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SG370-373. 1906 Set of 4. Very fine mint...
SG370-373. 1906 Set of 4. Very fine mint...
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SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb mint...
SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb mint...
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SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb fresh mint...
SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb fresh mint...
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SG O73. 1910 1/2d Yellow-green. Brilliant fresh mint block...
SG O73. 1910 1/2d Yellow-green. Brilliant fresh mint block...
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SG2. 1885 80pa on 5d Green. Superb fresh mint...
SG2. 1885 80pa on 5d Green. Superb fresh mint...
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SG57. 1906 2/6 Green and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
SG57. 1906 2/6 Green and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
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SG68. 1913 5/- Green and red/yellow. Superb fresh mint...
SG68. 1913 5/- Green and red/yellow. Superb fresh mint...
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SG72. 1892 1/2d on 1d Dull blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG72. 1892 1/2d on 1d Dull blue. Superb fresh mint...
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SG11. 1871 3d Pale yellow-green. Superb fresh mint...
SG11. 1871 3d Pale yellow-green. Superb fresh mint...
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SG8. 1858 (1/2d) Green. Superb used with excellent colour and ma
SG8. 1858 (1/2d) Green. Superb used with excellent colour and ma
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SG7. 1857 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Very fine used...
SG7. 1857 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Very fine used...
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SG5. 1855 (4d) Brownish red. Superb used with excellent colour..
SG5. 1855 (4d) Brownish red. Superb used with excellent colour..
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SG76-80. 1921 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG76-80. 1921 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
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SG85-89. 1926 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG85-89. 1926 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
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SG95-98. 1931 Set of 4. Superb mint...
SG95-98. 1931 Set of 4. Superb mint...
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SG16. 1967 $5 Multicoloured. Brilliant fine used...
SG16. 1967 $5 Multicoloured. Brilliant fine used...
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SG F215. 1942 11/- on 11/- Yellow. Brilliant fresh U/M mint bloc
SG F215. 1942 11/- on 11/- Yellow. Brilliant fresh U/M mint bloc
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SG629a. 1961 6d Purple and gold. 'Gold Omitted'. Superb used...
SG629a. 1961 6d Purple and gold. 'Gold Omitted'. Superb used...
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SG4. 1879 1/2d Olive-yellow. Superb fresh well centred mint...
SG4. 1879 1/2d Olive-yellow. Superb fresh well centred mint...
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SG6. 1879 2d Green. very fine fresh mint...
SG6. 1879 2d Green. very fine fresh mint...
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SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Very fine used with huge margins...
SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Very fine used with huge margins...
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SG141. 1915 12p on 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
SG141. 1915 12p on 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
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SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint margina
SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint margina
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SG O163. 1949 2c Brown. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint block...
SG O163. 1949 2c Brown. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint block...
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SG205b. 1912 5c Deep blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint marginal...
SG205b. 1912 5c Deep blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint marginal...
40.00

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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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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SG M22a. 1915 12 1/2h Drab. 'Pair, One Without Handstamp'. Super
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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
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SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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SG628a. 1961 CEPT 10d. Third Stamp MAJOR ERROR "Pale Green (from
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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
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SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
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