Wednesday, July 6, 2016

148 - Thursday Island

Bundaberg Post office, 80 km north of Maryborough opened on 1 January 1871
  • Chalon Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated 4R
  • Chalon Barred Numeral 2 a (7 mm) is rated 4R
  • Sideface Barred Numeral 2 a (7 mm) is rated Common
  • Sideface Duplex is rated Common and was in use from December 1891. It has 35 unbroken rays. The duplex is known with the datestamp framed and unframed. The earliest known unframed date is December 1910
  • Fiscal Duplex is rated 5R
  • Commonwealth Duplex is rated 5R. It has 35 unbroken rays and the datestamp is framed
For 148 Bundaberg see here


Thursday Island post office, 235 km north of Weipa, opened in 1877, a reallocation from Bundaberg
  • Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) (24 Rays) is rated common (5R on 1st sideface issues)
  • Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) (24 Rays) with a red cancel is rated 5R

For 148 numeral forgeries see here



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common, but much much rarer on 1st sideface issues, 5R



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 20 November 1893. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 125 lot no 1426


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 8 May 1893. Seen on Ebay



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 31 August 1887. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 132 lot no 235


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 26 April 1898. Courtesy of Dave Elsmore


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 5 March 1888. Seen in Cavendish auctions no 738 lot no 177



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common




Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated March 1904. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 125 lot no 1426


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 15 August 1898. Seen in a stamp circuit book



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 30 June 1899. Seen on Ebay



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Seen on Ebay



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 2 February 1904. Seen in Cavendish auctions



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 31 August 1903. Seen in a private collection


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 23 March 1903. Seen in Prestige Philately auction no 160

Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 23 December 1898. Seen in Phoenix auction no 45


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 9 August 1897. Seen in Cavendish auction no 744 lot no 208


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated March 1904. Seen in Premier Postal auction no 144


 Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 23 July 1902. Seen in Prestige Philately auction no 160



Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) rated common. Dated 27 June 1903. Seen on Ebay


Thursday Island Sideface Ray Type 1 e (5.5 mm) in red rated 5R. Seen in Smithies

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