Victoria - Colonial: 1854-1900.
Delivery envelope: VC-EO-5.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. - No. 2 (first printed form number on a delivery envelope).
Message area: Addressed to
Electric Telegraph Station at___________.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & envelope): Black on cream.
Size of envelope: 76 × 132 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
Printed July 1873.

Campbellfield to Melbourne
22 June 1875.

A rare internal franking of a pair of the 6d blue Laureates tied with a killer 1 of Melbourne. Also redirected to Melbourne.

An extraordinary express delivery item. The telegram had been unpaid and the fee of 1/- due was indicated by the pair of 6d Laureates cancelled at Melbourne.

Reverse side is blank.

Prestige Philately September 2011 Lot 805.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-5 E.T. No. 2 100,000 7|74 22 June 1875 at Campbellfield. RRR