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Posted 11/21/2019   02:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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NSW numeral postmarks can also be found up to numeral 2100


2099 in fact. 2100 is only suggested to exist, as it would mirror Victoria.

I maintain Victoria went to 2100 to spite NSW, not emulate them. We stopped in 1904 and they continued to 1906, intercolonial rivalry being what it was and all that......

Further, why would Falls Creek, Combana & Merah Morth, which all opened before July 1904, not get numerals? Seems to me the PMG was a bit all over the place towards the end of numeral allocations.
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Posted 11/21/2019   03:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice thread, I learnt a bit today.
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Posted 11/21/2019   04:27 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In his 2nd Edition of his excellent book, The Numeral Cancellations of New South Wales, Hugh Freeman lists 18 post offices, including the three mentioned by Bobby De La Rue above, as opened but "cannot at this time be allocated to any numeral".

Numeral 2099 has been recorded for Toolejooa, which opened on 1st July, 1904. Hugh lists Parragundy as the likely candidate for numeral 2100, having opened on the same day as Toolejooa, although no numeral strike has yet been recorded (rated NNR).

Just as many of the previous NNR numerals have subsequently been discovered by diligent philatelists, we may one day find the stamp, piece or cover that reveals the existence and possibly the identity of NSW numeral 2100.

He suggests that Victoria, issuing their last number (2100) over two years later, copied the logic of finishing at that number from New South Wales.
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Posted 11/21/2019   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is BN 2100 of King Valley, Victoria.

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Posted 11/21/2019   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi fairdinkumstamps,

Have you seen this thread?

http://goscf.com/t/61166

I will be adding some more research to it later today.

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Posted 11/22/2019   01:16 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, very interesting research Bobby De La Rue - thank you.

I will take a more thorough look at some of your discoveries and postulations when I have a bit more time. e.g. a scan of 657 vs 557 - at my first glance the 6 does not seem to resemble the first 5.
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Posted 01/07/2020   12:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

CNS = Currently not seen, but believed to exist

Purves, Watson Webster and Wood
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Posted 01/07/2020   02:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My apologies for not replying earlier Fairdinkumstamps, I just saw your reply

Here's Hugh's 657/557 (well, mine now) and a couple of others of mine to compare.



This one is from Premier Postal.



The scan isn't as good as looking at it under a loupe of course. At any rate, the rays confirm on their own that it's the same device.

There is no way that a 3R20 would've replaced a 3R12 some time after 1872, as a new contract with John Thornthwaite was in place from numeral 588 (PO opened 1/10/1870).

The 3R20 type (with some variation in the number of rays) was provided by John Sands from numeral 554 to 587.
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Posted 01/07/2020   06:16 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After taking a good look, I agree with you Bobby De La Rue - that '657' is in fact a 557.

The tail of the 5 can be seen very faintly lower left (shown by yellow arrow). It's a mystery how the curve of the apparent 6 got there.

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