Australia - War and recovery: 1940-1957.
The ordinary rate delivery form: AW-DO-10 (44).

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: 1944 printing: Form number T.G. 42.
Standard heading above TELEGRAM.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Blue on cream.
Size of form overall: 102 × 189 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
Hobart nth
Printed in May 1944.
AW-DO-10Aa (44).

Sydney Royal Exchange to Newtown.
Telegraphs rubber date stamp
31 October 1945.

Normal format. Form has been miscut from the large sheet so that the next form to the right is also partially showing.

Characteristics:

  • "No." is 6 mm right of T/C/B;
  • line under TELEGRAM is 38 mm long.

 

AW-DO-10Ab (44)
Printed in July 1944
.
AW-DO-10Ab (44).

Melbourne Sub to Forrest
9 January 1946 - ERD.

Characteristics:

  • "No." is aligned with T/C/B above;
  • line under TELEGRAM is 40 mm long.

 

 

AW-DO-10B (44) AW-DO-10B.

Melbourne to C. T. O. Adelaide
2 August 1947.

Date stamp is rubber and used in violet - rated rare.

Characteristics:

  • B format;
  • No. is aligned under T/C/B.
AW_DO_10C_44Printed in May 1944. AW-DO-10C (44).

Naval PO Balmoral to Naracoorte, SA
28 November 1945.

The blue-green printing version.
Characteristics :

  • 2nd line of left box has "Telegraph" hyphenated on to next line;
  • "No." is 3 mm left of T/C/B;
  • line under TELEGRAM is 48 mm long.
  • "Office Date Stamp" is moved left to 0.5 mm from right box.

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-10Aa (44) Sch. C. 4417 5/1944. 31 October 1945 at Newtown, NSW. C
DO-10Ab (44) Sch. C. 4417 7/1944. 9 January 1946 at Forrest, Vic. C
DO-10B (44) Sch. C. 4417 7/1944. 2 August 1947 at C.T.O. Adelaide. NC
DO-10C (44) Sch. C. 4417 5/1944. 28 November 1945 at Naracoorte, SA. NC

 

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