The 1953 Coronation Issue Postal History
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1949-1965







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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 three real scarce items: QEII covers with a SANTO French cancel!

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

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Some Coronation Issue FDCs

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

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