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SG SB10. 1942 2/- Booklet. Pristine...
SG SB10. 1942 2/- Booklet. Pristine...
210.00

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SG SB13. 1962 3/- Booklet. Edition No.43-62. Pristine...
SG SB13. 1962 3/- Booklet. Edition No.43-62. Pristine...
100.00

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SG SB7. 1946 2/- Booklet. Edition No.29-46. Pristine...
SG SB7. 1946 2/- Booklet. Edition No.29-46. Pristine...
595.00

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BUNDI SG49. 1917 5r Scarlet and emerald. Superb fresh unused...
BUNDI SG49. 1917 5r Scarlet and emerald. Superb fresh unused...
295.00

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BUNDI SG48. 1917 4r Emerald and scarlet. Superb corner sheet mar
BUNDI SG48. 1917 4r Emerald and scarlet. Superb corner sheet mar
295.00

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SG20. 1855 2d Blue. Superb fine used with very large...
SG20. 1855 2d Blue. Superb fine used with very large...
1,500.00

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SG E6c. 1904 15c Grey-green. Surcharge double, one "LNIAND". Sup
SG E6c. 1904 15c Grey-green. Surcharge double, one "LNIAND". Sup
720.00

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SG38a. 1951 15c on 2 1/2a Deep ultramarine "Surcharge Double". U
SG38a. 1951 15c on 2 1/2a Deep ultramarine "Surcharge Double". U
1,500.00

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Quaiti State. SG19a. 1949 1r on 1s Blue "Surcharge Omitted" U/M
Quaiti State. SG19a. 1949 1r on 1s Blue "Surcharge Omitted" U/M
3,600.00

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SG149a. 1950 4c Grey: Error "Perf. 14 1/2 x 14". A "Key" B.W.I.
SG149a. 1950 4c Grey: Error "Perf. 14 1/2 x 14". A "Key" B.W.I.
0.00

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1948 Silver Wedding. U/M pairs, all sheet marginal...
1948 Silver Wedding. U/M pairs, all sheet marginal...
3,950.00

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SG60-68. 1937 Set of 9. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
SG60-68. 1937 Set of 9. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
275.00

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SG248s-156as. 1938 Set of 16 'Speciment'. Superb mint...
SG248s-156as. 1938 Set of 16 'Speciment'. Superb mint...
295.00

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SG142b. 1965 20c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant fres
SG142b. 1965 20c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant fres
70.00

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SG138b. 1965 5c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant fresh
SG138b. 1965 5c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant fresh
70.00

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SG137b. 1965 2c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. brilliant fresh
SG137b. 1965 2c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. brilliant fresh
65.00

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SG115a. 1965. 1c Multicoloured. 'Black Omitted'. Brilliant fresh
SG115a. 1965. 1c Multicoloured. 'Black Omitted'. Brilliant fresh
200.00

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SG76. 1904 $50 Green and ultramarine. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG76. 1904 $50 Green and ultramarine. Brilliant U/M mint...
440.00

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SG778b. 1969 5d Multicoloured. 'Grey Omitted'. Brilliant U/M min
SG778b. 1969 5d Multicoloured. 'Grey Omitted'. Brilliant U/M min
210.00

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SG121a. 1965 20c Multicoloured 'Bright Purple Omitted'. U/M bloc
SG121a. 1965 20c Multicoloured 'Bright Purple Omitted'. U/M bloc
2,950.00

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SG86a,87a,88a. 1927 Set of 3. Circumflex accent over 'a'. U/M bl
SG86a,87a,88a. 1927 Set of 3. Circumflex accent over 'a'. U/M bl
2,725.00

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1840. 1d Mulready Envelope (A 170). Exceptionally fine used...
1840. 1d Mulready Envelope (A 170). Exceptionally fine used...
375.00

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SG80-83. 1902 Set of 4. Superb fresh mint...
SG80-83. 1902 Set of 4. Superb fresh mint...
35.00

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SG79-92. 1947 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG79-92. 1947 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
150.00

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SG83-98. 1913 Set of 12. Superb fresh mint...
SG83-98. 1913 Set of 12. Superb fresh mint...
320.00

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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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SG18a. 1897 2c on 5c. 'UNSEVERED PAIR'. Superb fresh well centre
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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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SG504b+504c. 1951 1d The Magnificent Imperforate Block. U/M mint
SG504b+504c. 1951 1d The Magnificent Imperforate Block. U/M mint
0.00

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SG235b. 1933 $4.50 on 10c (Land of Heart's Delight) Orange-yello
SG235b. 1933 $4.50 on 10c (Land of Heart's Delight) Orange-yello
0.00

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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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0.00

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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
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0.00

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SG70a. 1896 2 1/2d on 2/- Dull lilac. Italic "N". 1 OF ONLY 8...
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0.00

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SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
0.00

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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
0.00

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SG M22a. 1915 12 1/2h Drab. 'Pair, One Without Handstamp'. Super
SG M22a. 1915 12 1/2h Drab. 'Pair, One Without Handstamp'. Super
0.00

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SG9. 1853. 2d Deep blue. Fantastic cover bearing strip of 3...
0.00

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SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
0.00

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SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M pair...
0.00

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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
0.00

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