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Posted 11/06/2019   03:46 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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New South Wales adopted OS over NSW.


NSW state government departments used OS over NSW but stamps punctured for use in Commonwealth (Federal) departments in New South Wales were OS only.

As mentioned by 22crows, Type A (10 holes on the S) was used in 1902-3 then OS type B (8 holes on the S as per the Carrington stamp above) was used from 1903 right up to the 1905-1910 Crown over single line A, 1905 Crown/A in circle and 1907 Crown over double-lined A issues.

Source: 'Australian Official Perfins', 2nd Edition, compiled by David Andersen, PCNZA, September 2007.
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Posted 11/06/2019   06:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/06/2019   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've had that angelfire site bookmarked for ages, and probably cited it here, but today my computer protection wouldn't let me use it.
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Posted 11/06/2019   2:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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but today my computer protection wouldn't let me use it.


'ornery things, computers.
I am getting along with mine OK for the past 18 months, since loading "Glarysoft" computer management, we are on talking terms.

I have the *pdf if you need it Jill.

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Posted 11/16/2019   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have many Australian States, but I found this one in a Circuit Book. This is Scott 078c, as noted by "Missing period after S". Luckily the cancel was in the right place.


There is a very small speck. Does that count?
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Posted 11/16/2019   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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There is a very small speck. Does that count?


Not in my book Steve,
Nice find, you have a habit of finding varieties,
You need to take up prospecting.

Gibbons 1993
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Edited by rod222 - 11/16/2019 9:34 pm
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Posted 11/16/2019   9:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postmark : ROBERTS TOWN SA

aka, Roberts Town, Robertstown (today)
Robertstown is a town in South Australia. The town is located 23 kilometres (14 mi) north of Eudunda, in the Regional Council of Goyder. At the 2006 census, Robertstown and the surrounding area had a population of 318. Robertstown is named for the John Roberts, the first postmaster in the area, who laid out the town in 1871. It was previously known as Emu Flats and Roberts Town.

Exists : Pmk Roberts.
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Edited by rod222 - 11/16/2019 9:42 pm
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Posted 11/16/2019   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Postmark : ROBERTS TOWN SA


Thanks Rod. Always great information on this forum.
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Posted 11/16/2019   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

If one is a retiree, in Australia, and you like a quiet life, to get stuck into stamps, you can live just about anywhere for next to nothing.

Robertstown, South Australia
Average house price $65,000 - $120,000

Post Office Robertstown.
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Posted 11/16/2019   11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Partime,

That missing Period/Dot after the 'S' has my attention, think it's top right corner shows. What I can say......'I don't have a similar copy'.
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Posted 11/24/2019   6:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This next one is a known variety, ACSC 2(B)e, "white scratch in Bight". Scott 2. What's nice is that it is right part of a Pair.


The scratch is readily seen:


I thought this other area of the same stamp was interesting. Not noted in ACSC, but the bottom left border is slightly warped. Perhaps an early or later state?


The left stamp seems to be perfectly normal ... no scratches or other noteworthy items.
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Posted 11/24/2019   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steve,
you also have what looks like a KR59(a)
Right frame, notch on inner side 12mm above bottom frame.

You also have BL24(b)
Bottom frame below "O" of One, bulge on outer side, 2mm to 2.5mm from Left frame.

Scan too poor to assess Left hand item.
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Posted 11/28/2019   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod. I've probably asked in the past, but those latest codes are not ACSC, are they? What catalog / paper are they from? Also, the left stamp would be location 2L3. I can re-scan and show that one in better detail, but are there known varieties with that stamp? Thanks.

Edit: Just found an older note from you that lists, "Adams, Bell, Pope" Variety.
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Edited by Partime - 11/28/2019 12:38 pm
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Posted 11/28/2019   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cannot do it that way Steve,
the flaw leads to the stamp, not the other way around.

Update: No flaws on BL23 in our records.
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Edited by rod222 - 11/29/2019 01:19 am
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Posted 12/05/2019   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an oddity block from my collection that shows the children and calf floating in a cloud. On the bottom two stamps, the boy's head is even with the top frame line, and on the top two stamps, the boy's head is above the top frame line.

Linus


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