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Section 2 - Commercial Overprints





User: Wide Bay Burnett Regional Electricity Board.

Supplier or Electricity

Address: 97-99 Adelaide St, Maryborough, QLD

Revenue Use: Numeral issue:

1966 2c, 1970

1970 2c (security Underprint).

Rarity Scale:


1966 issue 2c R3.


1970 2c R3.


Background: 1945-1951 saw rapid electrical development over the whole State of Queensland, as far as possible on a Regional basis. This may well be regarded as the first construction period and was a time of rapidly increasing costs with materials of all kinds becoming scarcer. The supply position was rendered more difficult by reason of the outbreak of the Korean War. However, despite these handicaps, this period was the beginning of the rapidly changing pattern of electricity supply in Queensland.


In 1945, the Government approved of the Commission's plans for the development of the industry on a regional basis and introduced the 'Regional Electric Authorities Act of 1945'. Regions of electricity supply were constituted for the Cairns, Townsville, Capricornia and Wide Bay areas, and later for the South Burnett area.


Device: Handstamp.

Related patterns: Refer to other Queensland Electrical Authority patterns in:

QLD: Perfin section:

       CEL.a SEA.a 

       Other Ė Section 2 Commercial Overprints       

       Regional.a  SEA.a



User: W D & H O Wills (Australia Ltd)

Tobacco Products

Address: Ann St, Brisbane, QLD

Revenue Use:

Numeral issue 2d

Rarity Scale:

Numeral 2d R3

Background: *1 The company was founded as Wills, Watkins & Co. by Henry Wills and Samuel Watkins, who opened a Tobacco shop in Castle Street, Bristol in 1786. The company had various names as it grew through mergers and acquisitions but in 1826 Willís two sons, William Day Wills and Henry Overton Wills took over the company and in 1830 they adopted the name of WD and HO Wills.


The company grew steadily expanding there manufacturing and selling of Tobacco products and in 1871 they launched their first cigarette. In 1901 Sir William Wills formed the Imperial Tobacco Company in a merger with seven other British tobacco companies. Imperial remains one of the world's largest tobacco companies.


In 1913 W.D & H.O. Wills (Australia) Ltd was formed and they began manufacturing tobacco products in Kensington, Sydney and in 1945 they established another factory in East Bentleigh, Melbourne.


In 1989 W.D & H.O.Wills (Australia) became a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Industries group of companies.


Device: Handstamped.


Related patterns: Refer to other WD&HO Wills patterns in:




TAS:   Other, Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

         W.D & H.O. Wills (Aust) Ltd





*1 Wikipedia





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