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Posted 11/04/2017   5:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's an example. (Maybe others can post more.) I guess my basic question is what does it represent? Another website claimed, "used when the standard post office of origin postmark was missing or damaged."


They must be very common, because I found the exact same version of the cancel (not the same stamp), in this older auction catalog (lot 1372)

https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-b...750772010329
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When the original hammer was damaged or missing, or away for repairs.

Further reading :
http://goscf.com/t/55065



Exist on Meter Franks.

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A particularly handsome example, owned by our own SCF member Tony Mac....

Papua and New Guinea.

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So many really nice cancels.

I wonder if that canceler was on hand at every PO for when the normal canceler went down.

You would think the PO concerned would use a spare normal canceler.

All the cancels look to be from a brand new canceler.
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Guess:
For audit conditions, each staff member at the counter had each, their own designated hammer.
Spare cancellers would be a risk.
Relief look new as they were not used often, and were supplied on request.

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Of coarse officialdom.

The power that the PO workers cancel had.

Great guess Rod!
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Quite an attractive block of 4 CDS bridges you have there. A very interesting acquisition.

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Bumping this older thread. I just picked up this item for the "Relief" cancel. It also happens to be from Papua - NG, August 13, 1952. Tony Mac's was Relief No 1. This is Relief No 3. Any No 2 out there?
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Lovely cover there Steve,
you do manage to get some fabulous Australian material.
Check "Duke" (The Kangaroo) stamps for varieties.

Relief No3 was used at Lae.
'RELIEF No 5' used at Namatanai and Rabaul
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Papua New Guinea Relief Stamps Pmkd "Queensland"

All of these post offices were equipped with Australian Relief date stamps from Queensland with the inscription "PMG'S DEPT" plus the additional notation as shown in the example "C1", since regular date stamps were not yet available.

https://i-ng.org/en/background-info...used-in-png/
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Great info, as always, Rod. I just fish around and sometimes catch something of interest. Not much value, but then again, not much cost.

Though not related to a Relief Stamp, this one was picked up at about the same time. I like the mixed frankings:

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Steve,
are you able to read the West Australian Pmk?

Surprised they did not employ the 2/- meter impression

Roneo Neopost Meter (Unable to read "N" number)
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https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Inter...og/Australia
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Rod. The postmark is Perth, 30 X 53 (October 30, 1953). No box around the N, so appears to be Roneo Neopost type B. Hard to tell, but could be letters opposite the N ... may be EAS, but very difficult to tell with all of my filtering techniques.

Thanks again for the great links.
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Thanks Steve.
Roneo Neopost indeed had Alpha Numeric, so it could have had letters.
Some from my collection.
Had we had the code, then possible to find from whence it originated.

The early unboxed N seems to have had dodgy dies.

Note small segment of simulated perforations at lower edge

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