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General Philatelic/Identify This? : 1932 australian

 

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dogtag59

08 May 2017
06:23:58pm
1/-s stamp with a lyre bird on it. can somebody please tell me what the piercings L G Ltd mean. i have looked through all the cats and books i can find, but no sign of this.
if anybody can help, THANKS.
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24 TY FRY
Ningpo
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08 May 2017
06:57:55pm
re: 1932 australian

Without an image it's really just a guess: It looks like you have a perfin (punctured) security mark by a company with the initials L G (Limited). Perfins were applied by thousands of companies across the British Commonwealth to prevent pilfering of postage stamps by employees, or by postal thieves who would remove stamps in transit for re-use.

It was possible many years ago to take unused stamps back to the post office and obtain a refund.

You won't find company security perfins in any standard catalogue.

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dogtag59

08 May 2017
07:17:21pm
re: 1932 australian

yeah i know they are not in any cat's, i just wondered if anybody could help. i will put a photo up tomorrow. thanks for your reply, hope you can help me more when you see the pic. cheers.

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Benque

08 May 2017
08:00:49pm
re: 1932 australian

dogtag,
I have always succeeded in finding my Australian or Australian Colony perfins at one of these web-sites:
http://www.perfins.com.au/
and
http://www.philatelicdatabase.com/australia-and-dependencies/perfins-of-new-zealand-and-australia/

good luck!
Dennis

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StampCollector
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09 May 2017
05:44:00pm
re: 1932 australian

Too good to be true.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Scott-Worldwide-Stamp-Catalogues-Complete-Set-Volumes-1-Thru-6/172660637676?_trksid=p2054502.c100227.m3827&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908103841%26meid%3Dfa77a25d7e114d16a0fbf68b1c59b46b%26pid%3D100227%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D11%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D332175666292

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09 May 2017
06:23:10pm
re: 1932 australian

Stampcollector. Yes indeed. Zero feedback and free shipping from Hong Kong that would cost more than the asking price of the 6 volume set, might raise a couple flags. Still, I'm wondering if I want to throw away $28 to find out, stranger things might have happened. It Wasn't Me

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09 May 2017
06:35:24pm
re: 1932 australian

According to what I read on the item shipping is free. Reckon it would cost more than $28 dollars to ship, even converted to Chinese currency.
Only one left, no other items for sale and only an ebay member since March 21st. good job I have a barge pole.

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Benque

10 May 2017
07:35:44am
re: 1932 australian

But what does a seemingly "too good to be true" Scotts catalog set have to do with a 1932 Australian perfin?

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..

10 May 2017
09:32:38am
re: 1932 australian

" ....You won't find company security
perfins in any standard catalogue....."

Ahh, the danger of absolutes.
While it is far superior to catalogs,
the Complete Deegam Machin Handbook
contains, in one of its appendices,
a complete illustrated ( and identified)
example of every currently known perfin

applied to Machin stamps.
It may not help with Aussie stamps.
But just for the record.

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
        

 

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dogtag59

08 May 2017
06:23:58pm

1/-s stamp with a lyre bird on it. can somebody please tell me what the piercings L G Ltd mean. i have looked through all the cats and books i can find, but no sign of this.
if anybody can help, THANKS.

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24 TY FRY
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Ningpo

08 May 2017
06:57:55pm

re: 1932 australian

Without an image it's really just a guess: It looks like you have a perfin (punctured) security mark by a company with the initials L G (Limited). Perfins were applied by thousands of companies across the British Commonwealth to prevent pilfering of postage stamps by employees, or by postal thieves who would remove stamps in transit for re-use.

It was possible many years ago to take unused stamps back to the post office and obtain a refund.

You won't find company security perfins in any standard catalogue.

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dogtag59

08 May 2017
07:17:21pm

re: 1932 australian

yeah i know they are not in any cat's, i just wondered if anybody could help. i will put a photo up tomorrow. thanks for your reply, hope you can help me more when you see the pic. cheers.

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24 TY FRY
Benque

08 May 2017
08:00:49pm

re: 1932 australian

dogtag,
I have always succeeded in finding my Australian or Australian Colony perfins at one of these web-sites:
http://www.perfins.com.au/
and
http://www.philatelicdatabase.com/australia-and-dependencies/perfins-of-new-zealand-and-australia/

good luck!
Dennis

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StampCollector

09 May 2017
05:44:00pm

re: 1932 australian

Too good to be true.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Scott-Worldwide-Stamp-Catalogues-Complete-Set-Volumes-1-Thru-6/172660637676?_trksid=p2054502.c100227.m3827&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908103841%26meid%3Dfa77a25d7e114d16a0fbf68b1c59b46b%26pid%3D100227%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D11%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D332175666292

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AntoniusRa

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09 May 2017
06:23:10pm

re: 1932 australian

Stampcollector. Yes indeed. Zero feedback and free shipping from Hong Kong that would cost more than the asking price of the 6 volume set, might raise a couple flags. Still, I'm wondering if I want to throw away $28 to find out, stranger things might have happened. It Wasn't Me

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sheepshanks

09 May 2017
06:35:24pm

re: 1932 australian

According to what I read on the item shipping is free. Reckon it would cost more than $28 dollars to ship, even converted to Chinese currency.
Only one left, no other items for sale and only an ebay member since March 21st. good job I have a barge pole.

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Benque

10 May 2017
07:35:44am

re: 1932 australian

But what does a seemingly "too good to be true" Scotts catalog set have to do with a 1932 Australian perfin?

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
10 May 2017
09:32:38am

re: 1932 australian

" ....You won't find company security
perfins in any standard catalogue....."

Ahh, the danger of absolutes.
While it is far superior to catalogs,
the Complete Deegam Machin Handbook
contains, in one of its appendices,
a complete illustrated ( and identified)
example of every currently known perfin

applied to Machin stamps.
It may not help with Aussie stamps.
But just for the record.

Like
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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
        

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