New South Wales - Interim period: 1901 -1917.
Ordinary rate delivery envelopes: NI-EO-1.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
TELEGRAM. in red.
Message area: Two lines of text for recording information about "Charges to Pay" in the lower left corner.
Reverse side: Early printings had an ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH seal on flap in red.
Colours (text & envelope): Red on cream but later brown paper.
Size of envelope overall: 79 × 136 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
Used for telegram dated 24 November 1910 at Cowra.


  • text on the front direct printed in red;
NI-EO-1 rev NI-EO-1A (reverse side).


  • seal is printed on the flap in red;
  • has reference to NEW SOUTH WALES;
  • flap has a rounded peak and curved sides.

NI-EO-1B (reverse side).

Used at 1 Wagga
8 July 1920.


  • front is the same as for NI-EO-1A;
  • no seal on flap on reverse side.


Used at Wagga Wagga on 28 July 1920.

Later printings were made on brown paper.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-1A None No date stamp but is seems to have delivered a telegram (NI-DO-5Ab) dated 24 November 1910 at Cowra. C
EO-1B None 8 July 1920 at Wagga Wagga. C
EO-1C None 28 July 1928 at Wagga Wagga. C