|Stamps - Postal History|
Phoenix Auctions / Auction #60 - World Philatelic Auction - 02/02/2018 / VICTORIA - Postal History / Lot 1174
1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked `Registered`, rated `11d` in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]T FAIRY' and, on reverse, crown oval NSW datestamps of Port Fairy & Portland (poor). [Postage was based on distance and for the 65 miles concerned it should have been 8d, so 3d overpaid. Although `Warnambool` is endorsed on the reverse and the sender has a Warrnambool address it is possible the letter was carried to Melbourne and posted there, in which case 11d would be the correct rate.] Ex Ray Kelly, Max Watson, Brian Peace.