Friday, 30 September 2016

Cairns

Cairns post office, 72 km north north west of Innisfail, opened on 7 October 1876
  • Registered handstamp on a Chalon - large type (no dash) rated 3R
  • Registered handstamp on a Large Chalon - large type (dash either side) rated 3R
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type (no dash) rated 3R
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type (dash either side) rated R
  • R in oval registered handstamp () on a Sideface rated Scarce
  • Registered Label in black on a Sideface rated 3R
  • Double lined oval registered handstamp in blue rated 3R
  • Registered envelope rated 3R
There are two different types of registered handstamps. The original has no dash either side. The latter one has a dash either side. Sometimes it looks more like a dot than a dash and this may or may not be a 3rd type. More examples need to be seen in order to be more certain


Cairns registered handstamp (no dash) on a Chalon rated 3R



Cairns registered handstamp (dash either side) on a Large Chalon rated 3R


Cairns registered handstamp (no dash) on a Sideface rated 3R. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group


Cairns registered handstamp (dash either side) on a Sideface rated Rare


Cairns registered handstamp (no dash) on a Sideface rated 3R


Cairns registered handstamp (dash either side) on a Sideface rated Rare


Cairns registered handstamp (dash either side) on a Sideface rated Rare. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 130 lot no 2282



Cairns registered handstamp (dash either side) on a Sideface rated Rare. Seen in a private collection



Cairns registered handstamps (no dash and dash either side) on a Sideface rated 3R and Rare respectively. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 25 July 1900



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 7 September 1901



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 13 August 1904



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 5 March 1904



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 20 February 1904


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 18 November 1905. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 19 March 1904. Seen in Premier Postal auction no 105


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 30 September 1903. Seen on Stampboards


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 5 February 1904. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 1904. Seen in Grosvenor auction no 55


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Seen in Grosvenor auction no 55



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 26 April 1905. Seen in a private collection


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 5 April 1905. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce with the double lined oval handstamp in blue and rated 3R. Dated 26 July 1892. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce with the double lined oval handstamp in blue and rated 3R. Dated 20 June 1898. Seen in Smithies



Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce with the double lined oval handstamp in blue and rated 3R. Dated 9 September 1897. Seen in Spink auction no 18047 lot no 102


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 26 March 1904. Seen on Ebay


Cairns R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Scarce. Dated 29 April 1905. Seen on Ebay

Cairns date stamp on a Sideface on a registered envelope. Dated 13 August 1910. Seen on Ebay


Cairns Registered Label rated 3R. Dated 1911. Seen on Ebay

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