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The Unlisted 10 Bar Queensland Railway Numerals.

Just how many are there?

 

What's a 10 bar Queensland Railway Numeral I hear you say!

Each post office in Queensland was issued a number and a numeral canceller to cancel the stamps with. These had 9 bars, the railway was issued with numeral cancellers similar to the post office but these had 10 bars. All postage stamps were supposed to have been cancelled with the 9 bar and the 10 bar was for cancelling the railway parcel stamps, as the two were so similar confusion reined and they were easily mixed up.

Maker of the Railway Cancellers is unknown.

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Railway 10 Bar. Number 37 [31mm x 21mm]

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Railway 10 Bar. Number 455 [29mm x 20mm]

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Railway 10 Bar. Number 431 [31mm x 24mm]

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Post Office 9 Bar. Number 350 [28mm x 22mm]

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If you can add to this listing please send a scan to Dave

 

"Queensland Postal History" 1990 H. M. Campbell. Mr. Campbell writes: On 6 January 1902 100 x 10 bar numeral cancellers were to be supplied to certain railway stations. These 100 stations are listed at the bottom of this page.

It is the additional unlisted 97 x 10 bar numerals that were issued on 6 January 1902 and further additions that I am addressing here.

Listed below are 10 bar numeral cancels that are not on Campbell's published list of 100. Also listed with them are additional numerals which are not on the 1902 list of 197.

All are on Queensland State stamps except three, which are found on the one penny kangaroo, and two which are tied to TPO cancels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station numeral & Name

37    Hillside

46   Grandchester

114  Fernvale

165  Oakwood

172  Dalysford

256  Kamo

310  Barcaldine

313  Vince

333  Isis Junction

419  Kowguran

425  Pimpama

426  Ormeau

430  Goowarra

431  Ernest Junction

438  Green Hills

442  Langley

448 Durundur

449  Minerva

450  Royston

452  Normanton

460  Thinoomba 

461  Brooweena

462  Auchenflower

464  Bridges

465  Molendinar

468  Anthony

469  Buranda

471  Morningside

472  Murarrie

474  Wynnum

475  Manly

477  Birkdale

478  Wellington Point

479  Ormiston

480 Cleveland

481 Winya

482  Hunterís Hut

483  Geera

485  Saltern

486  Raby Bay

488  Beerburrum

489  Landsborough

490  Mundubbera

491  Beerwah

492  Bowen

493  Euri Creek

495  Guthalungra

496  Doolbi

498  Mount Luke

499  Kulgun

501  Amamoor

502  Yandina

510  Biggenden

511  Kandanga

512  Cooroy

513  Ilfracombe

515  Kuranda

516  Myola

518  North Arm

519  Coowonga

522  Gloucester Street

523  Thalanga

526  Longreach

527  Jackson

530  Avondale

531  Rosedale

534  Willowburn

536  Biboohra

537  Meadowvale

539  Yandaran

540  Mullet Creek

541  Toolooa

543  Imbil

544  Degilbo

546  Vulture Street

547  Westbourne

548  Lindum

549  Barron Falls

551  Selma

552 Merinda

554  Brooloo

555  Aramara

556 Pomona

557  Huxley

565  Dutton Park

567 King's Siding

569  Baker's Creek

573  Whinstains

578  Lagoon Pocket

580  Mangalore

581  Murweh

582  Lawes

584  Bororen

585  Lowmead

586  Berajondo

588  Watten

595 Park Avenue

596  Nyanda

597  Enoggera

598  Newmarket

599  Windsor

600 Wilston

601  Alderley

603  Moongan

605  Corfield

608  Coongoola

611  Townsville-Innisfail

612  Benaraby

614  Ayr

615  Alligator Creek

617  Hodel

618  Lochinvar

621  Mungana

622  Almaden

623  Nanyima

624  Ginburra

630  Oakey Show Grounds

631  Queens Road

632  Lakeside

633  Colosseum

647  Wondai

656  Sunshine

Railway line

Fassifern

Main Line

Brisbane Valley

Mount Perry

Mount Perry

North Coast

Central

Mackay

North Coast

Wandoan

South Coast

South Coast

Central

South Coast

Millmerran

Central

Kilcoy

Springsure

Woodford-Kilcoy

Normanton

Gayndah

Gayndah

Main line

North Coast

South Coast

Fassifern

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

Kilcoy

Gayndah

Central

Central

Cleveland

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

Isis

Crow's Nest

Fassifern

Mary Vally

North Coast

North Coast

Mary Valley

Mary Valley

Central

Cairns

Cairns

North Coast

Emu Park

South Coast

Great Northern

Central

Western

North Coast

North Coast

Southern

Cairns

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

Mary River

Gayndah

South Coast

Central

Cleveland

Cairns

Central

North Coast

Mary River

Gayndah

North Coast

Isis

South Coast

Western

North Coast

Pinkenba

Mary Valley

Western

Western

Main Line

North Coast

North Coast

North Coast

Winton

North Coast

North Coast?

Enoggera

Enoggera

Enoggera

Enoggera

Enoggera

Mount Morgan

Winton

Western

Great Northern

North Coast

North Coast

Ayr

North Coast

North Coast

Cairns

Etheridge

Netherdale

Mount Cuthbert

Western

Great Northern

Gayndah

North Coast

Nanango

North Coast

Meaning of Name

Name self explanatory

Bigge's Camp. latin Grand=Big. Chester=Camp

Valley of Ferns

Oak trees in locality

Mr. E. Daly, one-time Station-master

Water

Town in Scotland. Gaelic name of a bush

After a pioneer

Junction for Isis Branch

Laughing jackass

Swamp between two hills

After resident named James Orr

Hornet

After Hon. E J Stevens  

Descriptive of locality

After Mr. Lane who owned the land

Name of cattle station

A Greek goddess

No local significance

Name of township

Ti Tree or Tounge

Crab

After resident Sir Thomas McIiwraith

After Major W. T. Bridges

After a place in Scotland

After a local resident

Name of electorate and school

Name of district

Plenty [or sweet] water

[Winnam] Breadfruit Tree

Name of seaside resort

Vally of birches

After headland of that name

Hon. Lewis Hope's sugar plantation and mill

Name of seaside resort

Not known

Called after a shepherd named Hunter

So called after the country there

After station or creek

Name of inlet

Parrot

After an explorer

After an explorer

Up in the sky, also nulla

Sir Geo. Bowen, 1st Governor Queensland

Name of adjacent creek

Name of adjacent creek

Plum Tree

Mountain in vacinity

Road or track

After adjacent creek

Small place of water

Small place of water

After adjacent creek

After adjacent creek

After a town in England

Small creek

A coined word

After adjacent arm of river

Pigeon

Name of city street

Native name for locality

After reach in adjacent river

After Mr. J. W. W. Jackson Police Magistrate

Name of adjacent station

A picturesque valley between hills

Willows in adjacent creek

One of the native names of the Barron Falls

Low and flat grass land

Water running both ways

After adjacent creek

Tide water

Scrub vine

From "Dagilbo", big stone

Name of city streey

After a town in England

After residence of Mr. Kelk

After a Falls nearby

After country or Aboriginal for Bulgulla [bush]

Aboriginal for hair of the head

Name of parish

Name of creek

The Goddess of Fruit

After Huxley's Village Settlement

Situated adjacent to park of that name

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After settlement in district

After the residence of Mr. A. B. Webster

Original name of place

After a town in India

Big water hole

After Sir John Lawes

big mountain

Low grass land

A river through flat

After small town in the North of Scotland

Black soil?

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Name of district

Name of district

Name of district. After Windsor, England

Name of district

Name of district

top of the hill

After member of Parliament

After sheep station

After Captain Robert Towns

Name of adjacent station

Name of Township. After town in Scotland

Name of adjacent creek

After Chairman of Tramway Board

After cattle station in vicinity

After adjacent creek

After a mining town in Spain

To play about

copper ore

Show grounds in vicinity

Name of main road in vicinity

Station is situated on a hillside of a lake

Name of adjacent mountain

Battle ground. Another dialect "back of neck"

After agricultural implements factory

 

Blue = Dave Elsmore [Queensland Australia] Collection.

Red added 22 April 2007 = David Hopper [Canada] Collection.

Green added 23 April 2007 = Carl Burnett [USA] Collection.

Black = Seen in auction or other

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Below are the 100 x 10 bar numerals originally listed by Campbell and sent to stations 6 January 1902.

The only problem is there were 197 numerals to list as the second graphic shows.

It is now quite clear that Campbell only listed the Southern Railway numerals [above]

and forgot to turn the page to include the:

Central Railway, Mackay Railway, Bowen Railway, Townsville Railway,

Cairns Railway, Cooktown Railway and Normanton Railway [below].

The below list of numerals has not been included in "Queensland Postal History" 1990,

I therefore wish to do so here:

The further 97 numerals also issued on 6 January 1902

Below is of interest as it confirms official notice that the post office canceller was to be used to cancel parcel stamps.

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