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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

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MBF.a.b

         

.a                                         .a                                          .b

User: Medical Benefits Fund

Medical Insurance Provider

Address: (from 1953) 'Strand Building', Queen & Albert Sts, Brisbane, QLD

Revenue Use: 

Numeral issue, printed on:

.a 1936 2d, 3d. - .a 1966 5c, 6con5c. -

.b Handstamped: 6c, 10c security under-print roulette.

Rarity Scale:

 

.a 1936 2d R2, 3d R2. 1966 6con5c R2.

 

.b 1966 6c R2, 10c R2.

Background: MBF is well established health insurance provider in Queensland and they were one of the selected companies to participate in the Queensland Medical Benefits Scheme that was  established on 1 July 1953.

Today MBF is part of the BUPA Group which includes the Hospital Benefits Association (HBA) and Mutual Community and together they are the largest, non-government private health insurer in Australia.  

MBF provides private health insurance throughout Australia but the majority of its 2 million + customers are in Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. In addition to its core private health insurance business, the MBF group of companies offer life and travel insurance as well as financial planning services through Clear View Retirement Solutions.
 
Device: Handstamp or Preprinted.
 
Related patterns: Nil.

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Moore Bros..a

.a

User: Moore Bros.

 

Tailors

 

Address: Stanley St, South Brisbane, QLD

Revenue Use:

KGV 1920 issue 1d.

Rarity Scale:

KGV 1920 issue 1d R4.  

Background: In 1912 Moore Bros., ‘Worthmore’ tailors, claimed to be the largest tailoring establishment in Queensland.  With premises at Stanley St, South Brisbane as well as Queen St Brisbane, (Opposite the GPO) and Wickham St, Valley Junction.
 
The workrooms had accommodation for upwards of 100 operators, and on the upper floor there were recreation rooms, offices and large storerooms.

Moore Bothers were still operating in the mid 1920’s and they had a stand at the Brisbane Agricultural Show along side fellow Brisbane tailors Pike Brothers.
 
Device: Hand stamp.
 
Related patterns: Nil.

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MIM.a

.a

User: Mount Isa Mines Limited

 

Mining

 

Address: Mount Isa, Queensland

Revenue Use:

1966 issue 2c, 3c.

Rarity Scale:

1966 issue 2c R4, 3c R4.  

Background: Seen on a Canberra Register Share document.
 
Device: Hand stamp.
 
Related patterns: Nil.

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B. D. Moreheads & Co.a

.a

User: B. D. Moreheads & Co.

 

Wool Brokers

 

Address: Mary St, Brisbane, QLD

Revenue Use:

1872 Stamp Duty 6d, 1/-, 2/-.

QV 1874 small chalon1 /-.

QV 1880 small chalon 2/-, 2/6d.

QV 1882 large chalon 2/-, 2/6d.

QV 1st sideface 1d, 1/-.

QV 2nd sideface 1/-.

Rarity Scale:

 

1872 Stamp Duty 6d R4, 1/- R3, 2/- R4.

 

QV 1874 small chalon 1/- R4.

 

QV 1880 small chalon 2/- R4, 2/6d R4.

 

QV 1882 large chalon 2/- R4, 2/6d R4.

 

QV 1st sideface 1d R4, 1/- R4.

 

QV 2nd sideface 1/- R4.

 

Background: Boyd Dunlop Morehead was born in Sydney of Scottish parents in August 1843 and was educated in both Sydney and Scotland before leaving Sydney University in 1861 to try his luck at various gold and sapphire diggings. In 1862 he joined the Bank of New South Wales as a clerk but was later dismissed for insubordination. Later in 1866, after acquiring pastoral experience on several stations he became manager of the Scottish Australian Investment Co.'s “Bowen Downs” property.

In 1873 Morehead and A. B. Buchanan founded B. D. Morehead & Co. which had two branches, a mercantile and trading business, and a stock and station agency. By 1877 the company had thirteen stations in the Mitchell District.

Morehead joined the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the representative for Mitchell in September 1871, and moved between both houses of parliament. He served in many senior roles such as postmaster-general, ministerial representative, colonial secretary and later premier, chief secretary and colonial secretary until August 1890. He remained in parliament until his death in October 1905. 

As well as his pastoral and political roles he was a director of the Queensland National Bank for some years until 1893 when the crash lead to a run on the bank and its collapse.

Device: Handstamped.

 

Related patterns: Nil.

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