Friday, November 23, 2012

51 - Somerset / Thursday Island

Somerset post office in Far North Queensland in Cape York opened on 1 January 1865 and closed in late 1877
  • Chalon Ray Type 1 c (5.5 mm) (18 Rays) is rated 2R

Re Allocation:

Thursday Island post office in the Torres Strait opened in November 1877. Known only on the first Sideface issue
  • Sideface Ray Type 1 c (5.5 mm) (18 Rays) rated 4R
  • Sideface Ray Type 1 c (5.5 mm)  (18 Rays) with a red cancel rated 4R
Grantham railway station, 8 km from Gatton, received its 10 bar railway numeral canceller 2b (7 mm) around 1902. Rated 5R. More information on railway numerals can be found here


Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R 




Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen on Stampboards.com.




Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay



Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 120 item no 596




Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 141 item no 598



A poor double strike of a Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 108 lot no 1223



Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R 



Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Dated 22 July 1875. Seen at Grosvenor Auctions no 55 lot no 48



Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay



Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Sandafayre auctions




Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Phoenix Auction no 26 lot no 712


Somerset Chalon Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 2R



Thursday Island Sideface issue, Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 4R with a red cancel. Sold at Phoenix Auctions no 17, December 2012, Lot no. 716


Thursday Island Sideface issue, Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 4R with a red cancel. Seen on Stampboards



Thursday Island Sideface issue, Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 4R with a red cancel


Thursday Island Sideface issue, Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 4R with a red cancel. Dated 26 April 1881. Seen on the cover of James W. Turnbull, The postal history and postal markings of Thursday Island

Thursday Island Sideface issue, Ray type 1 c (5.5 mm) rated 4R with a red cancel. Dated 19 July 1880. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 132 lot no 234



Grantham Sideface Barred Numeral 2 b (7 mm) rated 5R. Seen in Manning, p. 240

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