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Australia Melbourne L.c. Room Postmark 1912

 
 
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Posted 08/23/2019   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Plateflaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A question for the Australian Postmark gurus...

Does anyone know anything about this cancellation?

MELBOURNE / L.C. ROOM dated 5 JE 12



I can't find it on the excellent Premier Postal Auctions post office reference.
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Posted 08/23/2019   10:15 pm  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
L. C. Room was the Letter Carriers Room at the Melbourne GPO.

Apparently the letter-carriers had their own room and some sorting of mail took place.

Out of interest, here is a picture of a sorting room in Hobart GPO prior to the 'letter-carriers' taking the mail.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...cle/25769415
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Posted 08/23/2019   10:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StevieG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a quote from Prestige Philately Auction 200 describing the term L C ROOM
http://www.prestigephilately.com/au...atalogue.pdf
"1858 cover front only from the Cape of Good Hope "per Steamer Prince Alfred", to "Box No 190/
Government Post office/Melbourne" with Triangle 4d blue (2 margins, cut-into at lower-left),
largely fine 'DETAINED ON/BOARD OF SHIP' h/s in red applied at Melbourne where rare '.LC./
DCc31/1858' d/s (large dots before & after 'LC'; ERD) also applied, forwarded to "White Hills/
Sandhurst", minor blemishes. [Undelivered mail was "called" in the Letter Carriers (LC) Room. If the
addressee was known, the letter was delivered or forwarded, as in this instance. If unknown, the item
was advertised: see "Philately from Australia" (March 2014)]"
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Posted 08/23/2019   11:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent information, thank you indeed.
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Posted 08/24/2019   03:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting photograph of the Hobart GPO sorting room.

This CALLED - POSTMEN violet rubber handstamp may have possibly be applied in the very room pictured above?

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On the face of it, that was surprising, "Tip Top" Bread was an Australian Staple on the brekky table, across Australia

Surprised from Wiki that they did not have a presence in Tasmania.
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Plateflaw, could you post an illustration of the entire cover in your original post? Thanks.

Tip-Top: Not believing everything on Wiki, I wonder instead if there was more than one store in Hobart and the address was insufficient to determine which store, thus perhaps also the meaning of the added "unknown" marking. Clearly the carriers would have known of such a business in town.
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Edited by John Becker - 08/24/2019 7:45 pm
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Posted 08/24/2019   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Plateflaw, could you post an illustration of the entire cover in your original post? Thanks.


All I have is the front (the postcard is on its way to me)... no other markings


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