Australia - International.
Ephemera - Receipt for International Telegram.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. 15 later changed to T.G. 55.
Message area: Lined.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Black on green-grey to cream.
Size of form overall: 193 × 222 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
1915 receipt

Receipt used at Melbourne on 15 April 1915.

Has Telegraph Branch logo used on Colonial Victorian receipts (see

Marked "Via Eastern".

Rec 4-15 front

Address side of the above Receipt form.

The card has the heading "On His Majesty's Service" and so must have been printed between 1901 (when Queen Victoria died and was succeeded by Edward VII) and 1914 (by which time George V was the monarch).

1927 June
Printed in June 1927.


Printed before change of form numbers.

1935 Oct
Printed in October 1935.

Heading now changed to reference TELEGRAM.

Although printed in 1935 and having a printed date starting "193_", the receipt was not used at the Telegraph Office in Burnie until 24 September 1957.

1938 NovPrinted in November 1938.

Similar heading to that previously.

Now references Beam and Radio separately.

Used at Darwin on 2 August 1940. Is complete with form having INTERNATIONAL label
AB-LI-1 and delivery envelope.

Rec 41-4
Printed in April 1941.
Similar format to that previously with themain exception that the date now begins "194 ".
Reverse side of the envelope to which the 1941 Receipt was affixed.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
IE-1 Sch. C.220 - 6/1927   RRR
IE-2 Sch. C.1449. 10/1935 24 September 1957. RRR
IE-3 Sch. C.2238 - 11/1938.   RRR