Victoria - Colonial: 1854-1900.
Delivery envelope: VC-EO-8.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Has three red octagonal boxes.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank with red printed seal.
Colours (text & envelope): Red on cream.
Size of envelope: 78 × 138 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
VC-EC-8 (1893)
12 October 1883.
12 October 1883 at Melbourne.

Has a blue Postmaster-General Frank Stamp.

VC-EO-8Aa VC-EO-8.

Early use of the Telegraph Branch date stamp for delivery to 6 Queen Street.
27 November 1883.

For the accompanying delivery form, see VC-DO-17A.

VC-EO-8Ab Special use:

The delivery envelope used for a telegram to the Commissioner of Police with a note about payment on Monday of the 2/- due.

Provenance: Hugh Freeman.

Phoenix March 2012 Lot 827.

VC-EO-8Ac Special use:

PMG Frank stamp in blue.
22 September 1884.

The delivery envelope used for a telegram to Hobart, Tasmania. That use would have been occasioned by a break in the cable.

Prestige March 2006 Lot 806.

VC-EO-8 seal Printed seal on the flap of delivery envelopes of type

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
EO-8 None 12 October 1883 at Melbourne. RR (used)