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J.B/&S.a

User: J Bartram & Son

General Merchants

Address: 18 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 6d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 6d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

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J&B/S.a

        

   

User: J & B Sniders

General Merchants

Address: 36-50 Flinders La, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: J&B/S.b

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J&B/S.b

User: J & B Sniders

General Merchants

Address: 36-50 Flinders La, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades), 6d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4, 6d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: J&B/S.a

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JCH.a

 

User: J C Hutton & Co

Ham & Bacon Curer, Cheese & Provisions

Address: 91-93 William St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1915 Series: 2d 

Rarity Scale:

 

1915 Series 2d R4

Railway Use: 

1934 issue 8d, 1/-

Railway Scale:

 

1934 issue 8d R4, 1/- R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

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JD/S.a

User: J Danks & Sons(unconfirmed)

Engineers

Address: 391-399 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

Rarity Scale:

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

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JH.a

User: Unknown

Address: St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 6d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 6d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

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JH/&Co.a

User: Unknown

Address: Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: JH.a above?

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JK/S.a

User: J Kitchen & Son Ltd

Soap & Candle makers

Address: 10 Queens St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1911 Series 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

1911 Series 2d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: J.K/S.a

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J.K/S.a

User: J Kitchen & Son Ltd

Soap & Candle makers

Address: Ingles St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1911 Series 2d, 6d

Rarity Scale:

 

1911 Series 2d R4, 6d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JK/S.a

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J.L.a

User: J.L (unknown)

Address: Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1880 Series: 4/-

Rarity Scale:

 

1880 Series 4/- R4

Background:

Device: Possible partial

Related Patterns: Nil

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JM.a

User: James Moore & Sons Pty Ltd

Timber Merchants

Address: City Rd, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1915 Series: 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

1915 Series 2d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JM.b

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JM.b

User: James Moore & Sons Pty Ltd(unconfirmed)

Timber Merchants

Address: City Rd, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1915 Series: 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

1915 Series 2d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JM.a

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JME/&Co.a

User: Jas McEwan & Co Ltd

General Merchants, Ironmongers

Address: Elizabeth & Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background:

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JME/&Co.b JME/&Co.c

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JME/&Co.b

User: Jas McEwan & Co Ltd

General Merchants, Ironmongers

Address: Elizabeth & Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background: See JME/Co.a

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JME/&Co.a JME/&Co.c

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JME/&Co.c

User: Jas McEwan & Co Ltd

General Merchants, Ironmongers

Address: Elizabeth & Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background: See JME/Co.a

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: VIC: JME/&Co.a JME/&Co.b

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JMP/&S.a

User: J M Peck & Sons(unconfirmed)

Stock & Station Agents

Address: 119 William St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 Series, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (shades)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886-1899 Series 1d R4

Background: John Murray Peck was born in 1831 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A. and came to Melbourne in 1853 with Hiram Cobb with whom he formed a partnership (together with John Lamber and J. Swanton). The initial carrying business based in Sandridge failed, but in 1854 the partners embarked on a coaching service (at first from Melbourne to Forest Creek and Bendigo). The initial partnership was dissolved in 1856 and Peck left for America returning to Victoria in 1858 with 8 new Concord coaches. The Victorian Stage Co. was formed in 1858 and became famous as Cobb & Co. Peck remained with the business under its various owners until 1861.

Financially ruined by speculating in sheep, he entered the stock and station agency business as a cattle salesman for Dal (mahoy) Campbell & Co. in 1862. Peck soon became the leading auctioneer of fat cattle in Victoria. His voice could be heard for half a mile (.8km) and he always personally drafted and classed the cattle he was to sell.

In January, 1870, Peck entered into partnership with William Hudson and T.R. Raynor under the style of Peck, Hudson & Raynor, stock and station agents at Kirk’s Bazaar, 47 Bourke St West. In about 1884, Peck, Hudson & Raynor moved to 56 Bourke St West.

In December, 1887, the partnership of Peck, Hudson & Raynor was dissolved and the Gippsland businesses at Sale, Maffra, Traralgon and Morwell offered for sale. During the partnership, the sheep sales of the firm had always been entirely under the personal control of John Peck.

In January, 1888, Harry Huntington Peck joined his father in the firm now styled J.M. Peck & Sons. Later, another son, Richard, would join the business which was long agents for James Tyson and Sidney Kidman, the legendary “cattle king”.

By March, 1893, the firm was located at Clarke Buildings, 430 Bourke St West. The business had moved to 119 William St. by 1901. The business became styled J.M. Peck & Sons Pty Ltd in about 1913, and had moved again, to 541 Bourke St by 1915.

From 1 August, 1922, the business of J.M. Peck & Sons Pty Ltd was incorporated into that of Australian Mercantile, Land & Finance Co. Ltd (incorporated in England), “wool, grain, produce brokers, stock and station agents”. Harry Peck, who had joined J.M. Peck & Sons as a lad of 17 in January, 1878, became manager of the stock and station department at Australian Mercantile, Land & Finance Co. Ltd. He retired from that position in 1937 and died in 1943.

*Stock Station Agency, Burke St Office

John Murray Peck was first president of Associated Stock and Station Agents (1886), for many years a councillor of the old borough of Essendon and Flemington, and mayor in 1870-71. He was a member of the Royal Agricultural Council, Old Colonists’ Association, the Australian Club, the Victorian Racing Club and a vice-president of the Essendon Football Club.

He lived at ‘Mascoma’ in Pascoe Vale (a street is named after the house) and at ‘Lebanon’, also in Pascoe Vale, where he in November, 1903. Peck Street is named after him. He was survived by three sons H.H. and R.G. Peck, both partners in the firm, and by S.A. Peck of Billing, Son & Peck, architects.

William Hudson was born in 1830 in Berwickshire and migrated to Victoria in 1849. He worked in the pastoral company of Ettershank, Eaglestone & Co. (for 11 years) before joining Dalmahoy, Campbell & Co. as a sheep salesman. In 1870, Hudson formed the partnership of Peck, Hudson & Rayner.  He later went on to form the firm of Hudson & Ballantine. Hudson was the third owner of Ardmillan in Moonee Ponds, the mansion built by Peter McCracken of McCracken’s Brewery. He died at his residence in November, 1907.

Titus Rainer Raynor was born in Yorkshire in 1826 and was in Victoria by 1859 when he attended Queen Victoria’s birthday Levee at the Exhibition Buildings. Raynor was “in the employment of Kaye & Butchart and their successors” as managing clerk, until joining with Peck and Hudson in 1870 to form Peck, Hudson & Raynor. One of the first big sales by the new firm was for the estate of James Butchart. Titus Raynor died in 1899 at his home in Elsternwick.

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

*Photo taken from Memoirs of a Stockman - H H Peck

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JS/&S.a

User: James Spicer & Sons

Paper Merchants & Stationers

Address: 377-381 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1880 Series 4/-

Rarity Scale:

 

1880 Series 4/- R4

Background: James Spicer & Sons was founded by James Spicer at 50 Upper Thames Street, London, in competition with Spicer Brothers operated by his two brothers. The company pursued growth aggressively and in 1887, George Granville Mercy arrived in Victoria to establish the company in Melbourne, initially at 69 Swanston Street.

By 1895, James Spicer & Sons had premises at 119 Swanston Street with a warehouse at 312-315 Flinders Street. Also in 1895, Spicer Bros Ltd of London, acquired an interest in the business of William Detmold, a bookbinder by trade, came to Australia in 1850 and soon moved into printing. With Spicers involvement, the business was floated into a company under the name of William Detmold Ltd, the printing side of the business being developed while the manufacture of stationery was greatly increased.

In 1910, James Spicer & Sons was converted into a private company, James Spicer & Sons Ltd and continued to build its empire distribution network opening warehouses in Australia in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Wellington (New Zealand).

In 1921, James Spicer & Sons Ltd was at ‘The Paper House’, 377 Lonsdale Street, on the corner of Niagara Lane. The two competing British firms merged in 1922 with the formation of Spicers Ltd. The Australian company ceased trading under the name of James Spicer & Sons Ltd in the same year. With the merger, the Australian business of Spicers was linked to William Detmold Ltd under the title of Spicers & Detmold Ltd with 377-381 Lonsdale Street as the Australian Head Office.

George Granville Mercy retired from the company in July, 1903, having established the Australasian business of James Spicer & Sons. He remained in Melbourne and was elected a councillor for the North Riding of Camberwell and Boroondara Council in 1904.

Device: Single Die

Related Patterns: Nil

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