New South Wales - Interim period: 1900-1917.
Delivery form: NI-DO-4.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. No. 1.
Heading is usual Interim period standard format.
Message area: 6 lines of 5 boxes.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Red on pale yellow.
Size of form overall: 173 × 213 mm.
Size of date stamp box: 33 × 36.5 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

 

IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME NI-DO-4A.

 

Characteristics:

  • no "S" on form;
  • has schedule number 87450 in lower left corner;
  • Has no "Time ..." entries in lower left corner.

 


NI-DO-4Ab NI-DO-4B.

South Melbourne to North Sydney (18 July 1907).

Characteristics:

  • no "S" on form;
  • has stores number St. 3477 under the form number.

 

NI-DO-4B NI-DO-4C.

Sydney to Henty
(6 October 1908 at Wagga Wagga).

Characteristics:

  • has large S near form number on top left.

 

The telegram from Sydney was terminating at Wagga Wagga and was then to be posted to Henty (south of Wagga Wagga). The form used was therefore the one marked "S".

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-4A 87450..   RRR
DO-4B St. 3477 18 July 1907 at North Sydney. RRR
DO-4C St 3447 6 October 1908 at Wagga Wagga. RRR