After reading a couple of posts on newspaper wrapper cutouts (Rod222: mutilated stationery) like:http://goscf.com/t/76552http://goscf.com/t/76059&whichpage=1&
I decided to get myself into trouble by looking for wrapper entires to buy. I found this:
At first glance, it looked like one of those double indicia stationery items (that actually makes no sense). But a closer look showed that someone had glued the indicium from another wrapper to make the rate to the UK:
Rimless WOOLLOONGABBA cds from
1892. There was a cancel ID question about a similar cancel, the subject of yet another post here at SCF.
So, was using cutouts a permitted practice in Queensland or any of the states? I know things like this were often tolerated in the mails, but were not exactly legal in most cases.
Further, I have to emphasize that there is no way that any of the cutouts we've seen originated from this kind of usage unless actually found used on stationery or a cover.