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World War One Patriotic Cinderella Labels From Australia

Incorporating Individual Australian States Patriotic Funding

 

ISSN 1836-0084

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This is a 'work in progress' from a series of on line catalogues to help the collector and dealer alike.


 
 

This FREE online catalogue is courtesy of Dave Elsmore 

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Nothing is for sale from these pages. It is purely to help guide you to better collecting.

Priced from Collectors, Dealers & Auctions.

I would welcome any comments to improve the pages.

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Australian Poster Stamps

My thanks go out to the following collectors who have assisted me in piecing together this WW1 page

Dale Ansell, Charles Kiddle, Francis Kiddle, Duncan Manins, Tim Maclaren, Don Catterall

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Contents

Section 1  :  Pre War Issues - Private Companies

Section 2  :  Commonwealth of Australia Issues

Section 3  :  Red Cross Fund Raising - Australian States

Section 4  :  Miscellaneous Issues - Australia and its States

Section 5  :  Delandre labels

Section 6  :  Other labels

Section 7  :  War Saving Stamps - Commonwealth of Australia

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Section 1 - Pre-War Issues

Two publicity labels have been identified, issued by a private company 'Citizens' Life Assurance Co. Ltd.

John Bisdee of the 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, was in an eight-man mounted patrol ambushed by the Boers near Warm Bad, Transvaal, on 1 September 1900. Almost all of the party were wounded, including an officer whose horse had bolted. Bisdee put the officer on his own horse and, despite having been wounded himself, ran alongside under fire until he too could mount up and get away.

Awarded: Victoria Cross
Unit: 1st TIB (3rd Cont)
Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Bisdee served as a light horse officer in the First World War. By 1918 he was a lieutenant colonel in the ANZAC Provost Corps. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1919. Bisdee eventually returned to farming in Tasmania, where he died.

   

Typo & Litho recorded. Litho possibly taken from a roll

Perf 11. 2a imperf x perf 11

1.$200.00 2.$120.00 2a. $80.00

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Section 2 - Official War Loan Publicity Issues

13 labels have been identified - Printed By Authority A. J. Mullett. Govt. Printer

        

Stamp 1, 3 & 4 [prefix A,B,C] has 2 size imprints. Stamp 3 'YOUR' in black or 'YOUR' in red underlined

        

        

Stamp 7 with and without solid LIBERTY LOAN. 4-7 showes Nox except No5

      

Roul 7. Issued in sheets 5x5. No.5 4x6. All have Govt. Printer imprint which varies in size on some of the same issue.

In 1917 Issues 10-13 have imprint changed from 'Mullett' to 'Green'

1.$10.00 2.$10.00 3.$10.00 3a.$10.00 no underline to your 4.$10.00 5.$10.00 6.$10.00 7.$10.00 7a.$10.00 Solid print to 'LIBERTY LOAN' 8.$10.00 9.$10.00 9a.$15.00 Black outline to 'LIBERTY LOAN' 10.$10.00 11.$10.00 12.$10.00 12a.$15.00 'Every little bit.... in blue letters' 13.$10.00

Colour bars can be found in sheet margins

-Example of usage-

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Conscription Propaganda

   

   

   

   

26 October 1916, 8 different labels have been identified

Roul 7

14.$60.00 15.$60.00 16.$60.00 17.$60.00 18.$60.00 19.$60.00 20.$60.00 21.$60.00

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For Our Flag - Vote Yes

Red & Blue

Perf 11. Imprint - 'J .W .& S. Ltd'

22.$40.00

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Red text, blue frame

Perf 11

23.$20.00 24.$20.00 25.$20.00 26.$20.00 27.$20.00

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Recruitment

Red & blue, on card

Imperf

28.$80.00

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Home Defence

Booklet pane 2x3

Roul 5x7

29.$70.00ea

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A. I. F. Memorial

2 August 1918 A. I. F. Memorial. Be a Brick / Buy a Brick / For a Brick

Imperf

30.$180.00

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Memorial Day

Roul 7

31.$180.00

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Photo Souvenir War Stamps

     

1915

1916

Perf 11. 4 different frames have been identified

32.1915 [standard]: $150.00

33.1915 [tall 'Dardanelles]: $200.00

34.1915 [bell]: $180.00

35.1916 [tall]: $200.00

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Section 3 - Red Cross Fund Raising

National

Australia Day

30 July 1915 Australia Day 3d

On card

1.$240.00

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New South Wales

In Aid of Jacks' Day & Dependents' Day

Sep 1918 Tank Week, Victoria Park Racecourse, Sydney New South Wales

Perf 11x10

1.$200.00

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Queensland

1918 Brisbane Tramway Company Red Cross Fund

Imprint - Simpson Halligan & Co Ltd

Roul 7

1.$400.00

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South Australia

Sep 1918 Tank Week, Unley Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

Perf 11

1.$250.00

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Red Cross

Help!

Zig-Zag Roulette

1.$25.00

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Tasmania

Nil

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Victoria

Victorian Division Red Cross Appeal

Red & blue

Perf 11

1.$60.00

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Medical Supply

Private company. Denyer's Medical Company, Melbourne

Perf 11

1.$40.00 2.$40.00

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Western Australia

Australia Day

30 July 1915, red & blue

Imperf

1.$150.00

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29 June 1915. 1d R.A.O.B. Red Cross Fund

Perf 11.75

2.$150.00

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Division

Perf 10

3.$150.00

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Section 4 - Miscellaneous Issues

National

Commonwealth Patriotic Playing Card Association

No 3 First Floor Ocean House Moore St, Sydney

The below are set out as Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds & Spades

   

Hearts. Graphics needed are: 1. Britannia, 2. Crown Prince. 3. Red Cross. 4. Cat [a Joker]

 

Clubs. Graphics needed are: 1. Russia National Colours. 2. Kaiser Wilhelm. 3. Cat [a Joker]

      

Diamonds. Graphics needed are: Sword and shield in hand with ruins of Rheims Cathedral in background. 2. A much battered Turk

      

Spades. Graphics needed are: 1. Figure dressed in Fleur de Lys. 2. Francis Joseph the aged dupe of Germany. 3. An Iron Cross on a brooding German

All the Jokers include Mr Souter's famous Cat, a british Lion, freedom & Father of Time

Noted above are only some of the missing stamps i can find information on

This is a series of 30 stamps in all and were sold for 2/6d which was quite a large donation at the time.

Sales of these stamps were to help promote the sales of packs of cards of the same [Knaves, Queen, King, Ace & Joker only] designs

Taken from an idea of Brisbane woman Mrs C. A. Clarke. Designed by D. H. Souter, Sydney, Ure Smith and Harry Julius who in turn gave all copyrights & designs to the Association

July 1915. Perf 12

1.$80.00ea

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Flags

1917

Perf 11. Supplied by White & Co 316 George St, Sydney N.S.W, to all Patriotic Funds for distribution @ 1d each.

2.$80.00ea

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Help the Helpless

Perf 11. 1/- Drive

3.$200.00ea

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Saving

Perf 11

4.$150.00

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Saving

Recorded tied to back of an August 1917 cover

5.$45.00

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Prohibition

Roul 7

6.$200.00 7.$200.00 8.[titanic]$400.00 9.$200.00 10.$200.00 11.$200.00

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"Don't Forget what YOU owe to JACK"

And the British Navy

Roul 7

12.$80.00 Tied on cover $300.00

Example of usage

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New South Wales

Australia Day

1915 1d Australia Day Newcastle, New South Wales

Perf 11x10

1.$60.00

Example of Usage

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Anzac Remembrance Day

17 Dec 1915, red & blue

Perf Star Serrate

2. $55.00

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Red Triangle Day - YMCA Appeal

1 June 1917

Print size 21mm & gummed. Sold for 1d

3.$180.00

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Red Triangle Day - YMCA Appeal

1 June 1917

Printed on silk

3.$120.00

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Citizens' "War Chest" Fund

N.S.W. Division Australian Comforts Fund

     

         

       

    

12 x 1d labels have been identified

28 September 1917. 115 Pitt St, Sydney. 7 Die Proofs are recorded. Fund started in 1915

Perf 11. Blk 12 add 50%

4.$30.00 5.$30.00 6.$30.00 7.$30.00 8.$30.00 9.$30.00 10.$30.00 11.$30.00 12.$30.00 13.$30.00 14.$30.00 15.$30.00

Sheet layout

28 September 1917. Authorised Collectors Lapel I.D.

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Soldiers Dependents Day

11 October 1918 Soldiers Dependents Fund

Roul 7

18.$80.00

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War Chest Day

29 November 1918 'A Dinkum Gift'

Roul 7

18.$200.00

On cover $400.00

Example of Usage

Note used on issue date

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End NSW

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Queensland

Queensland Public Service Patriotic Carnival

   

31 July 1915

12 October 1918

Imperf. Printed on gummed paper by Qld Gov.t Printer A.J.Cumming for the 1/- drive. 1916 & 1917 yet to be sighted. Designs also used for Propaganda posters

1.[July 15 Roo]$300.00 2.[July 15 Soldier]$300.00 3.[Oct 18 Roo]$300.00

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Australian Repatriation Fund

4 June 1917. Toowoomba

Printed on silk

4.$250.00

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End Qld

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South Australia

Patriotic Fancy Dress Carnival

17 October 1914. 4 labels have been identified

Perf 11

1.$80.00 2.$80.00 3.$80.00 4.$80.00

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Flags for Liberty

1914-15 Multi coloured, red blue gold, green background

Perf 11

5.$50.00

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End S.A.

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Tasmania

Y M C A Field Service

 

"Remember For Soldiers' Club" & " Help Our Soldiers For Soldiers' Club"

28 April 1916 [3 days after ANZAC Day]

Soldiers Club Brisbane St, Launceston

Perf 11

1.$300.00 2.$300.00

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On Active Service Appeal

7-15th December 1917

Imperf

3.$60.00

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Trafalgar Day Appeal

8 August 1918 [Hobart], red & blue

Imperf Red & Blue

4.$40.00

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End Tas

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Victoria

Back to Ballarat

1917

Perf 11 Five colours recorded: grey-blue, rose-red, slate-green, dark blue. All colours are se-tenant on a sheet

1.$40.00 2.$40.00 3.$40.00

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Back to Maldon

1917, 2 labels identified se-tennant, dark blue

Perf 11. Se-tennant pair add 50%

16.[town view]$80.00 17.[mine view]$80.00

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V W A.

Victoria Women's Auxiliary

Soldiers Homes Day

Perf 11 4.$200.00

Roul 7 5.$80.00

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End Vic

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Western Australia

1915

February 1915 Help the Workless

Perf 11. Issued in sheets of 24. Total 10,000 'Art Stamps' stamps @ 1d each. Fund started 8 September 1914

1.$500.00

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W. A. State School Empire Fund

12 November 1917

Perf 11

2.$120.00

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End W. A.

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Section 5 - Delandre Labels

Labels relating to Australia but printed outside of Australia. See also Section 6 below

1916 'Delandre' [alias Gaston Fontanille] Propaganda Labels produced outside of Australia. 13 labels were designed by André Hofer

      

1.11th Australian Infantry  : 2.73rd Australian Regiment [Victoria Rangers] : 3.86th Australian Infantry Regiment [WA]

      

4.88th Australian Infantry Regiment [Perth, WA] : 5.The WA Infantry Regiment, First Battalion : 6. WA Artillery, Albany

   

7.Hunter River Lancers [NSW] : 8.NSW Regiment of Lancers

Perf 11

1.$15.00 2.$15.00 3.$15.00 4.$15.00 5.$15.00 6.$15.00 7.$15.00 8.$15.00

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'Delandre' Australian Red Cross Issues

      

9.Melbourne Red Cross : 10.Melbourne Red Cross : 11.Sydney Red Cross

Perf 11. Labels 9, 10 & 11 were originally designed to raise funds for the Red Cross, but the profits went into Delandre's own pocket!

9.$15.00 9a[perf 13.5].$15.00 9b[imperf].$20.00 10.$35.00 10a[imperf].$20.00 11[roulette 20].$20.00 11a[imperf].$25.00

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Anzac Commemoration

   

12.Glory of the Anzac : 13.Glory of the Anzac, brown on white

Perf 11

12.$45.00 13.$45.00

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'Delandre' Unissued Proof

One stamp on an unissued proof sheet relates to Australia.

See Row 4 Stamp 4 below

Imperf

14.$300.00

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'Delandre' Australian Connections   

One stamp from a series [72] of Allied Warships has an Australian connection - H.M.A.S. Sydney

Perf 11

15.$30.00

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'Delandre' Australian Occupation of German Solomon Islands

Shield & two flags at top, central vignette has ship anchored in bay

Perf 11

16.$35.00

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Click here to visit World Poster Stamps

Further reading on the 'Delandre' story : 'Images of the Great War' Vol 1 by Walter Schmidt -1984

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Section 6 - Other Labels

Labels relating to Australia but printed outside of Australia. See also Section 5 above

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G. B. National War Savings Committee -Series One [sepia]

   

17. Private Thomas James Bede Kenny V.C.. Read more on this hero Here

18. Private Leonard Maurice Keysor V.C. Read more on this hero Here

19. Private John Patrick Hamilton V.C. Read more on this hero Here

Roul 5

17.$15.00 18.$15.00 19.$15.00

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G. B. National War Savings Committee -Series Two [Purplish]

      

Series Two - No's 48, 56 & 64

20. Major Frederick Harold Tubb V.C. Read more on this hero Here

21. Liutenant William Dartnell V.C. Read more on this hero Here

22. Captain Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell V.C. Read more on this hero Here

Perf 11

20.$15.00 21.$15.00 22.$15.00

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Lord Roberts Memorial Album

   

     

Perf 11

23.$15.00 General Sir W. R. Birdwood

24.$15.00 Captain Glossop of the HMAS SYDNEY

25.$15.00 Prime Minister Billy Hughes'

26.$15.00 Prime Minister Andrew Fisher

27.$15.00 Sir George Reid

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Section 7 - War Savings Stamps

These are dealt with in another catalogue Here

  

These are dealt with in another catalogue Here

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Black & white scans are courtesy of 'WWI Patriotic Labels', Alan Jackson - 1987

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Click here to see a 1 Frame Exhibt on the Australian War Savings Stamps

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