Monday, June 10, 2024

Queensland Postage Stamp Numeral Catalog

This is a Queensland postage stamp numeral cancellations catalog. All stamps are from my own collection unless stated otherwise and are not for sale.

This catalog is being continuously updated as new material comes to hand. If you have any examples to add, please contact me on the email address below. 

The three types of numeral cancellers are Rays (9 types), Bars (two types, with 2a having 9 bars with the middle three interrupted and 2b having 10 bars with the middle 4 interrupted), and Duplexes which were issued to some of the larger post offices. 

There are also rectangular and type 2b barred numeral railway station cancellers issued to railway stations that were occasionally used on Sideface Queensland postage stamps.

These numerals occur on Chalons (1860-80), Sidefaces (1879-1912), Large Chalons (1882-95 & 1907-11), Commonwealth (Kangaroo and King George V from 1912-14) issues as well as fiscal (revenue) stamps (authorised for postal issues from 1880-92 and also seen outside these dates and which were no doubt of a philatelic nature). 

There were also New South Wales stamps used before Queensland came into existence and which were cancelled using New South Wales numeral cancellers from 1850 to 1860.

Forgeries are also known and are listed separately. No rarity ratings are given as I don't want to encourage any modern day forgers.

The rarity ratings range from common, meaning that there are over 80 extant examples, to 5R, where only one or two examples have been seen, and NNS (Number not seen) where the numeral is known or presumed to exist but has yet to be sighted.

The coverage of this catalog for individual numerals is comprehensive in parts and selective in others. All 4R and 5R cancels seen by me are included in order to have a visual catalog of all known examples. For other rarity ratings a selection of material is shown that best illustrate each of the numeral cancellations. When it comes to postal history material, all items for all rarity ratings are included except for common and scarce, where representative selections are shown.

price list for these cancellations is available as a guide to estimating the value of the numeral cancellations both on stamps and on cover.

Use the pages (at the top), labels or search function (on the right hand side) to find the information you are seeking. You can contact me on jeremy2929@gmail.com

148 - Bundaberg duplex

Bundaberg Post office, 80 km north of Maryborough opened on 1 January 1871. There were two numeral 148 duplex canceller types (unframed then framed), both with numeral 148 enclosed by 35 unbroken rays and Codes 1 - 14. The Codes are time related

Sideface duplex Type 1 (unframed) (20 February 1891 - 4 May 1910) rated Common
  • Code 1 (5 January 1894 - 7 May 1909) rated Common
  • Code 2 (8 October 1901 - 9 September 1905) rated 3R
  • Code 3 (9 March 1895 - 12 September 1908) rated 2R
  • Code 4 (2 May 1896 - 30 December 1907) rated 4R
  • Code 5 (15 January 1900 - 8 October 1903) rated 2R
  • Code 6 (8 March 1892 - 24 December 1906) rated Common
  • Code 7 (7 October 1898 - 25 September 1908) rated 3R
  • Code 8 (18 January 1892 - 6 September 1904) rated 3R
  • Code 9 (20 February 1891 - 13 May 1903) rated Common
  • Code 10 (28 August 1891 - 7 January 1909) rated Common
  • Code 11 (13 December 1893 - 10 February 1910) rated Common
  • Code 12 (20 March 1894 - 4 July 1906) rated Common
  • Code 13 (1897 - 4 May 1910) rated Common
  • Code 14 (2 January 1909) rated 5R
Sideface duplex Type 2 (framed) (4 November 1910 -  22 November 1911) rated 4R
  • Code 7 (28 April 1911) rated 4R
  • Code 8 (22 July 1911) rated 4R
  • Code 10 (15 April 1911 - 22 November 1911) rated 4R
  • Code 12 (4 November 1910) rated 4R
Commonwealth duplex Type 2 (framed) (13 March 1913 - 25 June 1913) rated 5R
  • Code 8 (25 July 1913) rated 5R
  • Code 9 (13 March 1913) rated 5R
  • Code 10 (3 April 1913) rated 5R

Left to Right, Type 1 (unframed), Type 2 (framed) [From Cowan and Dell]

Bundaberg numeral 148 HERE. Bundaberg date stamps HERE. Bundaberg registered HEREBundaberg Railway HEREFor 148 Thursday Island see here. For 148 numeral forgeries see here

Sideface Duplex Type 1 (Unframed)
Code 1
1894
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 5 January 1894

1896
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 21 October 1896. Seen at Delcampe

1904
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 1 October 1904. Seen in Corinphila

1906

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 4 June 1906

1907

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 4 February 1907

1908
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 17 August 1908

1909
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated Common. Dated 7 May 1909

Code 2
1901
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated 3R. Dated 8 October 1901. Seen on Ebay

1902
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated 3R. Dated 8 March 1902

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated 3R. Dated 8 November 1902. Seen in the collection of David Hopper

1905
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated 3R. Dated 9 September 1905. Seen in Corinphila auctions 2018

Code 3
1895

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated 2R. Dated 9 March 1895

1899
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated 2R. Dated 4 October 1899

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated 2R. Dated 11 October 1899

1903

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated 2R. Dated 27 November 1903

1908
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated 2R. Dated 12 September 1908. Seen on Ebay

Code 4
1896
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated 4R. Dated 2 May 1896

1901
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated 4R. Dated 2 December 1901

1907
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated 4R. Dated 30 December 1907

Code 5
1900
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated 2R. Dated 15 January 1900

1901
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated 2R. Dated 12 March 1901. Seen in Grosvenor auction no 55

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated 2R. Dated 17 October 1901

1903

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated 2R. Dated 8 October 1903

Code 6
1892
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 8 March 1892

1899
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 7 November 1899. Seen on Ebay

1902
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 24 May 1902

1905

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 8 May 1905

1906
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 7 November 1906


Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated Common. Dated 24 December 1906

Code 7
1898
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated 3R. Dated 7 October 1898. Seen on Ebay

1899
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated 3R. Dated 2 October 1899

1908

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated 3R. Dated 25 September 1908. Seen on Ebay

Code 8
1892
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 18 January 1892

1893
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 21 September 1893. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1898
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 5 October 1898

1899
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 1 February 1899

1900
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 20 June 1900. Seen in Spink auction no 23013 lot no 1015

1903
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 29 August 1903. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1904
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated 3R. Dated 6 September 1904

Code 9
1891
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 20 February 1891. Seen in a private collection

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 27 February 1891. Seen in Marius Wytenburg Brisbane GPO Exhibit

1893
Bundaberg Fiscal Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated 5R. Dated 25 November 1893

1894

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 10 January 1894. Seen in Abacus auctions 239 lot no 1738

1897
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 2 October 1897. Seen in a private collection

1902
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 7 November 1902. Seen on Ebay

1903
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated Common. Dated 13 May 1903. Seen on Ebay

Code 10
1891
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 28 August 1891

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 20 November 1891

1894
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 1 November 1894. Seen on Ebay

1903

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 19 October 1903

1904
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 16 January 1904

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 16 August 1904. Seen in a private collection

1908
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 1 October 1908

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 24 October 1908

1909
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated Common. Dated 7 January 1909. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Code 11
1893
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 13 December 1893

1895
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 18 January 1895


Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 12 February 1895

1898
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 9 December 1898

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 9 December 1898

1905

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 20 November 1905

1906
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 25 May 1906

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 18 June 1906. Seen on Ebay

1907
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 20 December 1907. Seen on Ebay

1908
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 30 May 1908. Seen in a private collection

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 12 October 1908

1909
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 17 December 1909

1910
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated Common. Dated 20 February 1910

Code 12
1894
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 20 March 1894

1896
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 20 July 1896. Seen on Ebay

1901

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 23 February 1901. Seen on Ebay

1903
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 8 August 1903

1904
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 3 February 1904

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 7 March 1904

1905
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 29 December 1905

1906
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 13 January 1906. Seen on Ebay


Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 7 March 1906

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 27 March 1906. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 22 June 1906

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated Common. Dated 4 July 1906. Seen in a private collection

Code 13
1897
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 1897

1898
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 5 March 1898

1899
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 11 March 1899. Seen in Status auctions

1903
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 17 August 1903

1904
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 22 February 1904

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 13 April 1904


Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 18 April 1904. Seen on Ebay

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 13 August 1904

1905
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 5 February 1905. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1907
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 8 October 1907

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 19 October 1907

1910

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 4 May 1910

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated Common. Dated 4 May 1910

Code 14
1909
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 14 rated 5R. Dated 2 January 1909. Seen in a private collection

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Sideface Duplex Type 2 (Framed)
Code 7
1911

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex type 2 Code 7 rated 4R. Dated 28 April 1911

Code 8
1911
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex type 2 Code 8 rated 4R. Dated 22 July 1911. Seen in a private collection

Code 10
1911

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex type 2 Code 10 rated 4R. Dated 15 April 1911

Bundaberg Sideface Duplex type 2 Code 10 rated 4R. Dated 22 November 1911

Code 12
1910
Bundaberg Sideface Duplex type 2 Code 14 rated 4R. Dated 4 November 1910

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Commonwealth Duplex Type 2 (Framed)
Code 8
1913
Bundaberg Commonwealth Duplex Type 2 Code 8 rated 5R. Dated 25 July 1913. Seen in Smithies

Code 9
1913
Bundaberg Commonwealth Duplex Type 2 Code 9 rated 5R. Dated 13 March 1913. Seen in Smithies

Code 10
1913
Bundaberg Commonwealth Duplex Type 2 Code 10 rated 5R. Dated 3 April 1913. Seen in Smithies