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SG2011b. 1997 20p Multicoloured. 'Face Value Omitted'. Brilliant
SG2011b. 1997 20p Multicoloured. 'Face Value Omitted'. Brilliant
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SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M mint...
175.00

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SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M block of 4...
SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M block of 4...
700.00

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SG206. 1916 6c Apple-green and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8..
SG206. 1916 6c Apple-green and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8..
575.00

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SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block...
SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block...
25.00

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SG382 Variety. 1965 2p on 2d Multicoloured. 'Additional Surcharg
SG382 Variety. 1965 2p on 2d Multicoloured. 'Additional Surcharg
50.00

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SG385b. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge Double'. U/M in
SG385b. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge Double'. U/M in
25.00

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SG586w. 1970 4np Multicoloured. 'Inverted Watermark'. Complete U
SG586w. 1970 4np Multicoloured. 'Inverted Watermark'. Complete U
330.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb well centred mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb well centred mint...
100.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb mint...
85.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb fresh mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb fresh mint...
100.00

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SG203b. 1916 2c Green and black. Brillian U/M mint block of 10..
SG203b. 1916 2c Green and black. Brillian U/M mint block of 10..
2,100.00

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SG190a. 1916 2c Green and black. U/M block of 8...
SG190a. 1916 2c Green and black. U/M block of 8...
250.00

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SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8...
SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8...
50.00

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SG412. 1915 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG412. 1915 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint...
625.00

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SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
600.00

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SG417. 1919 10/- Dull grey-blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG417. 1919 10/- Dull grey-blue. Superb fresh mint...
200.00

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SG399. 1913 2/6 Deep sepia-brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG399. 1913 2/6 Deep sepia-brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
395.00

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SG63. 1894 "1/2" on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine
SG63. 1894 "1/2" on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine
460.00

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SG64. 1894 1/2 on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine us
SG64. 1894 1/2 on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine us
295.00

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SG13. 1893 1/2d on 2 1/2d Purple/blue. Choice superb fine used..
SG13. 1893 1/2d on 2 1/2d Purple/blue. Choice superb fine used..
375.00

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SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. "Green Shift". U/M b
SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. "Green Shift". U/M b
60.00

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SG D8a. 1929 15c Black/orange. "cent.s" for "cents". Superb unus
SG D8a. 1929 15c Black/orange. "cent.s" for "cents". Superb unus
60.00

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SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge treble' t
SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge treble' t
165.00

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SG8. 1900 6d Lilac and green. Superb fine used...
SG8. 1900 6d Lilac and green. Superb fine used...
625.00

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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately! P.O.R.
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
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SG3. 1848.

1d. Orange-vermilion. 'EARLIEST IMPRESSION'.

THE STAGGERING CORNER SHEET MARGINAL MINT BLOCK OF FOUR (positions 7-8/10-11) WITH WONDERFUL FULL COLOUR, MASSIVE MARGINS AND ORIGINAL GUM.

Several Certificates.

Provenance;  H.J. Duveen, Alfred H. Caspary, Arthur Hind, H.R. Harmer (London, 12 June 1934), Raymond H. Weill, H.R. Harmer (New York, 26 February 1958), Josiah K. Lilly, Raymond H. Weill (again), Rober A. Siegel (March 1967).

See : ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RARE AND FAMOUS STAMPS by L.N. Williams (page 208).

THE MOST IMPORTANT IMPERFORATE MINT BLOCK OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.                  

 

History

This remarkable survivor from the early period of the Mauritius post office can be traced as far back as Henry J. Duveen's ownership. It is not known from whom Duveen acquired the block, although he did purchase a significant portion of Sir William B. Avery's Mauritius collection. When the Duveen collection was dispersed through private sales by Charles J. Phillips in 1922-1926, the block figured prominently among the items purchased by Arthur Hind. After Hind's death, his Mauritius was offered as the fourth part of the British Empire series conducted by H. R. Harmer of London (June 12, 1934), and the "Post Paid" block sold for the U.S. dollar equivalent of $23,688, a staggering price that eclipsed the combined figure paid for the 1p and 2p "Post Office" stamps and came close to matching the amount realized by the 1p and 2p "Post Office" combination cover. The buyer was Alfred H. Caspary, presumably in competition with Maurice Burrus and Alfred F. Lichtenstein. Although Caspary's Mauritius collection paled in comparison to the holdings of his contemporaries, Burrus and Lichtenstein - he lacked even a single example of the "Post Office" stamps - the two titans of British Empire philately must have coveted their friend's "Post Paid" block. In 1958, after Caspary's death, his Mauritius was sold by H. R. Harmer, and the "Post Paid" block was featured in color in the sale catalogue, the only item in all of the Caspary sales to receive such chromatic distinction. It realized $18,500 and soon became part of the Josiah K. Lilly collection. When Siegel sold the Lilly collection after his death, the "Post Paid" block realized $64,000 (March 16, 1967).


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SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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SG64a. 1939 2 1/2d Magenta and sage-green. 'Imperforate Between'
SG64a. 1939 2 1/2d Magenta and sage-green. 'Imperforate Between'
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SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
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SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
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SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
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SG35a. 1908 2 1/2d on 4d Brown and blue. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'...
SG35a. 1908 2 1/2d on 4d Brown and blue. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'...
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SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
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SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M pair...
SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M pair...
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SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
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