“O.H.M.S.” Entire addressed to the Chief Postmaster Melbourne, bearing on reverse flap unframed oval “MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY 16B/1855/VICTORIA” and a very fine framed “PAID AT/LEXTON”. On front has a most uncommon butterfly “14” in red (recorded for 1855 only) used as a receiving mark for official mail. This was also used on letters sent to the Dead Letter Office. A marvellous item. Ex Purves.
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