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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

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AMPS.a

User: The Australian Mutual Provident Society (later AMP Limited)

 

Life Insurance Provider

 

Address: Camaron St, Launceston, TAS (next to the Post Office). 27 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS.

 

Revenue Use: 3mm high

 

Last LSD Series (no wmk) Purple 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 1/-. Blue 1d, 3d, 4d.

 

Last LSD Series (wmk TT) Blue 1d, 5d.

 

1966 Blue 3c, 6c, 8c, 9c, 10c, 12c, 15c, 25c.   Violet(3.5mm high) $2, $10.

 

Rarity Scale: 3mm high

 

Last LSD Series (no wmk) Purple 1d R1, 2d R3, 3d R1, 4d R1, 5d R3, 6d R1, 1/- R2. Blue 1d R2, 3d R2, 4d R3.

 

Last LSD Series (wmk TT) Blue 1d R3, 5d R3.

 

1966 Blue 3c R1, 6c R2, 8c R3, 9c R1, 10c R1, 12c R1, 15c R1, 25c R1.  Violet(3.5mm) $2 R4, $10 R4.

 

Background: *The Australian Mutual Provident Fund (AMP) was founded in Sydney in 1849 under the recently passed “Friendly Society Act of NSW” for the provision of Life Assurance products. The AMP grew steadily opening a Melbourne office in 1863 and a Brisbane office on the corner of Queen and Edward Streets in 1898, as well as opening offices in New Zealand. Growth continued by the early 1900’s AMP had become the dominant provider in Australia and New Zealand.

AMP continued to focus on Life products but in 1958 they created AMP Fire and General. In 1989 they acquired Pearl Assurance and some other small insurers in the United Kingdom but these were later sold in 2003. In 1998 AMP demutualised and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as AMP Limited.

Device: Handstamped

Related patterns: Refer to other AMP patterns in:

 

QLD: AMP.a    AMPS.b    AMPS.c  Other - Section 2 Commercial Overprints. 

 

NSW: AMP/F&G.a

 

*History of the AMP – Geoffery Blainey 1998.

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