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1914 KGV Lettercard Acsc 2013 Lc17 (2) In Slate Colour: Cv Query

 
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Posted 05/02/2022   5:04 pm  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 64idgaf to your friends list Get a Link to this Message






This card is a recent acquisition. I have the 2013 edition of the Australian Commonwealth Specialists' catalogue, Postal Stationery. It is listed as LC17 (perf 10) with the scene of the Agricultural College, Queensland and is slate in colour.

Does anyone have the 2020 edition of this catalogue to advise if the CV has increased from $40?

Dated 7 April, 1917 this could be from a late printing and return of the perf 10 machine. It correctly pays 1d postage to Fiji. It will be for sale once the curent value is determined.


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Posted 05/02/2022   5:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Question. Why is the card perforated? I don't think I have ever seen this before? But a very nice card,


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Posted 05/02/2022   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one is probably LC17(2), the Agricultural College Queensland with a Perf 10, or LC18(2) with perf 12 1/2. My copy (sames as yours, 2013) shows this as AUS$40. Here is a generalized picture from the ACSC.
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Posted 05/02/2022   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Petert, lettercards found used all that often so perhaps you aren't used to seeing them that way. These are gummed outside of the perfs to allow complete sealing.

Sometimes, the sender just lightly seals the bottom side so the lettercard can be popped apart, saving the margins for future collectors. In many cases, recipients also just take scissors to them. Those are still recognizable due to the fold and the light card stock often used for them. A lot of the value is lost that way though not the postal history. The recipient Mr Noble gets a gold star for opening it properly and carefully. That's a nice lettercard, after all is said and done.

Much more room here for a lengthy letter over a postcard.
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Posted 05/02/2022   11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peter,
lettercards have been a favourite in Australia for some time.

The lettercard of John's, belongs to sets that can demand very high prices
($600 to $1,000 each)

Pristine unused are preferred of course.
Collect if you have a King's ransom.

Australia's Submarine AE-1 (Now Sunk)

Modern Ornithology Lettercards
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Posted 05/03/2022   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hy-brasil and Rod, Indeed I have never before seen one like it. I suppose it can be likened to what we used in Holland: "aerogrammes"?
I just like the idea of perforating them - very unusual


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Posted 05/03/2022   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Peter,

Quote:
Holland: "aerogrammes"?


More like a double thickness postcard.
I was going to offer to send you one,
alas, all I could find was my FDC's.

Another box of "what have you" they shall discover when I pass on
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I've done a little more research on this card. Here's the inside of the card with a very neatly written note from someone with the surname 'Seidel', living at 3 Mary St, Hobart. It is dated April 5th, 1917.




He states having been 'on Military Service'. The message is an acknowledgement and thanks for some stamps for his collection.

My google search for Seidel, 3 Mary St, Hobart reveals this:

Bernard Field SEIDEL
Regimental number 36226
Place of birth Fitzroy, Victoria
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
School Hawthorn College, Victoria
Religion Church of England
Occupation Clerk
Address 3 Mary Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 23
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Vera Evangeline Seidel, 'Newlands', Augusta Road, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service Nil
Enlistment date 1 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 10 October 1916
Rank on enlistment Gunner
Unit name Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/128/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Gunner
Unit from Nominal Roll 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Died of broncho-pneumonia.
Fate Died of disease 26 November 1918
Place of death or wounding Tincourt, France, died of illness.
Age at death 25
Age at death from cemetery records 25
Place of burial Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial 18
Miscellaneous information from
cemetery records Parents: John and Sarah SEIDEL; husband of Vera SEIDEL, 69 Hill Street, Hobart, Tasmania


A reminder that war is so futile.
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Posted 05/06/2022   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, an aerogramme is a very thin, folded sheet of paper that was very popular in the 50's and 60's. It was lighter than a regular letter - even the stamp was usually printed on the sheet. I found several on eBay, some from Oz!


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Posted 05/06/2022   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Peter,
Sorry, do not understand your post.
I know aerogrammes well, I grew up with them,
it's how we communicated with family in England.
I have 100's of Australian aerograms.

Lettercards do not share the service that aerogrammes do.
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But aerogrammes still get sealed and need to be cut open to read the message. The US doesn't issue them anymore. Hey, that's one of my collecting areas!

rod, next time you're down at the post office, you can hopefully get a lettercard and mail it to PeterT? Like aerogrammes, there seem to be many more mint than used ones around.


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Posted 05/07/2022   08:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
you can hopefully get a lettercard


Country town, great personal service,
but few opportunities, no commemorative stamps sold
No lettercards, etc. Use it as a proxy bank.
I am not aware if Australia still produces lettercards.
No fast food outlets
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Posted 05/07/2022   6:46 pm  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The card is now listed on eBay with an $AUD0.99 start and free shipping.
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Did anyone ever find the most recent value? I'd love to get the latest catalog but it is very expensive
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Commonwealth of Australia Letter Card (River Derwent, Tasmania)- 1d KGV Slate Blue ~ Family correspondence between a mother and her daughter written on 14 Dec 1916.





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