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Australia Post has started using a LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan on October 26, in concert with the issue of a new MyStamp featuring the Melbourne skyline, to celebrate the lifting of the city's 15-week lockdown.


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The slogan is used at the DLC sorting centre. I would like to get examples from all 4 machines if possible (451 452 453 454), and ideally on Postage Paid covers so the slogan is easily readable.

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Jean, I now have 453 as well, clearer print than the 454 above.
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Fantastic Greg! :D
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First, I wish all the best to the Melbournians who have been through what must have been a most unpleasant lock down.

My strike of the 454 slogan cancel is a very similar quality to Allanswood's. It may be that this is best you can get from this machine. Jean has suggested that the postmark was used on the 26th October. Does anyone have a postmark from the 26th? The Australia Post website https://auspost.com.au/lets-melbourne-again also shows a circular "Let's Melbourne Again" postmark. Have these been in use?
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Just answering my own question. Big Saint has posted a cover postmarked on the 26th October. It is over on the "every day is a happy day" thread. It is also a 454.

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The 452 arrived in the mail today. A brightly coloured cover with a very indistinct cancellation. Once again, why would a WA based organisation (the Royal Automobile Club of WA) send a letter to a WA addressee from Melbourne?

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There may be variations appearing, maybe not from Vic itself as I have just received "Lets Melbourne" without the "Again" - not a missed print, its not part of the design.

But the code seems to look like 535 (not very readable)?

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Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

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no 1
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close up no 1 553 ?
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And this 1 im not sure which it is . Stay Safe ........Australia
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These arrived over last few days. All ANZ

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Hi Peter

Thanks for posting these. I think the top one is DLC 453 and the bottom one is DLC 454.

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Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

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Thanks for posting the picture Greg - I think it's actually the same slogan but a failure of the print head given the poor printing of the date and time - only the dots from "AGAIN" that were on the same line as the bottom of the box printed.

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Looks like a good explanation Jean. Well, I have 4 of these so far.
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BigSaint posted this in Terry's Happy day thread, looks like Aus Post has switched from the Stay safe & connected Australia slogan to a Christmas one: Spread the Merry

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I wonder if the Melbourne slogan also switched? Can anyone confirm? I'd like to try and pinpoint the date of the switch if possible. :D

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Perth has switched also. What does "Spread the Merry" mean?
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Spread the Merry:
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New postmarks in Perth "Supporting Australians". I suppose these are COVID related. Australia Post has previously supported the Australian Red Cross.

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An enhanced view of the postmark.
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Wow very nice, thanks for posting. Another one to look for. :D

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Hi Jean

The ‘Supporting Australians’ has turned up in Melbourne - received this today. I will put it aside and forward to you in a couple of weeks - waiting to see if I receive any others...
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Thank you King Tut!! :D :D
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Thanks to Allanswood I have the Let's Melbourne Again slogan from DLC 453 and 454. If anyone has a spare of 451 or 452 please let me know! :D :D

Sent in a fantastic cover with the Let's Melbourne Again stamps - no postmarks but at least no pen cancels! :D

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Also Spread the Merry and a Stay safe & connected slogan

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Jean

If you want any of these, just tell me which ones.

Let's Melbourne Again
Let's Melbourne Again
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Supporting Australians
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Thank you very much Rob, I'll send you an email. :D

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It could be the end of the "Supporting Australians" postmark. I received this one in the mail today. "Secure your dog and protect your postie".
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It could be the end of the postmark. I received this one in the mail today. "Secure your dog and protect your postie".

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Got 2 of those older ones This week. :lol:


Received 2 of the new German ones from Phillex today that he kindly mailed me .. both with early use FEB 13 - 2021 - ZENTRUM 32 - with the BLUE ink Germany cancels as required for these to work, so the unique codes can be readable. Full details on this exciting UNIQUE coded stamps new concept is here -

https://www.glenstephens.com/snmarch21.html

Both arrived at Sydney Mail Centre on March 8, and both have the EXACT time code of 15 Fr 27 as you can see. !!

Had my PO cancel them on arrival - took a week from arriving in Sydney to get a few miles to my PO. Welcome to COVID.

Bpoth have a base the sorting code - one is on the Post-it now style peel off. Both also have the PO COVID spray jet cancel in black "SUPPORTING AUSTRALIANS" with Red Cross Australia logo underneath, alongside the Australia Post post-horn logo. Looks to be the last day these were used from another thread here.

Will the UK need to swap over to blue ink can all cancelling or have they now thought out that part yet? All machines n Germany and all ink pads at PO needed to swap over to BLUE ink.





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King Tut sent me a couple of the Supporting Australians slogans from DLC:

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Thank you very much Laurence! :D :D

I now have the following machine numbers and earliest/latest dates gleaned from various sources for the "Supporting Australians" slogan:

DLC 452 453 454 5 Jan - 2 Feb (switched to new slogan 17 March)
PMC 457 458 30 Dec - 18 Feb (switched to new slogan 8 March)
SWLF 459 460 461 22 Dec - 19 March

NMC never used the Supporting Australians slogan - they have continued with the original Stay safe & connected slogan from last April.

Let me know if you have any dates or machines not listed here.

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Bowyum sent me this Let's Melbourne Again machine cancel dated November 20 - that is now the latest date I have seen at DLC.

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Does anyone have a later date? The earliest date for Spread the Merry at DLC that I have seen is November 25 - can anyone narrow the gap?

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This cover is interesting - it went through the sorting machine 459 on 19Apr21 09h32 then 461 on 21Apr21 23h00.

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Hi Jean,

I have an earlier Spread the Merry at SWLF - cancelled on 17Nov20.

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scrute sent me this fantastic cover franked with the Australia Frontline Heroes gutter strip:

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It was stuffed full of covers with Supporting Australians slogans (not all shown) and some Let's Melbourne Again slogans

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This PMC slogan is the latest date I've seen so far (March 5), and the SWLF 462 is the first example from that machine in my collection.

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These are the machines I've seen and the dates I've figured out so far:

DLC 452 453 454: 5 Jan - 2 Feb (new slogan 17 March)
PMC 457 458: 30 Dec - 5 Mar (new slogan 8 March)
SWLF 459 460 461 462: 22 Dec - 19 March
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"Secure your dog and protect your postie" cancel on a Guide Dogs cover.

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New slogan on a cover that I received today.

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Thank you for posting this Terry! So NMC has finally stopped using the Stay safe & connected slogan. The latest date I have seen for that one is April 19. If anyone has one between April 19 and May 5, please let me know.

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