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Images for this topic are from my personal exhibit of Australian KGVI era issued stamps, commercially used on postal articles. By way of introduction to this collecting concept, please note the following:

Usage is the study as to why a given stamp was required to be issued, and the ways in which it could be deployed in payment of postal services. Usage is a most logical aspect of stamp collecting, yet historically the least understood by collectors and dealers.

An explanation of the intended purpose for use is provided for each subject featured.

On a macro scale, the topic model can be adopted for virtually any stamp issue, of any country which produces stamps primarily for postal purposes (as distinct from production largely or wholly for collector consumption).

Comments are mine, based upon over 25 years of research in to the concept of usage.

Auction estimate again mine, a guide to market value deduced from observations of public and online auctions, in consultation with specialists, and personal experience gained as a philatelic auctioneer for over 40 years.

This facility is provided to demonstrate that a used stamp barely worth 10c off cover, may be in an entirely different league when still affixed to its original commercial postal article. Observers of U.S. "Prexie" series, specialists in usage of certain Western European countries, Japan, etc, will require no further enlightenment in that regard.

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SG 164 – ACSC 178

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. ½d Kangaroo

Principal usage: Make-up denomination

Subject item: Solo use Jan 15 1942 at Adelaide, underpays by 1d the intended 1½d Printed matter rate.

Comments: The only solo use of this stamp seen, particularly desirable advertising envelope for exhibitor.

Auction estimate: AU$500
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Looks like a wonderful tutorial coming up. For this stamp, do you have any ideas why it would be underpaid?

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stampingpaws wrote:Looks like a wonderful tutorial coming up. For this stamp, do you have any ideas why it would be underpaid?

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Nothing more sinister than human error: fatigue probably set in from a monotonous chore, and the requisite 1d stamp was omitted.

Such chance survivors, particularly going undetected within PO system, as evidenced by lack of taxing, I like to compare to winning a lottery (of modest proportions).

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SG 166 – ACSC 184

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. 1½d KGVI red-brown

Principal usage: Postcard rate within Australia and to British Empire

Subject item: Solo use Dec 3 1941 Brisbane/Ipswich for Permit mail. This postal service enabled printed matter to be sealed (the regular 1d rate required that envelopes be unsealed), but a Post Office sanctioned permit (note inscribed "P.M.G. P.B. 97." lower left) had to be applied for, the additional cost per article being ½d.

Comments: A service with extremely limited appeal, and rare as a consequence; most attractive example.

Auction estimate: AU$150
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Hi, Rod Perry. :D

My silent wishes for one of our board experts to start a new tutorial on any used older era stamps of any country. :P

Thanks, :D :) this I will enjoy and appreciate. :D
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stampingpaws and niek

Wow, someone actually reading my thread, thank you; I'm so pumped I just might not stop posting!

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SG 167a – ACSC 190

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. 3d KGVI Die I "White wattles"

Principal usage: (a) Registration fee; (b) airmail fee within Australia; (c) Foreign letter rate; (d) commercial papers rate to British Empire

Subject item: (a) use above, Sep 13 1937 Clifton Qld/Hobart. Supports theory general distribution of this printing was to Queensland.

Comments: Six commercial covers recorded, this the most attractive amongst them (Lucky Fred . . . lucky me).

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SG 170 – ACSC 197

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. 4d Koala

Principal usage: (a) Letter rate 2nd weight step within Australia and British Empire; (b) commercial papers rate to foreign countries, (c) From Dec 18 1939: combined airmail and Forces' letter rate (easiest of the solo franking possibilities)

Subject item: Mar 30 1939 very unusual use to NZ for uprating of 2d British Empire rate (2d) to include NZ internal airmail service (additional 2d). The full airmail service to NZ did not commence until Apr 30 1940, and the payment of a 100% premium for little or no time-saving benefit delivered by internal airmail service ensured minimal use of the dubious perceived service benefit.

Comments: Note "Air Mail in/New Zealand only." endorsement at left, confirming additional service.

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SG 171 – ACSC 200

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. 5d Merino

Principal usage: (a) Up to Dec 10 1941: combined registration and letter rate within Australia and British Empire; (b) combined airmail and letter rate within Australia; (c) Foreign letter rate 2nd weight step; (d) Up to Sep 1939: airmail rate to UK and most of British Empire.

Subject item: Jun 19 1939 pair Sydney to US by surface to US (3d) and by airmail within US (7d).

Comments: The surface rate origin/destination was 3d, airmail service via Singapore/UK service 1/7d, or 2/2d if airmail service within US was required. This 10d surface/part airmail alternative was rarely sought, given minimal saving in time of a day or two. Important item also for airmail rates specialist.

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SG 172 – ACSC 202

Stamp issue: 1937 Original perf. 6d Kookaburra

Principal usage: (a) Parcels (Scale 1) rate; (b) From Dec 1939: Forces' parcel rate

Subject item: Solo use Mar 11 1940 Adelaide/Melbourne encompassing registration/compensation services; comprised of Letter rate (2d) + Compensation to £5 (4d including registration fee of 3d).

Comments: The use of a dedicated "COMPENSATION" handstamp at Adelaide is both welcome and unusual in so clearly defining the additional service employed. Compensation (insurance) mail is very scarce in any shape or form.

Auction estimate: AU$75
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Yes please Rod, keep the posts coming.

Like the cover above, I have a 1948 6d Kookaburra cover paying an air mail rate in the USA.

How do you rate this one?

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traralgon3844 wrote:Yes please Rod, keep the posts coming.

Like the cover above, I have a 1948 6d Kookaburra cover paying an air mail rate in the USA.

How do you rate this one?

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By 1948 there was an all-inclusive 1/6d airmail rate to US.

This item is underpaid by 1/-, although unusually is untaxed.

A usage collector would want this item as an example of unusual use of second perf. 6d Kookaburra. Auction estimate: AU$75.

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SG 173 – ACSC 205

Stamp issue: 1938 Original perf. 9d Kookaburra

Principal usage: (a) Parcels (Scale 2) rate; (b) From Nov 22 1940: Forces' overseas airmail rate (common)

Subject item: Solo use Aug 24 1939 Sydney/Melbourne encompassing airmail rate to half oz. (5d) + Express delivery (4d).

Comments: 9d vs. 2d Letter rate, for usually a one day saving in delivery time frame, provided little incentive for general acceptance of the Express service.

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Ahoj Rod!

An excellent thread. Thank you! Your inclusion of estimated values is particularly useful.

Your suggestion that similar threads might be started for other countries would be very welcome, especially for GB.

Cheers,

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SG 174 – ACSC 208

Stamp issue: 1937 Original perf. 1/- Lyrebird

Principal usage: (a) Intrastate telegram rate; (b) parcel rate (scale 3) rate

Subject item: Multiple use x8 Jan 3 1941 Sydney/US for double Clipper airmail rate (4/- per half oz.)

Comments: Unusual and attractive franking composition for 8/- rate, United Air Lines topical connection, Transpacific route for airmail collectors (carried on PanAm FAM19 Flight 26).

Auction estimate: AU$180
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SG 175 – ACSC 211

Stamp issue: 1938 KGVI 1/4d magenta

Principal usage: Interstate telegram rate

Subject item: Solo use Jun 25 1941 Bundaberg/India for half oz. airmail rate (1/1d) + registration fee (3d).

Comments: Solo frankings of this denomination very scarce, added collector interest in multiple Indian Censor presence: tape, handstamp and wax seal.

Auction estimate: AU$400
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SG 176 – ACSC 212

Stamp issue: 1938 Robes 5/- (Thick paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Dominant franking x4 in 21/- composition Apr 1 1948 Perth/US, fashioned wrapper from brown paper-wrapping. Rate was airmail multiple 1/6d per half oz. x14 (curious that Perth had no £1 denomination in stock - use of 5/- exactly 10 years after issue surely a coincidence!).

Comments: rare multiple franking of 5/- (record in my experience), addressed to Walt Disney Productions.

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SG 177 – ACSC 214

Stamp issue: 1938 Robes 10/- (Thick paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Solo use May 12 1947 Sydney/Canada quadruple 2/6d per half oz. airmail rate.

Comments: Solo franking of 10/- extremely rare.

Auction estimate: AU$800
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SG 178 – ACSC 216

Stamp issue: 1938 Robes £1 (Thick paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Dominant franking x4 Sep 4 1945 Melbourne/US in £4.8.0d aggregate for 4/- half oz. airmail x22, damaged in transit and repaired in US, where brown adhesive paper and "OFFICIALLY SEALED" etiquette were affixed.

Comments: Spectacular £1 franking, rare on cover (more so than parcel tag), particularly in this dimension multiple.

Auction estimate: AU$3000
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Great stuff Rod, especially the higher rate items. :!:

Do you know what was sent in the last item to Messrs Schmid & Co in Pearl Street? Maybe something weighty that broke the wrapping. :(

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wow

very informative :D :D

Seriously thinking of starting a collection like this for India stamps post independence.

The covers look so much nicer than individual stamps now!!

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Some superb material here Rod, and good to see it has inspired others. :)
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Rod, how close to Pearl Harbour attack does an airmail cover via there need to be, to be a bit special? We know 2 x 2/- Roos to the USA is generally no big deal.

As we can see this one was mailed on 8pm Friday, Sydney GPO Dec 5, 1941. So presumably flew out on the Saturday December 6 flight, assuming there was one each day - back then there may not have been.

All mail to USA then went via PanAm via Fiji or Samoa, and then to Hawaii as these planes only had a few hour's fuel range, and mail took a couple of days to arrive. Unlike today.

Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7, so this cover would have been one of the first pieces of mail to pass through Hawaii on or the day after the Pearl Harbour Japanese attack -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor

And this was a DANGEROUS place to be flying on December 7 - indeed at the time of the attack, nine civilian aircraft were flying in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor. Of these, three were shot down as you can see on link above.

Sadly there are no arrival or transit backstamps, but assuming it flew out Dec 6 it will have arrived in Pearl Harbour on the day of the attack most likely - unless the PanAm planes were routed elsewhere, however given their limited range, cannot see how they’d reach Continental USA from the mid Pacific?

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Raz wrote:Great stuff Rod, especially the higher rate items. :!:

Do you know what was sent in the last item to Messrs Schmid & Co in Pearl Street? Maybe something weighty that broke the wrapping. :(
The sender was Kregliner Australia, who supplied lamb skins.

May have contained a sample?

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Global Administrator wrote:Some superb material here Rod, and good to see it has inspired others. :)
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Rod, how close to Pearl Harbour attack does an airmail cover via there need to be, to be a bit special? We know 2 x 2/- Roos to the USA is generally no big deal.

As we can see this one was mailed on 8pm Friday, Sydney GPO Dec 5, 1941. So presumably flew out on the Saturday December 6 flight, assuming there was one each day - back then there may not have been.

All mail to USA then went via PanAm via Fiji or Samoa, and then to Hawaii as these planes only had a few hour's fuel range, and mail took a couple of days to arrive. Unlike today.

Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7, so this cover would have been one of the first pieces of mail to pass through Hawaii on or the day after the Pearl Harbour Japanese attack -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor

And this was a DANGEROUS place to be flying on December 7 - indeed at the time of the attack, nine civilian aircraft were flying in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor. Of these, three were shot down as you can see on link above.

Sadly there are no arrival or transit backstamps, but assuming it flew out Dec 6 it will have arrived in Pearl Harbour on the day of the attack most likely - unless the PanAm planes were routed elsewhere, however given their limited range, cannot see how they’d reach Continental USA from the mid Pacific?
The last PanAm transpacific Clipper flight eastbound prior to Pearl Harbor was Flight 36, departing Auckland Nov 25 1941.

Your cover likely would have been reallocated to QANTAS/Imperial Horseshoe route, Flight WS146 departed Sydney for Darwin Dec 7 1941.

Cover belongs more in a Kangaroos (stamp issued in reign of KGV) or Commercial airmails exhibit, particularly as an unusual Late fee uprate intended for transpacific service.

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Girish Vaidya wrote:wow

very informative :D :D

Seriously thinking of starting a collection like this for India stamps post independence.

The covers look so much nicer than individual stamps now!!

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The 1949 definitive series is perfect for a Usage study.

You would be amongst the first in the world to attempt the project.

I once owned the 15r on an airmail cover to Australia; the high denominations are possible on commercial postal articles.

10r Gandhi on commercial postal article (perhaps parcel tags are out there?) will be a challenge.

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Rod,

Stunning stuff mate. I love the humble 1/2d Kangaroo. Some people don't appreciate underpaid covers. I love them. I have heard collectors say "why is it special?" "Its just a mistake?" Then pay a huge amount for a stamp with a missing colour or double or misaligned perforation. Are they not "Just a mistake?"

Keep them coming mate.

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Didge wrote:Rod,

Stunning stuff mate. I love the humble 1/2d Kangaroo. Some people don't appreciate underpaid covers. I love them. I have heard collectors say "why is it special?" "Its just a mistake?" Then pay a huge amount for a stamp with a missing colour or double or misaligned perforation. Are they not "Just a mistake?"

Keep them coming mate.

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The analogy that an underfranking error on cover, underpaid/untaxed, is comparable to a stamp error is not lost on me, Tim.

Such anomalies are distinctly separate from what is normal.

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SG 179 – ACSC 179

Stamp issue: 1942 perf. change ½d Kangaroo

Principal usage: Make-up use.

Subject item: Apr 29 1946 Perth local registered cover featuring imprint block + KGVI 3½d; Letter rate (2½d) + registration fee (3d).

Comments: Demonstrates that unusual usages need not be expensive, and the close relationship between "usage" and "traditional" disciplines.

Auction estimate: AU$30
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SG 180 – ACSC 182bh

Stamp issue: 1938 Die II 1d Queen Elizabeth

Principal usage: (a) Printed matter, newspaper and magazine rates within Australia and British Empire; (b) Commercial papers rate within Australia; (c) From Dec 18 1939: Forces' letter rate.

Subject item: Coil strip of three (uniformly large holes) Jun 18 1940 Perth/US for 3d Foreign letter rate, censored at Perth.

Comments: The only commercial use on cover of the coil seen.

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SG 182 – ACSC 185

Stamp issue: 1941 perf. change 1½d KGVI red-brown

Principal usage: Postcard rate within Australia and British Empire.

Subject item: Solo use Dec 30 1941 Sydney/Wahroonga for Printed matter rate (increased from 1d to include ½d War tax Dec 10 1941).

Comments: The perf. change is rare on cover, extremely so as a solo franking. Consider, it was replaced by Colour change 1½d green on Dec 10 1941, just over two weeks after issue.

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SG 184 – ACSC 188

Stamp issue: 1938 Die II 2d KGVI scarlet

Principal usage: (a) Letter rate within Australia and British Empire; (b) Postcard rate to foreign countries.

Subject item: Multiple use x9 from Booklet Mar 15 1941 Traralgon/UK for 1/6d half. oz. airmail rate.

Comments: Unusual use of Booklet stamps for multiple franking, again close relationship revealed between respective collecting disciplines (Usage, Booklets, Traditional).

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SG 185 – ACSC 189

Stamp issue: 1941 Colour change 2d KGVI mauve

Principal usage: Postcard rate within Australia and British Empire.

Subject item: Solo Official use (punctured "VG") Jan 30 1951 locally at Underbool.

Comments: Unique "abnormal" solo use for a rate introduced Dec 1 1950, six years after this stamp issue had been replaced by 1944 2d (SG 205 - ACSC 228).

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SG 186 – ACSC 195

Stamp issue: 1940 Die III 3d KGVI deep blue

Principal usage: (a) Registration fee; (b) airmail fee within Australia; (c) Foreign letter rate; (d) commercial papers rate to British Empire.

Subject item: Solo use Apr 7 1941 Melbourne/Marree representing Letter rate (2d) + Late fee (1d).

Comments: Unusual and very scarce solo use.

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SG 187 – ACSC 196

Stamp issue: 1941 Colour change 3d KGVI brown

Principal usage: (a) Registration fee (to Jun 30 1949); (b) airmail fee within Australia; (c) From Dec 1 1950: Letter rate within Australia and British Empire.

Subject item: Solo use Sep 13 1951 Iwakuni Japan/Sydney; BCOF 3d concessional airmail rate.

Comments: Attractive use of QANTAS airmail etiquette, example of how even one of Australia's commonest stamps can be desirable when presented on cover.

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SG 188 – ACSC 198

Stamp issue: 1942 perf. change 4d Koala

Principal usage: Combined airmail and forces' letter rate (common)

Subject item: Pair used May 29 1945 Brunswick/Chile, paying half oz. surface to Valparaiso, thence South American internal airmail service to destination. Note "Within S America" endorsement below inscribed Air Mail panel at left. Censored at Melbourne.

Comments: A rare rate and destination during wartime, equally well placed in a Commercial airmail rates exhibit.

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SG 189 – ACSC 201

Stamp issue: 1946 perf. change 5d Merino

Principal usage: Make-up use.

Subject item: Solo use Jan 14 1947 Kure Japan/Sydney, underpays by 1d BCOF 6d half-1oz. concessional airmail rate.

Comments: Only recorded solo franking for perf. change issue.

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Global Administrator wrote:Some superb material here Rod, and good to see it has inspired others. :)
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Rod, how close to Pearl Harbour attack does an airmail cover via there need to be, to be a bit special? We know 2 x 2/- Roos to the USA is generally no big deal.

As we can see this one was mailed on 8pm Friday, Sydney GPO Dec 5, 1941. So presumably flew out on the Saturday December 6 flight, assuming there was one each day - back then there may not have been.

All mail to USA then went via PanAm via Fiji or Samoa, and then to Hawaii as these planes only had a few hour's fuel range, and mail took a couple of days to arrive. Unlike today.

Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7, so this cover would have been one of the first pieces of mail to pass through Hawaii on or the day after the Pearl Harbour Japanese attack -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor

And this was a DANGEROUS place to be flying on December 7 - indeed at the time of the attack, nine civilian aircraft were flying in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor. Of these, three were shot down as you can see on link above.

Sadly there are no arrival or transit backstamps, but assuming it flew out Dec 6 it will have arrived in Pearl Harbour on the day of the attack most likely - unless the PanAm planes were routed elsewhere, however given their limited range, cannot see how they’d reach Continental USA from the mid Pacific?
The last PanAm transpacific Clipper flight eastbound prior to Pearl Harbor was Flight 36, departing Auckland Nov 25 1941.

Your cover likely would have been reallocated to QANTAS/Imperial Horseshoe route, Flight WS146 departed Sydney for Darwin Dec 7 1941.

Cover belongs more in a Kangaroos (stamp issued in reign of KGV) or Commercial airmails exhibit, particularly as an unusual Late fee uprate intended for transpacific service.

Rod
Pearl Harbor was Bombed on Dec 7th USA time but Dec 8th Australian Time. So the flight to Darwin occurred the day before the attack.

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SG 190 – ACSC 203

Stamp issue: 1942 perf. change 6d Kookaburra

Principal usage: (a) Parcels (Scale 1) rate (up to Nov 30 1950); (b) Forces' parcel rate; (c) registration fee (Jul 1 1949 - Jul 8 1951); (d) Combined airmail and letter rate within Australia (Dec 1 1950 - Jul 8 1951); (e) From Jul 9 1951: Letter rate 2nd weight step within Australia and British Empire.

Subject item: Solo use Dec 22 1954 Sydney/Wynyard for Printed matter (3d) + airmail (3d).

Comments: A rare solo use, revealing that subtleties in usage study are no different to quirks in Traditional discipline.

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SG 191 – ACSC 206

Stamp issue: 1943 perf. change 9d Platypus

Principal usage: (a) Parcels (Scale 2) rate; (b) Forces' overseas airmail rate.

Subject item: Solo use Oct 19 1956 Advice of Delivery card for registered article Sydney/Parramatta.

Comments: Usage embraces all aspects of possible postal service utilising stamps.

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SG 192 – ACSC 209

Stamp issue: 1941 perf. change 1/- Lyre Bird

Principal usage: (a) Parcel (Scale 3) rate (up to Nov 30 1950); (b) Parcel (Scale 2) rate (from Dec 1 1950 - Jul 8 1951); (c) From Jul 9 1951: Parcel (Scale 1) rate.

Subject item: Solo use Oct 12 1949 by airmail Hobart/French India.

Comments: A rare solo use: The airmail rate to India proper was 1/- per half oz. For French India, categorised in Post Office Guide as "Other Asian Countries", the rate should have been 1/6d per half oz. Therefore, underpaid/untaxed.

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SG 176a – ACSC 213A

Stamp issue: 1948 Robes 5/- (Thin Tinted paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Dominant franking Jan 20 1948 Sydney/Canada, aggregate 6/- representing quadruple 1/6d half oz. airmail rate.

Comments: The Thin paper 5/- is rare on postal articles; it had a life span of less than 15 months prior to replacement by Arms 5/-. This is the earliest recorded date of use for the stamp.

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SG 176b – ACSC 213B

Stamp issue: 1948 Robes 5/- (Thin paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Dominant franking Aug 13 1948 Sydney/US, aggregate 7/9d representing quintuple 1/6d half oz. airmail rate + 3d registration fee.

Comments: Rare on cover; to US Presidential hopeful.

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SG 177a – ACSC 215

Stamp issue: 1948 Robes 10/- (Thin paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Feb 7 1950 use on registered parcel tag Perth/Harvey, aggregate postage 19/6½d representing 2½d 1st oz. + 2d per oz. x113 + 6d registration fee.

Comments: 10/- Thin paper extremely rare on postage articles. Three seen. The parcel to which tag was once attached contained gold, and Post Office rules required that articles bearing precious metals, being ineligible for parcel rates, had to be sent at Letter rates, and could be registered only when paid at letter rates.

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SG 178a – ACSC 217

Stamp issue: 1949 Robes £1 (Thin paper)

Principal usage: Make-up for higher telegram, parcel, airmail and bulk postage charges.

Subject item: Solo franking Jul 22 1949 Sydney/Canada, paying 1/6d airmail rate x13 (6-6½ozs.) + 6d registration fee.

Comments: £1 Thin paper extremely rare on postage articles; on sale for less than six months. Three examples seen, this the only solo franking. The utilisation of first official Canadian air mail service accelerated delivery of the article from several weeks to just three days.

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Stunning Rod 8)

I am a) jealous, b) inspired, c) learning more, d) appreciative.

Being a TEAL collector, they began in the reign of KGVI and I am now seeing the possibilities in discussing usage even within an aerophilatic display (not an exhibit). Not that it has to be limited to KGVI of course.

With what I collect, I could also do this with say the 1940 NZ Centennials... the horizons are extending again...

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ewen s wrote:Stunning Rod 8)

I am a) jealous, b) inspired, c) learning more, d) appreciative.

Being a TEAL collector, they began in the reign of KGVI and I am now seeing the possibilities in discussing usage even within an aerophilatic display (not an exhibit). Not that it has to be limited to KGVI of course.

With what I collect, I could also do this with say the 1940 NZ Centennials... the horizons are extending again...
The NZ 1940 Centennials are a great subject for a usage study.

There are wartime airmail rates, censorship, scarce solo frankings, etc, and, not least, attractive stamps.

I commenced accumulating Centennial material many years ago (7d solo on parcel tag comes to mind), intent upon constructing a three/five frame exhibit, but a friend persuaded me that he was a better man for the task. I agreed.

There are literally thousands of sets of the world which are crying out for study of the ways in which the stamps were deployed in the postal system.

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Rod, you have my attention :D . By posting on this thread I am now assured of ongoing update emails and frankly this is a very welcome thread.

One of my recently acquired habits is to root through dealers boxes looking not for Barbados, but Australia, for exactly this reason. I am looking for covers like this but not with any real purpose other than being a magpie. Now, at last, I have some clear targets.

Thank you.

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JonEboy wrote:Rod, you have my attention :D . By posting on this thread I am now assured of ongoing update emails and frankly this is a very welcome thread.

One of my recently acquired habits is to root through dealers boxes looking not for Barbados, but Australia, for exactly this reason. I am looking for covers like this but not with any real purpose other than being a magpie. Now, at last, I have some clear targets.

Thank you.


Jon
Good hunting, Jon, there's no doubt rummaging through dealer's and auction house boxes is fun.

Everything from A-Z is fair game; years ago I had many hundreds of usage collections for which I sought material.

Not without good reason, however, are most of the items I've featured elusive, some in the extreme.

Having said that, there are almost unlimited usage configurations in the subject field which are "special", that is in comparison with more usual commercial mail. They just do take some finding, however, and knowledge is a supreme advantage.

An example of the challenge: I once bought an Australian Masonic Lodge correspondence, c1930-51, comprising all of the inwards mail of the period, neatly arranged in date order as received.

By weight, there were approx 90,000 previously unchecked (for anything philatelic!) covers.

Just three items were special enough to make it in to my 8-frame KGVI usage exhibit.

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Most interesting - the sort of thing that can really only be done if you concentrate on a specific area/country/period.

I think there will be a lot of people looking in their boxes of 'stuff' now!
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Auction estimate: AU$400
This 1941 Bundaberg, Australia–Kharki censor cover has gotten some problem.

The cover has two Morenweiser type 3 PASSED BY CENSOR double-equilateral triangular censor steel stamps but the more clearly impressed mark, apparently with station code O is the problem.

Code O was first allotted to Dilli Censor Station in January 1943, which was specifically opened to censor all outgoing private mail of all personnels, military and civilian, employed at the Defense HQ, Dilli.

Virk has recorded this type 3 mark with code A to N, P and S but not O.

Ref. Postal Censorship in India 1939–1945.
Diljit Singh Virk.
Philatelic Congress of India, New Dilli 1983
Censor Stations; p.12
Station Code Letters; p.13
Description of Censor Stamps; p.18

Morenweiser also did not list type 3 stamp with code O in "British Empire Civil Censorship Devices World War II Section 4: British Asia", ed. Konrad Morenweiser; pub. The Civil Censorship Study Group, England 1997 or 2011 editions, under "Listing of the Censor Handstamps (Type 3)".

If the code is C of Mumbai CS (which it should be) with open ends being closed, still problem persists.

Morenweiser records that type 3 mark of Mumbai CS with code C was used with chop numbers ranging from 8–36 whereas here the chop number is 1.

The original type 3 marks has dimension of 25mm for each side of the triangle with only exception of P9 stamp of Mumbai PoW CS.

Another problem is with the Morenweiser type 1 INDIA CENSORSHIP double oval brass seal impressed on the sealing lacquer which was put on the Morenweiser type 8C1 OPENED BY CENSOR resealing label, used in Mumbai CS from July 1940 to October 1941.

First there is no station code C inside the double oval band at the opposite pole of the INDIA CENSORSHIP inscriptions.

Also, this brass seal type was recorded by Morenweiser to be used in Mumbai CS from July 1941 whereas this was used in May 1941.

If it is indeed genuine type 3 code O censor mark or even Mumbai CS code C mark with chop number 1 then the price of the cover will further get increased.

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