Victoria - Australian period: 1901-1988.
Date Stamps - Post & Telegraph Office.


From the 1930s, a rubber date stamp was produced in a range of shapes and sizes with the inscription Post & Telegraph Office or just Post & Telegraph. The date stamps listed on this page are the known rubber date stamps headed with either of these inscriptions.

See elsewhere for other inscriptions on rubber or steel date stamps.

All date stamps below are rubber unless otherwise indicated.

The shape of the date stamps varies from circular (RC) to oval (RO) to rectangular (RR).

The various examples can be viewed by first clicking on the first letter of the name of the Telegraph Office in the Table below.
There is a very limited range of known examples for this type of date stamp.

First letter of Office name. A B C D E F G H
I J K L M N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z


B Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Bairnsdale RO3-P&TO (25 × 34 mm). 2 November 1938 and 8 December 1951..
    RO2-P&TO (28 × 47 mm) 17 March 1948 and 2 April 1948
  Balmoral RO2 - P&TO (26 × 47 mm) in violet. 26 March 1931.
  Brunswick RO4-P&TO (not known complete) ???

 

C Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Caulfield East RO6 - P&TO (28 × 48 mm). 7 May 1940 in red (only recorded example).
  Clunes RO6-P&TO (26 × ? mm). 14 July 1915 and 2 February 1916 (only 2 examples recorded - both in blue)
  Cohana RO2-P&TO (29 × 47 mm).
Postcode (3568) after Cohuna.
22 August 1972 in violet (only recorded example).

 

D Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Derrinallum
RO2-P&TO (28 × 44 mm). 10 December 1927.
The only strike recorded is in the manfacturer's impression book.

 

E Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Echuca
RO2-P&TO (27 mm × 45 mm). 1920 only in violet.
  Elwood RO6-P&T (32 × 52 mm). 1941 to 31 December 1943 in violet.

 

M Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Mildura RO1 - P&TO (29 × 46 mm). 30 April 1960 in violet

 

P Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Preston RC1 - P&T (diameter: 37 mm). 4 March 1935 (only recorded example).