Tasmania - Colonial period: 1857-1900.
Ordinary rate delivery form: TC-DO-4.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Heading is ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH with crest.
Message area: 6 lines.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Black on cream.
Size of form overall: 171 × 210 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
CT_DO_4Aa TC-DO-4A.
Hobart to Launceston
22 May 1882.

Characteristics:

  • "No." appears in both top corners;
  • has information about receiving station in top right column.
CT_DO_4Ab TC-DO-4B.

Buckland to Spring Bay.
26 November 1886.

Characteristics:

  • "No." in only in top right corner;
  • has information about receiving station in top right column.

Interesting details about a funeral!!

CT_DO_4Ba TC-DO-4C.
Launceston to Hobart
12 November 1891.

Characteristics:

  • "No." appears in both top corners;
  • information about receiving station has been removed from the top right section.

Rare rubber rectangular date stamp for Hobart.

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-4A None 22 May 1882 at Launceston. NC
DO-4B None 26 November 1886 at Spring Bay. NC
DO-4C None 12 November 1891 at Hobart. RRR