Seychelles 1952 15c deep yellow-green 'Fishing Pirogue' error, SG161/a.
A fresh unmounted mint block of 15 (5x3) with full original gum, being the top three rows of a sheet with full margins, showing watermark error w9a 'CROWN MISSING' on R2/3 (the centre stamp).
A rarity in this fully positional form.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £900+.
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.
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