Victoria - Colonial period: 1854-1900.
Delivery envelopes: VC-EO-7.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number: T.-2000.
Heading is TELEGRAPHIC MESSAGE
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & envelope): Red on cream.
Size of envelope: 71 × 121 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
VC-EO-7
Printed October 1878.
VC-EO-7.

Hamilton to Hochkirch
5 February 1883.

Has a 1-hole Hamilton Belt & Buckle date stamp in blue (earliest recorded date) - lower left corner.

Reverse side has a small embossed Crown.

There is also a reverse backstamp of Hochkirch of
5 February - this cover being the later of only two examples recorded with this backstamp.

Prestige Philately August 2010 Lot 441.

Hamilton 1883
Hamilton Belt & Buckle date stamp in blue.
5 February 1883.
Earliest recorded date.
   

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-7 T-2000 10-78. 5 February 1883 at Hamilton, Vic. RRR