Tasmania - Colonial period: 1857-1900.
Colonial telegraphic delivery stationery.


The earliest recorded date for a Delivery form for Tasmania is 24 February 1860.

The hyperlinks below link to:

  1. delivery forms - ordinary rate;
  2. delivery forms - urgent rate;
  3. special delivery form - Telephone Exchange;
  4. delivery envelopes for telegrams:
    Ordinary rate within the Colonial period but also used in the Interim period;
    Urgent rate used in the Interim period.
  5. envelopes for administrative purposes - Telegraph Department.
  6. envelopes for administrative purposes - Post and Telegraph Department.

Delivery forms - ordinary rate.

TC-DO-1.

No postal authority (TASMANIA) shown of the form.

Crest is above the
ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH heading.

Form is portrait format.

Front is either plain or boxed.

 

CT-DO-1

 

TC-DO-2.

TASMANIA is above the crest which is between ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.

Form starts with
"TELEGRAM received for";

 

TC-DO-2A

TC-DO-3.

Heading is the same format as for DO-2.

Form starts with "Words ..." above the "Received ..".

CT-DO-3

 

TC-DO-4.

Heading is the same format as for DO-2.

Form starts with "Words ..." above the "Received ..".

Has "No." in at least one corner.

Printed on white paper.

CT-DO-4

 

TC-DO-5.

TASMANIA is above the crest which is between POST AND TELEGRAPH.

Printed on white paper.

CT-DO-5

 

Delivery forms - urgent rate.

TC-DU-1.

Has same format as TC-DO-4A (shown above).

Has URGENT printed vertically down the center of the form in orange.

Only known example.

Urg menu

 

Special form - Telephone Exchange.

TC-DO-Exchange.

Hobart not Tasmania above the Crest.

Telephone Exchange not Electric Telegraph surrounding the Crest.

Telep exch

 

Delivery envelopes - ordinary rate.

TC-EO-1.

Has TELEGRAM ONLY in red on left side.

ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY as hading at the top.

Has a deeply embossed red seal on flap on the reverse side.

TC-EO-1 menu

TC-EO-2.

Has Telegram heading printed in gothic font.

Has English Crest below.

Address area has FOR.

Has box for instructions for improper use.

Printed on fawn paper.

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TC-EO-3.

Has Telegram heading printed in gothic font.

Has English Crest below.

Address area has FOR.

Printed on fawn paper.

Used also during the Interim period.

 

TC-EO-2
TC-EO-4.

Has Telegraphic Message heading printed in gothic font.

Has English Crest below.

Address area has FOR.

Printed on fawn paper.

Used also during the Interim period.

EO-4

Delivery envelopes - Urgent rate in the Interim period.

TI-EU-1.

Printed in black on pink paper.

URGENT TELEGRAM in cans-serif capitals at the top enclosed in a double lined octagonal box.

Has a three line CHARGES TO PAY in the lower left corner.

EU-1 menu

 

Administration envelopes - TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT.

TC-EA-TD.

Envelope printed for the Telegraph Department for administrative purposes.

Has TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT in the lower left corner.

Tele dept menu

Administration envelopes - POST AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT.

TC-EA-PTD.

Envelope printed for the Post and Telegraph Department for administrative purposes after the 1894 merger.

Has POST & TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT in the lower left corner.

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