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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

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T&G/LIFE.a

User: Temperance  & General Mutual Assurance Society.

 

Life Insurance Provider

 

Address: Collins & Murray Sts, Hobart, TAS. Also a branch office in Patterson St, Launceston, TAS.

 

Revenue Use:

 

1931 Series 1d, 2d, 4d.

 

Last LSD Series (no wmk) 1d, 2d, 3d, 1/-.

 

Rarity Scale:

 

1931 Series 1d R2, 2d R2, 4d R3.

 

Last LSD Series (no wmk) 1d R2, 2d R2, 3d R2, 1/- R1.

 

Background: *The Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR) was a Friendly Society founded in England in 1835 as part of the temperance movement which promoted total abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Such Friendly Societies were established to help working class people access health and Life Assurance and later basic banking products. The organisation later moved to the United States and Australia.

 

In 1876 the IOR in Australia founded the T & G Mutual Life Assurance Society. The 'T & G' stood for 'Temperance & General'. The company was separated from the IOR in the early 1880’s and it expanded into a successful insurance company that operated across Australia and New Zealand.


T&G buildings with their distinctive spires were common place in corner locations in the business districts of larger Australian cities.

 

In 1983 the T&G Society amalgamated with the National Mutual Life Association.

 

Device: Preprinted.

 

Related patterns: Nil.

 

*Wikipedia

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Tatter-/sall.a

 

User: Tattersall's

 

Address: Hobart, TAS.

 

Revenue Use:

 

1920 (underprint) Series 1d.

 

Rarity Scale:

 

1920 Series 1d R4.

 

Background: *The history of Tattersall's can be traced back to George Adams in 1881. Adams moved to Australia from England at the age of 16 and worked in many positions including publican, stock broker and baker. In 1881 Adams who worked as a publican in Sydney took bets on horses which could be considered the start of the gambling company.


However, the company started a serious lottery when Adams moved to Hobart in 1895 a move supported by the Tasmanian Government. He set up his first operation there and eventually the company grew/developed in other States.

 

See A.a in Perfin section of Tasmania for further history.

 

Device: Stencil

 

Related patterns: Nil.

 

*Wikipedia

Also found on postage stamps

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