Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postmarks
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postmarks
Collection on Swans extensively written up on pages by Region including 'BARRAMBIE', 'BEDFORDALE', 'BROWN HILL', 'BUCHANAN', 'COONGAN', 'EULAMINNA', 'GABANINTHA', 'GEORGINA', 'GOLDEN RIDGE', 'HAMELIN POOL', 'HANNANS', 'KULYALING', 'KURNALPI', oval 'POST OFFICE/MARBLE BAR' x3 on 3d block of 9, oval 'POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE/MURRIN MURRIN', undated 'POST OFFICE/NANGEENAN', 'PALACE HOTEL', 'ROEBUCK BAY', 'SMITHS MILL', 'STAKE WELL', 'THE GRANITES', 'TURKEY CREEK', 'WANNAMAL', 'WARRAWOONA' x2, 'WESTBROOK', 'WOOLGAR' x2, etc, also Savings Bank types from Broome Hill, Greenough, Kojonup, Moora (violet), Pingelly, Waroona, Yalgoo, etc, plus a few TPOs, Letter & Numeral cancels, quality of the strikes is variable but many are fine to very fine.
Anaconda: 'ANACONDA/OC7/03/W.A' 21mm cds bold, slightly smudged strike on 2d Swan. PO 18.08.1903; renamed Eulaminna 15.10.1906. PMI records type but gives no dates of usage. [Copper mining]
Barrabupp: 'ST JOHN'S BROOK MILL/20JA10/[W.]A' 26mm cds on 2d Swan. St John's Brook Mill PO 15.09.1909; renamed Barrabupp (two 'P's) 1.12.1909; renamed Barrabup (one 'P') 15.7.1911; closed 29.11.1924. PMI records usage only in the 2½ months before the first name-change, not afterwards; the ERD for a Barrabupp cds is 13.04.1910. [Timber Mill]
Collie: 'MONEY ORDER OFFICE/10SEP00/COLLIE, W.A.' 32x20mm double-boxed d/s in violet on 2d Swan pair. Renamed from Collie Fields 27.10.1899. Unrecorded in PMI. [Coal mining; 48km E of Bunbury]
Lake View: 'LAKE VIEW/--18/04/WA' 21mm cds on 1d with 'WA' puncture. Renamed from Trafalgar (1) 02.1904; renamed Trafalgar (2) c.1905. Recorded March-May 1904 only. PMI gives the official renaming as 1909 but notes archival reference to "Trafalgar" from 01.1905 and datestamps inscribed 'TRAFALGAR' in use from 1906 onwards. [Goldmining]
Mount Sir Samuel (1): 'SAVINGS BANK/OC24/05/MT SIR SAMUEL' 21mm cds two light but fine part-overlapping strikes on 1d Swan pair on piece. Opened as RO 1897; to PO 1.10.1900; reduced to RO 29.06.1917; closed 1.7.1930. PMI records only one partial strike of the same date. [Goldmining]
Swan Mills: 'SWAN MILLS/-6DE10/WE[STN A]UST' 28mm cds (ERD) on 2d Swan. RO only 29.11.1910; closed 31.01.1915. PMI records usage in 1913-14 only. [Timber Mill]
Waterfall: 'WATERFALL/17NO1908/WESTERN [AUSTRALIA]' 26mm cds on 2d. PO 1.10.1907; renamed Golden Ridge -.06.1911. PMI records one probable strike only, dated 18NO1908. [Goldmining]
Widgemooltha: 'POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE/18APR1909/WIDGEMOOLTHA WA' 44x23mm double-ring oval d/s in pink almost complete strike on ½d strip of 4. Opened as RO 1.04.1896; to PO 19.10.1896. Unrecorded by PMI. [Goldmining]