Sunday, November 17, 2013

300 - Moolboolaman / Gillian's Siding / Rockhampton / Westbrook / Westbrook Siding

Moolboolaman post office, 15 km west south west of Gin Gin, opened in 1879 (not tied). It was reduced to a receiving office on 17 July 1881, when the post office was moved to Gillian's Siding on 22 July 1881. It in turn was reduced to a receiving office on 1 June 1885
  • Chalon Barred Numeral Type 2 a is rated NNS
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a is rated NNS

Re Allocation:

Rockhampton post office, 100 km north west of Gladstone 
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) is rated 2R

Re Allocation:

Westbrook post office, 10 km south west of Toowoomba, opened on 1 April 1883. It was renamed Westbrook Siding in 1897 before reverting back to Westbrook in 1910 
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) is rated 5R
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7.5 mm) is rated 5R
The exact chronology is uncertain given that the known 2 b example is on a 2nd sideface while the known 2 a examples for Westbrook Siding are on a 3rd sideface. It is also unknown when the 2 a numeral was re allocated from Rockhampton to Westbrook Siding but it was before 1907. It is possible that the 2 b numeral is not actually linked to this post office


Rockhampton Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 2R


Rockhampton Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal Auction no 122 lot no 1580



Rockhampton Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal Auction no 114 lot no 1355


Rockhampton Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Torstenweller.com auction no 38



Rockhampton Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 2R



Westbrook Siding Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 5R. Seen on Stampboards


Westbrook Siding Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (5.5 mm) rated 5R. Dated December 1906. Seen in a private collection



Westbrook Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7.5 mm) rated 5R. Seen on Manning, p. 118

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