Saturday, July 30, 2016

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.

A 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.

599 - Amby

Amby post office, 60 km west of Roma, opened in 1900
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) is rated Common
  • Commonwealth Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) is rated 5R


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated 2 April 1901. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 56


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated 3 September 1904. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 110


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated 16 March 1911. Seen on Ebay



Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated 30 December 1905. Seen in a private collection


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated 1903. Seen in Smithies


Amby Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated Common. Dated September 1906. Seen in Smithies


Amby Commonwealth Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6.5 mm) rated 5R. Seen at Phoenix auction no 27 lot no 894

598 - Donors Hill

Donors Hill post office, 125 km south south west of Normanton, opened in 1891 and was used as a replacement canceller from around 1900 onwards
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) is rated Rare


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare 


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare 


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 112


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 1121


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Dated 11 September 1904. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 144


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Dated 29 July 1904. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 56


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Dated 6 May 1905. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 109 


Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Dated 17 June 1954. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 117
 
 
Donors Hill Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated Rare. Dated 6 January 1905. Seen in Manning, p. 206

597 - Glassford Creek

Glassford Creek post office, 43 km north of Monto, opened in 1900, was reduced to a receiving office in October 1904, And was elevated to a post office in April 1906 before once more being reduced to a receiving office in September 1911
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) is rated 2R


Glassford Creek Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated 2R


Glassford Creek Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 56


Glassford Creek Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


Glassford Creek Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 112


Glassford Creek Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (7 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 111

596 - Kallanda

Kallanda post office, 108 km north west of Townsville, opened in 1900 before being reduced to a receiving office on 1 December 1903. It was again elevated to a post office in April 1906 before closing in about 1908
  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6 mm) is rated 3R


Kallanda Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6 mm) rated 3R


Kallanda Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Status Stamps


Kallanda Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Torstenweller


Kallanda Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 b (6 mm) rated 3R. Seen on Ebay