Australia: Australian Post Office period - 1958-1975.
Telegrams showing rates: 1958 to 1965.


Single frankings:

Waratah 1964 AA-TO-12.

Northgate, Qld to Waverly, NSW (14 April 1964).

Single frankng of 3/- Waratah.

12 words costing 3/- is basic telegram rate in this period.

Ibis1965 AA-TO-12Bb.

Oriel Park to Cairns, Qld.
(23 August 1965).

Single franking of 3/- Waratah.

11 words - although 12 words minimum - costing 3/- is basic telegram rate in this period.

 

Tasman AA-TO-12Bb.

Banyo Park to Goondiwindi, Qld.
(18 January1965).

Single franking of 4/- Tasman from the 1964 Navigator series.

15 words plus the State costing 4/-: 3/- is basic telegram rate for 12 words plus an additional 4 words @ 3d per word.

Multiple frankings:

AA-TO-10

AW-TO-10B.

Bathurst Street, Tas to Melbourne (6 May 1960).

Example of use of 5/- Arms supplemented by a 5d blue Queen Elizabeth II and, on reverse, 50 ½d yellow Kangaroos. A 2/- stamp - presumably the recently released 2/- Flannel Flower - has been removed.

38 words: hence 3/- for first 12 words and 26 words at 3d each (6/6) giving a total cost of 9/6.

 

Ibis & Dampier AW-TU-10Ab.

(Pinkenba (Qld) to Zillmere
(3 August 1965).

Multiple franking of 3/- Ibis and 5/- Dampier.

16 words: double ordinary rate so first 12 words cost 6/- plus an additional 4 words @ 6d each

 

Very late usage (22 years after printing) but not unusual - newer forms were placed on top of old ones in the Post Offices and hence some old forms had been at the bottom of the pile for many years.