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Postal history wins gold

1 May 2021

Postal historian and friend of the Centre Tony Curtis has kindly let us know of his success at the recent Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition in Toronto. Tony struck gold!

His entry was a display covering New South Wales Receiving Offices 1888 – 1927 - a concise study of New South Wales Receiving Office cancellations, during the period 1888 to 1927, the majority of which are manuscript cancellations on the 1913 1d red Kangaroo stamp.

There is of course a 'Ginninderra' connection – Tony explains "I included Walleroo, Ledgerton and Dog Trap Ford Receiving Offices as part of my recent exhibit in an international exhibition in Canada, which was subsequently awarded a gold medal".

Tony has previously made available to us his fascinating work on these often short-lived and rather minor postal services, and they feature as 'Government' Places on our Rediscovering Ginninderra database. Tony's primary interest is philatelic, but we share an interest in the important social history of postal services in the bush and the work that was done to acquire, then keep them.

Tony's prize winning display can be found here

His extensive and authoritative compendium of Post, Receiving, Telegraph and Telephone Offices in the ACT, together with their postmarks can be found here

Many congratulations Tony – good work!


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