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98/2/78-11/1 Telegram envelope (1 of 16), 'Charges to pay', paper / ink, Australia Post / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987. Click to enlarge.

Telegram envelope by Australian Post Office

Made
Envelope, Telegram Charges to pay, paper, Postmaster-General's Department, Australia, ND

Small rectangular envelope, white paper with red ink text.

Summary

Object No.

98/2/78-11/1

Object Statement

Telegram envelope (1 of 16), 'Charges to pay', paper / ink, Australia Post / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987

Physical Description

Envelope, Telegram Charges to pay, paper, Postmaster-General's Department, Australia, ND

Small rectangular envelope, white paper with red ink text.

Marks

printed on envelope "TELEGRAM. / CHARGES TO PAY / MESSAGE... / PORTERAGE..."

Dimensions

Height

80 mm

Width

137 mm

Production

Notes

Refer to B Hancock "NSW telegram forms & envelopes..." (2 vols).

History

Notes

The telegraphs were originally a separate department in NSW and became part of the post office in 1893.After federation the use of telegrams increased until it peaked in the 1940s. The last telegram was transmitted in Australia in 1983. Social telegrams were encouraged and special pictorial forms and envelopes were designed. A special form and envelope in purple was used when conveying condolence details during World War 2.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Telegram envelope by Australian Post Office 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 October 2021, <https://ma.as/163094>

Wikipedia

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