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Victorian Numeral Cancel Queries

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Posted 12/16/2021   2:26 pm  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 64idgaf to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought centralising the queries about Vic cancels into one thread (as is the case for NSW) would be a good idea.

Here's a new one, either 1961 or 1964 (SS and RR respectively). It looks a little squashed and doesn't perfectly match the images in Freeman. I figure this is because Freeman's illustrated example is a better strike.

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Posted 12/16/2021   6:31 pm  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it might be 1967 Outtrim, not rated.
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Posted 12/18/2021   02:26 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks.
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Posted 12/18/2021   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two of mine.

The first is 96 postmark on an SG417:

The second 166 postmark on a SG315
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Posted 12/20/2021   05:51 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Itma,

The first on is MC / 96 (1196) of Tungamah. It is the second of three types and a common cancel.

166 is Wyndham, a common cancel. I work there, it is now called Werribee.
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Posted 12/20/2021   06:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 12/20/2021   09:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks, 64idgaf. Was it common practice to shorten 4- to 2-digit codes? And what was the range of the codes, eg: from 100 to 1999? I see that some of Rod's postmarks are single digit. Are these also shortened forms?
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Posted 12/20/2021   5:18 pm  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Itma,

Numbers started at 1 for Melbourne to 2100 King Valley. Not all numbers have been seen.

Hugh Freeman produced the finest book for these issues, "The Barred Numerals of Victoria", Hugh H Freeman, pub Brusden White, 2018.

The were a range of types and designs. Numbers from 1000 to 1599 had the first two digits as roman numerals.

It is a fascinating area to collect.
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This looked like the best thread to add another question. This is Victoria Scott 194, SG 385c, with what appears to be a very bold 5 cancellation. I don't have the literature to go any further. Can anyone help with city / scarcity? Thanks.
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Going by the two letters "AT"
Probably BALLARAT Postmark
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Scarcity : Looks like C =Common
"The post offices and hand held date stamps of Victoria
Watson-Webster and Wood
Volume 1, 1989


Going by the body of the "5" you have type 550 (guess)
Without CDS part of duplex hard to ID


Actually, it does not look like either
the "T" of Ballarat (with yours) is level with the lower bar of the "killer"

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Looks like it. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Posted 03/22/2022   05:44 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The one from the OP is the 17th duplex, in use from late 1904 to late 1910. A common one, as are most of the Ballarat numeral 5.

The 'duplex' type comprises a cancel with both the date portion and the numeral.
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Another nice pick up today, a $US17 group yielded this '66' cancel. The numbers are 8.5mm high, so it can't be an upside-down 99, the latter is 10mm high. It is the first type of Oakleigh, a south-eastern Melbourne suburb. It is not an upside-down '90' as the letter shapes for that cancel are different.

This is rated RRRRR by Freeman in his 2018 second edition, I'm pleased to add it to my collection.

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Posted 09/14/2022   06:55 am  Show Profile Check 64idgaf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 64idgaf to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another scarce numeral for my collection.

Tyers was allocated number 1300. It is a small settlement in the east of the state of Victoria.

The numeral was a Roman type so appears as 'MCCC'.

A very rare cancel rated RRRRR and a tough item on an entire.





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Posted 09/14/2022   08:36 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent find 64igafavbn!
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