Sunday, February 21, 2016

568 - Charters Towers

Charters Towers post office, 108 km south west of Townsville, used as a replacement canceller from December 1898 - February 1904
  • Sideface duplex with an unframed datestamp 22.5 mm in diameter with a dot at each side and a three line date in the centre (the year in two figures) with the obliterator portion of the canceller comprising an oval of 24 broken (three segment) rays surrounding the numeral and rated Common
568 with 23 rays and a different slanted top of the numeral 6 is a forgery. They are also missing the datestamp component and are usually on a large chalon or high value fiscal or sideface issue. Examples can be seen here


Pialba railway station, 32 km north north east of Maryborough, received its 10 bar railway numeral canceller 2b (7 mm) around 1902. Rated 5R. More information on railway numerals can be found here



Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 18 July 1899


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 2 November 1901


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 3 June 1900


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 23 September 1901


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 4 January 1899


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 28 September 1900


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 15 January 1900


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 23 September 1899


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 26 May 1900


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 16 October 1899


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 21 July 1900


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 8 January 1899. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 64



Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 21 December 1899. Seen on Ebay


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 23 April 1900. Seen on Ebay


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 18 February 1901. Seen at Phoenix Auction no 29 lot no 422


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 23 November 190-. From the collection of Carl Burnett


Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 28 January. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 112

Charters Towers Sideface Duplex rated common. Dated 7 December. Seen on Ebay 


Pialba Sideface Barred Numeral 2b (7 mm) rated 5R. Dated 13 July 1902. Seen in Manning, p. 246

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