Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueSEYCHELLES - Postal Stationery
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POSTAL CARDS: Mostly unused group of QV Postal Cards including Specimen Overprints & 6c Reply-Half with 'REPLY' Barred-Out, plus apparently commercial 1911 usage of the '3 Cents' on 6c 'LOCAL' issue uprated with KEVII 2c & 3c, also philatelic usages including three with 'LIGNE T/PAQ FR No 4' marine sorter d/s, condition variable.
POSTAL CARDS: 1931 philatelic return-usage of US 3c reply-half with two strikes of the rare 'VICTORIA/20-8-31/SEYCHELLES' bridge-type cds, message initialled "SM" by the Postmaster S Mathiot, staining removed. Rare: the only other recorded example is a part-strike of 9-1-41 on loose 9c.
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ENVELOPES: Mostly unused group comprising Turtle First Issue 8c both sizes & 15c, 30c philatelic usages x2 + the 3 values with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 'SIX CENTS' on 15c & '18 CENTS' on 30c x2, and 'SIX CENTS' on 8c & '18 CENTS' on 30c with different 'Specimen' Overprints, 1895 8c carmine "Square" Format Hopson & McCloy (H&M) #E1a endorsed "Pattern Post" to GB in 1896 and "Rectangle" Format H&M #E1b local usage to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1895 with scarce code '5' cds, 15c blue "Square" Format H&M #E2a with fancy 'VENTILATOR' (ship?) impressed in red wax on the flap to GB with '1' code cds, and 1900 'SIX CENTS' on 8c carmine "Square" Format H&M #E5a to London in 1903 with 3c Die II tied by code 'B' (Sideways) cds, condition variable but all presentable to fine.
ENVELOPES: 1895 15c blue "Square" Format H&M #E2a to an Armenian at "Trebizonde/Turquie d'Asie/Mer Noire" (= Black Sea; extraordinary origin/destination usage) with light 'TREBIZONDE/TURQUIE D'ASIE' arrival; 1895 30c brown Envelope H&M #E3 registered to Missouri with 12c Die II tied by code '5' cds & 'ST LOUIS MO/AUG 11 1895' arrival d/s in purple; and 1902 'SIX CENTS' on 8c carmine Envelope "Rectangle" Format H&M #E5b to England with two strikes of the scarce 'PRASLIN BAY ST ANSE' cds & code 'B' (upright) transit cds; a little aged. A rare trio.