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Posted 02/07/2020   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
B.C.O.F. 1946 Christmas / New year Card
Millenium Auctions 2019
Est: $100


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Posted 02/10/2020   02:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting post Rod, I'm in the process of obtaining as much BCOF items as I can. I'll have to have a closer look at the Millennium auctions.

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Posted 02/10/2020   05:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Rob, that auction is over,
It may still be for sale........
Good Luck
(Has a handwritten card inside)
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Posted 02/10/2020   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The card was sold only recently, I definitely will keep an eye on these auctions.
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Posted 02/10/2020   2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A wonderful study thank you so much for sharing. I have some of the bcof set. I thought I was nearly there, but now see the goal post is a little way off yet. The fun is in the chase.
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Posted 02/19/2020   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a recent auction pickup. The 6d kookaburra with stop after Japan variety.



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Posted 02/20/2020   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi lostandfound

There are quite a few BCOFs to collect, and that doesn't include the varieties.

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Posted 02/20/2020   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi stallzer

I have one in my collection of BCOF varieties, they are scarce and difficult to find.

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Posted 03/19/2020   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prexie3c to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all,

A gift from my son, and it came with the following description:

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1948 Envelope with two BCOF d overprints with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 497 cancel. First d with variety 'Stop after Japan' ACSC J1.

AUPS 497 as at 3 March 1946 was recorded as having been allocated to HQ BCOF Base Area, Kure, remaining in service there, or within the area, until October 1951 at least. It is thought that at one time it may have been in service at Nijimura, preceding the usage there of 388, but confirmation is required.


Unfortunately, I am not able to make out the date, but I thought the year is 1949 rather than 1948 as given in the description (Ok, my I might be wrong as my eyes are failing).

I am curious - Is the mentioned variety 'Stop after Japan, ACSC J1' significant?



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Posted 03/19/2020   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Prexie,
My information Differs
AUPS 497 Used at Kure 6th March 1946 - 23rd October 1949 (HQ Base)

AUPS 388 was used at Tokyo and Korea

Bib: Postmarks of the Australian Forces, from all fronts 1939-1953
Stephenson Stobbs 1984
ISBN 0905222490

With respect, your dot after JAPAN has issues.
Agree with you, cover is 1949


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Posted 03/19/2020   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prexie3c to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, the power of this forum! Thanks for the information, Rod222.

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My information Differs
AUPS 497 Used at Kure 6th March 1946 - 23rd October 1949 (HQ Base)

AUPS 388 was used at Tokyo and Korea

Bib: Postmarks of the Australian Forces, from all fronts 1939-1953
Stephenson Stobbs 1984
ISBN 0905222490

My son purchased the cover from a non-Aussie vendor (I understand it is a vendor from the UK). I supposed that's why it's caveated in the description 'confirmation is required'.


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With respect, your dot after JAPAN has issues.
Agree with you, cover is 1949

Good to know that my eyesight is not as bad as I think it is, that I could still make the last digit out as a '9'.

And yes, the dot after JAPAN looks more like an ink smudge rather than a dot, but at least my son got the cover not because of the variety (we did not notice it until the cover arrived). My late wife loved Australia, especially the Kangaroos and Koalas. She collected covers with only the d orange Kangaroo stamp, and so this cover fits very nicely into the collection, which I am continuing in her memory.

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Nice story, Prexie.
You are most fortunate to have a collector, as a partner.

Your wife's orange Kangaroo, was "DUKE" a favourite kangaroo, at Melbourne Zoological Gardens.


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with only the #733;d orange Kangaroo stamp

Of course, the Sterling half penny (d=denarious)

As an aside, I always wondered if Monty Python's "Life of Brian" got it wrong, when the beggar was disappointed by "half a denarii" donation for his life's story (denarii being plural )
Can one have half of a plural?


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I recently picked up a few BCOF items from the APS Store, and noticed some possible varieties. My ACSC version is 1995, so it may not have the latest items and prices. So, let's see what everyone thinks.

1/2d Orange. A broken bottom to the B, but I think this is just an inking issue as I see other thin areas throughout. The J of Japan seems a little low, but I am going to call this one "normal".


1d Purple Brown. I don't see anything here. Calling this one "normal".


3d Dark Brown. Still, nothing exciting. "Normal". Not too interesting so far.


6d Dull Brown. There is a break to the bottom of the F. Not listed in ACSC, as far as I can see. Calling this one "interesting".


1/- Dull Green. Darn. Back to "normal", I think.


2/- Maroon. Ahh, finally. This one has a "distorted B", which is J6e in my ACSC. Notice that the color appears weaker. A good find.



5/- Dull Lake. Oh, I had such high hopes for this one. At a distance, I thought I had a "no Stop after F" variety. But, I can see just a small nibble there. Too bad. But, I also note that the J is very low. I don't see this in the picture of Overprint Varieties. Can someone help me out here?

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Posted 05/30/2020   12:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All these beyond my budget and knowledge.
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Posted 05/30/2020   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222

Quote:

My information Differs
AUPS 497 Used at Kure 6th March 1946 - 23rd October 1949 (HQ Base)

AUPS 388 was used at Tokyo and Korea

Bib: Postmarks of the Australian Forces, from all fronts 1939-1953
Stephenson Stobbs 1984
ISBN 0905222490


And my information differs further from Rod.

Aus. UPS 497 was located in Kure from Feb 13,1946 to 1950.
As these dates are not from official records, both dates can be extended.

Aus. UPS 388 was never used in either of the places recorded in Stobbs which is outdated and full of inaccuracies.

Locations of Aus. UPS 388



Ref. History of the Australian Military Postal Services 19141950
Edward Wilfrid Baxby Proud.
Proud-Bailey Company Limited, Heathfield, England 1991
ISBN 9781872465609
Chapter VIII: Base Post Offices and Field Post Offices, World War Two; pp.418, 437
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