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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

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COLES /? ST. /MELBOURNE.d

User: Coles Pty. Ltd.(GJ Coles?)

Address: St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1930 Series 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

1930 Series 2d R3

Background:

Device: Handstamp

Related Patterns: Nil

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COLES/&/GARRARD/PTY. LTD..a

User: Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.(now O.P.S.M.)

Opticians

Address: 370-72 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1915 Series 2d, 3d

Rarity Scale:

 

1915 Series 2d R3, 3d R4

Background: Mr. H. E. Coles owner of the largest sight testing firm in the Southern Hemisphere and makers of the 'Supra" lenses transferred the goodwill of his business as a gift to, 18 senior members of his executive staff. Mr. H. E. Coles, a founder of Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, retired from active management of the business. The 18 executives taking over all the assets less liabilities at a low book value. They were being charged nothing for goodwill, on which extensive advertising had been spent.

In a business of this nature the connection is the major asset. A proprietary limited company of the same name was registered to take over the existing company. It will have a nominal capital of £50.000, of which £38.000 will be issued.

Device: Preprinted in Black or Red

Related Patterns: Coles & Garrard.b Coles & Garrard.c Coles & Garrard.d

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COLES/&/GARRARD/PTY. LTD..b

User: Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.(now O.P.S.M.)

Address: 368 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1915 Series 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

1915 Series 2d R4

Background: See Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.a

Device: Preprinted

Related Patterns: Coles & Garrard.a Coles & Garrard.c Coles & Garrard.d

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COLES &/GARRARD/PTY. LTD..c

User: Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.(now O.P.S.M.)

Address: 376 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1920-60 Series [red] 3d

Rarity Scale:

 

1920-60 Series [red] 3d R4

Background: See Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.a

Device: Preprinted

Related Patterns: Coles & Garrard.a Coles & Garrard.b Coles & Garrard.d

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COLES &/GARRARD/PTY. LTD..d

User: Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.(now O.P.S.M.)

Address: 376 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1966 Series 3c

Rarity Scale:

 

1966 Series 3c R4

Background: See Coles & Garrard Pty. Ltd.a

Device: Preprinted

Related Patterns: Coles & Garrard.a Coles & Garrard.b Coles & Garrard.c

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CONNELL HOGARTH & Co./Melbourne..a

     

User: John Connell & Hogarth Pty Ltd

Importers

Address: Cnr Flinders & Market Sts, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886 Stamp Duty Series 1d

1902 Revenue Series 1d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886 Stamp Duty Series 1d R4

 

1902 Revenue Duty Series 1d R4

Background:

Device: Handstamped

Related Patterns:

See Connell & Hogarth Pty Ltd.b

In J of this secion see: John Connell Co Pty Ltd.a

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CONNELL HOGARTH & Co./Melbourne..b

User: John Connell & Hogarth Pty Ltd

Importers

Address: 578-584 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886 Stamp Duty Series 1d

Rarity Scale:

 

1886 Stamp Duty Series 1d R4

Background:

Device: Handstamped

Related Patterns:

Connell & Hogarth Pty Ltd.a

In J of this secion see: John Connell Co Pty Ltd.a

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C. K./Pty. Ltd..a

User: Unknown

Address:

Revenue Use: 

1932 Series 3d

Rarity Scale:

 

1932 Series 3d R4

Background:

Device: Handstamp

Related Patterns: Nil

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COMMERCIAL/BOXES/PTY. LTD..a

User: Commercial Boxes Pty Ltd

Address: White St, South Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1934 Tax Series 1/-, 1/4d

Rarity Scale:

 

1934 Tax Series 1/- R2, 1/4d R4

Background: According to a 1927 court case involving defective butter boxes, Commercial Boxes Pty Ltd with Patrick Edward Williams as manager, existed in 1924 under another name and at an unknown address.

Commercial Boxes Pty Ltd, box manufacturer, first appears in the records in October, 1926, in Brady Street, South Melbourne, between the J. Kitchen & Sons factory and the timber wharf.

In December, 1931, a disastrous fire destroyed the boxing mill, machinery and “hundreds of thousands of feet of stacked timber” with an estimated damage bill of £20,000. Following the fire, the company reopened in nearby White Street, South Melbourne.

The business became Commercial Boxes & Plywoods Pty Ltd in mid-1937. The company ceased trading in July, 1938, when the business was taken over by Kauri Timber Co. Ltd becoming a department of that company.

Device: Handstamp

Related Patterns: Nil

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D. G. CULLEN /BROKER/MELBOURNE.a

 

User: D. G. Cullen, Co

Broker

Address: 1872 Annand’s Chambers, 32 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC

             1874 20 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC

             1877 32 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC

             1880 15 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC

             1898 17 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use: 

1886-1899 issue, inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 1d (green)

Rarity Scale:

 

1886 Series 1d R4

Background: Daniel G. Cullen was in business as a mercantile broker he was elected to Hawthorn Council in 1882, becoming Mayor in 1887 serving on the Council for many years.

In May 1882 he was on the initial board of management of the Australian Co-operative Tobacco Factory Co. Ltd and an agent for Warrenheip Brewery, which he held for a number of years.

By June 1888 he was described as a commercial broker and a major shareholder in the new Property Building Finance and Investment Society of Australia Ltd. He moved to Williamstown in about 1890.

In early, 1923, Cullen sold 6 lots [total] 120 acres of freehold farm land [by Crown Grant] and 3 acres near the railway station in Darnum [in Gippsland] apparently reducing his business activities, he died in 1928.

Device: Handstamp

Related Patterns: Nil

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C. M. L..a

User: Colonial Mutual Life Pty Ltd

Insurance

Address: St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1966 Series 3c

Rarity Scale:

 

1966 Series 3c R4

Background:

Device: Stencil

Related Patterns: Nil

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Craig, Williamson/PTY. LTD.a

User: Craig Williamson Pty Ltd

Drapers

Address: 8-22 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC

Revenue Use:

1911 Series 1d 

Rarity Scale:

 

1911 Series 1d R4

Background: The business was established in 1874 and was acquired from Craig Williamson Pty. by Craig Williamson, Pty. Ltd., in April, 1926. Before the depression the turnover was £275,000 In one year. The company was a subsidiary of Marcus Clark (Victoria), Limited.

The business came to an end on 26 March 1937, Stock valued at £131,022 was bought by Anthony Hordern. Ltd., Sydney, and book debts (£55,746) by Ball and Welch Ltd. Melbourne.

Device: Preprinted

Related Patterns: Nil

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