Western Australia.
Date stamps with a TELEGRAPHS inscription.


The inscription TELEGRAPHS on Western Australian date stamps was used infrequently compared to most other telegraphic inscriptions.

Only seven Offices used a date stamp inscribed TELEGRAPHS. Of these:

 

Steel date stamps inscribed TELEGRAPHS:

The first steel TELEGRAPHS date stamps used in Western Australia have dates about 1909-11. They were circular and of a small size (21 mm diameter).

Pope (1879, p. 151) claims the usual cancellations for Perth were struck in violet although the first shown below is struck in black.

Office Example of the date stamp Number of formats Period of use
Perth Perth 1902
23 August 1902.
5 23 August 1902 to
1 December 1949.
Fremantle Fremantle blk 4















TELEGRAPHS/FREMANTLE.
4 October 1915.
1 17 July 1912 to
4 October 1915.
Geraldton Geraldton
TELEGRAPHS GERALDTON/W A
8 December 1922.
1 8 December 1922.

 

Rubber oval date stamps inscribed TELEGRAPHS:

Four Offices used a rubber oval TELEGRAPHS date stamp - Perth, Boulder, Midland and Mount Lawley.

Office Example of the date stamp Number of formats Period of use
Perth Perth Telegs 1 1 December 1949
Boulder   1 (RO2-T) About 1976.
Midland   1 (RO2-T) About 1951.
Mount Lawley   1 (RO2-T) About 1950.