Western Australia - Colonial: 1869-1900.
Delivery envelope: WC-EO-2.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Heading is TELEGRAM in fancy "bubble" font.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Red seal on flap.
Colours (text & envelope): Red on cream.
Size of envelope overall: 82 × 125 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
Prestige Philately, November 2010 Lot 184.

Perth to Singapore
21 April 1876.

The cover bears two 6d mauve Swans tied with a 15-bar '6' cancellation. It also has a Singapore/ Paid arrival datestamp of May 21 1876.

It was carried per "China" 26 April 1876 and then from Galle on the "Tehran" on 15 May 1875.

A very rare item to an excellent destination - only 3 of these covers are known sent to England.

Provenence: Walkley.

Seal The embossed seal on the reverse side of the two envelopes shown here.
EO-2 Alton
Spink 20 May 2015 Lot 2180.

Albany (King George's Sound) to Alton, England.
29 February 1876.
Arrival backstamp Stoke on Trent 9 April 1876.

Franking of 3d and 6d Swans.
The cover is marked
"Via Brindisi".

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-2 None 29 February 1876. RRR