SEYCHELLES 1938-49 20c blue, SG140
Seychelles 1938-49 20c blue, "Fishing Pirogue", lower right corner block of 4, SG140.
A lovely fresh positional block, unmounted mint with full original gum. There is minor perforation separation at top, and odd wrinkles, but much fresher than usually found.
Very scarce and attractive in this positional form.
This was the first King George VI set issued by the Seychelles and deviated from the tradition of previous stamps which merely portrayed the British monarch. Furthermore, the traditional use of the words "POSTAGE" were not included in this issue.
Instead, the first set of stamps issued for King George VI's reign provided vivid photographic vignettes of home. This marked the beginning of a new preference for pictorial stamps and the golden era of wonderful stamp designs, bringing the world to life.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £180+.
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