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Telegraph stamps of the World

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a good reference:
Post Office Telegraphs Ceylon Telegraphs HongKong Telegraphs India Telegraphs Jamaica Telegraphs Orange Free State Telegraphs Orange Free State Telegraphs Australia
GB Ceylon Hong Kong India Jamaica Natal OFS Australia and states
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Matabeleland Telegraphs Sarawack Telegraphs Sudan Telegraphs Transvaal Telegraphs Uganda Railway NSW Telegraphs Western Australia Telegraphs Western Australia Telegraphs
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Western Australia.

1879 (9 April) White wove paper. Watermark Crown/CC. Perf 14 or 12½
I was surprised to see that these appear to be line-perforated.

1d perf. 14 1d perf. 14 6d perf. 14
H1 perf. 14 1d courtesy of Dr Mark Gibson. 6d courtesy of Dr Mark Gibson.


1d both perfs.
Both perforations on the 1d, 12½ and 14 - courtesy of Dr Mark Gibson.


Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H1 1 1d bistre Perf. 14 (120,000) 40.00 7.00
H2 1 1d bistre Perf. 12½ (230,040)   35.00 5.50
H2a 1         imperf. 100.00 -
H3 1 6d lilac Perf. 14 (25,200) 60.00 12.00


The penny stamps were authorized for postal use from 25 October 1886, so that many, if not most, have postal cancels.
The 6d was not so authorized, but some were postally used anyway.


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Hiscocks' book was aimed at stamps that were intended specifically for telegraphic purposes.
If, like me, you have a wider interest, then have a look at Dave Elsmore's web-page at OzRevenues.com
That gives a more in-depth look at stamps used for telegraphic purposes throughout Australia.



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