The British dependency of Gibraltar is a 3-mile long peninsula stratigically located on the southern coast of Spain and links the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. Three different official seals have been recorded to date from Gibraltar.

Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: October, 1922. EKU March 29, 1923

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "G. (coat of arms) R. / FOUND OPEN / AND TORN / OFFICIALLY / SEALED."

Control Number: "5000--10/22" at BOTTOM

Description: 1923 cover from Australia originally sent to Cairo, Egypt where it was repaired (or reclosed) at right with two Drummond OS6 (Feltus type 4) official seals. Letter then forwarded to Gibraltar, where three British Gibraltar seals were applied.

An extremely scarce multi-country seal usage.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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