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Queensland Railway Fee Stamps

ISSN 1836-0084

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Taken from: The Brisbane Courier, Wednesday 13 November 1867, page 1

PARCELS RATES.

The following regulations for the transmission of parcels between! Brisbane and tho Stations upon tho Southern and Western Railway, have been prepared to meet the convenience of the public, who may wish to avail of themselves.

1. Adhesive Railway Parcels Stamps, similar to Postage or Duty Stamps, can be procured at this Office, and all the Railway Stations, and from such Agents who may be authorized to sell the same, of the value of Is. and 2s. respectively; and the following uniform rates will be charged for all parcels under 6 lbs., viz.:

(1.) Parcels' under 3 lbs. to be stamped to the value, of Is. for every eighty miles, or portion of eighty miles per rail.

(2.) Parcels under 6 lbs. to be stamped to the value of 28 lbs. for every eighty miles or portion of eighty miles per rail.

2. Parcels per rail will be received, and delivered as directed, at this Office, and will be forwarded daily by coach between Brisbane and Ipswich, without extra charge.

3. Every care and due precaution will be taken to ensure tho safe delivery of parcels sent under those regulations, but no responsibility will be taken.

A. O. HERBERT, Commissioner for Railways. Brisbane, 7th November, 1867.

 

1867

Unfinished Essay

1867 No Watermark Imperf or perf 12 Black

2/--$1200.00

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1867

 

Proofs

G W Initials on 2/- 'George Wight', Clerk in charge of Securities, Litho branch Brisbane

1867 No Watermark Imperf or Line Perf 13

1/--$500.00 2/--$800.00

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1867

 

1867[7/11/1867] No Watermark White paper Line Perf 13 Mint x 3

1/--$500.00

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1867

1867 No Watermark Cream paper Perf 13 Line Mint x 3

1/--$350.00 2/--$800.00

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1874

Sub-charge 2/- back to 1/-

1874c No Watermark Cream paper Line Perf 13

1/-on2/--$1500.00

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1880

Die I

1880 No Watermark Line Perf 10 Mint x 2 [1/6d unseen used]

1d-$500.00 3d-$500.00 6d-$500.00 1/--$500.00 3/--$1500.00 3/-[perf12]-$1500.00

Set Manuscript CANCELLED 1d[1d SPECIMEN & CANCELLED],3d, 6d,9d[perf12], 1/-, 1/6d, 2/- -$350.00each

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1885 No Watermark Line Perf 10 With Perfin 'QUEENSLAND GOVt RAILys' upright or inverted

6d-$800.00

Manuscript SPECIMEN on 1d, 9d, 1/-, 1/6d & 2/--$350.00each

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1885

Die II [new coat of arms and centre squares to vertical frame sides gone]

1885 No Watermark Line Perf 10 With Perfin 'QUEENSLAND GOVT RAILYS' upright or inverted Mint x 3

3d-$600.00 9d-$800.00 1/--$800.00

3d & 6d Manuscript SPECIMEN-$350.00ea

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1892

1892 No Watermark Line Perf 12 Mint x 3 Previous works incorrectly date this issue 1894

1d-$5.00 3d-$5.00 6d-$8.00 1/--$15.00

Set Overprinted SPECIMEN -$250.00

Imperf Overprinted CANCELLED-$100.00each

The broken cabin roof described in other works as a variety is incorrect. 50% in each sheet have the cabin roof break

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1896

1896 Watermark Crown/Q upright or inverted Line Perf 12 Mint x 3

1d-$5.00 3d-$5.00 6d-$10.00 1/--$20.00

Set Black quarter ring cancel-$200.00

The broken cabin roof described in other works as a variety is incorrect. 50% in each sheet have the cabin roof break

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1901

    

                                   d only                                                1d-1/-                                                             2/6d-10/-            

1901 No Watermark Line Perf 11 or 12 Mint x 3

d-$50.00 1d-$5.00 3d-$5.00 6d-$5.00 1/--$3.00 2/6d-$25.00 5/--$30.00

3d Die Proof-$2000.00[unique]

1/- & 1d Composite Die Proof -$5000.00[unique]

1/- Imperf proof in black-$200.00

2/6d Imperf colour trial in brown-$250.00each

1/- 2/6d Imperf proofs in issued colour with or without CANCELLED -$150.00each

1d Manuscript CANCELLED in red, mint full gum-$100.00

1/- 2/6d 5/- Overprinted SPECIMEN-$80.00ea

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1902 Watermark Crown/Q upright or inverted Line Perf 12, 12, 13 or compound 12x13 Mint x 3

d-$80.00 1d-$5.00 3d-$8.00 6d-$8.00 1/--$8.00 2/6d-$50.00 5/--$80.00

1/- Imperf-$400.00

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Loco Watermark

The few 10/-discoveries are all cancelled '432' which is Southport Station on the South Coast Line

1903 Watermark Antique Locomotive upright or inverted Line Perf 10, 11, 12, 12 or 11x12 or compounds. Mint x 5

d-$50.00 1d-$5.00 3d-$5.00 6d-$3.00 1/--$3.00 2/6d-$20.00 5/--$20.00 10/--$1500.00

d-5/- set Par favour cancelled-$1200.00

6d-Perf 11x10x11-$50.00

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1914

     

Three Essays diagonal manuscript 'CANCELLED' in red

1914 No Watermark Line Perf 9-12 irregular

ONE PENNY Essay-$1000.00

333 Perfin Essay-$1500.00 

4589 Fictitious station number-$800.00

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                                                                   Manuscript Cancel                       Rectangular Railway Cancel with station number

1914 Watermark Antique Locomotive upright or inverted Line Perf 9-12 irregular also found with different perf readings on one side Station Name in Blue x 3 Company names x 2. Station Numeral instead of station name x 4 or by negotiation. Double Station Name x 4. Mint x 5

d-$200.00 1d-$35.00 3d-$35.00 6d-$35.00 1/--$40.00 2/6d-$80.00 5/--$100.00

Set-Imperf proofs [except d]-$500.00

d-A proof pair exists-$2000.00

6d-Trial colour proof-unique copy exists

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1919 Watermark QR upright or inverted Line Perf 9-12 irregular also found with different perf readings on one side Company names x 2 Station Numeral instead of station name x 4 or by negotiation Perfins x 3 Double Station Name x 4 Mint x 3

1d-$25.00 3d-$25.00 6d-$25.00 1/--$25.00 2/6d-$60.00 5/--$80.00

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Example of station number matching oval Railway numeral cancel

1921 Watermark QR upright or inverted Roulette 6-13 Company names x 2. Station Numeral instead of station name x 4 or by negotiation. Postal canceller x 3. Double Station Name x 4. Mint x 3

d-$500.00 1d-$15.00 3d-$20.00 5d[1922]-$40.00 6d-$15.00 1/--$15.00 2/6d[orange - yellow-orange]-$40.00 2/6d[bright yellow as above]-$80.00 5/--$60.00

5d Imperf proof-$120.00

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OHMS

SYDNEY CITY OFFICE cancelled in Sydney NSW

1921 OHMS Watermark QR upright or inverted Roulette 6-13

1/--Sydney Central Office-$300.00

5/--Sydney City Office-$300.00 

6d-Defence-$400.00

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1926 No Watermark Security Backprint QR [Reversed looking from back] in blue Roulette 6-13

1d-$100.00 3d-$200.00 5d-$200.00 1/--$100.00

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1927 Numeral

1927 Watermark QR upright or inverted Roulette 6-13. Company names x 10. Station Name by rubber hand stamp x 5. Mint x 4

d-$30.00 1d-$5.00 3d-$5.00 5d-$5.00 6d-$5.00 7d-$5.00 10d-$5.00 1/--$5.00 2/--$8.00 2/6d-$5.00 5/--$5.00 10/--$15.00

Set-Imperf Proof-$400.00

1/2d-Imperf 'Golden Casket' Essay-$80.00

2/6d-Double print value-$250.00

6d-Roulette 9 x Perf 13-$120.00

10d-Perf 12-$100.00

2/6d-Perf 12-$100.00

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OHMS

Government Printer

1927 [series] OHMS Watermark QR Roulette 6-13

1d, 3d, 6d, 1/-, 2/6d 'GOVERNMENT PRINTER' [in place of station name] any $200 each

6d OHMS 'GOVERNMENT PRINTER' on [1946] Security Underprint paper-$500.00

5d, 6d, 1/-, 10/- 'Gov't Printer Brisbane' [in place of station name] any $200 each

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SYDNEY / CITY OFFICE

Cancelled in Sydney NSW

1927 [series] OHMS Watermark QR Roulette 6-13

1d-Sydney Central Office[in place of station name]-$150.00

2/6d-Sydney Central Office[in place of station name]-$150.00

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1946 Security Underprint Roulette 6-13 Company names same price

1d-$350.00 5d-$450.00 6d-$350.00 1/--$350.00

6d OHMS 'GOVERNMENT PRINTER' -$500.00

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short / in value

1963 Watermark QR upright or inverted Roulette 6-13. Company names x 3. Mint x 3

1/--$15.00 2/--$15.00 2/6d-$20.00 10/--$40.00

Set-Imperf Proofs 4-$120.00

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1966

1966 Watermark QR upright or inverted Roulette 6-13 Bi-coloured from 20c-$1. Company names x 4. Mint x 4

1c-$5.00 2c-$5.00 3c-$5.00 5c-$1.00 6c-$5.00 7c-$5.00 10c-$1.00 20c-$5.00 25c-$8.00 50c-$3.00 $1-$15.00

Set-Imperf Proofs 11-$600.00

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Special Mango

1972 Imperf proofs Although printed on wmked paper and issued, no used stamps have survived to date, prices are for imperf proofs

$1.00-$60.00 $1.25-$60.00 $1.30-$70.00 $1.55-$80.00

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Security Overprint

1975 [October] Blue Security Overprint PVA Shiny gum Roulette 6-13. Bi-coloured from 20c-$1. Company names x 5. Mint x 4

1c-$5.00 2c-$5.00 3c-$5.00 5c-$1.00 6c-$5.00 7c-$5.00 10c-$1.00 20c-$3.00 25c-$8.00 50c-$3.00 $1-$15.00

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Provisional $1.00

$1.00

1976 Blue Security Overprint PVA Shiny gum Roulette 6-13. Company names x 4. Mint x 6

$1.00-$40.00

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All Values now Mono-colour

The only way to tell the 5c & 10c values from this set is by the gum, used are identical to the 1973 set

1977 Blue Security Overprint Tropical gum Roulette 6-13. Company names x 4. Mint x 2. Issue date 5c-$2 19/7/77. $5 & $10 16/1/86

5c-$1.00 10c-$1.00 20c-$1.00 25c-$1.00 50c-$1.00 $1-$2.00 $2-$3.00 $5-$3.00 $10-$10.00

50c-Progressive proof on security paper, imperf-$45.00

Set-Progressive proofs as issued but without station name[Full sheets are in the market place]-$10.00

Set to $5-Hand stamped 'SPECIMEN'[1981]-$120.00

5c, 10c, 20c 50c Golden Casket user, overprinted 'CANCELLED FOR REFUND' in violet, two sizes-$20ea

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1987 New Design

World Expo 88 Logo

New QR Logo Security Overprint

1987 Blue Security Overrprint Roulette 6-13

5c-$5.00 10c-$5.00 20c-$5.00 50c-$3.00 $1-$7.00 $2-$10.00 $5-$20.00 $10-$40.00

Set-Progressive proofs as issued but without station name-$150.00

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1991

Locomotive replaces World Expo88 Logo

1991 Blue Security Overprint Roulette 6-13

5c-$10.00 10c-$10.00 20c-$10.00 50c-$10.00 $1-$10.00 $2-$20.00 $5-$40.00 $10-$50.00

Set-Progressive proofs as issued but without station name-$450.00

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Samples of Meters. Several different varieties are known

Price by collector negotiation or approx $10-$50 each

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