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Help Identify Australia "Specl 6" Cancellation

 
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Posted 01/22/2021   9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up this one for the cancellation. The stamp is Scott 3, or ACSC 5. Nothing stands out as a variety, but the cancellation appears to read, "SYDNEY / AP 22 / SPECl 6 / 13 / 45". I interpret this as a cancellation from Sydney on April 22, 1913. But, what does the SPECl 6 or 45 mean? Does it mean the standard canceller was unavailable at the time? Thanks in advance.


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Posted 01/22/2021   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi partime,

The 45 is the device number. It's a railway cancellation, applied at Sydney central railway station if memory serves me correctly.

I had a look at my own modest Commonwealth holdings but don't have one to compare.

I do have one on a NSW pair which is only 2.5 years before yours. It does show most of the duplex.




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From the VAST SCF Knowledge base, all is revealed......

http://goscf.com/t/19633 br /
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Posted 01/23/2021   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bobby and Rob. I knew that I posted something about "Special" earlier, but could not find the older thread. Always good info here on SCF.
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