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New South Wales 10 Shilling "Postage" Overprint Crossed Out?

 
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Posted 11/19/2019   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all stamp masters,

This 10 Shilling piece has a "Postage" overprint that seems to be crossed out.
What is the meaning of this? Is it actually crossed out? Why was this done?
Thanks!




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Posted 11/19/2019   04:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not crossed out, it's the forme that was used to overprint fiscal stamps for postal use.

I have no idea why the overprint has a line through it.

Nice stamp!
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Posted 11/19/2019   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you checked perfs? Good to do.
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Posted 11/20/2019   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postmark looks like 30 June 1912 so it'll be a chalk surfaced stamp I'd say. The perforations will help us identify the catalogue number
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Posted 12/18/2019   11:52 pm  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The thin horizontal line is there to cross out the words STAMP DUTY and replace that with POSTAGE so that those stamps could be used for that purpose.

From 'The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, and Post Cards of Australia and the British Colonies of Oceania' (RPSL, 1887):

Three values, consisting of the Stamp Duty stamps, of Five Shillings, Ten Shillings, and One Pound, issue 1868, surcharged in black, with the word "POSTAGE" in Roman capitals beneath the Queen's head, and a thin straight line erasing the words "STAMP DUTY."

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Posted 12/19/2019   01:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good find fairdinkumstamps. I have a digital copy of Oceania but haven't looked at it for years.
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Posted 12/20/2019   2:56 pm  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fairdinkumstamps: Nice to see references to Basset-Hull's work on NSW, the two-volume boxed edition is a treasured library item for me.

If you know of the Queensland book available anywhere, I woud love a copy.
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Posted 12/20/2019   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Getting Basset-Hull with all the plates is quite an achievement. A magnificent work, relevant today as it was over 100 years ago when first published.
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Posted 12/20/2019   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is this the Queensland book you're looking for? (online, not print)

https://ozrevenues.com/Articles/Hul...et-Hull.html
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