The lack of interest in the issue led to few covers being produced. These 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 in pairs of both stamps.

The covers shown here are for:

  1. single franking together with a table summarising details of all recorded covers with a single franking of the 2d (1/-);
  2. the recorded multiple franking covers;
  3. the recorded mixed frankings with the 2d (1/-) Queensland 1900 Charity stamp only;
  4. combination franking 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 single franking of the 2d (1/-):

Gruber 21 June
Provenance: Chartwell Collection 2006 (Spink May 2918 Lot 103).

Brisbane for local delivery to A. Gruber Box 177 Brisbane.

21 June 1900 - 2 days after issue.

As the date stamp is rotated a quarter of a turn clockwise, the large QL in an oval is below the stamp.

Millennium Auctions:
April 2003 Lot 591,
August 2004 Lot 115;
June 2005 Lot 77,
August 2006 Lot 47;

Spink May 2018, Lot 103.

Tweedie
18 July 1900.

Warwick for local delivery to Mr. Tweedie.

18 July 1900.

Single franking overpays the required rate by 1d.

Mossgreen October 2017 Lot 486.

Taylor July 1900
19 July 1900.

Brisbane for local delivery to Capt. Taylor.

19 July 1900.

Single franking overpays the required rate by 1d.

2d single
Provenance: Alan Griffiths.
Spink October 1900, Lot 1395.

Brisbane for local delivery to Mr. Gruber.

25 September 1900.
(QL duplex).

Single franking overpays the required rate by 1d.

Another almost identical grey cover to that above and also addressed to Mr. A. Gruber has a similar single franking is with a Brisbane QL duplex of 26 June 1900. It also has an additional cancellation towards the top left corner (Millennium Auctions April 2003 Lot 593 and June 2004 Lot 76).

 

Summary of recorded covers with single frankings of the 2d (1/-) 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.
22 June 1900 Brisbane   Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 573.
18 July 1900 Warwick. Warwick
(plain cover addressed to Mr. L. N. Tweedie).
Mossgreen June 2015, Lot 427.
19 July 1900 Brisbane
(3 pm - one line date).
Brisbane - Eagle Street.
(plain cover addressed to Capt. R. S. Taylor).
 
25 September 1900 Brisbane. Brisbane.
(Grey cover addressed to Mr. Gruber with QL in top left corner.)
Spink October 2012 Lot 1395.

 

Multiple franking.

Only two covers are recorded with a single franking of the 2d (1/-):

2d violet mult frank

Bundaberg for local delivery.

21 June 1900.

8d franking - including a scarce strip of 3 - overpaying the 1d local letter rate.

The largest recorded franking of the 2d Queensland Charity stamps.

Matthew Bennett February 2003 Lot 575;
Millennium Auctions April 2003 Lot 590.

There is a similar franking to that above but with three 2d (1/-) 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 are no recorded covers of the Queensland 2d (1/-) Charity stamp in a mixed franking with stamps from another issue.

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