Heligoland

Heligoland is an island located in the North Sea about halfway between the Netherlands and Denmark. The island was captured by the British during the Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815) and was ceded to Germany in June 1890. The only known official seal design from Heligoland is shown below.


Catalog:

Date issued: Unknown

Printing: Blue embossed paper

Perforation: Die-cut

Inscription: "ROYAL POST-OFFICE / HELIGOLAND"

Control Number: none

Description: British era official seal, possibly used as an anti-tampering security device on the backflaps of official government mail.

Courtesy of David Medeiros by permission.

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