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Australian Tramway Parcel Carriers

Incorporating Other Railway Parcel Carriers

Also See Australian Local Parcel Carriers

 

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This is a 'work in progress' from a series of on line catalogues to help the collector and dealer alike.


 
 

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Nothing is for sale from these pages. It is purely to help guide you to better collecting.

Priced from Collectors, Dealers & Auctions.

I would welcome any comments to improve the pages.

Detailing both the 2 foot gauge Tramways used by Sugar Mills, Mining Companies etc and the Municipal Street Tramways

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Australian Tramway Parcel Carriers

Contents:

1. Queensland: Aramac Tramway. Beaudesert Tramway. Buderim Tramway. Cairns-Mulgrave Tramway. Mapleton Tramway.

Moreton Central Sugar Mill Tramway. Port Douglas & Mossman Tramway

2.New South Wales: NSW Government Tramway. Silverton Tramway Company

3. Tasmania: Beaconsfield Tramway. Zeehan Tramway

4. Victoria: Bendigo Tramway. Ballarat Tramway. State Electricity Commission Provisional Tramways. Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board

5. South Australia: Municipal Tramway Trust. State Transport Authority

6. Western Australia: Kalgoorlie Electric Tramways. Government Tramway

Other Railway Parcel Carriers

Contents:

7. New South Wales: East Greta Coal Mining. South Maitland Railway

8. Western Australia: Midland Railway

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Can't find what your looking for? Maybe you have a Railway Stamp and not a Tramway Stamp

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Australian Tramway Parcel Carriers

1. Queensland

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Aramac Tramway

'Marino Under the Stars'

1945 [8-4-1945] watermark QR. Perf 12. Prices are for used copies, mint x 2

Read about this tramway Here see the passenger tickets Here

1d-$450.00 3d-$450.00 5d-$400.00 6d-$300.00 1/--$600.00

Proof set of 5 $800.00

1d blue, 3d violet, 5d brown, 6d green, 1/- red

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Beaudesert Tramway

'Sugar Tram'

1906 [28-6-1906] watermark QR. Perf 12. Prices are for mint or used. The 4d & 6d were remaindered.

See the passenger tickets Here

1d-$300.00 3d-$300.00 4d-$200.00 6d-$200.00 1/--$600.00

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c1943 No watermark, with security backprint [multi 'Beaudesert Tramways'] One copy only of the 1/- value recorded

1/--$2000.00

Proof set of 5 $800.00

1d green, 3d blue, 4d red, 6d brown, 1/- orange

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Buderim Tramway

1918 no watermark. Prices are for mint or used

1d-$800.00 3d-$800.00 6d-$800.00

Proof set of 3 $600.00

1d red, 3d green, 6d blue

Tramway 'Photo' Postcard by Local Photographer

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Cairns Mulgrave Tramway

1897

1897 [3-5-1897] no watermark, roulette. Prices are for mint, used x 2. See the passenger tickets Here

2d-$40.00 3d-$100.00 6d-$80.00 1/--$150.00

1/--with no control number $300.00

On Official Tramway Envelope 6d-$1,200.00

2d red, 3d brown, 6d green, 1/- mauve

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1911

'Larger Stamp'

1911 [14-9-1911] no watermark, Perf 12. Prices are for used. Mint x 2. Read about this tramway Here

1d-$300.00 3d-$450.00 6d-$300.00

1d blue, 3d brown, 6d green

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1911 no watermark, Roulette. Prices are for mint. Used x 2

1d-$100.00 3d-$150.00 6d-$100.00

6d-with no control number $300.00

On Official Tramway Envelope 1d-$1,000.00

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Mapleton Tramway

1917 no watermark. Prices are for mint or used

1d-$800.00 3d-$800.00 6d-$800.00

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c1942 watermark QR, Perf 11x12

1d-$1,500.00

Proof set of 3 $600.00

1d blue, 3d red, 6d green

Passenger Ticket

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Moreton Central Sugar Mill Tramway

c1922 no watermark. Prices are for mint

6d-$200.00

6d Blue of off white

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c1950 no watermark. Prices are for mint.

3d-$150.00

3d black on white

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Port Douglas & Mossman Tramway

1916 no watermark. Prices are for mint or used. Read about this tramway and see the passenger tickets Here

3d-$2,500.00

Proof $2,000.00

3d pale green

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Brisbane Tramways Company

Passenger Ticket

Fund Raising Stamp

1916 no watermark, rouletted. No parcel stamps have surfaced for this company

Nil-$30.00

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2. New South Wales

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Silverton Tramway

 

Lower Break in N of ONE in ONE PENNY

1887 no watermark. Perf 12. Prices are for mint or used. Printed in sheets of 60 6x10 by A. Morrison, Melbourne

1d-$100.00 1d-$300.00 3d-$100.00 6d-$100.00

1d-[broken N in ONE]$160.00

1d red, 1d green, 3d brown, 6d blue

1914 no watermark. Roulette 7. Prices are for mint or used

1d-$10.00 1½d-$3.00 3d-$10.00 6d-$30.00

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1887 Issue. Commercial perfin, read more about this perfin Here

1½d-$800.00

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c1935 no watermark. Perf 12. Prices are for mint or used. Full sheets are in the market place

1D-$5.00

Roulette 8½

1D-$5.00

Perf 12 x Roulette 8½

1D-$5.00

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c1935 [smaller design] no watermark. Perf 12. Prices are for mint or used. Full sheets are in the market place

6D-$5.00

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1966

1966 'Provisional manuscript C' no watermark. Roulette 7. Prices are for mint or used. Full sheets are in the market place

'c' on d from 1½d stock '1c' -$3.00

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1966 no watermark. Roulette 7. ['1c' Manuscript] Prices are for mint or used. Full sheets are in the market place. Printed in sheets of 50 5x10 by T. Nicholls & Sons, Broken Hill, NSW

1c-$5.00

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1966 no watermark. Coloured Roulette 9½. Prices are for mint or used. Full sheets are in the market place.

1c-$5.00

Coloured Roulette

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NSW Government Tramway

For carriage of Newspapers to suburban newsagents

 

1937 [July] watermark R/NSW. Perf 11¾. Prices are for mint or used

4d-$80.00 6don4d-[1949]-$60.00 6d[1950]-$60.00 9d[1952]-$60.00

4d 6d 9d blue. 4d blue with black frame. 6d[red] on 4d blue with black frame

6d[black] on 4d blue with black frame has been reported but is unseen by this author

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3. Tasmania

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Launceston Municipal Tramways

Passenger Luggage Ticket

c1920 no watermark. Imperf x Perf 11

3d-$120.00

Nil Tramway Parcel Stamps Recorded for Launceston

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Nil Tramway Parcel or Luggage Stamps Recorded for Hobart

Tramway 'Photo' by Local Photographer

Two mining tramways carried passengers while traveling the urban part of the line [Beaconsfield Tramway & Zeehan Tramway] Passengers were carried for free thus, no passenger tickets no parcel tickets have been recorded

The Beaconsfield and Zeehan tramways carrying passengers for free is anecdotal and is yet to be verified.

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4. Victoria

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Bendigo Tramways Company

1892-1902

1892 no watermark. Roulette  x imperf

3d-$600.00

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Electricity Supply Department

Ballarat Tramways

Newspaper Packages

Above taken from a 1939 Timetable

2d Newspaper Package Tickets must exist. Do you have one?

1939 Issued in books of 50 for 8/4d

2d-Unseen

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State Electricity Commission

For carriage of Newspaper Parcels to suburban newsagents

Newspaper Package Ticket

Package Ticket dual use: 2d for pre-stamped bundle of 100 newspapers or unaccompanied luggage not exceeding 28lb

1937 no watermark. Roulette. Sold to newspaper houses only.

2d-$200.00 3d-[1949]Unseen

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Parcels Check

For carriage of Parcels

1937 no watermark. Roulette

2d-$200.00 3d-$150.00

2d unseen

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Parcels Ticket

4d under Act No 3845

 

4d under Act No 3845                              6d under Act No 6377

Used on Bendigo trams only

c1937 no watermark. Roulette 4d values above show different legend

2d-$150.00 4d-$120.00 6d-[1963]$60.00 9d-[1965]$80.00

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Used on Bendigo trams only

   

1966 no watermark. Roulette. '13c' value found in two differnt fonts

4c-$60.00 8c-$40.00 10c-$40.00 13c-[1967]$40.00

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Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramway

For carriage of Newspapers to suburban newsagents

1937 no watermark. Perf 11 pva gum. Sheets 2 x 6. Sold to newspaper houses only.

2d-$30.00 3d-$30.00 4d-[1963]$70.00

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1966 no watermark. Roulette pva gum. 7c value, two different size & fonts '7c' seen

7c-$30.00 10c-$8.00 15c-$8.00 20c-$8.00

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c1968 no watermark. Roulette crackback

10c-$5.00 15c-$5.00 20c-$5.00

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5. South Australia

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Municipal Tramways Trust

Parcel Ticket

1925 Black on white, se-tenant ticket. Unseen used

3d-$200.00

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1950 Black on blue green

1/--$100.00 1/6d-$100.00 2/--$80.00

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1966 Black on green

20c-$5.00

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c1950 Black on buff

4d-$50.00

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c1950 Black on buff

3d-$10.00 4Don3d-$10.00 4d-$15.00

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1966 Black on buff

5c-.50c 20c-.50c

Tram drivers pay packet

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State Transport Authority

S.T.A. Parcel Ticket

1985 Black on buff

20c-.50c

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1966 Black on buff or white

5c-.50c

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6. Western Australia

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Kalgoorlie Electric Tramways

c1910 no wmk

6d-$50.00

6d black on off white

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WA Government Tramway

For carriage of Newspapers to suburban newsagents

c1939 Watermarked WAGR

1d-$550.00

1d pink

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Can't find what your looking for? Maybe you have a Railway Stamp and not a Tramway Stamp

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Part II

Other Railway Parcel Carriers

7. New South Wales

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East Greta Coal Mining Railway

   

P20                                                                       P21

1918 No wmk perf 11 on coloured papers

3d-$450.00 6d-$450.00

3d black on buff, 6d black on blue green. A 4d value may exist

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South Maitland Railway

 

                               1918 RAILWAYS Pty [on same line]                          1922 PTY. LIMITED [on same line]

1918 No wmk perf 11 on coloured papers

RAILWAYS Pty [on same line]

1d-$350.00 4d-$350.00 6d-$350.00

1d black on pink, 4d black on mauve, 6d black on pale orange

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1922 No wmk perf 11 on coloured papers.

PTY. LIMITED [on same line] Stop after LIMITED.              

1d-$250.00 4d-$250.00 6d-$250.00

1d black on yellow, 3d black on cream, 6d black on off white

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Pty. LIMITED

1940 No wmk on coloured papers.

1d-$30.00 3d-$40.00 4d-$30.00 6d-$40.00 9d-$60.00 1/--$80.00

Pty. LIMITED. [on same line] Stop after LIMITED.       

All values on cream paper

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Altered Design.

Corner ornaments changed in both inner and outher corners

1944 No wmk, perf 11

PTY. LTD. [on same line]

1d-$30.00 3d-$40.00 4d-$30.00 6d-$40.00 9d-$60.00 1/--$80.00

All values, black on white

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Can't find what your looking for? Maybe you have a Railway Stamp and not a Tramway Stamp

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8. Western Australia

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Midland Railway

Included here for completness

   

c1935 No wmk, Roulette 7.Black on white or red

d-$250.00 1d-$250.00

1d Black on white

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