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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:10 pm

1950 ferry sg 277.jpg
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1953 ferry sg293.jpg
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The fisheries sector continues to be an important contributor to national income. The 2cs stamp of the 1950 King George VI definitive series and the 2cs stamp of the 1953 Queen Elizabeth definitive series, both show the same daily scenery of fishermen in Grand-Port, one important economic activity of this part of the island, at the time.

https://stampsofmauritius.org/2017/10/1 ... s-part-ii/

Watercraft Philately 1972 page 24 gives:
(The stamp shows) A barge-like open boat used as a ferry across Mahébourg Bay, Grand Port.
(When you look at the stamp, she is a little bit crowded for a fishing boat, but a fishing boat can be used sometimes by the owner as a ferry).

Stanley Gibbons gives her as a local rowing boat.
Mauritius 1950 2c sg 277, scott 251 and 1953 2c sg 293, scott?
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