Australia has issued about 28 official seals. Tapes are apparently the only type of seal used throughout Australia today.

Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown, EKU October 17, 1901

Printing: Black

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "V. (coat of arms) R. / FOUND OPEN. / OFFICIALLY SEALED"

Control Number: none

Description: Defective 1901 registered Tattersalls cover from Melbourne, Victoria to Hobart, Tasmania with large officially sealed label affixed over end.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

Catalog: Drummond OS11a

Date issued: August, 1934. EKU September 10, 1940

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate


Control Number: "P.M. 9." at top right. "Sch. C.1192.--8/1934." at bottom right

Description: Registered 1940 undelivered locally sent cover from Perth, Western Australia to a soldier in an artillery unit with an official seal affixed at right edge. Seal tied front and back by Sep 20 Melbourne datestamps. Red boxed "UNKNOWN 3RD DIST. RECORDS" with manuscript "18-9-40" written in, applied on front.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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