Western Australia

Western Australia joined the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 but has continued to use their own state seals. Three different official seals have been recorded. The Postal Department of Western Australia today uses tapes, which are relatively common.

Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown, EKU March 27, 1919

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "WESTERN AUSTRALIA. / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / This cover was found...in the Post / Office,..., and this label was attached / to secure it."

Control Number: "Stores Index No. 74." at upper left and "P.O. 183." at upper right

Description: Three early design Western Australian official seals used to repair battered 1919 cover from France. Scarce seal on cover.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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