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Lot 171

1869 (Jan. 18) New Bedford, Mass. to Mahe, Seychelles Islands, double-circle datestamp on cover bearing 30¢ orange (71) tied by cross cancellation, partial red "New York Paid All Jan 20" transit backstamp, red crayon "21" credit, blue "Calais 1 Fevr 69" transit with matching boxed "PD", Marseilles Feb 2 backstamp and red boxed "PD"; light cover tear through postmark, slight opening reduction at right, Fine usage; 30¢ French mail rate.

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.

The Seychelles are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa, North of Madagascar. The Islands were attached to the British Colony of Mauritius during this period.

Realized $1,600

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