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First Day Cover - John Forrest, 2 1/2 Pence, Australia, 1949 Philately Reg. No: PH 5969

First day cover, for 2 1/2 Pence (2 1/2d) John Forrest 1847-1918. Issued 28 November, 1949.
Light cream-coloured envelope. On the upper left corner, FIRST DAY COVER with illustration of Lord John Forrest over map of Australia, Wide World COVER and A Great Australian, drawing of pipeline with caption 352-MILE PIPELINE TO GOLDFIELDS, drawing of train with caption SUPPORTED THE TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILWAY and drawing of Old Parliament House, Canberra with caption CANBERRA ADVOCATE OF FEDERATION. Underneath these drawings, JOHN FORREST 1847 1918 FIRST BARON FORREST OF BUNBURY, C.M.G. K.C.M.G., P.C., G.C.M.G., LL.D. Explorer, Colonial Official, State Premier, Australian Statesman . . . . printed. Postmarked WATERLOO, N.S.W. 28NO49 twice.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 147 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exploration, politicians
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Issue: Lord Forrest of Bunbury
Issue Date: 28/11/1949
Denomination: 2 1/2 Pence
Inscriptions: Typed address Mr. K. Bowen, Post Office, WATERLOO.
Colour: red
Issued By: Australia, 28 Nov 1949
Postmarked: Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia, 28 Nov 1949
Person Depicted: Sir John Forrest, Australia

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