Australia: 1917-1988.
Slogan cancellations: Convey Congratulations By Telegraph .... - Brisbane.


The CONVEY CONGRATULATIONS ... slogan was used in Brisbane from 19 February 1935 to 28 June 1940.

The 16 dies for this slogan identified as having been used at Brisbane:

  1. have circular date stamps with no box number and QLD. at the base; or
  2. have box date stamps from five different types of posting box and with one of the recorded numbers 2, 4, 5, 7 or 8; or
  3. have a PAID inscription in the box.

Within each of the broad types of dies, there are various formats incorporating different letter positions and types of box for posting. They are summarised below.

The date stamp usually had TIME then DAY/MONTH then YEAR.

The following table also provides hyperlinks to the roughly chronological listing below:

Words at base Code number Earliest date Latest date % of Brisbane Census
QLD. (circle) None 19 February 1935 4 March 1935 4
PILLARS
(with arcs)
2 19 September 1935 9 November 1937 54
  7 6 July 1938 8 November 1938 3
IN PILLAR BOX 2 1 July 1939 8 November 1939 16
CITY BOX
(with arcs)
8 6 November 1937   1
COUNTRY BOX 4 22 April 1937 5 November 1937 13
IN COUNTRY BOX 4 28 June 1940   1
  5 28 June 1940   3
PAID None 2 June 1940   1

Number in Census: 80

Datestamp: Circle.

Top inscription: BRISBANE.

Base inscription: QLD.

Characteristics:
Die 3: C begins to the right of N.

Earliest date of this format:
19 February 1935.

Latest date of this format:
5 June 1935.

Number in Census: 3.

Circle
19 February 1935.
Datestamp: Circle.

Top inscription: BRISBANE.

Base inscription: QLD.

Characteristics:
Die 3: C begins to the right of N.
Date slug at top followed by day/month and time in the last row.

Only recorded date of this format:
4 March 1935.

Number in Census: 1.

Year on top
4 March 1935.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 2 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved)

Base inscription:
POSTED/ PILLARS.
(1st line curved)

Earliest date of this format:
17 September 1935.

Latest date of this format:
25 November 1935.

Characteristics:
Die 1 - C over NG and S over H.
Last line is outdented.

Number in Census:

Anzac
18 September 1935.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 2 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved)

Base inscription:
POSTED/ PILLARS.
(1st line curved)

Earliest date of this format:
22 April 1937.

Latest date of this format:
28 April 1937.

Characteristics:
Die 2 - C over NG and NS over H.
ON is indented. D is outdented.

Number in Census:

Arkell
23 April 1937.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 7 (4.8 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved).

Base inscription:
POSTED/PILLARS.
(1st line curved).

Earliest date of this format:
8 November 1938.
(only known example).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - C over NG and S over H.
The line starting DES is outdented slightly.

Number in Census:

Pillars 7 Die 3
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 7 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved).

Base inscription:
POSTED/ PILLARS.
(1st line curved).

Earliest date of this format:
6 July 1938.

Characteristics:
Die 4 - C over G.
H to the right of N in NS.
4th line indented.

Number in Census:

Box 7
6 July 1938.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 2 (7 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(both lines straight).

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.
(both lines straight).

Earliest date of this format:
1 July 1939.

Characteristics:
Die 1 - C(on) extends to the left of G to above the right upright of N.
S is over H.
Last line is outdented.

Number in Census:

Bne 2 1939 2  die 1
1 July 1939.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 2 (7 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ QLD. AUST.
(2nd line straight).

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ PILLAR BOX.
(both lines straight).

Characteristics:
Die 4 - C over G. N and S span the H below.
Some time between 4 and 8 November, the slogan slipped so it was lower than the date stamp .

Earliest date of this format:
3 November 1939.

Latest date of this format:
8 November 1939.

Number in Census: 9.

Nov 3 OK
3 November 1939.
Misplaced
8 November 1939.
Datestamp: Box.

Number: 8 (5 mm font).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved).

Base inscription:
POSTED/ CITY BOX.
(1st line curved).

Characteristics:
Die 1 - C over NG and S over H.

Only recorded date of this format:
6 November 1937.

Number in Census: 1.

City 8
6 November 1937.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 2 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved 2 mm high).

Base inscription:
POSTED/COUNTRY BOX.
(1st line curved 2.5 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 2 - C starts over the right side of N.

Earliest date of this format:
22 April 1937.

Latest date of this format:
7 November 1939.

Number in Census: 13.

Count 22 Apr
22 April 1937.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 4 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved).

Base inscription:
POSTED/COUNTRY BOX.
(1st line curved 2 mm high).

Characteristics:
Die 3 - C starts to the right side of N.

Only recorded date of this format:
17 October 1938..

Number in Census: 1.

Taubmans
17 October 1938.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 5 (4 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line curved).

Base inscription:
POSTED/ COUNTRY BOX.
(1st line curved).

Characteristics:
Die 4 - C over G and lines 3 and 4 indented with 4 being indented more.

Earliest date of this format:
3 November 1939.

Latest date of this format:
7 November 1939.

Number in Census: 2.

Box 7 CB
7 November 1939.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 4 (6 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ Q'LAND.
(2nd line straight - 2 mm high).

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/COUNTRY BOX.
(both lines straight - 2.2 mm high).

Earliest date of this format:
28 June 1940.
(only recorded example).

Characteristics:
Die 3 - C over G.

Number in Census: 1.

McKay
28 June 1940.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: 5 (6.8 mm high).

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ QLD. AUST.
(both lines straight).

Base inscription:
POSTED IN/ COUNTRY BOX.
(both lines straight).

Characteristics:
Die 3 - C over G.

Only recorded date of this format:
28 June 1940.

Number in Census: 2.

IN cb
28 June 1940.
Datestamp: Box;

Number: None.

Top inscription:
BRISBANE/ QLD.
(both lines straight).

Base inscription:
PAID.

Characteristics:
Die 3 - C begins just after the N.
Day/Month above year and no time.
Postage cost shown as 2d.

Only known date of this format:
28 June 1940 (Occleshaw).

Number in Census: 1.

Paid
2 June 1940.
Source: Occleshaw.