Australia - Brown years: 1923-1939.
Ordinary rate delivery form: AB-DO-4
.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. No. 2.
Heading changed to RECEIVED TELEGRAM.
Message area: Blank - occupies nearly half of the form.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Blue on white.
Size of form overall: 128 × 202 mm.
Size of datestamp box: 34 × 36 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

 

 

AB-DO-4A AB-DO-4A.

Bendigo to Richmond South.
(11 June 1927).

Type A characteristics:

  • has two lines of text in "Remarks" box;
  • Schedule number and note printed at base of form.
AB-DO-4b AB-DO-4B.

Nedlands, WA to Summer Hill, NSW
(15 April 1929).

Characteristics:

  • third line in OFFICE DATE STAMP box begins with "TO";
  • three lines of text in "Remarks" box plus the schedule number;
  • nothing printed at base of form;
  • printed in a light blue which can change to purple depending on storage conditions;
  • "T" of "The first line..." is above FR of "From...".
AB-DO-4C AB-DO-4C.

Hindmarsh to Port Germain
(29 April 1929).

Specific characteristics:

  • heading in bolder but smaller letters (spans 86 mm);
  • third line in OFFICE DATE STAMP box begins with
    "C'ct No.";
  • "T" of "The first line..." is above O of "From...".

AB-DO-4D AB-DO-4D.

Goulburn to Leura
(violet PO handstamp of
Katoomba 13 March 1929).

Specific characteristics:

  • Date Stamp box now finishes at main horizontal line;
  • letters in the heading are more spread (spans 91 mm);
  • "T" of "The first line..." is above F of "From...";
  • first line in REMARKS box finishes with "Act";
  • schedule number is left justified.
  Another example of this form addressed to Penfold's Wines in November 1930 can be seen elsewhere.

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-4A Sched. C 107 - 6/1926 11 June 1927 at Richmond South, Vic. C
DO-4B Sch. C. 220 - 1927. - Z9-10. 16 March 1928 at CTO Melbourne. C
DO-4C Sch. C.337. 7/1928. 29 April 1929 at Port Germein, SA. C
DO-4D Sch. C. 337/1928 - C.9086.- B.2028. 13 March 1929 at Katoomba. C