Australia - International - OTC.
Delivery form: IAO-DO-3.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Heading on the side-mast is OVERSEAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (AUSTRALIA)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA over INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAM.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Red or purple on cream.
Size of form overall: 208 mm wide.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
IAO-D-3A IAO-DO-3A.

New York to Melbourne 2 October 1960.

Characteristics:

  • has an OTC watermark printed in the message area;
  • the two lines of the heading are formated independently.
IAO-DO-3Ba IAO-DO-3Ba.

Lincoln, NZ to Melbourne.
30 September 1962.

Characteristics:

  • heading at the sides has OTC in smaller font than that used for INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAM;
  • heading is printed in purple.

 

IAO-DO-3Bb IAO-DO-3Bb.

Rotorua, NZ to Melbourne
4 December 1975.

Characteristics:

  • heading at the sides has OTC in smaller font than that used for INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAM;
  • heading is printed in red.
IAO-DO-3C IAO-DO-3C.

Suva, Fiji to Melbourne.
28 November 1980.

Characteristics:

  • heading at the sides has OTC in smaller font than that used for INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAM;
  • has OTC in a circle reverse printed between each heading;
  • heading is printed in red.

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-3A None 21 April 1960 at CTO Brisbane. NC
DO-3Ba None 30 September 1962 at Melbourne. NC
DO-3Bb None 2 March 1971 at Melbourne. NC
DO-3C None 27 April 1973 at Sydney. NC