Victoria: 1917-1988.
T.O. (Telegraph Office) datestamps.


 

The date stamps listed on this page are all headed T.O. in the top inscription of the date stamp. The T.O. preceeds the Office name except when noted.

The date stamps were always circular (SC) and the diameter was generally 27 mm (unless otherwise noted). All date stamps were made from steel/brass.

The examples of the date stamps with the letters T.O. can be viewed by first clicking on the first letter of the name of the Telegraph Office and then scrolling down the subsequent list before clicking on the name of the Office.

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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


A Office Variety Dates of use.
  Ayrford T.O. removed
(with T.O. has never been recorded).
30 December 1945 to 21 July 1966.

 

B Office Variety Dates of use.
  Ballarat Presumed to exist but an example had never been sighted. 20 January 1982 to 20 October 1982.
Small date line.
  Barfold T.O. removed 13 February 1913 to 1 October 1947.
  Barrakee

 

15 September 1934 and 22 February 1948.
  Bet Bet

8 February 1912 to 21 June 1935.
    T.O. removed. 7 August 1935 to 7 July 1959.
  Broadmeadows   26 June 1912 to 18 September 1928.
  Brown Coal Mine   25 February 1922 and 1 November 1930.
    T.O. removed.  21 June 1934 to 28 April 1947.

 

C Office Variety Dates of use.
  Cabbage Tree Creek   1 September 1931 to 16 February 1934.
    T.O. removed 26 October 1934 to 12 September 1938.
  Cann River   22 October 1913 to 20 January 1922.
    First wheel of date stamp inverted. Used from 26 September 1922 to 21 November 1922.
    Date line corrected. 22 July 1924 to 10 April 1931.
    T.O. partially removed. 21 August 1933 to 2 January 1935.
    T.O. completely removed. 28 October 1935 to 3 October 1938.
  Caulfield   1942
  Caulfield East   1956
  Caulfield South   1968.
  Clyde
  Cancellation never seen.
    T.O. removed. 6 November 1915 and 1959.
  Coldstream Decade wheel reversed (27 mm) -
5 mm side arcs.
18 December 1917 and 23 November 1922.
    Decade wheel corrected (27 mm) -
5 mm side arcs.
28 Sept. 1923 to 16 Aug 1939.
    Long date stamp (30 mm).
1.5 mm side arcs.
6 Nov. 1939 to 5 Jan. 1955.
    T.O. partially removed. 1 January 1957 to 20 December 1968.
    T.O. fully removed. 1 January 1957 to 20 December 1968.
    Changed to short date line. in black: 23 June 1969 to 14 July 1999;

in violet: 8 July 1984.

  Cope Cope   February 1914 to April 1915.

 

D Office Variety Dates of use.
  Dixie   28 July 1924 to 8 August 1940.

  T.O. removed. 20 March 1941 to 23 December 1957.
  Drouin South   26 October 1915 to 20 January 1930.
    T.O removed. 24 February 1934 to 20 June 1935.
    T.O. apparent again. 24 March 1946 to 25 September 1952.
    T.O. removed again. 8 August 1955 to 20 August 1959.
    Short date line. 11 September 1959 to 31 August 1973.

 

E Office Variety Dates of use.
  Eurack   24 March 1916.

 

G Office Variety Dates of use.
  Geelong E.T.O. 9 April 1935 to 1 November 1968.
  Glenalbyn   17 April 1930 to 14 October 1949.
    in blue 28 September 1949.
    T.O. removed 17 December 1951 to 19 March 1957
    Short date line 20 November 1959 to 15 May 1962.
  Glengarry   17 December 1920 to 7 February 1929.
  Great Western Standard fomat. 27 May 1910 to 2 October 1922.
    Rectangle for decade wheel. Eary 1923.
    Date line inverted 17 Februry 1923 - 19 February 1924.
    Date line corrected. 10 July 1924 to 24 August 1942.

 

H Office Variety Dates of use.
  Highton   7 February 1929.
    T.O. removed 23 May 1956.
  Homebush Decade wheel inverted.
Year wheel blank.
2 January 1921.
  Homebush Lower   10 February 1922.

 

M Office Variety Dates of use.
  Melton   7 April 1913 and 23 January 1922.
    T.O. removed. 24 June 1922 and 27 July 1939.
  Milndale T.O. after Office 27 December 1929 to 20 April 1933.
  Mincha   27 May 1932 to 28 April 1952.
  Mysia in black. 7 September 1912 and 9 October 1934.
    in violet. 24 July 1924 and 16 December 1925
    T.O. removed. 7 August 1936 and 7 February 1959.
    Short date line. 10 August 1959 and 24 June 1960.

 

N Office Variety Dates of use.
  Newton-Scarsdale   31 July 1913 and 23 August 1937.

 

P Office Variety Dates of use.
  Pine Lodge   Used for about 18 months about August 1922.
  Pomborneit North T.O. follows NORTH. 1 December 1923 and closed 23 May 1977.
    T.O. preceeds NORTH. 25 July 1942 to 14 February 1945.
    T.O. removed.
Long date line.
13 May 1946 to 16 May 1959.
    T.O. removed.
Short date line.
21 December 1959 and 23 May 1977.

 

R Office Variety Dates of use.
  Ravenswood T.O. follows Ravenswood. 3 September 1928(?) archival strike.
  Rialto One line date. VIC AUST at the base. 1 July 1943.
  Rockbank VIC at the base. 10 August 1916 and December 1939.
    VIC AUST at the base. 12 December 1940 and
18 February 1957
    T.O. removed. About July 1957 for less than 4 months.

 

S Office Variety Dates of use.
  Stoneyford   27 September 1920 to 11 August 1935.
    T.O. removed.  

 

T Office Variety Dates of use.
  Tonghi Creek Used in black. May 1913 to 28 August 1935.
    Used in violet. 21 July 1934 to 3 January 1935.
    T.O. removed - in black. 30 July 1936 to 6 January 1968.
    T.O. removed - in violet. 6 January 1968
  Tragowel   29 August 1910 and 22 August 1960.

 

W Office Variety Dates of use.
  Wal Wal   10 June 1915 to 1963.