Saturday, 14 April 2018

Rockhampton

Rockhampton post office, 100 km north west of Gladstone, opened on 1 April 1858 
  • NSW registered postage stamp - rated 3R
  • Chalon registered postage stamp - rated 2R
  • Registered handstamp on a Fiscal - large type rated 3R
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - small type rated 3R
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 2R
  • R in oval  registered handstamp () on a Sideface rated R
  • Registered datestamp type 1 (framed oval datestamp 33 x 26.5 mm in diameter with date on two lines and the year is 4 digits) on a Chalon rated 3R. Dates seen are 21 October 1871 (Campbell) and 7 December 1878
  • Registered datestamp type 2 (framed circular datestamp 26 mm in diameter with date on two lines and the year is 2 digits) on a Sideface rated Common. Dates seen are 1 July 1898 onwards
  • Registered datestamp type 3 (unframed circular datestamp with date on two lines and the year is 2 digits) on a 2nd Sideface only (so far) rated 2R. Dates seen are 25 November 1890 to 11 August 1891
  • Registered datestamp type 4 (framed circular datestamp unknown mm in diameter with date on one line and is 4 digits) on a Sideface rated 3R. Only date seen is 21 November 1901
  • Registered Label in black on a Sideface rated 2R
  • Registered Label in red on a Sideface rated 3R
  • Registered Label in red on a Commonwealth rated 3R
The reason for the existence of two types of registered handstamps is a mystery given that on the known existing dates they appeared to have overlapped in usage! The small type one is only seen on 1st and 2nd Sidefaces

Rockhampton NSW registered postage stamp rated 3R. Dated 9 November 1860. Seen at Spinks auction no 12043. Ex Griffiths

Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (numeral 201) rated 2R

Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (numeral 201) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (numeral 201) rated 2R. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore

Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (numeral 201) rated 2R. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore 

Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (numeral 102) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay

Rockhampton Chalon registered postage stamp (roller cancel numeral 201) rated 2R


Rockhampton registered handstamp (small type) on a Fiscal rated 3R. Seen in a private collection



Rockhampton registered handstamp (small type) on a Fiscal rated 3R. Seen at Grosvenor auction no 55



Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (small type) on a Sideface rated 3R



Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (small type) on a Sideface rated 3R. Seen on Ebay



Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (large type) on a Sideface rated 2R


Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (large type) on a Sideface rated 2R


Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (large type) on a Sideface rated 2R

Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (large type) on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 16 April 1887


Rockhampton Registered Handstamp (large type) on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 26 April 1881. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 7 January 1899. Seen in Phoenix auction no 22

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare. Dated 12 October 1892. From the collection of Dr Andrew Mortlock

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 1 on a Chalon dated 7 December 1878 and rated 3R. Seen in Spinks Auction no 12043 lot no 1158. Ex Griffith

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 1 on a Chalon dated 21 October 1871 and rated 3R. Illustrated in Campbell, p. 205


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 3 July 1898 and rated common


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 24 September 1898 and rated common

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 19 September 1899 and rated common 

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 14 September 1899 and rated common 


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 2 August 1912 and rated common


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 4 August 1911 and rated common


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 1 August 1898 and rated common. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 122 


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 3 on a Sideface dated 12 February 1891 and rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 122 lot no 1839



Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 11 August 1891 and rated 2R


Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 25 November 1890 and rated 2R. From the collection of Dr Andrew Mortlock. Ex Griffiths

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 20 February 1901 and rated common. Seen at Grosvenor auction no 55

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 23 October 1903 and rated common. Seen on Ebay 

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 22 February 1901 and rated common. Seen at Phoenix auction no 10

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 19 October 1904 and rated common. Seen on Ebay  

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated October 1898 and rated common. Seen on Ebay  

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 24 January 1902 and rated common


Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 12 June 1908 and rated common. Seen at Abacus auction no 234


Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 4 on a Sideface dated 21 November 1901 and rated common. Seen at Grosvenor auction no 55

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare with a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 27 November 1908 and rated common and also a Rockhampton Registered Label in black rated 2R. Ex Butler

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 28 October 1910 and rated common with a Rockhampton Registered Label in black rated 2R. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 98

Rockhampton R in oval registered handstamp on a Sideface rated Rare and a Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 28 October 1910 and rated common with a Rockhampton Registered Label in black rated 2R. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 57 

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface dated 3 April 1911 and rated common and also a Rockhampton Registered Label in black rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


Rockhampton Registered Label in red on a Sideface issue rated 3R. Dated 9 December 1912. Seen at Abacus auction no 234

Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Commonwealth issue dated 14 November 1913 and rated common with a Rockhampton Registered Label in red on a Commonwealth issue rated 3R. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 221 



Rockhampton registered datestamp type 2 on a Sideface and Commonwealth issue dated 14 June 1913 and rated common with a Rockhampton Registered Label in red on a Commonwealth issue rated 3R. Seen at Abacus auction no 229

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