Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sunday Stamps 30: Tasmania, c.1903

For this week's 'themeless' Sunday Stamps, I've decided to share a couple more stamps from my inherited collection today. These 2 are of Tasmania and date back to the early 20th century. Although Tasmania ceased to be an independent colony in 1901, it seems stamps continued to be produced after that date until about 1913 when they were replaced with a more generic Australia stamp. The first is a 2d stamp of Hobart, c.1905. The second is a 1/2d stamp of Lake Marion, c.1903. Apologies for the skew of the scan - no matter how hard I tried I could not get them any more aligned on the scanner.



6 comments:

  1. I never knew that Tasmania had had its own stamps.
    I often use 'tilt' on MS Photo Manager to straighten up my scanned image of stamps.

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  2. I almost always have to straighten my scans in Photoshop. Even if I line them up with the edge, they move when I close the cover. My scanner has a feature to straighten automatically, but I turned it off. It just made things worse.

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  3. i really have to many things to know and see about stamps. havents seen this one yet and it seems like we dont have something like this in our post office

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  4. Lovely for their age! Thanks for participating.

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  5. Really interesting stamps. It's amazing the detail they can squeeze into registration when printing stamps like these.

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