Tambo has a new Postmaster and Postmark.
Changing hands in late November, Tambo’s local Post Office is getting a makeover. Purchased by the owner of the town’s Foodworks, Randall Ellison, one of the first things undertaken was an application for a Postmark that uniquely says ‘TAMBO’.
Randall and his partner, Michael, asked Tammy and Alison if they would be okay if the postmark was ‘Tambo Teddies’. Were we okay with that? Of course!
A postmark is an inked rubber stamp, with an imprint that indicates the date and place. A postal worker presses the postmark onto the letter, envelope, parcel or postcard to show the stamp has been used for postage. The date on the postmark records where and when the item enters the mail system.
Postmarks are just as unique and fascinating as stamps themselves and when placed on the stamp the postmark can add an extra value and interest to a collection of stamps.
Stamp collecting is not just the collecting of stamps but of related objects as well. Stamp collecting is generally accepted as one of the areas that make up the wider subject of philately, which is the study of stamps. A philatelist may, but does not have to, collect stamps, but it is not uncommon for the term philatelist to be used to mean a stamp collector. Stamp collecting has been one of the world’s most popular hobbies since the late nineteenth century with the rapid growth of the postal service, as a never-ending stream of new stamps was produced by countries that sought to advertise their distinctiveness through their stamps.
Since the ‘first day of use’ of the Tambo Teddies postmark, Tambo Post Office has received several letters containing self-addressed stamped envelopes for postmarking. And with what has to be perfect timing, Australia Post has just released a series of teddy bear stamps.
Postmarked not just Tambo but TAMBO TEDDIES!
First Day of Use: 1 December 2022
Post Office: Tambo QLD 4478
Type: Permanent pictorial
Text: Tambo Teddies | Tambo QLD 4478
Pictorial Elements: Teddy bear
Size: 38mm diameter