A letter bearing the corner margin copy of the 1847 embossed 1s. green, with silk threads, imperf., S.G.55, Scott 5, cancelled in black with a datestamp of “Newport, J.W., Dec.1.1853” sent via London and Liverpool, Dec.3., care of the Post Office Melbourne, Port Phillip, Australia, receiving the “Ship letter Melbourne” on arrival and was rated “3”d for the ship letter postage. It was kept at the P.O. and eventually struck by a boxed “Advertised and unclaimed”, also receiving the “Melbourne Butterfly” cancellation both in red.
An Exceptional Cover In All respects.