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.
A number of the larger post offices also used dedicated registered date stamps. Beginning in late 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 very 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