Australia - 1917-1988.
Slogan cancellations: 100 Years ... - Sydney.


The 100 Years ... slogan was used in Sydney from 2 April 1954 (the first day of use for the slogan) to 25 September 1954.

The 18 dies for this slogan identified as being used at Sydney are all boxed with Codes in the range from 2 to 18. Two dies have PAID at the base while all others have NSW AUST in varying sizes and fonts.

Within each of the broad types of dies, there are various formats incorporating different letter positions and types of box for posting.

The date stamp usually had TIME then DAY/MONTH then YEAR.

The listing below is approximately chronological. The following Table provides a guide with hyperlinks:

Words at the base Code number Earliest date Latest date % of Sydney Census
PAID 2 22-Sep-54   2
  8 23-Apr-54   2
NSW AUST 3 18-Apr-54 22-Sep-54 5
  6 12-Apr-54 21-Sep-54 3
  7 05-Apr-54 29-Sep-54 22
  8 6-Apr-54 23-Sep-54 22
  9 9-Apr-54 19-May-54 19
  10 17-Apr-54 25-Sep-54 7
  12 15-Apr-54   2
  14 06-Apr-54 28-Sep-54 7
  16 02-Apr-54 08-Apr-54 5
  18 20-Apr-54 28-Sep-54 5

There are 61 examples of this slogan for Sydney in the Census.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 2 (6 mm font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W. (2.5 mm font).

Base inscription: PAID (4 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Only recorded date of this format:
22 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 1.

Sept 22

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 8 (very small 2.5 mm font).

Top inscription:
SYDNEY/N.S.W. (2.5 mm font).

Base inscription: PAID (3 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 3: the 1 (of 1854) is immediately below the upright of the L of TELEGRAPH.

Only recorded date of this format:
23 April 1954.

Number in the Census: 1.

Paid
23 April 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 3 (4.5 mm high).

Top inscription:
SYDNEY (4 mm high).

Base inscription:
N.S.W. AUST. (3 mm high)

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.
No dot after W at the base.

Earliest date of this format:
18 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
21 April 1954.

Number in the Census: 2.

April 18 3
18 April 1954.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 3 (7 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (4 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST.
(4 mm high)

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
22 September 1954.
(only recorded example).

Number in the Census:

Berlei
22 September 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 6 (5 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (4 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (4 mm high)

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
12 April 1954.

Earliest date of this format:
21 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 2.

Swan
21 September 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 7 (7 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (5 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (5 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
5 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
29 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 12.

April 5 7
5 April 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 7 (7 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (5 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (5 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 3: the 1 (of 1854) is immediately below the upright of the L of TELEGRAPH.

Only recorded date of this format:
28 May 1954.

Number in the Census: 1.

Major Smith
28 May 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 8 (7 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (4 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST (4 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
6 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
23 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 13.

Code 8
6 April 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 9 (3 mm high).

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W. (3 mm high and 18 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (2 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
9 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
19 May 1954.

Number in the Census: 11.

Andrews
9 April 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 10 (3 mm serif font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (3 mm font and 17 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (2 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
17April 1954.

Latest recorded date of this format:
24 May 1954.

Number in the Census: 3.

Toowoomba
17 April 1954.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 10 (6 mm serif font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (4.5 mm font and 19 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (4 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Only recorded date of this format:
25 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 1.

Die 10
25 September 1954 - latest recorded use of tis slogan at Sydney.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 12 (3 mm sans serif font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (3 mm font and 17 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (3 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Only recorded date of this format:
15 April 1954.

Number in the Census: 1.

April 15 12
15 April 1954.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 14 (3.5 mm sans serif type).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (3 mm high and 17 mm wide).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (2 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
6 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
28 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 4.

April 6 14
6 April 1954.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 16 (6.5 mm high and 18 mm wide serif font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (5 mm high).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (3.5 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
2 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
8 April 1954.

Number in the Census: 3.

FDI
2 April 1954 - first day of Official use of the slogan - but also see Hobart.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 18 (4 mm high and 17 mm wide serif font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (4 mm high).

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST. (2.5 mm font).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - normal format and size.

Earliest date of this format:
20 April 1954.

Latest date of this format:
28 September 1954.

Number in the Census: 3.

Jim Brown 18
20 April 1954.