Saturday, 7 January 2017

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley post office, 1.5 km north east of the Brisbane general post office, opened on 1 February 1864 but due to lack of business it closed in the following year. It re-opened on 20 August 1877
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated Rare
  • Registered Label in black on a Sideface rated 3R


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 16 February 1900 

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare 


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare 


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare 


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Seen in a private collection

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 5 June 1896. Seen at Spinks auction no 12043 lot no 1297

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 10 September 1907. Seen on Ebay

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 16 November 1903. Seen in a private collection

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 10 April 1907. Seen in a private collection


Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 20 March 1901. Seen on Stampboards

Fortitude Valley registered item without a Registered Handstamp on a Sideface. Dated 21 December 1901. Seen in a private collection


Fortitude Valley registered item without a Registered Handstamp on a Sideface. Dated 23 November 1900. Seen on Stampboards


Fortitude Valley registered item without a Registered Handstamp on a Sideface. Dated 14 August 1903

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare and a Registered Label in black rated 3R. Dated 21 November 1908. Seen at Spinks auction no 12043 lot no 12369. Ex Rigo de Righi and Griffiths. This is the earliest recorded use of a registration label in Queensland and is illustrated in Campbell's Queensland Postal History p. 81

Fortitude Valley Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare and a Registered Label in black rated 3R. Dated 24 October 1910. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 157

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