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Posted 12/02/2017   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is there someplace on the internet where I can look up & ID New South Wales numeral cancels? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 12/02/2017   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I have circa 1,920 numbers in my database.
Ref. H.M. Campbell: Australian Numeral Cancellations: A compendium

I can look up for you,
Cannot supply, I do not wish to offend copyright, if there be one.

No rarity evaluation is supplied.


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Posted 12/02/2017   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, it's very kind of you to do that.

I have NSW 103, 182, 290 & 1497.
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Posted 12/02/2017   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ed.

103 OPHIR reallocated to MANLY
182 NEWTOWN
290 MICHELAGO
1497 BELLAMBI


What's in a name?
Ophir is the place where gold was first discovered in New South Wales in 1851

Ophir is a port or region mentioned in the Bible, famous for its wealth. King Solomon received a cargo of gold, silver, sandalwood, pearls, ivory, apes, and peacocks from Ophir every three years.

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Posted 12/03/2017   08:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. I appreciate your effort for me. May I ask you again in future if I run across any other Australian state(?) numeral cancels?
Thanks, too, for the Ophir name info. I, too, am fascinated by places' names. One of my favorites in the world is a town in Newfoundland called Seldom Come By.
I should explain why I was asking about the cancels. I collect stamps from every worldwide stamp-issuing entity on which I can identify the place of cancel. Your info brings my NSW up to 61. For Australia as a whole at the moment I have 1,867.
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Posted 12/03/2017   12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edmund, I've asked you before whether you were into numeral cancels or not, but don't think you ever replied. Anyway, seems the answer is "yes!" And that's cool I love them. Are you interested in the French numerals as well?
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Posted 12/03/2017   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I'm willing to use a numeral cancel or a postcode/zipcode for an identifier as a space filler until I get that Holy Grail of a complete and completely readable name of the place.
My decisions about what qualifies for my collection tend to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Guess I just want THE ACTION! It's why I gave up collecting dates in postmarks. Got to the point where I was looking at many hundreds of stamps just to find one new date. With places I get some new ones every day. ACTION!
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Posted 12/03/2017   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edmund. May I suggest you start collect CDS and numeral postmarks separately, collecting both a CDS and a numeral cancel for each place. Nothing wrong with that, you don't necessarily need to select one or another. ,Then you would really do like you say you do, then you would really be inclusive - and you'd get more action as well

In my mind the numeral cancels are not spacefiller at any rate, if anything the CDS would be the spacefiller until a good-old numeral cancel comes around! I simply find the classic numeral postmarks more attractive because the general usage of stamps were much less back then before they started using CDS postmarks, hence they are scarcer and harder to find. And I think it is something very 'manly' or may I say 'real-thing' about these first numeral cancels. Unfortunately they might be quite hard on the appearance of the stamps themselves at times, but when a numeral is nicely struck I find them much 'in resist able'.... Each to each own.
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Posted 12/03/2017   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
May I ask you again in future if I run across any other Australian state(?) numeral cancels?


Certainly. (But not all numeral cancels)
I have Western Australia complete
Queensland : there is a exceptional database online
NSW list of 1290 or so

Victoria : The most explicit listings until the letter "K" I believe, after that unknown

Tasmania: Only a small listing of yet to be seen postmarks.

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Posted 12/03/2017   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some interesting NSW Numeral Postmarks.

I think I have a list of Australian rude postmarks somewhere, and there are a lot of them.

41 COLLECTOR
115 GOONOO GOONOO
190 EMU
246 FORDWICH (later renamed BROKE)
304 FRYING PAN? (later renamed YETHOLME)
315 BONG BONG?
474 FIG TREE
530 DIRTY SWAMP (later renamed LOCKSLEY)
651 HOME RULE
780 WILLSON'S DOWNFALL
1096 ROB ROY?
1251 GENTLEMAN'S HALT
1278 BALD NOB
1286 STONEHENGE
1407 WOODSTOCK
1701 THE POCKET?
1769 GUY FAWKES
1872 BOGGY CAMP (later renamed COPETON

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Posted 12/04/2017   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, cool place names!

Do you have those lists of numeral postmarks in digital formats you can share? Or links to online resources?
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Posted 12/04/2017   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222, thank you for your assent to possible future inquiries from me about numeral cancels. And I second Blaamand's query about sources on the internet.
AND...thank you, thank you for your post above listing various numeral cancels from places with unusual names. I glory in finding such place names, the weirder the better!
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Posted 12/08/2017   06:17 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ed,

290 Michelago is rated S, scarce.

Source: 'The Numeral Cancellations of New South Wales' by Hugh Freeman
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Posted 12/08/2017   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Queensland
http://queenslandstampnumerals.blogspot.com.au/

The entire continent of Australia: Postcode
http://auspost.com.au/postcode/suburb-index/b

I downloaded the entirety, and whacked it into an MSWorks database
so I can do a fast "F3" search for any town, part name, part CDS etc

For example "ALBERT PARK" will appear in Victoria and South Australia




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Posted 12/08/2017   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both for your info!
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Posted 12/23/2017   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MmmmBalf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can also assist with anything Victorian.
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