The 1953 Coronation Issue Postal History
--------

1949-1965







bild

These "normal" covers mostly are actually FDCs too. It seems to be rather difficult to find covers with dates other than 2 June 1953. The stamp was supposedly not much used in the mostly Francophonic New Hebrides. It can be found today unused like sand on a beach.

Here are a couple of covers with coronation stamps on cover NOT cancelled on June 2, 1953.
All thanks to "SeSi" and Clemes Albert.

bild

First day letters from Santo on which the queen's face is not covered by a dumb cancel are very rare! The English stamp is cancelled with the French postmark!
It is interesting that on the Baldwin letter the small line in the date precedes the 2 and on Richard's and "SeSi"'s letters it is the other way around.

bild

Some Coronation Issue FDCs

bild

And here a series of First Day Covers my friend Michel Blanc from Nouméa sent me:

bild
To Top