Australia - War and recovery: 1940-1957.
The ordinary rate delivery form: AW-DO-10 (48).

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: 1948 printing: Form number T.G. 42.
Standard heading above TELEGRAM.
Message area: Blank with area occupying about 80% of form.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Blue on yellow.
Size of form overall: (A): 100 × 187 mm.
(B): 115 × 197 mm.
(BB): 101.8 × 215 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
do 10A
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10A (48).

Via Cable to Port Fairy
(26 August 1949).

Characteristics:

  • schedule printed in slightly larger font;
  • "/" between month and year for printing date;
  • 57 mm between boxes in heading;
  • underline for PMG DEPARTMENT stops under "N".

 

DO-10 (48)
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10A (48) - same number as the form above.

Northmead to Strathfield, NSW (21 January 1952).

Is accompanied by the card below which indicates that, in the absence of any person at home when the messenger called, the telegram had been left under the door.

Very rare to have both items still together. Note the number 111 on both which definitely ties them.

10A delvery card (see AB-AD-3C).
AW-DO-48B
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10B (48).

Mildura to Melbourne
(2 November 1949).

Characteristics:

  • Type B form from a roll;
  • heading more spread so LH edge of LH box above "of";
  • "/" between month and year for printing date and schedule number is left justified;
  • DEPARTMENT is followed by "."..

 

AW_DO_10BB
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10BBa.

Harden to Goulburn, NSW
(23 January 1950).

Characteristics:

  • type BB format from a roll;
  • "/" between month and year for printing date and schedule number is left justified (as usual with BB forms);
  • 56 mm between boxes in heading.

Form was improperly aligned and the top part of the heading of the next form is showing.

48-AW-DO-10Bb
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10BBb (48).

Sydney to Rockdale
(27 January 1950).

Characteristics:

  • right shift of setting for both "Time..." and "No." under dividing line .
48_AW-DO-10 48C
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10C (48).

Cairns to Cooranbong, NSW (16 April 1951).

Characteristics:

  • space between lines in schedule number;
  • "-" between month and year for printing date;
  • 60 mm between boxes in heading.
Coor env Delivery envelope used for Cooranbong telegram above.
AW-DO-10D 48
Printed in June 1948.
AW-DO-10D (48).

Bardera to St. Peters, S.A.
(22 December 1949).

Characteristics:

  • format the same as for
    AW-DO-10Aa (48);
  • Blue-green printing;
  • underline for PMG DEPARTMENT extends to RH box;
  • letters for TELEGRAM are more spaced.

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-10A (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 26 August 1949 at Port Fairy. C
DO-10B (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 2 November 1949 at CTO Melbourne. C
DO-10BBa (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 23 January 1950 at T.O. Goulburn, NSW. C
DO-10BBb (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 27 January 1950 at Rockdale, NSW. NC.
DO-10C (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 16 April 1951 at Cooranbong, NSW. C
DO-10D (48) Sch. C.5681 6/1948 22 December 1949 at St. Peters, SA C

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