Double-Circle Relief Datestamps selection comprising 'BARNAWARTHA' (rated RRRR), 'BRIM' (or 'BRIMBOAL' ?; both unrecorded), 'CARAMUT' (!! = the only recorded example), 'COLBENA[BBIN]' (spelling error; !!), 'DIAMOND CREEK' (RRRR), 'FERN TREE GULLY' (!!) on piece with BN '789', 'FORREST' x2 (RRRRR), 'GAFFNEYS CREEK' (RRR) on Tatts cover, 'GAFNEYS CREEK' (spelling error; !!), 'GT STHRN UP TRAIN' TPO (reconstructed), 'IVANHOE' (!!), '[JUMBU]NNA' (!!), 'JUNG' (RRRRR), '[L]ETHBRIDG[E]' (!!), 'MT EGERTON' (!!), '[NAR] NAR GOON (!!)', 'OMEO' (RRRR), 'OUYEN' x2 (RRR), 'ST KILDA RLY' x3 (RRR, one on PPC reads 'S K IL A Y'), '[STRAT]HCONA' (!!; the only recorded cds for this office), 'TARRAWINGEE' (!!), 'ULTIMA' (!!), poor 'WA[RRION]' (!!) arrival on PPC, 'WATCHE[M]' (RRRR), 'YAN YEA[N STH]' (!!) & 'YINNAR' (RRRRR), plus a selection of unidentifiable strikes one of FE21/04 being the earliest recorded date for these rare & grossly underappreciated datestamps. Ex Max Watson. [The datestamp comprised moveable type within a "collar". The inscriptions were often off-centre &/or oddly spaced and the type often sat below the height of the collar, all these factors adding to the difficulty of identification] (27 + unknowns)
See also Lots 676-683.
Auction Category: VICTORIA - Postmarks
Postmarks , postmarks - relief cancellations , VICTORIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , AUSTRALIA