Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Sidney Bridge Stamp 1932

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 14 / Views: 1,482Next Topic  
Valued Member
Canada
141 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   12:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gord to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
looking for condition comments.
And any other interesting facts Rod..lol


Send note to Staff

Rest in Peace
Canada
5701 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   12:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Gord - centering is good.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
BeeSee in BC
"The Postmark is Mightier than the Stamp"
http://brcstamps.com ---- BNAPS, RPSC, APS
Pillar Of The Community
Australia
648 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   02:55 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postmark 1932, the year of issue. Genuine commercial usage and thus scarcer than CTO. Centreing a little right but typical of the stamp I like in my collection. It looks as though it has done it's job and pulled through just fine.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
29882 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   03:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
And any other interesting facts Rod..lol


Well, I did sit on a bench on the grass at lower left
as a teenager, with a young lassie, and stole a kiss.
Her cheap "Embassy" perfume and the touch of her hand remained with
me for weeks. Boy, that was something.

As for the stamp, well a true Aussie classic,
I like 64idgaf's comments very fitting.
One of the few Aussie stamps that have been forged.
Definitely a keeper. Any "bridge" certainly is.

I must risk your wrath in bringing to your attention
"Sidney" is a man's name
The correct spelling is Sydney... sorry for that.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
29882 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply




Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Australia
3547 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The missing perfs at top right and scuff at bottom left would seriously affect its value, though.

Those with a good head for heights can take tours to the top of the 'Coathanger'. And Paul Hogan, the actor who played Crocodile Dundee was a painter on the bridge before becoming an actor. (He's currently embroiled in some rather testy conversations with the Tax Department over his earnings from that film.)
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Canada
141 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gord to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for the info
BTW Rod ..was a kiss all you stole? ahahahah
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
29882 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes that's all Gord,
always a gentlemen, ...no regrets :)

Tony: what do you reckon? $180 for the bridge?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
5774 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those of you who live in tropical climes...are the spots on the perfs anything for gord to keep an eye on?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Australia
3547 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

Tony: what do you reckon? $180 for the bridge?


As you may have guessed from reading between the lines, Rod, I don't collect Australia, so I'm no expert. However, your suggestion looks about right to me. (And if I did collect Australia, I wouldn't have a CTO copy in my collection. I'd take this copy over a CTO any day.)

I wonder how many genuinely postally used copies did escape intact. They must have been used almost exclusively on parcels, so you'd expect a fair percentage would have suffered damage.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
6744 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bridge and the boat appear to be in excellent working condition.

Are those 2 tanks I see on the roadway?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
29882 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
are the spots on the perfs anything for gord to keep an eye on?


The stamp looks surpisingly clean to me, I don't think
that is rust. I reckon it just needs a little care,
a short time in cold water the back cleaned then pressed
in a book.

khj very few tanks in Aust at that time, and certainly not along
the paths of the bridge. :) possibly taxis.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Australia
3547 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They just might be tanks, khj

The story of the opening of the Bridge, on the 19 March 1932, is a good one.

A ribbon was to be ceremonially cut by the State Premier, Jack Lang. Lang was one of the most controversial politicians in Australian history: a fierce left-winger (and fierce anti-Communist), he was later sacked by the State Governor (the first time such a thing had happened in the British Commonwealth).

Just as Lang was about to cut the ribbon, a Captain Francis de Groot, rode up on a horse, waving a sword, and slashed the ribbon. De Groot was a member of a fiercely right-wing, near-Fascist group called the New Guard - who, understandably, disapproved of Lang and all his works. The New Guard was largely composed of returned ex-soldiers. DH Lawrence's book Kangaroo is based on Lawrence's experiences with the New Guard and similar groups around that time.

So, yes: maybe there were tanks on the prowl ...

The Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_de_Groot
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Rest in Peace
Canada
6750 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, many years later I sat on perhaps the same spot while I contemplated the harbour traffic and the bridge. It is quite impressive I real life.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
29882 Posts
Posted 11/04/2010   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, she is a grand old lady,
occaisionally disfigured by the bling of fireworks.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 14 / Views: 1,482Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2020 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.53 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05