one.

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A couple of nice ones from Warrnambool I missed that I found today when looking for something else:

Registered Aust fdc 1938 5/- Robes postmarked Money Order Office - Warrnambool 1st April 1938 to New York USA
Registered Aust fdc 1938 5/- Robes postmarked Money Order Office - Warrnambool 1st April 1938 to New York USA

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Registered Aust fdc 1938 5/- Robes postmarked Money Order Office - Warrnambool 1st April 1938 to Pennsylvania USA
Registered Aust fdc 1938 5/- Robes postmarked Money Order Office - Warrnambool 1st April 1938 to Pennsylvania USA

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