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Posted 04/11/2020   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SaborStamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know there's nothing exceptional about this Victoria 116 (although I like the Australian states), but it just put me over the half-way mark on Big Blue! I have a feeling the next 17,313 are going to be a lot tougher.
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Posted 04/11/2020   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I know there's nothing exceptional about this Victoria 116


Disagree, that is a cracker Postmark, TPO 2 ?
Not seen it before, perhaps our Victorian specialists can ID?


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I have a feeling the next 17,313 are going to be a lot tougher.


Like they say, may it be not, the pursuit of happiness.........
But the happiness of the pursuit.

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Posted 04/11/2020   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bear in mind I am a Newbie regarding Vic Travelling Postmarks.
But the TPO / 2 Obliterator, is listed as RRRR
Needs confirmation from our specialists.
Prestige Philately Auctions.
114 TPO stamps realised $1150.00
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Edited by rod222 - 04/11/2020 11:31 am
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Posted 04/11/2020   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SaborStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much for noticing the postmark Rod222! I've changed the topic heading to ask for ID help on it. Hopefully a Victoria specialist will weigh in. Btw, what is "RRRR"? - Troy
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Posted 04/11/2020   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Troy,
interesting question, I have always just assumed, it has a "Rarity" factor of 4
Hence the RRRR.
Now it will depend on the catalogue, as to how rare that is, each catalogue
has its own measurements.
I'd suggest a RRRR rating is scarce.
Then it may depend on the clarity, whether is was a "duplex" hammer, or part thereof, how readable the Pmk is. etc

"Rare" may, or may not result in any fabulous monetry value.
Hope you get the picture.

Going by my post above...each Pmk realised circa $10

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Posted 04/11/2020   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SaborStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the explanation! I just have a general world collection and my main interest is the connection to history. For me, rarity just means more interesting and I don't hope for any monetary value. It's nice to know there's something a bit special about this stamp. - Troy
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Posted 04/11/2020   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1840to1940 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I realize that I am missing the main point of your post, but congratulations on reaching the halfway mark to completing the Big Blue.
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Posted 04/12/2020   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice job. Best wishes on the second half.
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Posted 04/13/2020   12:04 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sabor,

This stamp is more valuable for the cancel than it is for itself.

The TPO cancels related to the sorting and processing of mail on board trains.

JRW Purves produced two editions of his volume on the TPO cancels. In 2015 Les Molnar and John Waugh prodced the definitve work on the subject. Search for "Trillium Press" on google, you will find Les (also the publisher), he still has copies to sell.

This is the first of the TPO 2 cancels and was in use on the Ballarat line from c1868 to c1872. 9 examples are known to Molnar. The example shown by me, from Molnar's collection was sold at Leski's in Melbourne in 2017 for $AUD75 (around $100 all up with purchase costs and commissions).



Mods, can this be moved to the Australian section?
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Edited by 64idgaf - 04/13/2020 12:16 am
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Posted 04/14/2020   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SaborStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much for the information on the cancel 64idgaf! I am always amazed at the knowledge the folks on this forum have, and grateful for their willingness to share it.
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