Australia - 1917-1988.
Slogan cancellations: Send Greetings by Telegram - Sydney.


 

The SEND GREETINGS BY TELEGRAM slogan is recorded as being used in Sydney from the first day of issue on 19 December 1932 (City Box 1) to 3 January 1942 ( Box 9).

All 11 identified dies used at Sydney with this slogan:

  • none had a circle date stamp;
  • all were boxed with numbers 1 to 3 and 7 to 10.

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

The listing below is generally chronological by type of format. The following Table provides a guide with hyperlinks:

Words at the base Code number Earliest date Latest date % in Sydney Census
City Box 1 19 December 1932 23 December 1937 8%
In City Box 1 21 December 1940 24 December 1940 5%
Pillar Box 3 25 December 1933   14%
In Pillar Box 1 19 December 1932

22 December 1938

23%
  2 30 December 1938 3 January 1940 8%
Interstate Box   19 December 1932 2 January 1940 13%
In Interstate Box   23 December 1938 2 January 1940 10%
Circular Box

2

20 December 1933   3%
NSW AUST 7 22 December 1940   3%
  8 19 December 1940 27 December 1940 8%
  9 24 December 1941 3 January 1942 8%
  10 22 December 1941   8%

There are 43 examples of this slogan for Sydney in the Census.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1;

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W.

Base inscription: POSTED/CITY BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: R, B and E are not aligned.
Y is over the center of G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
23 December 1933.

Latest recorded date of this format:
23 December 1937.

Number in the Census: 2.

1938 1 Interstate
23 December 1933.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1;

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W.

Base inscription: POSTED/CITY BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 3: B under GR.
Y starts after E below.

Only recorded date of this format:
19 December 1932 (see Occleshaw).

Number in the Census: 1.

Occleshaw
19 December 1932.
Scan from Occleshaw.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1;

Top inscription:
SYDNEY/N.S.W. AUST.

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/CITY BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 1: Y to left side of G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
21 December 1940.

Latest recorded date of this format:
24 December 1940.

Number in the Census: 3.

Denver complete
2 January 1940.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 3;

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W.

Base inscription: POSTED/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 3: Y to the right of the middle of G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
19 December 1933.

Number in the Census: 3.

Fannyville
25 December 1933.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (5 mm font);

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

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B under GR.
B over E below.
DD-MM as top line and TIME as 3rd line.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
19 December 1932 (First Day of Use).

Latest recorded date of this format:
21 December 1932.

Number in the Census: 2.

Dec 19
19 December 1932.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (7 mm font);

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

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B under GR and B signifiantly over E below.
DD-MM at the top and TIME in the 3rd line.

Earliest recorded date of this format: 21 December 1933.

Latest recorded date of this format: 31 December 1935.

Number in the Census: 3.

Royal Soc
31 December 1935.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (6 mm font);

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

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B under GR and B signifiantly over E below.
TIME at the top.

Earliest recorded date of this format: 22 December 1938.

Latest recorded date of this format: 4 January 1939.

Number in the Census: 3.

Russell
22 December 1938.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (6 mm font);

Top inscription:
SYDNEY/N.S.W. AUST. (2 mm font).

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 4: B under G and signifiantly over E below.
TIME at the top.

Only recorded date of this format:
3 January 1941.

Number in the Census: 1.

Beecraft
3 January 1941.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 2 (5 mm font);

Top inscription:
SYDNEY/N.S.W. AUST.

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B is under EG and BY is above the EG.
Time is at the top.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
30 December 1938.

Latest recorded date of this format:
5 January 1939.

Number in the Census: 2.

Eaten
30 December 1938.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 2 (6 mm font);

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W. AUST.

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 3: B under GR.
B begins to the right of the E below.

Only recorded date of this format:
3 January 1940.

Number in the Census: 1.

Jan 2 Die 4
3 January 1940.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (6 mm font);

Base inscription:
POSTED/ INTERSTATE SPL.

Characteristics:
Die 2: Y over mid-G.

Only recorded date of this format:
21 December 1932.

Number in the Census: 1.

SPL
21 December 1932.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (5 mm font);

Base inscription:
POSTED/ INTERSTATE BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 1: R, B and E are aligned.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
19 December 1932 (Occleshaw).

Latest recorded date of this format:
2 January 1940.

Number in the Census:

Terang
22 December 1932.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (4 mm font);

Base inscription:
POSTED/INTERSTATE BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B under GR and sugnificantly above the E below.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
19 December 1932.

Latest recorded date of this format:
2 January 1940.

Number in the Census: 1.

Wright
4 January 1937.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 1 (6 mm font);

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W. AUST.

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/INTERSTATE BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 3: B under GR.
B starts about the end of the 2nd E.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
23 December 1938.

Latest recorded date of this format:
2 January 1940.

Number in the Census: 4.

Spurgins
6 January 1939.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 2;

Top inscription: SYDNEY/N.S.W.

Base inscription:
POSTED/CIRCULAR BOX.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B is under the GR above and overlaps the E below.
Y is above the G.

Only recorded date of this format:
20 December 1933.

Number in the Census: 1.

Sydney 2 Bonus
20 December 1933.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 7 (6 mm font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY.

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST.

Characteristics:
Die 2: Y is above the G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
22 December 1940.

Number in the Census: 1.

Dec code 7
22 December 1940.

Datestamp: Box;

Number: 8 (4 mm font).

Top inscription: SYDNEY (3 mm font)

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

Characteristics:
Die 2: Y above the middle of G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
19 December 1940.

Latest recorded date of this format:
27 December 1940.

Number in the Census: 3.

Dec 19 1940 8
19 December 1940.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 9 (4 mm font);

Top inscription: SYDNEY.

Base inscription: N.S.W. AUST.

Characteristics:
Die 2: B (of BY) significantly above E and the Y above the G.

Earliest recorded date of this format:
24 December 1941.

Latest recorded date of this format:
3 January 1942.

Number in the Census: 3.

9 Censor
24 December 1941.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 10 (4 mm font);

Top inscription: SYDNEY.

Base inscription:
N.S.W. AUST.

Characteristics:
Die 1: R, B and E are aligned and Y is the the left of G.

Only recorded date of this format:
22 December 1941.

Number in the Census: 2.

Code 10
22 December 1941.

Datestamp: Box.

Number: 10 (4 mm font);

Top inscription: SYDNEY.

Base inscription:
N.S.W. AUST.

Characteristics:
The B (of BY) is below the GR and Y is above the G.

Only recorded date of this format:
22 December 1941.

Number in the Census: 1.

T&G
22 December 1941.