Western Australia - Interim period: 1901-1917.
Delivery form: WI-DO-5.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E. T. 2.
Standard Interim period heading.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Blue on cream.
Size of form overall: Various - see below.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

Geraldton to ETO Perth.
(Rare Perth ETO date stamp of 14 May 1911).

Also has a straight line Geraldton hand stamp.


  • 2 lines of vertical text at left starting about 2 cm from the base of the form;
  • no schedule number;
  • size of form is 178 × 215 mm;
  • size of date stamp box is 36 × 35 mm.
5Ab Collect
Printed in August 1912.


Broome to Perth
(2 October 1912).


  • has a schedule number in the top left corner with the date written in the reverse order.


Also has a very rare COLLECT date stamp.

Printed in 1915.
Launceston to Albany, WA
(3 March 1916).


  • has "2." in top left corner;
  • schedule number is above and to the right of AUSTRALIA;
  • has one line of vertical text in a large font at left;
  • size of form is 179 × 202 mm;
  • size of date stamp box is 33 × 34 mm.

Windsor to Toodyay
9 October 1918.

Has rare oval date stamp for Toodyay in green (RO4-P&T).


  • slightly different size from DO-2A;
  • TELEGRAM is in slightly smaller font (4.5 mm not 5 mm);
  • has a Stores Index No. in the top left corner in lieu of a schedule number;
  • has two lines of vertical text in the top left corner (although the words are the same as for DO-2A);
  • size of form is 182 × 187 mm;
  • size of date stamp box is 32 × 34 mm.

Has an oval POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE date stamp for Toodyay in green with scalloped interior oval.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-5Aa None. 14 May 1911 at Perth E.T.O. RR
DO-5Ab v 1338/12 . 8. 24 2 October 1912 at Perth. RR
DO-5B 17554/15 '27 3 March 1916. R
DO-5C None. 9 October 1918 at Toodyay. RR