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The Stamps Of Australia : On Steiner Pages.

 
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Posted 10/18/2019   11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Non Philatelic.
13y.o. Boy My hero.........
Goodness knows we need good stories these days.

Home alone,
Escapes bushfire, by learning to drive a manual car.
("I stalled it a few times)
Saves Mum's Emu.

"I ran around and let the animals out, shoved the dogs in the car, didn't want mum to be too sad, so I put the emu in the car because it's hers, and then tried to work out how to drive the car," Logan said.

Logan's driving experience is limited and he had never driven a manual before.

"I had to grab the instruction manual out of the glove box, stalled it a lot but got it going in the end.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10...res/11609008
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Posted 10/20/2019   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great story Rod!

I like the photo of the emu looking completely unperturbed.
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Posted 10/22/2019   02:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Western Australia THSaunders Watermark
Source : Western Australia, The Stamps and Postal History
The Western Australia Study Group
ISBN 959647600

PP68 and Appendix 6


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Edited by rod222 - 10/22/2019 02:52 am
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Posted 10/23/2019   04:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Australian Prisoner of War Postcard Envelope
Source: Millenium Auctions 2019
Estimate $100

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Posted 10/23/2019   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Unusual advertising backdrop to Australian TV, SBS World Movies.
Looks like an interesting Stamp Bourse somewhere, with Postcards.......
(I didn't watch the movie...animation)
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Posted 10/24/2019   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Melbourne Victoria
Circa 1855 Clipper Ships
The Black Ball Line of Australian Packets.

Flag: "Swallow Tail" Pennant of Red, with Black Ball centralised.

1855 "Champion of the Seas" brought Rail Carriages, Liverpool to Melbourne, for amongst others , the Geelong to Melbourne Rail, which appears to have opened 1857.

Sailed 5th July 1855, with 468 Passengers and Railway Carriages, and Her Majesty's Mails.
Average Transit time for the Clippers 84 days.
First Class Ticket 50

Image : Trove Library.
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Posted 10/24/2019   08:31 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't Geelong to be there?
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Posted 10/24/2019   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Too much of that cheap red, Geoff? you are slurring your words....

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Posted 10/24/2019   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Master Die Surface printed King George V, Sideface.
De la Rue (Sub-contracted)
Sculpsit : R. Pearce.

Held Note Printing Branch of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Source : Philately from Australia September 1988
Author : T. A. Carter

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Non Philatelic : Interest piece.

Question: What Australian slang term, derived from an East Midlands dialect,
means "Hard Work"

Answer : "Dinkum" / "Fair Dinkum"

There you go "Fair Dinkum Stamps"

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Posted 10/25/2019   07:22 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't know the East Midlands dialect origin, Rod222 - thank you for posting that.

You prompted me to see what I could find.

This page provides a good explanation of 'dinkum': http://ozwords.org/?p=6840

but erroneously reports that 'dinkum' appeared in the 1890s.

"Fair Dinkum" was used at least as far back as 1879 to express the current meaning of true, honest or real - a genuine go - in the description of the work of the horse 'Mabel' in this training run:


It was fun to see the recent Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet set of stamps issued by Australia post


Another great 'dinkum' issue was the 'Dinkum Oil- War news from Gallipoli trenches' stamp pack that included copies of the eight editions held in the Australian War Memorial.
https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blo...e-dinkum-oil
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https://www.fairdinkumstamps.com Fair Dinkum Stamps - Specialising in stamps from early Australia and the colonies, Australian philatelic literature, catalogues, stockbooks and accessories.
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Posted 10/25/2019   07:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Nice work FDS.........

Quote:
I didn't know the East Midlands dialect origin, Rod222 - thank you for posting that.


My source...This evenings TV "Think Tank" episode, a gentleman won the
"Impossible Question" as I quoted above, He made a wild guess, and I thought "That's absurd!" I had fair dinkum as "genuine"

None of the "Think Tank" panel could answer the question.

It went to the adjudicators and they passed the answer, to wild applause.

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Posted 10/25/2019   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Black Ball Line of Australian Packets
Millenium Auction 2019 Est $150

Broadsheet identifying Rail Carriages to Melbourne.

Crime and Punishment
Rowdy passenger placed in irons and confined to cabin


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Posted 10/27/2019   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Western Australia
The Perth Stamp Show (..and Flea Market Section)...3 days
Early November
Free Valuations
https://perthstampandcoinshow.com.a...cs/index.htm
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Posted 10/30/2019   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Halloween
America's influence over Australia

Rosie the Riveter


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10...urs/11653698
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