A philatelic photo trip along the Princes Highway

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Hearts & Roses from Rosedale

Australia Post fdc for Hearts & Roses stamp with gold foil heart centre postmarked with Rosedale national fdi pictorial postmark - 30th January 1996.
Australia Post fdc for Hearts & Roses stamp with gold foil heart centre postmarked with Rosedale national fdi pictorial postmark - 30th January 1996.

Wesley fdc for Hearts & Roses stamp with gold foil heart centre postmarked with Rosedale national fdi pictorial postmark - 30th January 1996.
Wesley fdc for Hearts & Roses stamp with gold foil heart centre postmarked with Rosedale national fdi pictorial postmark - 30th January 1996.


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Roses - Special Greetings from Rosedale:

Australia Post fdc Roses - Special -Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997
Australia Post fdc Roses - Special -Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997

Wesley fdc Roses - Special Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997
Wesley fdc Roses - Special Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997

Australia Post fdc Roses - Special - Greetings self adhesive booklet pane postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997.<br /><br />A crazy idea of Michael Hudson's in order to attach a booklet pane to a cover smaller than needed.
Australia Post fdc Roses - Special - Greetings self adhesive booklet pane postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997.

A crazy idea of Michael Hudson's in order to attach a booklet pane to a cover smaller than needed.

Australia Post fdc Roses - Special - Greetings 'peek-a-boo' self adhesive booklet pane postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997
Australia Post fdc Roses - Special - Greetings 'peek-a-boo' self adhesive booklet pane postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997

Alpha Limited Edition (by Havilah Enterprises) fdc number 2 0f 50 Roses - Special - Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997
Alpha Limited Edition (by Havilah Enterprises) fdc number 2 0f 50 Roses - Special - Greetings stamp postmarked Rosedale national fdi - 29th January 1997

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The philatelic bus has sailed down the highway and has arrived at SALE.

Sale  (far left)  and the Victorian border  (far right)
Sale (far left) and the Victorian border (far right)
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Climate Data for East Sale Airport.
Climate Data for East Sale Airport.
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Google Street Map of Sale Victoria.
Google Street Map of Sale Victoria.
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Run on Sunday October 25th, 2020.
Run on Sunday October 25th, 2020.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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POST OFFICES/STREET POST BOX.

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Sale Retail Post. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Sale Retail Post. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Sale Business Centre. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Sale Business Centre. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Sale Post Shop. 2019.
Sale Post Shop. 2019.
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Guthridge LPO. Located in Sale. 2019.
Guthridge LPO. Located in Sale. 2019.
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Sale East RAAF Post Office. Down that road.
Sale East RAAF Post Office. Down that road.
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Street post box. Sale Victoria. Are there two ?
Street post box. Sale Victoria. Are there two ?
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. SALE.

Unframed Sale duplex postmark on 1886 commercial cover.
Unframed Sale duplex postmark on 1886 commercial cover.
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Taxed cover front. Sale 1954 machine cancel.
Taxed cover front. Sale 1954 machine cancel.
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Registered cover from Sale Victoria. 1965.
Registered cover from Sale Victoria. 1965.
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Sale pictorial postmark on commercial cover. 1990.
Sale pictorial postmark on commercial cover. 1990.
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Sale Vic postmark on 1d Red KGV strip of three. 1915.
Sale Vic postmark on 1d Red KGV strip of three. 1915.
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Sale numeral 72 on 1d QV stamp.
Sale numeral 72 on 1d QV stamp.
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Sale FDI cancellation on 1983 PSE.
Sale FDI cancellation on 1983 PSE.
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Sale machine and hand cancellations on 1989 commercial cover.
Sale machine and hand cancellations on 1989 commercial cover.
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OHMS cover sent from RAAF PO Sale East. c1940's.
OHMS cover sent from RAAF PO Sale East. c1940's.
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OHMS cover with Paid At RAAF PO Sale East postmark in red. 1980.
OHMS cover with Paid At RAAF PO Sale East postmark in red. 1980.
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RAAF PO Sale East Vic-Aust postmark on 1993 45c definitive.
RAAF PO Sale East Vic-Aust postmark on 1993 45c definitive.
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Sale has a lovely racecourse on the left on the Sale-Maffra Road as you head out Sale heading to Stratford. We went to Sale Races with St.Kilda Beach a few times but a couple of thirds were the best we could do with him.

Australia Post fdc for 1978 Race Horses (20c Tulloch, 35c Bernborough, 50c Phar Lap &amp; 55c Peter Pan) stamps postmarked Sale fdi - 18th October 1978.
Australia Post fdc for 1978 Race Horses (20c Tulloch, 35c Bernborough, 50c Phar Lap & 55c Peter Pan) stamps postmarked Sale fdi - 18th October 1978.

At the same time, we had a nice little grey gelding by Ravenstone, from memory he was a ¾ brother to the champion sprinter Schillaci.

So off we went to a 1,400 metre class 1 race at Sale even though we were eligible for the weaker maiden race. Vern was extremely confident of winning so I packed a few extra pennies to bet with. I asked my wife if she would come & she said she would rather sleep, to which I said sleep in the car :!:

Sale was about a 3 hour drive but a fairly easy one on the Princes Highway & we arrived in plenty of time for the race. The Bookies had him about 15 to 1 a much better price than I expected. There was a good crowd there that day but I knew if the Bookies saw me putting the money on they would drop the price & not let me on. So I worded up the wife to put on small bets with all of them taking her time in between wandering all over the place & acting like she didn't know what she was doing. She really played her part well & some actually gave her more than 15 to 1.

Mark Flaherty was on board. Mark was later to win Group 1 races with "Regal Roller".

Being ridden well this time, our little grey ran away from them as Vern had expected & won easily. The Bookies were not happy when they realised my little game. :)
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Sale Black Swans pictorial postmark introduced 15th July 1987:

Australia Post fdc for the 1991 Waterbirds cancelled on the fdi with Sale Black Swans pictorial postmark on 14th February 1991 - APM #18530
Australia Post fdc for the 1991 Waterbirds cancelled on the fdi with Sale Black Swans pictorial postmark on 14th February 1991 - APM #18530

150th Anniversary of Henry Kendall pse with 1991 black swan 43c stamp added postmarked with both black swan pictorial postmarks - APM #18530 - 31st December 1996 (ldu) &amp; APM #29970 - 10th May 1991 (fdu)
150th Anniversary of Henry Kendall pse with 1991 black swan 43c stamp added postmarked with both black swan pictorial postmarks - APM #18530 - 31st December 1996 (ldu) & APM #29970 - 10th May 1991 (fdu)

25th Anniversary of the Australia Ballet pse with 1991 black swan stamp added postmarked with both black swan pictorial postmarks - APM #18530 - 31st December 1996 (ldu) &amp; APM #29970 - 10th May 1991 (fdu). Presumably this pse  was used as a tie in with the Swan Lake ballet.
25th Anniversary of the Australia Ballet pse with 1991 black swan stamp added postmarked with both black swan pictorial postmarks - APM #18530 - 31st December 1996 (ldu) & APM #29970 - 10th May 1991 (fdu). Presumably this pse was used as a tie in with the Swan Lake ballet.

Kookaburra pse postmarked on fdi &amp; cancelled with APM #29971 - 12th August 1999. - note the smaller dateline in this postmark.
Kookaburra pse postmarked on fdi & cancelled with APM #29971 - 12th August 1999. - note the smaller dateline in this postmark.

APM #18530 was replaced on 10th April 1997 (although it was last used 31st December 1996 - I bet the year ran out) by APM #29970 which was of the same design but slightly. Another version with a smaller dateline existed at the same time APM #29971 which I would expect was held in the Philatelic Bureau.

The two pses with both postmarks above I believe were postmarked on the same day & not 3 months apart otherwise the earlier date would have been on the right side of the cover & the black swan stamp added later for the second postmark.

Unbranded Alpha fdc with Alisa Camplin Winter Olympics Gold Medal 45d stamp at Salt Lake City Utah USA for Figure Skating Exhibition cancelled Sale swan pictorial postmark on fdi - 22nd February 2002.
Unbranded Alpha fdc with Alisa Camplin Winter Olympics Gold Medal 45d stamp at Salt Lake City Utah USA for Figure Skating Exhibition cancelled Sale swan pictorial postmark on fdi - 22nd February 2002.

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Sale East was where the RAAF Base was & the home of the 'Roulettes' the elite aerobatic team of the RAAF. The pictorial postmark featuring the 'Roulettes' was introduced on 26th February 1996 in conjunction with a set of 4 Military Aviation stamps:

Australia Post fdc for Military Aviation with block of 4 x 45c stamp cancelled with RAAF Sale East Roulettes pictorial postmark on fdi/fdu (APM #28910) - 26th February 1996.
Australia Post fdc for Military Aviation with block of 4 x 45c stamp cancelled with RAAF Sale East Roulettes pictorial postmark on fdi/fdu (APM #28910) - 26th February 1996.

75th Anniversary of Royal Australian Navy pse featuring Helicopter with 45c helicopter  stamp added &amp; cancelled with RAAF Sale East Roulettes pictorial postmark on fdi/fdu  (APM #28910) - 26th February 1996.
75th Anniversary of Royal Australian Navy pse featuring Helicopter with 45c helicopter stamp added & cancelled with RAAF Sale East Roulettes pictorial postmark on fdi/fdu (APM #28910) - 26th February 1996.

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Royal fdc 1961 for Christmas 1961 5d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 8th October 1961 to the RAAF Base East Sale.
Royal fdc 1961 for Christmas 1961 5d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 8th October 1961 to the RAAF Base East Sale.

Wesley fdc 1962 for the Tasmanian Tiger 1s 2d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 21st March 1962 to the RAAF Base East Sale.
Wesley fdc 1962 for the Tasmanian Tiger 1s 2d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 21st March 1962 to the RAAF Base East Sale.

Australia Post Hermes fdc 1962 for the CWA Confrence 5d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 26th September 1962 to the RAAF Base East Sale.
Australia Post Hermes fdc 1962 for the CWA Confrence 5d stamp postmarked with RAAF Sale East cds - 26th September 1962 to the RAAF Base East Sale.

Uncacheted fdc for 1965 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d stamp postamrked RAAF Sale East cds on fdi - 14th April 1965 to Jondaryan, Qld.
Uncacheted fdc for 1965 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d stamp postamrked RAAF Sale East cds on fdi - 14th April 1965 to Jondaryan, Qld.

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Just a few kilometres past the Sale Racecourse is:

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Bundalaguah is a rural locality in eastern Victoria, about midway between Sale and Maffra. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing the junction of the Thomson and the Macalister Rivers which is a few kilometres to the west.

Bundalaguah was on part of The Heart pastoral run (1843) and farm selections were taken up there in the early 1870s. A school and a hotel were opened in 1872. Shortly after 1900, closer-settlement farms were occupied, coinciding with the growing of sugar beet around Maffra. Beet growing was encouraged by the construction of the Glenmaggie irrigation storage (1929) on the Macalister River, and the irrigation district extended to Bundalaguah. Dairying ultimately became a more reliable industry.

An Anglican church was active by 1890 and a new church, St Barnabas, was consecrated in 1910. After World War II irrigated dairy farms were taken up by soldier settlers and the population topped 300. A public hall was built in 1954. Closed by the Wellington Council in 2012, the hall was reopened in 2013 for community use after petitioning from local residents.

Subsequent farm consolidations have reduced the local population but the school was united with nearby Myrtlebank’s and had 43 pupils in 2014. Bundalaguah’s census populations have been:

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At the 2011 census, farming accounted for 23.7% of employment, including 12.8% for dairying.

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My trips to Bundalaguah were a long time ago but we went there to visit friends of my lady friend. If I remember correctly if you blinked you miss the place. :lol:

Bundalaguah Hall
Bundalaguah Hall

Bundalaguah School
Bundalaguah School

Bundalaguah War Memorial
Bundalaguah War Memorial

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PPA tells us that:

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The post office would have been in operation when we went down there but I can't remember where it was & I can't locate an image.

R6 Red Registration label - note that Bundalaghuah has an extra 'H'.<br /><br />No reference has been made here to a spelling change so I don't know if that is an omission or an error.
R6 Red Registration label - note that Bundalaghuah has an extra 'H'.

No reference has been made here to a spelling change so I don't know if that is an omission or an error.

Bundalaguah cds on 2d Opening of Submarine Cable to Tasmania - date unclear
Bundalaguah cds on 2d Opening of Submarine Cable to Tasmania - date unclear

Registered cover with Bundalaguah cds to The Tax office in Melbourne - 11th February 1955
Registered cover with Bundalaguah cds to The Tax office in Melbourne - 11th February 1955

Backstamped Bundalaguah Sale &amp; Melbourne
Backstamped Bundalaguah Sale & Melbourne

Registered cover with Bundalaguah cds to Chatsworth Island - 23rd February 1970
Registered cover with Bundalaguah cds to Chatsworth Island - 23rd February 1970

Backstamped Bundalaguah, Sale, Melbourne, Sydney, Grafton &amp; Chatsworth Island.
Backstamped Bundalaguah, Sale, Melbourne, Sydney, Grafton & Chatsworth Island.

Now it's just a couple of kilometres down Montgomery Road to be back on the Princes Highway.

Mr Puffin will guide you through Stratford tomorrow. See you there. :)
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The philatelic bus has sauntered down the highway and has arrived at STRATFORD.

Main street Stratford Victoria.
Main street Stratford Victoria.
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Google Street Map of Stratford Victoria.
Google Street Map of Stratford Victoria.

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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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PHILATELIC ITEMS. STRATFORD.

Stratford Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Stratford Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Uptrain TPO postmark on cover addressed to Stratford postmaster. 1886.
Uptrain TPO postmark on cover addressed to Stratford postmaster. 1886.
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Stratford duplex cancel on 1d Victoria pair. 1900.
Stratford duplex cancel on 1d Victoria pair. 1900.
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Stratford Vic-Aust postmark on block of six halfpenny Roo stamp.
Stratford Vic-Aust postmark on block of six halfpenny Roo stamp.
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Paid at Stratford Vic postmark in red. 1976.
Paid at Stratford Vic postmark in red. 1976.
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Postmaster Stratford 3862 rubber cancel. 1981.
Postmaster Stratford 3862 rubber cancel. 1981.
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Wide World fdc for 1954 Rail Centenary 3½d stamp with Stratford cds on fdi - 13th September 1954.
Wide World fdc for 1954 Rail Centenary 3½d stamp with Stratford cds on fdi - 13th September 1954.

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The philatelic bus has barrelled down the highway and has arrived at BAIRNSDALE.

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Climate Data for Bairnsdale Victoria.
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Aerial view of Bairnsdale Victoria.
Aerial view of Bairnsdale Victoria.
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Bairnsdale Railway Station.
Bairnsdale Railway Station.
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Let's go Motorcrossing.
Let's go Motorcrossing.
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Council Chambers Bairnsdale Victoria.
Council Chambers Bairnsdale Victoria.
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Water Tower Bairnsdale Victoria.
Water Tower Bairnsdale Victoria.
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East Gippsland Institute of Tafe.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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Bairnsdale duplex postmark on 1904 postcard.
Bairnsdale duplex postmark on 1904 postcard.
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POST OFFICES/STREET POST BOX.

Currently there is only ONE post office but TWELVE post boxes in Bairnsdale.

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Bairnsdale Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Bairnsdale Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Street post box in Bairnsdale Victoria.
Street post box in Bairnsdale Victoria.
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Street post box in Bairnsdale Victoria.
Street post box in Bairnsdale Victoria.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. BAIRNSDALE.

M.O.Bairnsdale Vic postmark on 4d orange KGV pair. 1915.
M.O.Bairnsdale Vic postmark on 4d orange KGV pair. 1915.
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Paid at Bairnsdale Vic postmark on commercial cover.
Paid at Bairnsdale Vic postmark on commercial cover.
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Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale Victoria. 1952.
Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale Victoria. 1952.
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FDC. Bairnsdale Vic-Aust postmark. 1955.
FDC. Bairnsdale Vic-Aust postmark. 1955.
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Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale in 1967.
Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale in 1967.
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Internal registered letter sent from Bairnsdale PO to Benambra PO in 1984.
Internal registered letter sent from Bairnsdale PO to Benambra PO in 1984.
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Bairnsdale pictorial postmark on commercial cover. 2002.
Bairnsdale pictorial postmark on commercial cover. 2002.
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Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale RAAF post office in 1942.
Registered letter sent from Bairnsdale RAAF post office in 1942.
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BigSaint wrote:
27 Oct 2020 23:06


The post office would have been in operation when we went down there but I can't remember where it was & I can't locate an image.
Give Lorna a call :)

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Bairnsdale - The Victorian Riviera:

Bairnsdale - The Victorian Riviera pictorial postmark introduced 24th January 1986 (APM #16830)
Bairnsdale - The Victorian Riviera pictorial postmark introduced 24th January 1986 (APM #16830)

Postmarked - 28th February 1991
Postmarked - 28th February 1991

Colleen Woolley says "The Bairnsdale & District Stamp Club prepared overprinted souvenir covers for this postmark", but I can't say that I have ever seen one. :mrgreen:
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Roses in Australia are blooming well in Bairnsdale with fdi postmark - 19th May 1982.
Roses in Australia are blooming well in Bairnsdale with fdi postmark - 19th May 1982.

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Racing in Bairnsdale, 3 horse racing covers show & 3 horse stories to tell:

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

Story number 1 - Horse 'Solitare Player':

I had teamed up with the Vern Proctor stable in mid 1989 & we seemed to be taking this horse to Bairnsdale about once a month, always with high expectations but always finding one better. At the races I bumped into an old workmate Bob T. who I hadn't seen for 10 years. He owned one of the local motels & probably the dodgiest one. When Solitaire Player finally won at Bairnsdale, it was back to the motel for a drinks session. It was a big night & a big headache the next day.

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

Story number 2 - Horse 'St.Kilda Beach':

A couple of years later St.Kilda Beach was on the scene & he too had made the journey down to Bairnsdale. It was Melbourne Cup day 1992 & we thought we could win. Now jockeys either don't need instructions or they don't listen to them & this jockey was one of the second type & we were beaten half a length by a horse called Post Graduate. I know one Stampboarder who could tell you a lot more about this horse than I can. Four days later we reversed the order at Stony Creek with the jockey sporting a size 10 bruise on his rear end.

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

Story number 3 - Horse 'Silveneer':

Silveneer was the first son of Solitaire Player & he also made the trip to Bairnsdale & I think this was the last trip to Bairnsdale as Vern moved to Tatura not long after.

I raced this little grey horse with Vern, & Don, his brother in law, who owned the sire Ravenstone. He was no world beater but Vern said he would win "first up" in this "non-TAB" 1000 metre maiden race at Bairnsdale.

So I said to the wife we are going to the races on Saturday, & she said no you can't we are booked in for an exhibition at the National Gallery at 6 pm. I said no worries Bairnsdale is a 4 hour trip, the race is at 12.30 pm & if we leave straight after we will be back in time to shower & change & be there by 6 pm. She refused to go, so off I went solo bank in hand.

I arrived at the course in plenty of time but he was a bit short with bookies because a couple of the other horses were scratched. 6 to 4 wasn't going to pay my petrol money :shock:

Money on & then off to leg up the jockey Roger. Roger wasn't my favourite jockey & I had managed to stop him riding my other horse St.Kilda Beach but I didn't have enough voting power to stop him riding this one. However Vern liked him because he would ride trackwork for free in exchange for race rides. Sadly Roger passed away in August a few years ago while riding at the Darwin Cup Carnival.

So Roger bounces him out in front & he is leading well. With about 100 metres to go I spot this thing "Croobyar Road" flying from the back of field. Roger is just cruising & I am yelling let him go Roger, let him go :!: :!: He does eventually but it is all too late & we are beaten by a nose. I was furious & Vern said don't say anything, I will deal with it. Roger unsaddles & then says to us where did that thing come from :?: It was all I could to hold myself back from snotting him. Suffice to say Roger never rode for Vern again.

Left the course, made it home in time for the National Gallery & had a lovely evening even though the wife was a bit dark on me.

Now the story doesn't end there. Years later I saw Croobyar Road in at Traralgon. He had now had 108 starts but had still only won one race.

Brad :twisted:

PS Roger was a funny fellow. One day the ambulance was called to the jockeys room at Pakenham Racecourse (the old one). Roger had been jumping up & down, standing on a table, cheering a horse home, when he was hit on the head by a ceiling fan. :roll:
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The philatelic bus has made short stops at the following locations. NICHOLSON, JOHNSONVILLE & SWAN REACH.

Nicholson Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Nicholson Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Nicholson Victoria Post Office. 2019.
Nicholson Victoria Post Office. 2019.
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Registered FDC from Nicholson Victoria with relief cancellations. 1984.
Registered FDC from Nicholson Victoria with relief cancellations. 1984.
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Cover with Relief 84 and Nicholson Vic postmarks. 10JY84.
Cover with Relief 84 and Nicholson Vic postmarks. 10JY84.

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Johnsonville Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Johnsonville Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Johnsonville Victoria Post Office. 2019.
Johnsonville Victoria Post Office. 2019.
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Johnsonville numeral cancel on 1d pink QV stamp.
Johnsonville numeral cancel on 1d pink QV stamp.
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Swan Reach Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo. (Interior)
Swan Reach Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo. (Interior)
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Swan Reach Victoria Post Office. 2019.
Swan Reach Victoria Post Office. 2019.
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Swan Reach numeral cancel on 2d mauve QV stamp.
Swan Reach numeral cancel on 2d mauve QV stamp.
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Swan Reach Vic postmark on Centenary of Western Australia stamp. Puffin Collection.
Swan Reach Vic postmark on Centenary of Western Australia stamp. Puffin Collection.
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Mr Puffin

Love the Swan Reach postmark on Centenary of Western Australia Swan. Nice tie in of postmark & stamp. :)
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I had clients from Johnsonville but did I keep any of the mail, who knows. He probably sent me mail from Swan Reach too. :roll:

From memory they moved down to Metung.

Metung is 314 kilometres east of Melbourne between the larger towns of Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. It is on a small peninsula 31 kilometres south-east of Bairnsdale, just past Johnsonville. Metung Post Office opened on 2 June 1879.

Australia Post fdc for Small Pond stamps with Metung pelican (APM #32390)  pictorial postmark on fdu - 1st October 1999.
Australia Post fdc for Small Pond stamps with Metung pelican (APM #32390) pictorial postmark on fdu - 1st October 1999.


So all I have is this:

Australia Post Emu souvenir cover postmarked first day of use of Relief 84 at Nicholson 20th March 1984
Australia Post Emu souvenir cover postmarked first day of use of Relief 84 at Nicholson 20th March 1984

Australia Post fdc for the Clipper Ships stamps first day of issue with Relief 84 cds at Nicholson - 23rd May 1984
Australia Post fdc for the Clipper Ships stamps first day of issue with Relief 84 cds at Nicholson - 23rd May 1984

Proof 'per favour' cancels, last day at Nicholson with Nicholson cds - 10th July 1984.
Proof 'per favour' cancels, last day at Nicholson with Nicholson cds - 10th July 1984.

Excerpt from WWW showing usage of Relief 84.
Excerpt from WWW showing usage of Relief 84.

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The philatelic bus has lumbered down the road and has arrived at LAKES ENTRANCE.

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Climate Data for Lakes Entrance.
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A calm day on the water.
A calm day on the water.
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The Esplanade Holiday Resort.
The Esplanade Holiday Resort.
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Fish and Chips in Lakes Entrance.
Fish and Chips in Lakes Entrance.
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Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.
Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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POST OFFICE/STREET POST BOX.

Lakes Entrance Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Lakes Entrance Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Street Post Box Lakes Entrance Victoria. Outside the Tourist Information Centre.
Street Post Box Lakes Entrance Victoria. Outside the Tourist Information Centre.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. LAKES ENTRANCE.

Postcard with Cunninghame postmark. 1906.
Postcard with Cunninghame postmark. 1906.
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Postcard with Lakes Entrance postmark. 1915.
Postcard with Lakes Entrance postmark. 1915.
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Advertising cover from the 1950's.
Advertising cover from the 1950's.
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Lakes Entrance Victoria postmark on 5d brown KGV. 1930.
Lakes Entrance Victoria postmark on 5d brown KGV. 1930.
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Opening of new post office pictorial postmark. 1981.
Opening of new post office pictorial postmark. 1981.
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Pictorial postmark on 1985 PSE.
Pictorial postmark on 1985 PSE.
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Pictorial greetings envelope. Lakes Entrance. 1987.
Pictorial greetings envelope. Lakes Entrance. 1987.
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One of my uncles had a block of land at Lakes Entrance. He was going to move down there. He went down there one time to check the block & mow the weeds. To his surprise there was an almost complete house on the block. Apparently the builder had some blocks on which he was building spec homes & built on the wrong block. How the mistake was made by the builder & not picked up by the council or anyone else, I have no idea, but my uncle picked up a brand new house & at heavily discounted price.
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This cover l@@ks like it has gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, bought as space filler till I found another but I haven't seen another yet:

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Lakes Entrance fdi - 18th October 1978 to Arnhem Holland with airmail &amp; overseas express delivery stickers attached. Note Lakes Entrance cds added - 24th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Lakes Entrance fdi - 18th October 1978 to Arnhem Holland with airmail & overseas express delivery stickers attached. Note Lakes Entrance cds added - 24th October 1978.

Morwell Mail Centre date &amp; time stamp in purple on the reverse in violet  - 24th October 1978.
Morwell Mail Centre date & time stamp in purple on the reverse in violet - 24th October 1978.

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