Victoria: 1854 - 1988.
Steel TELEGRAPH(S) date stamps.


 

Following the use of the Belt & Buckle design, steel date stamps were prepared for some offices incorporating TELEGRAPH, TELEGRAPHS or TELEGRAPH OFFICE. Generally these date stamps are scarce or rare. Some are known only from single or archival strikes. Date stamps incorporating the intials T.O. are presented elsewhere.

Formats differ especially in terms of the location of the name of the office and the inclusion (or exclusion) of VIC.

The books by Watson, Webster and Wood on the Hand-held Datestamps of Victoria are important reference sources.

Sandhurst

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 Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Ballarat TELEGRAPH OFFICE.
BALLARAT. 31 March 1905 to 20 January 1921.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE BALLARAT VIC. 21 January 1925 to 5 September 1946.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE BALLARAT VIC 23 May 1931 to 9 July 1965.
Large date line.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE BALLARAT VIC  20 January 1982 to 20 October 1982.
Short date line.
  Bendigo TELEGRAPH OFFICE SANDHURST. 6 May 1882 to 17 September 1888.
  Diameter: 25 mm. TELEGRAPH OFFICE BENDIGO. 25 February 1895 to 16 May 1907.
  Diameter: 28 mm. TELEGRAPH OFFICE BENDIGO 16 December 1912 to 18 May 1959.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE BENDIGO VIC.
No side arcs. Large date line.
30 March 1938.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE BENDIGO VIC.
Side arcs.
27 June 1925 to 10 March 1960.

 

F Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Fairfield SC-TO (diameter: 28½ mm).   4 June 1976 to 2 February 1977.
  Flinders SC-TO (diameter: 23 mm)
(unframed).
  4 January 1921.

 

G Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Gracedale House TEL. OFFICE GRACEDALE HOUSE VIC 1 January 1915 to 16 September 1916.
  Geelong TELEGRAPH OFFICE. VIC. 9 May 1926.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE GEELONG VIC. 23 August 1928 to 26 August 1953.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE GEELONG VIC 21 July 1930 to 5 February 1955
(in black, violet and blue on particular dates).
Large date line.
    TELEGRAPH OFFICE GEELONG VIC 5 January 1963 to 3 May 1971.
Small date line.

 

H Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Horsham TELEGRAPH OFFICE HORSHAM VIC. 28 June 1929 to 10 December 1956.

 

L Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Lake Tyers TELEGRAPH OFFICE LAKE TYERS VIC. October 1915 to 28 July 1926.

 

R Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
 

Rialto.
two line date.

TELEGRAPH OFFICE.
RIALTO 4 March 1892 to 2 November 1914.
 

one line date.

TELEGRAPH OFFICE RIALTO VIC 17 May 1919.

 

S Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Sandhurst
(see Bendigo above)
     
  Spencer Street SPENCER St. TEL. OFFICE V.R 20 June 1906 to 9 January 1968

 

W Office Top inscription Base inscription Dates of use.
  Warrnambool     12 May 1947.