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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

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T & G/LIFE.a

User: T & G Life Insurance

Insurance Provider

 

Address: St Georges Tce, Perth, WA.

Revenue Use:

1951-1963 issue: Blue overprint: 1d,

                         Black overprint: 3d, 6d.

1966 issue: 3c.

Rarity Scale:

 

1951-1963 issue: Blue overprint: 1d R3.

 

                         Black overprint: 3d R2, 6d R3.

 

1966 issue: 3c R3.

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 commonplace 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: Handstamp.

Related patterns: Refer to other T&G Life Insurance patterns in:

QLD: Other - Section 2 Commercial Overprints: T.&G./Life Society.a

*Wikipedia

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