Saturday, April 2, 2016

570 - Townsville

Townsville post office is 72 km north west of Ayr. The duplex canceller was a replacement canceller in use from 1898 onwards. There are 2 types with the numerals being 5 mm high
  • Sideface Duplex type 1 with an unframed datestamp 24 mm in diameter with two small bars at each side and the obliterator portion of the canceller comprising 29 unbroken rays is rated common (Cowan and Dell type Dx (iv)). Seen from April 1898 - May 1911. This type has a noticeably fuller "0"
  • Sideface Duplex type 2 with an unframed datestamp 24 mm in diameter with two small bars at each side and the obliterator portion of the canceller comprising 29 unbroken rays is rated 2R (Not listed by Cowan and Dell). This type has a noticeably thinner "0". It appears to have come into use later than type 1 and was probably recut from type 1 after the former was damaged. An example on a fiscal issue is known and is rated 5R


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 17 October 1900



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 25 August 1902



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 1898



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 9 December



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 16 December 1901



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 17 February 1902



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 29 October 1900. Seen at Phoenix Auction no 32



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 1 August 1905. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 15 January 1906


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 6 October 1904. Seen on Ebay



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Seen on Ebay


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated June 1903. Seen in the collection of Carl Burnett



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 28 September 1903. Ex Smithies


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated 29 January 1905


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 1 rated common. Dated February 1905


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 127 lot no 1113



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Dated 24 April 1911. Seen on Ebay


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Dated 16 November 1909. Seen on Ebay

 


Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Ex Smithies



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Dated 18 October 1907



Townsville Sideface Duplex type 2 rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


Townsville Fiscal Duplex type 2 rated 5R


FORGERY

Forgery with 21 rays. Seen on Ebay

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