SEYCHELLES 1938-49 75c slate-blue, SG145
Seychelles 1938-49 75c slate-blue, "Giant Tortoise", SG145.
A fresh and very fine unmounted mint example with full original gum.
A scarce stamp in such pristine condition.
This stamp comes from 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.