The two lists below record:

  1. the clear date stamps on the 2½d (2/6) NSW Charity stamp. Faint, smudged and incomplete date stamps are not included because of the difficulty in ascertaining their degree of genuiness. The list below has 21 entries so there could be up 30 or more good examples of the 2½ (2/6) stamp with a good cancellation (albeit mainly CTO given many have full gum). Stamps with only a barred numeral have not been included;
  2. the known covers of the 2½d (2/6) NSW Charity stamp used as a single franking on cover.

1. Date stamps on 2½d (2/6) stamps.

As noted prevously, the stamps were valid for postage only up to 31 August 1897.

Date on stamp From Notes Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
22 June 1897 Milperinka. Top of date stamp near sick person's head and rotated 10 degrees anti-clockwise. Provenance: Duncan Manins.
22 June 1897 Tenterfield   Provenance: Duncan Manins (June 2014).
29 June 1897 Sydney Datestamp centered, rotated counter-clockwise about 50 degrees and struck at 1:00 pm. Ebay (techgifts) December 2017.
2 July 1897 Parliament House Has date stamp of duplex almost upside down in top left corner with 1741 duplex diagonally across the design Prestige Philately
August 2012 Lot 263;
August 2013 Lot 358;
Status November 2013
Lot 1641.
3 July 1897 Delegate 202 rays.   Prestige Philately January 2005 Lot 394.
3 July 1897 Goulburn Duplex 35 (Freeman type 5) struck sideways at 3:30 pm with date stamp at the base. Status September 2016 Lot 1650.
6 July 1897 North Sydney. On piece - nice item. Status February 2012 Lot 1499.
6 July 1897 Park Street 924 duplex Placed vertically with numeral at top.
Marginal seldevge at top.
Ebay March 2015.
6 July 1897 Summer Hill In the center and rotated clockwise about 100 degrees. Top just touches T in ...PTIVES. Ebay March 2017.
6 July 1897 Broken Hill In the center and rotated clockwise about 140 degrees. Top just touches top of VES. Ebay March 2017.
6 July 1897 Ashfield 193 BN duplex BN indistinct. Addresed to Master J. F. Stephen. Millenium Fenruary 2005 Lot 49.
7 July 1897 Sydney 36 NSW duplex Duplex on LHS of stamp. Status November 2013 Lot 1641.
10 July 1897 Summer Hill.   Prestige Philately April 2011 Lot 394.
11 July 1897 Burwood
(201 duplex at 10:50 pm).
Burwood (cover to Bilborough at Craigmounting - date stamp indistinct in parts). Stanley Gibbons Oct 2017
(stamp rotated 90 degrees).
17 July 1897 Grafton 90 duplex.   DnJays September 2013.
19 July 1897 Sydney   Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 560.
19 July 1897 Nowra Date stamp in the center, faint and rotated just more than 90 degrees counterclockwise. Ebay May 2017
22 July 1897 Murwillumbah.   Status December 2002 Lot 1005.
23 July 1897 Parramatta   Status July 2003 Lot 1246.
24 July 1897 Kempsey (West)   Prestige Philately March 2005 Lot 257.
2 August 1897 Warialda   Velvet Collectables June 2014 Lot 1668.
5 August 1897 Haymarket 1750 PM. Richard Allen, September 2013.
6 August 1897 Rockdale duplex 1127.   Status May 2002 Lot 1174.
31 August 1897 George Street West.   Harmers of Sydney Sale 269 Lot 423.

 

Beyond postal validity.

2 December 1897 Parkes. Block of four. Status July 2002 Lot 1248.
2 December 1897 Parkes. Single with top cuting H of SOUTH and rotated 10 degrees clockwise. Status July 2002 Lot 1249.
       
27 September 1937 Melbourne.   Sandafayre September 2013 Lot 5341.

2. Covers with single frankings of the 2½d (2/6) stamp.

This list records the known covers of the 2½d (2/6) NSW Charity stamp used as a single franking on cover.

Date From To Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
22 June 1897 Park Street Park Street Cherrystone May 2007 Lot 1852;
Cherrystone March 2009 Lot 1075; Cherrystone July 2013 Lot 865.
01 July 1897 Sydney 3 Sydney German Club David Feldman Nov 1985 Lot 32501; Cherrystone March 2006 Lot 1396;
Prestige December 2009 Lot 240
02 July 1897 Mosman Mosman Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 567.
03 July 1897 Mosman Mosman
(Mrs Arthur Military Road)
Prestige August 2012 Lot 266.
Prestige August 2013 Lot 359.
03 July 1897 Newtown

??

Status February 2007 Lot 1469.
03 July 1897 Sydney 3 Helsingborg, Sweden Nutmeg September 2006 Lot 4867.
03 July 1897 The Exchange Sydney Grosvenor June 2017, Lot 119.
05 July 1897 Mosman 348 duplex
at 4:30 pm.
Mosman
(Mrs Arthur Military Road)
Millennium February 2005 Lot 50.
Date stamp extends beyond top of cover legs of M just showing) part of duplex above stamp, stamp straight.
05 July 1897 Mosman 348 duplex
at 4:30 pm.
Mosman
(Mrs Arthur Military Road)
Corinphila November 2017 Lot 6127.
Date stamp within cover, duplex extends to top perfs, stamp rotated slightly counterclockwise.
6 July 1897 Ashfield (193 duplex) Ashfield to Master J. F. Stephen. Ebay December 2017 (techgifts).
08 July 1897 The Exchange Darling Point Ebay (arphil) February 2011.
09 July 1897 Sydney 36 NSW duplex
at 11:00 am
GPO Sydney
(addressed to G. H. Gordon).
Prestige August 2012 Lot 265; SYDNEY etc is double printed; S (of NSW) is to the right side of the perforations.
09 July 1897 Sydney 36 NSW duplex
at 11:00 am
GPO Sydney
(addressed to G. H. Gordon).
Spink July 2017 Lot 477; SYDNEY is clear; S (of NSW) is cut by the left side perforations.
11 July 1897 Burwood 201 duplex (date stamp faint & incomplete). Burwood
(addressed to H. B. Bilborough).
Stanley Gibbons, October 2017.
12 July 1897 Jindera Hamburg, Germany Prestige August 2012 Lot 269.
18 July 1897 Kiama (Rays 25) Kingstown, Ireland Prestige February 2008 Lot 375.
Private sale September 2017.
29 July 1897 Sydney NSW duplex Elizabeth St, Sydney
(to Fred Hagen).
Ebay October 2014.
11 August 1897 Broken Hill 1331 duplex Broken Hill Matthew Bennett Feb 2003 Lot 561;
Millennium April 2003 Lot 543.
23 August 1897 Hurstville duplex 1127 Hurstville  
23 August 1897 Edgecliff duplex Edgecliff Post Office
(to Mr. C. A. Gilles)
Spink Sale 13023 Lot 685.
24 August 1897 Greenwich Greenwich Status May 2006 Lot 1299
25 August 1897 Edgecliff Edgecliff David Feldman Geneva Sept. 2013 Lot 41228
27 August 1897 Petersham Petersham Prestige August 2012 Lot 278.
Prestige May 2014 Lot 1336.
30 August 1897 Ashfield BN duplex 193. Ashfield
(to Master Stephen).
Millennium February 2005 Lot 49.
31 August 1897 Broken Hill
(Barred Numeral 1331)
Broken Hill Ebay March 2017.

 

Beyond postal validity.

23 (or 28) December 1897 Longueville Longueville Ebay March 2015
1897 (unclear duplex) Sydney Toowoomba, Qld Cherrystone, July 2006, Lot 1327.
24 March 1899 Oxford Street Vienne Ebay September 2013.
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