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RogerE wrote: 10 Jun 2024 01:48 Today's Happy Day theme: There are many fine things to be said about Australia's Melbourne, but did you know it's not the only city of that name‽


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Unknown cachet for first Jet Flight from Melbourne Florida to Los Angeles - April 28, 1963
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Melbourne, Iowa, USA
Melbourne 1909 4a-bar postcard
Melbourne 1909 4a-bar postcard
Melbourne is a city in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. The population was 786 at the time of the 2020 census.

The town of Melbourne was platted February 23, 1882, by Milwaukee Land Company, in section 6 of Logan Township and was incorporated December 30, 1895. Melbourne was the only town in Marshall County to be served continuously by two major railroads. Melbourne's growth was rapid and made possible by three railroads and the population increased to 423 by 1910. Melbourne suffered the worst disaster in the town's history when a fire consumed the whole business district in 1903; then in 1981 the southern end of town was destroyed by a tornado.
Melbourne Iowa Post Office opened in 1882
Melbourne Iowa Post Office opened in 1882

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Melbourne, Kentucky, USA
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Melbourne Kentucky 1911 4a-bar postcard
Melbourne is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States, along the south bank of the Ohio River. The population was 458 at the 2020 census. St. Anne Convent is located in Melbourne; scenes from the movie Rain Man were filmed there.

Melbourne is located in northeastern Campbell County and is bordered by the city of Silver Grove to the west. To the north, across the Ohio River, is the unincorporated community of Coldstream, Ohio.

Kentucky Route 8 passes through Melbourne, following the Ohio River 9 miles (14 km) northwest (downstream) to Dayton and 31 miles (50 km) southeast to Augusta. Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is 11 miles (18 km) to the northwest via Interstate 471.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Melbourne has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.01 km2), all land.

Melbourne Post Office opened in 1891.


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Melbourne, Washington, USA
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Melbourne Washington state is about 100 miles south west of Seattle. The post office was open from 1885 to 1944.
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BigSaint wrote: 10 Jun 2024 03:54
Melbourne, Washington, USA
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Melbourne Washington state is about 100 miles south west of Seattle. The post office was open from 1885 to 1944.
There was no "precancel" for Melbourne, Washington.

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But Melbourne Florida has one:
Melbourne Florida USA pre-cancel
Melbourne Florida USA pre-cancel
Florida Melbourne, Fla. c1942 Precancel 1c Defense Illustrated Advertising G.R Hunter cover
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And another Melbourne Florida for Roger = RogerE:
Melbourne Florida 4 bar cds - 15th October 1977
Melbourne Florida 4 bar cds - 15th October 1977
Lindbergh 1977 50th Anniversary Commemorative Flight Cover postmarked with Melbourne Florida 4 bar cds - October 15, 1977.

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Thanks Brad = BigSaint for posting those Melbourne, Florida items, and all the others from other states of USA. I'm familiar with the principle that if a place name is good enough for one state of USA, then it will be good enough for some other states as well ;) but I didn't know there were so many Melbournes in USA :o

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Postcard. Rosebud & McCrae. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard. Rosebud & McCrae. Multiview. Banksia Images.
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Postcard. Greetings from Rye. Lyal Bognuda.
Postcard. Greetings from Rye. Lyal Bognuda.
Postcard sent from Rye, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Rye, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard. Mornington Peninsula. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard. Mornington Peninsula. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard sent from Sorrento, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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POSTCARDS from CB. Part 3.
Postcard. Rosebud & McCrae. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard. Rosebud & McCrae. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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RogerE wrote: 10 Jun 2024 12:26 Thanks Brad = BigSaint for posting those Melbourne, Florida items, and all the others from other states of USA. I'm familiar with the principle that if a place name is good enough for one state of USA, then it will be good enough for some other states as well ;) but I didn't know there were so many Melbournes in USA :o

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But wait Roger = RogerE, there are more Melbourne's in the USA. Those shown were those for which I could find a postmark.

Here is a list of all the Melbourne Post Offices in the USA. There could others that have never had a post office:

Alabama ~ Lamar County ~ Melbourne (opened 1900-1935 closed)

Arkansas ~ Izard County ~ Melbourne (1876-Still open to Date)

Florida ~ Brevard County ~ Melbourne (1880-Date)
.................................Melbourne Beach (1891-1970)
.................................Melbourne Beach Branch (?-Date)
.................................Naval Air Station Melbourne (1942-1945)
.................................West Melbourne Branch. (?-Date)

Iowa ~ Marshall County ~ Melbourne (1882-Date)

Iowa ~ Plymouth County ~ Melbourne (1862-1863)

Kentucky ~ Campbell County ~ Melbourne (1891-Date)

Maryland ~ Kent County ~ Melbourne (1863-1865)

Missouri ~ Harrison County ~ Melbourne (1897-1962)
...................................Melbourne Rural Station (1962-1966)

Mississippi ~ Panola County ~ Melbourne (1903-1907)

South Dakota ~ Hand County ~ Melbourne (1883-1887)

Washington ~ Grays Harbor County ~ Melbourne (1885-1944)

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Wow! Thanks for that remarkable list Brad = BigSaint 👍

May I suggest giving us a link/credit for the source of that information?

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Supplement: Here's a Wiki about Melbourne, Kentucky — we learn that it is on the south side of the Ohio River, a short distance southeast of Cincinatti, which is on the north side of the Ohio River
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Brazil 1982
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Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!
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THE MISS MAGGIE MAILBOX POSTED OFF REPORT.
1. Postcrossing cards sent to Czech Republic & Germany.
2. Prizes from Puffins latest giveaway sent to Philexx, Sargonnas & Fairyfoot.
3. Letter sent to Postmaster, Cooktown QLD.



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Miss Maggie now has a stock of these cards.
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..... todays Maggie Mailbox letter box report .....

Brrp Brrp Brrp. Mails in on The Grassy Knoll today with four items received.
Four postcards.
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POSTCARDS from BB. Sorrento, VIC.
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Postcard. Sorrento - Victoria. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard sent from Sorrento, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD.
Postcard sent from Sorrento, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD.
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Postcard. Mornington Peninsula - Sorrento. Multiview. Banksia Images.
Postcard sent from Sorrento, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Sorrento, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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Postcard. Treasure Island. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
Postcard. Treasure Island. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
Postcard sent from Endeavour Hills, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
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POSTCARD from CB.
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Postcard sent from Blairgowrie, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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Today's Happy Day theme: tackle

USA, 1946
Fishing Tackle Company corner card
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Commercial window envelope
Shakespeare Co Fine Fishing Tackle
Kalamazoo, Michigan
and company pictorial meter mark
3c Meter postage
14 Mar 1946
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Perhaps exceptionally large sculptural works are "weird" for some people, but many find them impressive, beautiful, imaginative and creative. They are tourist attractions for such art lovers...


In 2023 Sydney Morning Herald had an article showing some such artworks, including these:
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The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland
"These 30-metre-high horse heads, which lay claim to being the world's largest equine statue,
mark the entrance to the Forth & Clyde Canal, and represent mythical Scottish water horses or kelpies."
Photo credit: Visit Scotland
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Giant Elephant Standing, Barcelona, Spain
"This striking elephant stands not on four legs but balances upright on its trunk,
an impossible circus trick brought to life. Miquel Barcelo, one of Spain's best-known
contemporary artists, hopes to evoke a free and joyful feeling in viewers,
but also calls this a self-portrait of the artist in difficult times."
Photo credit: Katherine Masters/ Alamy
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The Molecule Men, Berlin, Germany
"American artist Jonathan Borofsky developed his first Molecule Men in the 1970s
and installed versions internationally, though the Berlin ones are best known.
They stand on the Spree River and appear to walk on the water's surface."
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..... todays Maggie Mailbox letter box report .....

Brrp Brrp Brrp. Mails in on The Grassy Knoll today with fourteen items received.
Ten postcards, two letters, a magazine and a note.
Score was Miss Maggie Mailbox 10 That Terry Fellow 4 Sergei T Meerkat 0.
Senders were BB 7 UW 1 TMW 1 AML 1 US 1 P 1 N 1 RACQ 1.

POSTCARDS from BB. Lynbrook, VIC.
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Postcard. Bengal Tiger. Dieter Braun.
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Postcard sent from Lynbrook, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard. A Child's Garden of Verses. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
Postcard. A Child's Garden of Verses. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
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POSTCARDS from BB. Part 2.
Postcard. Bottlenose Dolphin. Dieter Braun.
Postcard. Bottlenose Dolphin. Dieter Braun.
Postcard sent from Hampton Park, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Hampton Park, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard. Indian Peafowl. Dieter Braun.
Postcard. Indian Peafowl. Dieter Braun.
Postcard sent from Endeavour Hills, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Endeavour Hills, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
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POSTCARDS from BB. Part 3.
Postcard. Koala. Dieter Braun.
Postcard. Koala. Dieter Braun.
Postcard sent from Hallam, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Hallam, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 4/6/2024.
Postcard. Greetings from Rosebud. John Engelander.
Postcard. Greetings from Rosebud. John Engelander.
Postcard sent from Rosebud Plaza, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Rosebud Plaza, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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POSTCARDS from BB. Finale.
Postcard. McCrae Lighthouse at Sunset. Scancolor.
Postcard. McCrae Lighthouse at Sunset. Scancolor.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
MMM & TTF thank BB for the PC's sent. :D
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POSTCARD from P.
Postcard. China. Artist card. Bridge scene.
Postcard. China. Artist card. Bridge scene.
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Stamps used on the China postcard.
Stamps used on the China postcard.
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POSTCARD from AML.
Postcard. Beyond Blue. Bird. Australia Post.
Postcard. Beyond Blue. Bird. Australia Post.
Postcard sent from Mendooran, NSW to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Mendooran, NSW to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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POSTCARD from TMW.
Postcard. Greetings from Lake Barrine. Murray Views.
Postcard. Greetings from Lake Barrine. Murray Views.
Postcard sent from Yungaburra, QLD to Golden Beach, QLD. 29/5/2024.
Postcard sent from Yungaburra, QLD to Golden Beach, QLD. 29/5/2024.
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LETTER from UW.
Letter sent from Bulimba, QLD to Golden Beach, QLD. 7/6/2024.
Letter sent from Bulimba, QLD to Golden Beach, QLD. 7/6/2024.
Two blocks of four from Kiribati.
Two blocks of four from Kiribati.
Plus lotsa other goodies.

Terry thanks Uncle Waffle for the goodies sent. 8-)
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LETTER from US.
Letter sent from USA to Australia. May 2024.
Letter sent from USA to Australia. May 2024.
Packet of stamps from San Marino & Italy.
Packet of stamps from San Marino & Italy.
Plus a nice note.

Maggie thanks Uncle Seref for the lovely stamps sent. 8-)
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LETTER from Neighbour.
Invitation from neighbour.
Invitation from neighbour.
Maggie's first party invitation. 8-)

And the magazine ? The quarterly magazine from my car insurer.
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* WELCOME TO TREASURE THURSDAY. *
Somewhere in there I hope.
Somewhere in there I hope.
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U.S. Navy 10037 Br. Naval Hospital Treasure Island
San Francisco California.
San Francisco California.
U.S. Navy 10037 Br. Naval Hospital Treasure Island 4-bar with stars 1943-1945 Postal Card - August 21, 1943

Treasure Island’s Nuclear History
Historical Essay

by Eric Matsumoto, 2019

Treasure Island, sitting off the coast of San Francisco, is intimately linked with a history of nuclear activity. Starting in Word War II through the Cold War, the Navy operated a base on the island. There, the Navy hosted nuclear war academies to prepare sailors for nuclear and chemical warfare and also used the base to clean contaminated ships and dispose of waste. In the 1990s the naval base was closed and transferred to civilian control and today, many civilians, especially the poor and formerly homeless, live on the island. However, Treasure Island’s nuclear legacy resurfaced when radioactive materials were discovered, raising health and environmental concerns. Treasure Island has become embroiled in an ongoing controversy surrounding redevelopment, affordable housing, environmental racism, and an ongoing scandal about mishandled cleanup practices at contaminated sites and the subsequent denial and cover-up by authorities.


Aerial view of Treasure Island that sits off the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland.<br /><br />Photo: C. Huang, courtesy sf.curbed
Aerial view of Treasure Island that sits off the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland.

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Treasure Island sits just off the coast of San Francisco along the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Oakland. The 400-acre artificial island was originally built to host the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition. The Exposition was designed to highlight San Francisco and California as the gateway to the Pacific and celebrate the city as a cultural, political, and social hub.

The island was then considered as a potential site for a new airport, but the idea was soon abandoned due to other, more pressing concerns. In 1941, with the onset of World War II, the Navy took control of the island through the use of eminent domain and established a naval base and facility. During the war, the island processed approximately 12,000 military personnel per day for service overseas (Former naval station treasure island).


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Tasmania, The Treasure Island:
1981 Hobart Interdominion Tasmania pictorial postmark
1981 Hobart Interdominion Tasmania pictorial postmark
Tasmania Tourism cover with 1981 Darby Munro Sports Personality 22c stamp postmarked with 1981 Hobart Interdominion Tasmania pictorial postmark - 10th March 1981
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Australia Post released two gargantuan stamps in 2004 and 2005.
Treasures from the Archives 2004
Treasures from the Archives 2004

Treasures from the Archives 2005
Treasures from the Archives 2005
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Cayman Is. 1979
Cayman Is. 1979
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Puffin, glad you liked the Giant Sculptures in my Happy Day post yesterday :D
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Here are some Japanese issues for today's Treasures theme:

Japan, 1967
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First Day cover, 1 Nov 1967
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 1
Asuka Period
eBay item 266841629734
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Japan, 1968
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First Day cover, 1 Feb 1968
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 2
Nara Period
eBay item 266841632327
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First Day cover, 1 Jun 1968
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 3
Heian Period
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First Day cover, 2 Sep 1968
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 4
Kamakura Period
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Japan, 1969
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eBay item 226174501385
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eBay item 315036775594
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First Day cover, 10 Feb 1969
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 5
Muromachi Period
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First Day cover, 21 Jul 1969
National Treasures, 1st series, Part 6
Momoyama Period
eBay item 126516930167
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SWAMP !
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..... todays Maggie Mailbox letter box report .....

Brrp Brrp Brrp. Mails in on The Grassy Knoll today with two items received.
Two postcards.
Score was Miss Maggie Mailbox 1 That Terry Fellow 1 Sergei T Meerkat 0.
Senders were BB 2 EE 0.

POSTCARDS from BB.
Postcard. James and the Giant Peach. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
Postcard. James and the Giant Peach. There's nuffin like a Puffin !
Postcard sent from Rosebud, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from Rosebud, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard. Mornington Peninsula. Multiview. Scancolor.
Postcard. Mornington Peninsula. Multiview. Scancolor.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
Postcard sent from McCrae, VIC to Golden Beach, QLD. 5/6/2024.
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BigSaint's posted off report for Today:

14 postcards - 3 to each of Miss Maggie, Mr Puffin, STM, & to me & 1 to BY & Dr W via 3 north of Melbourne post offices today.

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* WELCOME TO FLYING FRIDAY. *
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GB 1969
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