Queensland - Colonial: 1861-1900.
Urgent rate delivery form: QC-DU-2.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: URGENT above Crest which is above
ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, QUEENSLAND.
Message area: 60 boxes in 12 rows numbered at left.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Red on cream paper.
Size of form overall: 215 × 215 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

 

DU-1 82
Provenance: Dave Elsmore.
QC-DU-2.

Croydon to Brisbane (?).
19 July 1887.

Characteristics:

  • has URGENT marked at top;
  • heading is in large gothic font with rounded and enclosed E;
  • date begins "188__";
  • boxes numbered 1 to 60 on left only in 12 rows of 5.
DU 2 Crest

Detail of the crest on the above form.

 

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DU-2 (3) 19 July 1887 at Brisbane (?). RRRR