Victoria - Colonial period: 1854-1900.
Post Office Telegraphs ordinary rate delivery forms.


The remaining 12 formats for delivery forms issued by Victoria during the Colonial period have the following common characteristics:

Many of the formats look very similar. A guide to identify a particular format is contained in the following table which then links to the relevant image for checking. Full details about each format can then be accessed by using the links in the boxes to the left of each image.

Form number Heading font Date begins Other distinctive features
7 Serif, rounded, 5 mm high. 187_ Vertical text at the left.
No information boxes in the heading.
8 Serif, elongated, 7 mm high. 187_ Vertical text at the left.
32 numbered message boxes.
9 Sans serif, rounded, 7 mm high. 188_ Vertical text at the left.
32 numbered message boxes.
10 Sans serif, rounded, 7 mm high. __/__/8_ Vertical text at the left.
32 numbered message boxes.
11 Serif, rounded, 5 mm high. __/__/8_ Vertical text at the left.
32 numbered message boxes.
12 Thin sans serif, elongated, 8.5 mm high. __/__/9_ Vertical text at the left.
32 numbered message boxes.
13 Serif, rounded, 4 mm high. __/__/9_ 32 numbered message boxes.
No vertical text at the left.
14 Slightly serif, thick & elongated,
9 mm high
__/__/9_ 32 numbered message boxes.
No vertical text at the left.
15 Serif, rounded, 5 mm high. no date 20 unnumbered message boxes.
No vertical text at the left.
16 Serif, rounded, 4 mm high. no date 20 unnumbered message boxes.
2 or 4 vertical lines of text at the left.
VICTORIA incorporated into the heading.
17 Sans serif, rounded, 6 mm high. __/__/8_ 28 numbered message boxes.
TELEGRAPH BRANCH incorporated into the heading.
18 Serif, rounded, 5 mm high. no date Nominates originating Station.
20 numbered message boxes.
TELEGRAPH BRANCH incorporated into the heading.

 

VC-DO-7.

Heading is rounded serif font which is 5 mm high.

No information in the heading is boxed.

Schedule number is in the top right corner.

Date begins 187_.

First line begins Telegram for ...

There are two lines of text under the message boxes starting with This despatch ...

CV-DO-7

 

VC-DO-8.

Heading is elongated serif font which is 7 mm high.

Has two boxes for message details in the heading (continued to DO-18).

The Schedule number has been moved to the top left corner.

Date begins 187_.

First line begins Telegram for ...

The two lines of text starting with "This despatch ..." have been moved to under the heading (and they remain there until DO-18). They start above the left box.

CV-DO-8

 

VC-DO-9.

Heading is in rounded sans serif font which is 7 mm high.

The Schedule number is in the top left corner.

Date begins 18__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

The two lines of text starting with "This despatch ..." start above the left box.

CV-DO-9
VC-DO-10:

Heading is in rounded sans serif font which is 7 mm high.

The Schedule number is in the top left corner.

Date begins __/__/8__.

This despatch ... begins to the right of the left hand box and that positioning continues to DO-18.

One vertical line of text at the left.

NO FEES ... is between two wavy lines.

First line begins Telegram for ...

Time Rec'd ... line moved down under the left box.

CV-DO-10

 

VC-DO-11:

Heading is in rounded serif font which is 5 mm high.

One vertical line of text at the left.

The Schedule number is in the top left corner.

Date begins __/__/8__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

CV-DO-11

 

VC-DO-12.

Heading is in thin, elongated, sans-serif font which is 8.5 mm high.

One vertical line of text at the left.

No Schedule number is included (in this or in any of the following POT delivery forms).

Date begins __/__/9__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

CV-DO-12

 

VC-DO-13.

Heading is in 4.5 mm high rounded serif font.

No Schedule number.

Has no vertical text at left.

Date begins __/__/9__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

CV-DO-13
VC-DO-14.

Heading is in 9 mm high elongated slightly serif font with G of ..EGRA.. sloping up.

No Schedule number.

Has no vertical text at left.

Date begins __/__/9__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

CV-DO-14

 

VC-DO-15.

Heading is in 5 mm high rounded serif font.

Left hand box has only two entries.

No Schedule number.

Has no vertical text at left.

No entry for date.

Shows Telegram From above FOR ....

CV-DO-15

 

VC-DO-16.

Heading is in 4 mm high rounded serif font and it contains a reference to VICTORIA.

Left hand box has only two entries.

No Schedule number.

Has either 2 or 4 lines of vertical text at the left.

No entry for date.

Shows Telegram From above FOR ....

CV-DO-16
VC-DO-17.

Heading is in 6 mm high rounded serif font and it contains a reference to
TELEGRAPH BRANCH.

Left hand box again has three entries.

Has either 2 or 4 lines of vertical text at the left.

No Schedule number.

Date begins __/__/8__.

First line begins Telegram for ...

VC-DO-17
VC-DO-18.

Heading is in 5 mm high rounded serif font and it contains a reference to
TELEGRAPH BRANCH.

Left hand box has only two entries.

First line begins TELEGRAM from ... and it then has a printed Station Name.

No Schedule number.

No vertical text at the left.

No entry for date.

VC-DO-18