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SG108c. 1927 2/- Purple and blue/blue. 'Cleft Rock'. Superb fres
SG108c. 1927 2/- Purple and blue/blue. 'Cleft Rock'. Superb fres
325.00

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SG30. 1915 5/- Grey and yellow. Superb fresh perfectly centred m
SG30. 1915 5/- Grey and yellow. Superb fresh perfectly centred m
800.00

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SG41ba. 1949 2d Black and red orange. 'Mountaineer flaw'. Superb
SG41ba. 1949 2d Black and red orange. 'Mountaineer flaw'. Superb
140.00

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SG45cb. 1944 2/6 Black and deep carmine. 'Cut mast and railings'
SG45cb. 1944 2/6 Black and deep carmine. 'Cut mast and railings'
2,750.00

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SG24. 1924 1 Purple and black/red. Brilliant fine used on piece
SG24. 1924 1 Purple and black/red. Brilliant fine used on piece
1,250.00

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SG52b. 1920 4/- Black and carmine. Brilliant fine used on piece.
SG52b. 1920 4/- Black and carmine. Brilliant fine used on piece.
100.00

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SG61. 1922 1 Purple and black/red. Exceptionally fine used...
SG61. 1922 1 Purple and black/red. Exceptionally fine used...
250.00

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SG135. 1933 2/6 Black and violet. Superb used...
SG135. 1933 2/6 Black and violet. Superb used...
225.00

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SG73. 1910 4/- Black and carmine. Superb fine used...
SG73. 1910 4/- Black and carmine. Superb fine used...
140.00

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SG74. 1911 8/- Purple and green.  Superb fine used...
SG74. 1911 8/- Purple and green. Superb fine used...
195.00

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SG70. 1911 6d Dull and bright purple. Choice superb fine used...
SG70. 1911 6d Dull and bright purple. Choice superb fine used...
325.00

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SG116a. 1935 1/- Slate and purple. 'Extra Flagstaff'. Superb fre
SG116a. 1935 1/- Slate and purple. 'Extra Flagstaff'. Superb fre
125.00

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SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Very fine used...
SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
850.00

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SG31-40. 1903 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG31-40. 1903 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
260.00

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SG46-55. 1903 Set of 10. Very fine used...
SG46-55. 1903 Set of 10. Very fine used...
775.00

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SG76-85. 1912 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG76-85. 1912 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
250.00

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SG89-101. 1921 Set of 11. Very fine used...
SG89-101. 1921 Set of 11. Very fine used...
450.00

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SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6 plus SG102a. Very fine used...
SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6 plus SG102a. Very fine used...
325.00

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SG131-141. 1921 Set of 14. Very fine used...
SG131-141. 1921 Set of 14. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG108-120. 1913 Set of 13. Very fine used...
SG108-120. 1913 Set of 13. Very fine used...
150.00

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SG85-93. 1904 Set of 8. Very fine used...
SG85-93. 1904 Set of 8. Very fine used...
85.00

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SG76-84. 1902 Set of 9. Fine used...
SG76-84. 1902 Set of 9. Fine used...
110.00

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SG132-138. 1932 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG132-138. 1932 Set of 7. Very fine used...
425.00

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SG107-114. 1929 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG107-114. 1929 Set of 7. Very fine used...
625.00

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SG9. 1853. 2d Deep blue. Fantastic cover bearing strip of 3... P.O.R.
SG9. 1853. 2d Deep blue. Fantastic cover bearing strip of 3...
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SG9. 1853.

2d. Deep blue.

Beautiful small entire cover from 'POUDRE D'OR' to Surbiton, redirected to London, bearing, on the reverse, a horizontal strip of three Early Impression 2d. Deep blue (Positions 10/12) (paying the 6d. overseas letter rate), cancelled with the intaglio '9' in 12 bars handstamp and framed two-line 'village/date' despatch handstamp 'POUDRE D'OR' with manuscript '7/5/53' inserted (listed in J.O. Barnard's estimate  - British Library - dated 12th November 1846, as one of the '12 letter stamps with moveable dates and Names of stations').

On the front, crowned 'G.P.O. MAURITIUS MY 9 1853' and manuscript 'Clancy May 6th/53' (and mailed via the Cape route). Also, manuscript re-direction 'Church of England Club, London'. On the reverse London  'SP 13 1853' (transit) and 'KINGSTON 13 1853' (arrival) handstamps.

(The intaglio '9' handstamp is unrecorded by Ibbotson and Kanai).

David Brandon Certificate.

WONDERFUL QUALITY AND A UNIQUE FRANKING. ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE AND IMPORTANT COVERS OF MAURITIUS, BRITISH AFRICA AND OF WORLD PHILATELY.

 


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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'...
0.00

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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
0.00

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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
0.00

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SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
0.00

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

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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
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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SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
0.00

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SG628a. 1961 CEPT 10d. Third Stamp MAJOR ERROR "Pale Green (from
SG628a. 1961 CEPT 10d. Third Stamp MAJOR ERROR "Pale Green (from
0.00

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SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
0.00

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SG6a. 1/- Dull mauve. 'BISECTED" (6d.) Superb fine used on 1860
SG6a. 1/- Dull mauve. 'BISECTED" (6d.) Superb fine used on 1860
0.00

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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
0.00

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SG O1. 1934 The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
SG O1. 1934 The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
0.00

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SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
0.00

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SG108. 1925 5 Violet and black. Superb fine well centred...
SG108. 1925 5 Violet and black. Superb fine well centred...
0.00

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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'
0.00

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