The lack of interest in the issue led to few covers being produced. The recorded covers were all philatelic. No recorded cover can really be classified as being a genuine postal use of either Queensland Charity stamp.

2d stamps are rarer than 1d stamps on cover. Most of the recorded covers do, however, come with singles of both stamps (such as for both the Gruber and Powers covers below).

The covers included on this site are:

      1. examples of covers with a single 1d (1/-) franking together with a summary list of all known covers;
      2. examples of covers with a multiple franking of the 1d (1/-) stamp;
      3. mixed franking with the 1d (6d) Queensland 1900 Charity stamp only;
      4. combination frankings of both the Queensland 1900 Charity stamps;
      5. mixed frankings of both the Queensland 1900 Charity stamps with another issue.

 

Single franking.

Five covers are recorded with a 1d single franking.

Taylor June 28 Brisbane to Coorparoo.
28 June 1900.

Single 1d franking is paying the correct rate.

Warwick Jy 1900
Mossgreen Auctions June 2015 Lot 427.
Warwick for local delivery.
18 July 1900.

Single franking is paying the correct rate.

Robinson July 27

George Street to Swan Hill, Brisbane.
27 July 1900.

Addressed to Mr. W. M. Robinson - see combination frankings elsewhere.

Single franking is paying the correct rate.

1d single
Provenance: Alan Griffiths. Spink October 2012, Lot 1395.
Brisbane for local delivery.
25 September 1900
(QL duplex).

Single franking is paying the correct rate.

Other covers with a similar single franking are:

  • a blue cover, also to Mr. Gruber, Box 177 Brisbane, with Brisbane cds of 21 June 1900 - 2 days after issue
    (Matthew Bennett, February 2003, Lot 571;
    Millennium Auctions: April 2003 Lot 591, November 2003 Lot 805 ( both lots in conjunction with a 6d cover) and August 2004 Lot 115.

 

Summary of recorded covers with a single franking of the 1d (6d) stamp.

Date From To Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
21 June 1900 Brisbane. Brisbane.
(Blue cover addressed to Mr. Gruber.)
Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 571.
Millennium Auctions:
April 2003 Lot 591, November 2003 Lot 805 ( both lots in conjunction with a 6d cover) and August 2004 Lot 115.
28 June 1900 Brisbane
(5 pm)
Cooparoo
(addressed to Mrs. A. G. Taylor).
Ebay.
18 July 1900 Warwick Warwick
(addressed to Mr. L. W. Tweedie, Commission Agent).

Mossgreen June 2015 Lot 427.

27 July 1900 George Street.
580 Duplex.
Swan Hill Brisbane
(addressed to Mr W. M. Robinson, Stamp Dealer).
Corinphila May 2018, Lot 3196.
25 September 1900 Brisbane. Brisbane.
(Grey cover addressed to Mr. Gruber with QL in top right corner.)
Spink October 2012 Lot 1395.

 

Multiple franking.

Only two covers are recorded with a multiple franking of the 1d (1/-) stamp.

Strip of 4
Millennium Auctions April 2003 Lot 590.
Bundaberg for local delivery.

21 June 1900.

4d franking - including a scarce strip of 3 - overpaying the 1d local letter rate.

The largest recorded franking of the 1d Queensland Charity stamps.

There is a similar franking to that above but with three 1d (6d) singles addressed to the same correspondent with a Bundaberg cds of 20 June 1900
(Millennium Auctions April 2003 Lot 589, June 2004 Lot 75, November 2004 Lot 78, April 2005 Lot 165, August 2005 Lot 364).

Mixed franking.

There is only one known cover with a 1d (6d) Charity stamp and stamps from a different issue. It was sent from Richmond to Winton on 27 July 1900 and has backstamps for Hughenden and Winton. In addition to the Charity stamp, it has a pair of 1d orange (Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 570). It also has a straight line Registered/Richmond.

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