Queensland - Interim period: 1901-1917.
Ordinary rate delivery form: QI-DO-1.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form 148 with variations in text.
Standard interim period heading.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Blue on cream.
Size of form overall: 172 × 215 mm (except for the smaller DO-1A).
Size of datestamp box: 30 × 29 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

Queensland was unique in that the postal administration did not issue a format of the type used previously during the Colonial period but reprinted with a C of A heading. Nor did it issue one of the red on cream oblong forms as did the other former Colonies.

Dalby to Fortitude Valley
(12 July 1910).


  • has 2 lines of vertical text at the left;
  • date stamp is attached to the horizontal line and has only three sides;
  • has "[Form 142." in TRC;
  • size is 144 × 203 mm.


Longreach to Brisbane
(Telegraph Branch/G.P.O.
27 January 1911).


  • side text removed - and no reference to "figures at the bottom ...";
  • date stamp box is now a 4 sided rectangle
    30 × 29 mm);
  • has "[Form 142.";
  • size is 172 × 215 mm.

These characteristics continued in the following formats except where noted.

Melbourne to Brisbane
(Telegraph Branch
19 March 1915).


  • has "[Form No. Q.142.";

AE-EO-1 Qld.

Delivery envelope accompanying the Russell Cole telegram from his Mother
(19 March 1915).

For more information on this envelope, follow the hyperlink above.

Sydney to Brisbane
(Telegraph Branch
9 June 1918).


  • printed on brown paper (possibly as an emergency before new
    C of A forms became available);
  • has "[Form No. Q.142.";


Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-1A None. 12 July 1910 at Fortitude Valley. NC
DO-1B None. 27 January 1911 at Telegraph Branch, Brisbane. NC
DO-1C None. 19 March 1915 at Telegraph Branch, Brisbane. NC
DO-1D None. 8 August 1916. NC