Sunday, November 22, 2015

528 - Townsville

Townsville post office is 72 km north west of Ayr. The duplex canceller was a replacement canceller in use from 1896 onwards. There are 2 types with numerous codes and are both rated common.
  • Sideface Duplex with an unframed datestamp 24 mm in diameter with small Maltese crosses at each side and the obliterator portion of the canceller comprising 35 solid rays is rated common (Cowan and Dell type Dx (ii)). Seen from February 1896 - January 1900. 
  • Sideface Duplex with an unframed datestamp 25 mm in diameter with small crosses each side and the obliterator portion of the canceller comprising 35 solid rays is rated common (Cowan and Dell type Dx (iii)). Seen from February 1901 - December 1904 and on a cover dated 7 October 1907


Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 22 December 1900



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (iii)) rated common. Dated 1899


Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 2 July 1898


Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 25 September 1899



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 3 March 1899



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 1899



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 22 December 1900



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 20 February 1899. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 1 July 1898. Seen on Ebay




Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 7 August 1896. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 30 April 1900. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 26 October 1899. Seen on Ebay

Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (ii)) rated common. Dated 18 February 1901. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (iii)) rated common. Dated 23 July 1897. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 140 lot no 948



Townsville Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 5 August 1897. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (iii)) rated common. Dated 7 October 1907


Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (iii)) rated common. Dated 11 May 1901. Seen at Mossgreen Auction no 126


Townsville Sideface Duplex (Type Dx (iii)) rated common. Dated 12 December 1904. Seen on Ebay

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