Sunday, November 22, 2015

528 - Townsville duplex

Townsville post office is 72 km north west of Ayr. The duplex canceller with 35 unbroken rays was a replacement canceller in use from 5 January 1896 to 7 October 1907. All 1907 examples have the year missing! The numeral only portion of the duplex is rated common
  • Sideface Duplex type 1 - Codes 1 - 14, 18 - 20, 24 (5 January 1896 - 8 January 1901) rated Common
  • Sideface Duplex type 2 - Codes 1 - 23 (14 January 1901 - 7 October 1907) rated Common

Type 1 has a maltese cross either side

Type 2 has small crosses either side. (Illustration and text from Cowan and Dell)

Townsville numeral 59 HERETownsville duplex numeral 59 HERE. Townsville numeral 444 HERETownsville duplex numeral 570 HERE
Townsville date stamps HERETownsville registered HERE. Townsville instructional markings HERE

Duplex Type 1 Code 1
1896
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 5 January 1896. Seen in a private collection


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 30 January 1896

1897
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 15 June 1897. Seen in a private collection

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 20 September 1898. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 30 October 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 25 April 1899. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 5 August 1899

1900
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 1 rated common. Dated 18 August 1900

Duplex Type 1 Code 2
1897


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated common. Dated 30 September 1897. Seen on Ebay

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated common. Dated 20 September 1898. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated common. Dated 16 November 1898. Seen in Smithies

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 2 rated common. Dated 5 August 1899

Duplex Type 1 Code 3
1896
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated 12 February 1896

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated March 189-

1897
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated 26 July 1897

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated 21 November 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated 19 April 1899. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 3 rated common. Dated 27 September 1899

Duplex Type 1 Code 4
1897
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 2 May 1897. Seen in a private collection


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 5 August 1897. Seen on Ebay

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 11 October 1897

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 15 June 1898

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 17 October 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 25 March 1899. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 15 August 1899. Seen in a private collection


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 26 October 1899. Seen on Ebay

1900
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 25 June 1900. Seen at Abacus auction no 247 lot no 1137

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 12 July 1900. Seen at Abacus auction no 253 lot no 1402

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 4 rated common. Dated 22 December 1900

Duplex Type 1 Code 5
1897

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 17 May 1897. Seen on Ebay

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 14 December 1897. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 26 September 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 2 February 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 25 August 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 4 September 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 11 September 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 11 September 1899. Seen in Smithies

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 5 rated common. Dated 1899. Seen in a private collection

Duplex Type 1 Code 6
1896
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 10 October 1896. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 7 November 1896

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 7 November 1896. Seen in Smithies

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 25 February 1898

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 25 March 1898


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 1 July 1898. Seen on Ebay


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 2 July 1898

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 20 August and 8 October 1898. Seen in a private collection

1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 3 March 1899


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 6 March 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 7 August 1899 Seen in a private collection

1900
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 6 rated common. Dated 19 December 1900. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Duplex Type 1 Code 7
1896

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 7 August 1896. Seen at Prestige Philately auction no 140 lot no 948

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 22 April and 14 September 1898. Seen in a private collection

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 18 July 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 16 September 1899. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 4 December 1899

1900
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 12 February 1900. Seen in Smithies


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 7 rated common. Dated 22 December 1900. Seen on Ebay

Duplex Type 1 Code 8
1897
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 19 January 1897

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 9 April 1897

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 20 April 1897. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 16 November 1897

1898

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 27 May 1898. Seen on Ebay

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 24 October 1899. Seen in Smithies

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 16 November 1899


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 8 rated common. Dated 19 December. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Duplex Type 1 Code 9
1897

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated common. Dated 23 July 1897. Seen on Ebay

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated common. Dated 23 November 1898. Seen in a private collection

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 9 rated common. Dated 14 October 1899. Seen in a private collection

Duplex Type 1 Code 10
1897
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 7 August 1897. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 27 November 1897

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 25 July 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 8 January 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 11 February 1899. Seen in Smithies

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 22 Fe
bruary 1899. Seen on Ebay


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 25 September 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 13 November 1899

1900

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 10 rated common. Dated 30 April 1900. Seen on Ebay

Duplex Type 1 Code 11
1896
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 17 January 1896. Seen in Smithies

1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 10 October 1898. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated May 1899. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 6 February 1899. Seen in Smithies

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 20 September 1899. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 22 September 1899

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 11 rated common. Dated 5 December 1899

Duplex Type 1 Code 12
1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated common. Dated 1 September 1899. Seen in a private collection

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated common. Dated 2 October 1899

1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 12 rated common. Dated 8 January 1901. Seen in Smithies

Duplex Type 1 Code 13
1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 13 rated common. Dated 4 September 1899. Seen in a private collection

Duplex Type 1 Code 14
1898
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 14 rated common. Dated 28 November 1898

1899
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 14 rated common. Dated March 1899. Seen in a private collection

Duplex Type 1 Code 18
1904

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 18 rated common. Dated 12 December 1904

Duplex Type 1 Code 20
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 1 Code 30 rated common. Dated 3 June

Duplex Type 2 Code 1
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 14 January 1901. Seen in a private collection

1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 21 May 1907




Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 26 May 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 2 June 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 2 June 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 16 June 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 1 rated common. Dated 14 July 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 3
1904
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 3 rated common. Dated 24 November 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 4
1900
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 4 rated common. Dated 22 December 1900

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 4 rated common. Dated 31 December 1900. Seen on Ebay

1902
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 4 rated common. Dated 1902

1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 4 rated common. Dated 1 JUne 1907. Seen in a private collection

Duplex Type 2 Code 5
1901

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 5 rated common. Dated 18 February 1901. Seen on Ebay

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 5 rated common. Dated 1 May 1901. Seen in Smithies

Duplex Type 2 Code 6
1903
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 6 rated common. Dated 7 February 1903

Duplex Type 2 Code 7
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 7 rated common. Dated 5 July 1901. Seen in Smithies

1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 7 rated common. Dated 12 January 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 7 rated common. Dated 29 May (1907). Seen on Ebay

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 7 rated common. Dated 11 July 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 8
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 8 rated common. Dated 1 April 1901. Seen in Smithies

Duplex Type 2 Code 9
1903
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 9 rated common. Dated 7 February 1903

Duplex Type 2 Code 10
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 10 rated common. Dated 25 July 1901 and 4 September 1901

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 10 rated common. Dated 24 August 1901


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 10 rated common. Dated 30 August 1901

1907
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 10 rated common. Dated 13 July 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 12
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 12 rated common. Dated 13 February 1901

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 12 rated common. Dated 25 May 1901

Duplex Type 2 Code 13
1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 13 rated common. Dated 16 September 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 14
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 4 March 1901

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 29 April 1901

1905
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 30 October 1905. Seen in a private collection

1907
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 14 June 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 13 July 1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 14 rated common. Dated 7 October 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 15
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 15 rated common. Dated 8 February 1901


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 15 rated common. Dated 11 May 1901. Seen on Ebay

1904
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 15 rated common. Dated 16 November 1904

1907
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 15 rated common. Dated 29 August (1907). Seen in Smithies

Duplex Type 2 Code 16
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 16 rated common. Dated 22 July 1901

1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 16 rated common. Dated 11 July 1907


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 16 rated common. Dated 7 October 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 17
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 17 rated common. Dated 11 May 1901. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

1904
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 17 rated common. Dated November 1904. Seen in a private collection

1905
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 17 rated common. Dated 17 January 1905. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Duplex Type 2 Code 18
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 18 rated common. Dated 13 May 1901. Seen in Smithies

1905
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 18 rated common. Dated 20 January 1905. Seen in a private collection

1907

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 18 rated common. Dated 3 June (1907)

Duplex Type 2 Code 19
1901

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 19 rated common. Dated 2 September 1901. Seen on Ebay

Duplex Type 2 Code 20
1901
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 20 rated common. Dated 15 July 1901

1903
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 20 rated common. Dated 19 January 1903

1907
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 20 rated common. Dated 3 June 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 21
1907
Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 21 rated common. Dated 15 July 1907

Duplex Type 2 Code 22
1904


Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 22 rated common. Dated 19 December 1904

Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 22 rated common. Dated 14 October. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

Duplex Type 2 Code 23
1904



Townsville Sideface Duplex Type 2 Code 23 rated common. Dated 12 December 1904. Seen on Ebay

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