Victoria - Colonial period: 1854-1900.
Delivery envelopes: VC-EO-4.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number T. - 800,000.
Message area: Notes in red at left.
Reverse side: Blank. Small embossed seal beneath flap.
Colours (text & envelope): Red on cream.
Size of envelope: 71 × 121 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
Printed October 1872.

Melbourne to Urana, NSW
16 February 1875
With blue Postmaster-General Frank Stamp.

A second example of this cover is known. It is unused and has ms "Mixed Stamps" on the front.

Registered delivery envelope to NSW. A rare and remarkable usage on two counts:

  1. it is a registered cover;
  2. it does not bear the postage required for delivery to an inter-Colonial address.

Prestige Philately September 2011 Lot 806.

Reverse side.

Reverse side of the above envelope (upside down to show the datestamps). Date stamps of Albury (16th), Tarcutta (17th) and Albury (18th).

Small embossed Crown (originally pink - as shown on the unused cover) on the flap and red sealing wax.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-4 None T. - 500,000/ 10|72 RRRR