Sunday, August 9, 2015

Inauguration of Solferino Post Office

The Posts and Telegraphs Department of Mauritius released on 14 August 1990 a Special Cover to mark the inauguration of a new Post Office in Solferino, a locality in the city of Vacoas-Phoenix.

According to the 25th Anniversary of the Mauritius Philatelic Society Souvenir Magazine (2015: 103), a Post Office was first opened in Solferino on January 13, 1970. It was then closed in 1974.

On 14 August 1990, a new Post Office was inaugurated; it is still in service today.

Technical Details:

Release date: 28 June 1990

40c - Sir Aneerood Jugnauth at desk
          From the '60th Anniversary of Prime Minister Sir Aneerood Jugnauth' issue of 29 March 1990

Rs1.50 - Indian immigration, 1835 
               From the 'History of Mauritius' Definitive of 12 March 1978

Rs3 – Places D’Armes, c. 1880 
          8 February 1989 reprint of the 'History of Mauritius Definitive' of 12 March 1978

Unregistered priority mail sent from Solferino Post Office on December 1, 2014

Registered commercial mail sent from Solferino Post Office on 14 February 2013.

Five Post Offices curently service Vacoas-Phoenix: Vacoas, Phoenix, Solferino, Mesnil and Glen Park.

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