Can anyone assist with this Airmail stickers origin : maybe Australia?

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Can anyone assist with this Airmail stickers origin : maybe Australia?

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Can somebody please identify the following airmail stickers?

I think one of them may be Australian but I'm not really sure.

Any help in their identity would be helpful, also any dates these were used.

Does anybody know what the larger labels were used for....airmail parcels???


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They look Australian to me too.

I think Richard Peck published a book on Airmail labels in Australia? I'm sure other members have more info for you

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I would say 100% Australian
going by the "stars"
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I'd 100% agree going by the "upside-down stars" :lol:
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Thanks for the confirmations so far, but..............why have some of them got the stars closer together (ie nearly in a straight line), while on other stickers the stars are further apart.
Were the same airmail stickers used on Christmas Island, (which I believe has some connection with Australia) or were they different? If so, which are which?
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My first thought was that 3 are Australian and 3 are New Zealand. Both use the Southern Cross (that's what those stars are called), but on 3 of those stickers they are at an angle which is how NZ might see the same star pattern.
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bluegrass wrote:why have some of them got the stars closer together (ie nearly in a straight line), while on other stickers the stars are further apart.
Probably just different printers :idea:

Unlike stamps, I think there'd be very little point to trying to track down where and when each was printed as its very unlikely there would be records kept.
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My guess is that these would be 100% Australian.

Some, possibly all (?) look the type that were available free at Australia Post outlets.

They do have different sizes available for letters and parcels.

It may be that a design change occured (if they are all Australia Post issued) or that perhaps some of them are privately printed.

Australia Post have had different designs over the years. One I have seen has the Australia Post logo on it and the more current ones have added the word, International.

All Australia Post stock have stock numbers in order for the staff to re-order their stationery, so further information may be able to be gained overtime.

Is anything printed on the gum side or are they all plain?
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Is anything printed on the gum side or are they all plain?
Nothing printed on the back. Does not appear to be on gummed paper, although it just may be the gum has dried.

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Hi.
In my collection i have the stamp attached as image.
There is the script Melbourne.
I cannot find it in colnet collection.
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Hello vmascello and welcome to Stampboards. Please check your welcome email and introduce yourself in the Welcome thread, as is required.
Also, please use the "Place Inline" button to insert an image. Read how to post images in the Rules. Always use the "Preview" option.

What you have shown is not a stamp, but a label to put on a letter to indicate it is to travel by Air Mail.
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I agree with earlier posters. The subject labels are definitely Australian.

Compare the Aussie and New Zealand flags.
New Zealand vs. Australia Flags (from Google Images)
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Aussie on the right has white stars, the smaller representing the Southern Cross and the larger being the Commonwealth Star. The Kiwi flag also has the Southern Cross but the stars are red.

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My Gawd I really must be getting old. :lol:

To see a chain of older ozzies 'thinking' they 'might' be Australian is just mind blowing!

I have used and received 100s if not 1000s of these on mail. I still use them. Design was unchanged for decades.

I still have wads of MUH sheetlets of 10. Stock code date is 1985, but they are still valid after near 40 years. 'PM25 - SEPT 85'

Some of them have writing on the back and those have a stock code of PM 25/May 87

Send me a large DL sized SASE and I'll mail you a couple of sheets. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hi, hopefully I can use this Airmail Forum to ask my Question.

Found this sheet in a small box of recent Australian stamps, I have seen it being used on different covers in Australia and UK.

Was it made for the Commonwealth? Does it have any value?
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Strictly UK labels Micky .... never used or issued in Australia.
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Global Admin wrote: 09 Feb 2024 13:35 Strictly UK labels Micky .... never used or issued in Australia.
Thank you Glen. 😊
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