Victoria: 1917-1988.
Telegraph Office rubber date stamps.


The date stamps listed on this page are all rubber date stamps headed Telegraph Office.

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

Each date stamp can be accessed through the relevant hyperlink. For those Offices without a hyperlink, the Telegraph Office date stamp is known (or at least considered) to exist but no example has been seen in the preparation of this site.

The various examples 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.

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 Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Altona RO2-TO (28 × 44 mm). 6 May 1982 - 21 April 1983.
    RO2-TO (37 × 57.5 mm). 13 August 1985 - 20 February 1987.
  Ashburton RO2 - TO (??) No date available.

 

B Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Bacchus Marsh RO2-TO (33 × 52 mm). 30 April 1986 in magenta ink - archival.
  Ballarat (2-3 CK)    
  Balwyn North RO2-TO (29 × 47.5 mm). 11 October 1976 to 17 July 1984.
    RC1-TO (37 mm diameter). 2 August 1988.
  Benalla RRH-TO (26 × 45 mm). 18 May 1966.
    RC1-TO (31 mm diameter). 21 January 1981.
  Bendigo
Two sizes: one is RO6,
the other RO2 or 3.
 
  Bentleigh RRV1-TO (33 × 29 mm) 21 December 1962 to 4 February 1963.
    RRV1-TO (29.5 × 25.5 mm) 10 March 1966.
    RRV1-TO (31.5 × 25.5 mm) 5 August 1971.
    RRH1-TO (28 × 28.5 mm) 16 June 1982 to 1985.
    RRH1-TO (38.5 × 38.5 mm) 18 March 1987.
  Berwick
RC1 - TO (30.5 mm diameter). 23 August 1988.
  Brighton RRH-TO (29 × 39 mm). 8 August 1988.
  Brunswick RO3-TO (29 × 44? mm). About 1944.
    RO1-TO (32 × 39 mm). 23 April 1949.
    RO2-TO (30 × 49 mm). 22 April 1949 - 23 April 1949.
    RO2-TO (32 × 49.5 mm) 28 May 1969 (in WWW - not confirmed).
  Bundoora RC1-TO (39 mm diameter). 17 March 1982.
    RC1-TO (38 mm diameter). 8 August 1988.

 

C Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Canterbury RRV - TO (34 × 31 mm) in violet. 22-23 March 1955.
  Carlton South RO6-TO (30 × 50 mm). 2 February 1982.
  Casterton RO2-TO (33 × 50 mm) in magenta. 11 September 1984 (only known date).
  Caulfield RO6-TO (27 × 45 mm) 24 March 1939 (only recorded date).
    RO2 - TO (30 × 46 mm). 3 October 1942 (only recorded date).
  Caulfield East RRH1 -TO (25 × 44 mm). 15 December 1956.
    RC1 - TO (33 mm diameter) in red. 6 December 1976 to 6 January 1977.
  Caulfield South RRH1-TO (25 × 39 mm) in violet. 17 May 1956 (only recorded date).
  RRH1 - TO (25 × 37 mm). 6 July 1968.
  Cheltenham RRH1-TO (25½ × 48 mm). 17 April 1975 to 20 August 1985.
  Coburg
RRH1 - TO (25 × 43 mm). 22 November 1957.
    RRH1-TO (34½ × 45 mm). 4 May 1982 to 15 January 1986.
  RC1-TO (32 mm diameter). 11 February 1987 to 19 September 1988.
    RC1-TO (32 mm diameter). 19 September 1988.

 

D Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Daylesford RO2 - TO (31.5 × 55 mm) 20 October 1982 (only recorded date
  Dromana RRH1-T (26½ × 36 mm). 24 August 1983.


E Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Echuca RO2-TO (30 × 50 mm). 19 December 1957 (only recorded date).
    RO2-TO (29 × ? mm). 13 June 1966 (only recorded date).
    RO2-TO (28 × 47 mm). 3 August 1988 (archival).
  Eltham RO2-TO (32 mm diameter). 21 December 1978.

 

F Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Fairfield RO2-TO (32 mm high). 13 July 1971.
    RO2-TO (34 × 39 mm). 6 May 1972.
    RC1-TO (28½ mm diameter). 4 June 1976 to 2 February 1977.
  Ferntree Gully RRH1 - TO (25 × 50.5 mm 16 September 1988.
  Fitzroy RRH1-TO (25 × 43 mm). 9 February 1948 to 16 March 1950.
  Footscray West RO2-TO (32 × 51 mm). 19 and 21 November 1964.
    RO2-TO (29 × 44 mm). 13 August 1985 to 2 April 1987.
  Frankston RRH1 - TO (38 × 50 mm). 4 February 1987 in violet (archival).
    RRH1 - TO (38 × 50 mm). 12 May 1995 in black (archival).

 

G Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Geelong West RO2-TO (33 × 54 mm) in blue. 14 October 1955.
  Glenroy RRH1 -TO (34½ × 36 mm). 2 January 1974.
 

with telephone number.

RRH1-TO (35 × 37 mm). 6 May 1982 (archival).
 
with telephone number.
RRH1 - TO (32½ × 37½ mm). 19 November 1984.
  Greensborough RRH1-TO (31.5 × 42 mm). 24 February 1982 (only recorded date - archival).

 

H Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Hawthorn RO6-TO (30 × 50 mm). 10 June 1966 to 3 July 1968.
    RC1-TO (31.5 mm diameter - in violet). 27 January 1984.
    RC1-TO (31.5 mm diameter - in blue). 26 February 1987.
  Horsham RO2-TO (33 × 51 mm). 10 September 1984 in magenta.

 

K Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Kaniva RRH1-TO (26 × 35 mm) 30 June 1989 (archival).
  Kew RC1-TO (31 mm diameter) - 2 digit year. 26 November 1979 - 23 April 1985.
    RC1-TO (31 mm diameter) - 4 digit year. 24 March 1980 - 29 June 1988.

 

L Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Lilydale RRV1-TO (31 × 32 mm). 21 October 1968.
    RRV1-TO (36 × 33 mm). 7 December 1972.

 

M Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Malvern RC2-TO (37 mm diameter). 18 May 1984 in magenta.
  Mildura RO2-TO (28 × 48 mm). 15 April 1931 - 9 September 1931.
    RO1-TO (29 × 46 mm). 30 April 1960.
  Moonee Ponds RO1-TO (28 × 47 mm). 27 April 1946.
    RO2-TO (32 × 52 mm). 30 November 1950 in magenta.
  Mordialloc RRH-1 (32 × 49 mm). 12 May 1983 - 3 February 1984.

 

N Office Type Dates of use.
  Nhill RRH1-TO (24½ × 42½ mm). 24 May 1957.
  Noble Park RC1-TO (diameter: 38 mm). 11 October 1988 (only recorded date).
  North Melbourne RO3-TO (28 × 48 mm). 21 December 1940 to 30 December 1940.
    RO2-TO (30 × 47 mm). 8 December 1975 to 3 February 1982.
  Northcote RO2-TO (32 × 50 mm) 22 April 1949.

 

P Office Type Dates of use.
  Port Fairy RRH1-TO (25 × 39 mm) - no postcode. 26 August 1949.
    RRH1-TO (25 × 39 mm) - has the postcode. 28 October 1981 (archival).
  Prahran RO3-TO (28 × 47 mm) 23 August 1940.
    RO7-TO (33 × 52 mm) 25 January 1974.

 

 

R Office Type Dates of use.
  Reservoir RRH1-TO (23 × 37 mm). 22 September 1975.
  Richmond RC2-TO (32 mm). 6 July 1971.
  Rochester RRH1-T (29 × 44 mm). 15 March 1963.

 

S Office Type Dates of use.
  Shepparton RO6-TO (34 × 51 mm) 5 December 1975.
    RO6-TO (33 × 53 mm) 1 July 1988 (archival).
  St. Albans RO2-TO (31 × 50 mm) 15 April 1983 (archival).
  St. Kilda RO3-TO (28 × 47 mm)  1 November 1941 to 5 September 1944.
    RO6-TO (32 × 51 mm) 15 June 1954.
    RO2-TO ( 29 × 53 mm) 26 August 1965.
    RO6-TO (32 × 52 mm) 13 May 1982 to 22 January 1987.
  Swan Hill RRH1-TO (29 × 41 mm) 5 September 1984 (archival).

 

T Office Type Dates of use.
  Tallangatta RRH1-TO (26 × 41 mm) 1 May 1981 (archival).
  Tatura RO2-TO (29 × 50 mm - no stars) 17 March 1966.
    RO2-TO (32 × 51 mm - stars) 9 December 1975 to 11 August 1976.
  Thomastown RO2-TO (33 × 54 mm) - in violet. 19 January 1983 (only recorded date).
    RO2-TO (33 × 53 mm) - in black
with phone number.
13 February 1986 (only recorded date).

 

W Office Type Dates of use.
  Wodonga RRH1-TO (27 × 48 mm) 4 September 1984 (only recorded date).