Friday, 10 May 2019

Queensland Catalog of Registered Handstamps and Labels

This is a listing of the various Queensland registered hand stamps and labels used in Queensland on Chalon and Sideface postage stamps and postal history. 

It includes the use of the Queensland Chalon registered postage stamp as well as New South Wales registered handstamps and registered postage stamps used before Queensland came into existence and which were in use from 1850 to 1860.

A number of different registered handstamps are known.

The registered handstamp comprised two lines with the first line containing the word registered and the second line the name of the post office. This type of registered handstamp came in two different sizes, one with small type and the other with large type. As well a single line registered handstamp with the post office name omitted was used at the Calliope, St George and Yaamba post offices.

There was also an R in oval registered handstamp that was used in a number of post offices from around 1891 onwards. These are best collected on piece or cover in order to identify the post office associated with them.

A number of the larger post offices also used dedicated registered date stamps. Beginning in about 1908, registered labels began to be provided to Queensland post offices. Again, these are best collected on piece or cover. There were also printed registered envelopes, and these are exceedingly scarce, especially used.

The rarity rating is Common, for the most commonly found handstamp cancels, Scarce for those that are less common but still readily obtainable, Rare for hard to get handstamp cancels, 2R for very hard to get handstamp cancels and finally 3R where only 1 or two examples have been seen.


All covers and postcards with complete handstamp cancels and labels command a premium as do those registered cancels on piece or postage stamps that have a complete strike. Registered labels, usually only surviving on cover from this period, are also rare and desirable.

Southbrook

Southbrook post office, 8 km north east of Pittsworth, opened on 6 March 1884 and was reduced to a receiving office on 1 November 1887 before again being elevated to a post office in 1890
  • Registered Handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 3R
  • Registered Label in red on a Sideface rated 3R


Southbrook Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 3R and a Registered Label in Red rated 3R. Dated 13 SEptember 1912. Ex Manning

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Redhill

Redhill post office, 3 km west north west of the Brisbane general post office, re-opened on 1 October 1895
  • Registered Handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 3R

Redhill Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 3R. Dated 28 October 1905. Ex Manning

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Bororen

Bororen post office 50 km south south east of Gladstone, opened on 2 June 1898
  • Registered Label in red on a Sideface rated 3R

Bororen Registered Label in Red rated 3R. Dated 9 December 1912. Ex Manning

Friday, 3 May 2019

Dulacca

Dulacca post office, 42 km west of Miles, opened on 5 March 1879, being reduced to a receiving office in 1902 before again being elevated to a post office in January 1909
  • Registered Label in red on a Sideface rated 3R

Dulacca Registered Label in Red rated 3R. Dated 13 December 1912. Ex Manning

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Brisbane Double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp

Brisbane post office opened in April 1830
  • Double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp in black rated 3R
  • Double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp in blue rated 3R


Brisbane double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp on a sideface in black rated 3R. Dated 23 May

Brisbane double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp in black rated 3R. Dated May 1902. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore


Brisbane double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp on a sideface in blue rated 3R. Dated 1898

Brisbane double lined oval Registration Branch handstamp on a sideface in blue rated 3R. Dated 23 September 1901

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Brisbane Registered datestamp type 9

Brisbane post office opened in April 1830
  • Registered datestamp type 9 (framed circular datestamp 25mm in diameter) on a Sideface in Black rated Rare. Dates are from 1910 - 1913
  • Registered datestamp type 9 (framed circular datestamp 25mm in diameter) on a Sideface in Blue rated Scarce. Dates are from 1910 - 1913
  • Registered datestamp type 9 (framed circular datestamp 25 mm in diameter) on a Sideface in red rated 3R. Dates are 1913
This framed circular registered datestamp was in use at Brisbane from September 1910 - 1913

It consists of an framed circle, 25 mm in diameter, reading REGISTERED round the top, BRISBANE round the foot with shorter letters than before (2.5 mm high); right across the centre, in one line, are the time, day, month and year in two digits (Campbell type 7). Examples are most common in blue, then black. Also known in red from 1913. 

Illustration in Campbell

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in black. Dated 23 April 1911 rated Rare

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in black. Dated 19 September 1910 rated Rare. Seen on Ebay 

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in blue. Dated 21 May 1910 rated Scarce 


Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in blue. Dated 20 July 1912 rated Scarce. Seen on Ebay 

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in red rated 3R.

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in red rated 3R. Ex Marius

Brisbane registered datestamp type 9 on a Sideface in red. Dated 1913 rated 3R. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Monday, 21 January 2019

Brisbane Registered datestamp type 8

Brisbane post office opened in April 1830
  • Registered datestamp type 8 (framed circular datestamp 27.5 - 28 mm in diameter) on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dates are from 1902 - 1911
  • Registered datestamp type 8 (framed circular datestamp 27.5 - 28 mm in diameter) on a Sideface in blue rated 2R. Dates are from 1908 - 1913
This framed circular registered datestamp was in use at Brisbane from 1902 to 1913

It consists of an framed circle, 27.5 - 28 mm in diameter, reading REGISTERED round the top, BRISBANE round the foot with shorter letters than before (2.5 mm high); right across the centre, in one line, are the time, day, month and year in full (Campbell type 6). Also known in blue from 1908 - 1913. Campbell believed that there were probably several implements of this type


Illustration in Campbell

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface dated 11 November 1903 rated Scarce

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface. Dated 7 December 1903 rated Scarce

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface. Dated 15 July 1909 rated Scarce

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface in blue. Dated 1913 rated 2R

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface in blue. Dated 2 September 1909 rated 2R

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface in blue. Dated 8 September 1909 rated 2R. Seen in Spink auction no 14015 lot no 2378

Brisbane registered datestamp type 8 on a Sideface in blue. Dated April 1913 rated 2R. Ex Marius

Monday, 3 December 2018

Brisbane Registered datestamp type 7

Brisbane post office opened in April 1830
  • Registered datestamp type 7 (framed circular datestamp 27mm in diameter) on a Sideface rated 2R. Dates are from 5 October 1897 to 24 September 1901 
    • Code B on a Sideface rated 3R
    • Code C on a Sideface rated 2R
    • Code D on a Sideface rated 2R
    • Code E on a Sideface rated 3R
    • Code H on a Sideface rated 2R
This framed registered datestamp was in use at Brisbane from 6 October 1897 to 24 September 1901.

It consists of an framed circle, 27 mm in diameter, reading REGISTERED round the top, BRISBANE round the foot and right across the centre, in one line, is a code letter, an asterisk, month, day, and the year in two digits. (Campbell type 5). It is similar to type 6 but has an X instead of an asterisk.

There are five different code letters. Code letters seen and which are always present, are A, B, C, D, E and H. D is the most common, followed by C and H with B being harder to find. Code E is listed by Campbell but I have yet to see one




Illustration in Campbell

Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code B on a Sideface dated 31 December 1900 rated 3R


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code C on a Sideface dated 16 April 1898 rated 2R

Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code C on a Sideface dated 5 October 1897 rated 2R. Seen at Spink auction no 12043 lot no 1331. Ex Griffiths

Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code C on a Sideface dated 18 February 1901 rated 2R. Ex Marius


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 18 February 1901 rated 2R

Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 25 March 1901 rated 2R


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 26 March 1901 rated 2R.


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 23 February 1901 rated 2R


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 9 June 1898 rated 2R. Seen on Ebay

Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code D on a Sideface dated 28 December 1897 rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code H on a Sideface dated 24 September 1901 rated 2R 


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code H on a Sideface dated 14 March 1901 rated 2R. Seen at Spink auction no 16030 lot no 1179


Brisbane registered datestamp type 7 Code H on a Sideface dated 24 October 1898 rated 2R. Seen in the collection of Carl Burnett

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wolfram

Wolfram post office, 50 km west south west of Mareeba, opened in late 1904
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 3R
  • R in oval registered handstamp () on a Sideface rated 3R

Wolfram Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 3R and an R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated 3R. Dated 29 April 1903. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Monday, 5 November 2018

Printed Registered Envelopes extract - Collas

An extract from the booklet Queensland Postal Stationery by P. Collas, published in 1979, on the Queensland McCorquodale and De La Rue printed registered envelopes. Click on the images to see them in more detail

For postally used examples, see here:





Monday, 22 October 2018

Printed Registered Envelopes article

An article on the Queensland McCorquodale and De La Rue printed registered envelopes by the late John Bell and supplied courtesy of Dave Elsmore. Click on the images to see them in more detail

For postally used examples, see here: