Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueSEYCHELLES - Postal History
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - SEYCHELLES - Postal History
1940 (Feb 10) commercial registered cover to GB with scarce franking of 2c, 30c Tortoise & 1r Pirogue and outstanding strike of 'PASSED BY CENSOR/Seychelles No 1' cachet (#H.IV.1) in violet. Superb!
1949 (Feb 17) social usage of British-pattern formular aerogramme to Argentina with 6c Pirogue (fault) & 9c Wedding x3, Buenos Aires arrival b/s of MAR5/1949. [Hopson & McCloy state at p50 "...Not until the early to mid 1950s that air letters again began to be used". The writer was Rev VB Wynburne, Archdeacon of the Seychelles]
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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 #E1a endorsed "Pattern Post" to GB in 1896 and "Rectangle" Format #E1b local usage to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1895 with scarce code '5' cds, 15c blue "Square" Format #E2a with fancy 'VENTILATOR' (ship?) impressed in red wax on the flap to GB with '1' code cds & another to an Armenian at "Trebizonde/Turquie d'Asie/Mer Noire" (= Black Sea; extraordinary origin/destination usage) with light 'TREBIZONDE/TURQUIE D'ASIE' arrival, 895 30c brown Envelope #E3 registered to Missouri with 12c Die II, 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, and "Rectangle" Format #E5b to England with two strikes of the scarce 'PRASLIN BAY ST ANSE' cds & code 'B' (upright) transit cds, condition variable but all presentable to fine.