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WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 29 Oct 2020 12:18
by Canada stamper
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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.


Australia Let's Melbourne Again.jpg


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.

picture courtesy of Allanswood
picture courtesy of Allanswood

If anyone can help, I would be most grateful - happy to swap or buy.

Jean :D :D

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 02 Nov 2020 11:42
by Allanswood
Jean, I now have 453 as well, clearer print than the 454 above.

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 02 Nov 2020 13:46
by Canada stamper
Fantastic Greg! :D

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 02 Nov 2020 19:01
by scrute
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?
Let's Melbourne Again
Let's Melbourne Again

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 02 Nov 2020 21:34
by Allanswood
Lets Melbourne Again a.jpg

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 03 Nov 2020 00:03
by scrute
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.

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 05 Nov 2020 01:44
by scrute
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?

Let's Melbourne Again 452
Let's Melbourne Again 452

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 12:17
by Allanswood
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)?


Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 12:34
by Canada stamper
Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

Jean

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 17:29
by Kiwidude
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

Peter

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 06:52
by Canada stamper
Hi Peter

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

Jean :D

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET"S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 21 Nov 2020 11:13
by Allanswood
Canada stamper wrote:
10 Nov 2020 12:34
Hi Greg - interesting, can you please show us a picture? :D

Jean
Sorry, catching up...


Lets Melbourne Post Mark
Lets Melbourne Post Mark


Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 21 Nov 2020 15:50
by Canada stamper
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.

Jean

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 21 Nov 2020 21:05
by Allanswood
Looks like a good explanation Jean. Well, I have 4 of these so far.

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 30 Nov 2020 05:00
by Canada stamper
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

Merry slogan.jpg

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

Jean

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 01 Dec 2020 13:25
by scrute
Perth has switched also. What does "Spread the Merry" mean?
Spread the merry postmark Perth
Spread the merry postmark Perth

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 01 Dec 2020 14:25
by Canada stamper

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 03 Dec 2020 22:11
by footystamps
Spread the Merry:
Spread the Merry.jpg
https://youtu.be/LxL7kcoRQ04

I hope we don't upset China.

Paul

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 04 Jan 2021 20:39
by scrute
New postmarks in Perth "Supporting Australians". I suppose these are COVID related. Australia Post has previously supported the Australian Red Cross.

Supporting Australians
Supporting Australians

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 04 Jan 2021 20:50
by scrute
An enhanced view of the postmark.
Supporting Australians postmark
Supporting Australians postmark

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 05 Jan 2021 16:54
by Canada stamper
Wow very nice, thanks for posting. Another one to look for. :D

Jean

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 08 Jan 2021 15:25
by King Tut
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...
Australian slogan cancellation: Supporting Australians
Australian slogan cancellation: Supporting Australians

Re: WANTED - Covers with LET'S MELBOURNE AGAIN slogan

Posted: 08 Jan 2021 15:55
by Canada stamper
Thank you King Tut!! :D :D