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Oceania/Australia : Used 10/- Coronation Specimen

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Rob1956
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25 Nov 2021
06:27:58am
It's a mystery to me. I do not think it was a commercial cancellation but a CTO. I would think the post office would refuse to cancel the 10/- SPECIMEN overprint, but it seems not all will adhere to that rule, or the employee had no idea what a SPECIMEN is.

A stamp is rendered non-usable with the overprint. When a collector's pack is bought, all high value stamps were overprinted 'SPECIMEN' and the smaller value were cancelled-to-order (CTO).

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DaveSheridan
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25 Nov 2021
07:06:18am
re: Used 10/- Coronation Specimen

If it has gum, per favour. If it has no gum, it seems that it may have a genuine postal cancel, which I can't make out. Illegal but not unheard of.

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Rob1956
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25 Nov 2021
09:15:57am
re: Used 10/- Coronation Specimen

Hi Dave

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"If it has gum, per favour. If it has no gum, it seems that it may have a genuine postal cancel, which I can't make out. Illegal but not unheard of.
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It has no gum, but the cancel looks very much like a CTO, though all the CTO cancellations I have seen came from Melbourne, this cancellation seems to have come from Brisbane.
I know someone who may be able to help, I'll ring him tomorrow. I've seen one other a year ago, I wonder if the same person had a few stamped?

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