Thursday, January 24, 2013

103 - One Mile Creek / One Mile / Avondale

One Mile Creek post office, 2 km south of Gympie, opened on 15 April 1868 and was renamed One Mile in 1892

  • Chalon Ray Type 1 e (4.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated 3R 
  • Large Chalon Ray Type 1 e (4.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated 5R 
  • Fiscal Ray Type 1 e (4.5 mm) (24 Rays) not rated (see discussion and examples at end of post)
  • Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated Rare

Re Allocation:

Avondale post office, 27 km north west of Bundaberg, opened on 8 September 1898
  • Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated Scarce


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Phoenix auction no 10


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Phoenix auction no 23 lot no 981



One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Phoenix auction no 41


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay


One Mile Creek Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay


One Mile Creek Large Chalon Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated 5R. Seen on Ebay

One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare



One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare



One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare. Dated October 1887. Seen at Charles Leski auction no 407 lot no 1305


One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare. Dated 27 February 1897. Seen at Spink Auction no 12043 lot no 1297



One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 116



One Mile Creek Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare. Dated 6 August 1896. Seen at Prestige Auction no 214 lot number 428



 One Mile Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Rare




Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated 5 October 1898, the earliest recorded date for this post office


Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated 1903. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 116


Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated September 1907. Seen in Smithies



Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated 14 September 1907. Seen in Smithies



Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated 10 July 1907. Seen in a private collection


Avondale Sideface Type 1 e (4.5 mm) rated Scarce. Dated 14 September 1907. Seen in a private collection

A number of 103 cancels have been seen on fiscal issues. These are usually beautiful "socked on the nose" type strikes with the requisite 24 rays and 4.5 mm high numerals and appear to be genuine. It is probable that these strikes, some of them on low value fiscals, are philatellicaly inspired. As such, I haven't given them a rarity rating, merely showing the known examples




Fiscal of philatelic origin


Fiscal of philatelic origin. Seen at Dave Elsmore' website


Fiscal of philatelic origin. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 114 lot no 314


Fiscal of philatelic origin. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 116 lot no 627


Fiscal of philatelic origin



Fiscal of philatelic origin



Fiscal of philatelic origin. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore

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