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postagedues
02 Apr 2016
12:52:22am
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This is a page I have prepared for a one page display this week.

I like these cards and they are pretty elusive.
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Winedrinker
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02 Apr 2016
05:37:32pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Very nice!

But disappointed they used the Australia coat of Arms and not the Tasmania coat of Arms. No doubt because your letter is 1903 which was after 1901 (Federation). Perhaps if you find a letter before 1901 we could see the two Tasmanian Tigers.

Cheers,
Eric

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langtounlad
02 Apr 2016
06:26:13pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

As the first Australian coat of arms was not granted until 1908 it is not possible for that card to have an Australian coat of arms.

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Frank

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Winedrinker
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02 Apr 2016
07:05:23pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Very careless of me. The lion and unicorn depicted are, of course, not a kangaroo and emu.

Eric

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damichab
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02 Apr 2016
08:24:02pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

I love this site. I get to see so many different things.

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Winedrinker
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02 Apr 2016
10:38:23pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Just a note on the Australia Coat of Arms since I (incorrectly) mentioned it earlier. Happy

1908 Coat of Arms
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New and Improved 1912 Coat of Arms
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Note that the kangaroo and emu supports are using one leg to support the shield in the first version. Grass removed and Golden Wattle added to the 1912 version, and the shield now incorporates the badges of the six colonies.

Eric

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postagedues
06 Apr 2016
10:48:56pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Quote:

"Very nice!

But disappointed they used the Australia coat of Arms and not the Tasmania coat of Arms. No doubt because your letter is 1903 which was after 1901 (Federation). Perhaps if you find a letter before 1901 we could see the two Tasmanian Tigers.

Cheers,
Eric"



Eric,

It is the British Coat of Arms. See here: http://www.tps.org.au/bb/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1230&p=5670#p5670


John
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Winedrinker
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06 Apr 2016
11:41:45pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Thanks John. I picked up on that soon after my initial gaffe. Lack of attention to detail will bite you in the ass every time. I tried to atone by posting two nice Australia Coats of Arms, the 1st and the 2nd (current one). I must remember the adage: Think before act. On a positive note, I learned a lot of new information. This site is an education, and I value that a lot. Coats of Arms are a fascinating study unto them selves. And of course the Lion and the Unicorn are the supports of Great Britain Coat of Arms.

And the link you provided is great!

Thanks

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postagedues
08 Apr 2016
12:01:36pm
re: Tasmanian letter cards

Here's this week's addition to my collection:

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