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SG100b. 1912 1c Brown. 'Crown broken at right'. Very fine U/M mi
SG100b. 1912 1c Brown. 'Crown broken at right'. Very fine U/M mi
225.00

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SG120b. 1932 4c Carmine-red. 'Top of lower Chinese characters at
SG120b. 1932 4c Carmine-red. 'Top of lower Chinese characters at
75.00

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SG1a. 1923 1/2d Green. 'Wes' for 'West'. Superb fresh U/M mint b
SG1a. 1923 1/2d Green. 'Wes' for 'West'. Superb fresh U/M mint b
80.00

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SG126a. 1921 25c Purple and magenta. 'Broken Flower'. Very fine
SG126a. 1921 25c Purple and magenta. 'Broken Flower'. Very fine
45.00

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SG3. 1852 (1d.) Blue. Choice superb fresh mint block of 15...
SG3. 1852 (1d.) Blue. Choice superb fresh mint block of 15...
675.00

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SG543bc. 1956 2d Light red-brown. 'Part perf. pane'. Brilliant f
SG543bc. 1956 2d Light red-brown. 'Part perf. pane'. Brilliant f
5,500.00

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SG40. 1907 2d Black and violet. Supern U/M mint marginal block o
SG40. 1907 2d Black and violet. Supern U/M mint marginal block o
30.00

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SG42. 1907 4d Black and sepia. Superb corner sheet marginal bloc
SG42. 1907 4d Black and sepia. Superb corner sheet marginal bloc
160.00

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SG43. 1907 6d Black and myrtle-green. Superb well centred mint m
SG43. 1907 6d Black and myrtle-green. Superb well centred mint m
150.00

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SG27b. 1902 2d Dull mauve and orange-red. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
SG27b. 1902 2d Dull mauve and orange-red. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
175.00

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SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M mint block of 6...
SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M mint block of 6...
70.00

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SG79a. 1912 2 1/2d Deep bright blue. Large '2' in '1/2'. U/M blo
SG79a. 1912 2 1/2d Deep bright blue. Large '2' in '1/2'. U/M blo
220.00

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SG121. 1897 1/2c Black. U/M sheet marginal block of 4...
SG121. 1897 1/2c Black. U/M sheet marginal block of 4...
225.00

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SG364. 1938 13c Blue. Brilliant fresh U/M imprint block of 4...
SG364. 1938 13c Blue. Brilliant fresh U/M imprint block of 4...
100.00

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SG19a. 1888 2/- Deep brown. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
SG19a. 1888 2/- Deep brown. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
140.00

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SG39a. 1893 1/2d on 1 1/2d Pale violet. 'Surcharge Inverted'. Ve
SG39a. 1893 1/2d on 1 1/2d Pale violet. 'Surcharge Inverted'. Ve
70.00

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SG53. 1896 1 Purple/red. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG53. 1896 1 Purple/red. Brilliant fresh mint...
180.00

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SG146. 1927 10/- Red and green/green. Very fine fresh mint...
SG146. 1927 10/- Red and green/green. Very fine fresh mint...
95.00

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SG17. 1857 1/2d Deep rose. Brilliant fine used...
SG17. 1857 1/2d Deep rose. Brilliant fine used...
600.00

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SG F182w. 1937 2 Bright purple. 'Watermark Inverted'. Brilliant
SG F182w. 1937 2 Bright purple. 'Watermark Inverted'. Brilliant
2,750.00

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SG142a. 1938 10/- Bluish green and brown-red/pale green. Brillia
SG142a. 1938 10/- Bluish green and brown-red/pale green. Brillia
350.00

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SG24. 1911 5r Ultramarine and violet. Brilliant fresh well centr
SG24. 1911 5r Ultramarine and violet. Brilliant fresh well centr
80.00

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SG260. 1913 10r Green and brown. Brilliant fresh well centred mi
SG260. 1913 10r Green and brown. Brilliant fresh well centred mi
150.00

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SG49a. 1917 1/- Bistre-brown. 'Overprint triple, two albino'. Su
SG49a. 1917 1/- Bistre-brown. 'Overprint triple, two albino'. Su
95.00

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SG F102. 1913 5/- Yellow-green. Superb fresh U/M mint...
SG F102. 1913 5/- Yellow-green. Superb fresh U/M mint...
175.00

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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE... P.O.R.
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 March.

2d Blue. "Lapirot" Issue.

UNIQUE "EARLIEST IMPRESSION"

March 1859 2d Blue on bluish paper, position 9, clear to huge margins, used with neat circular framed "PAID" cancel.

This stamp is from the INITIAL STATE of the plate BEFORE REWORKING and therefore from the very earliest or first impression. This state shows the head of Victoria in a form that was not acceptable (often referred to as "dog's head","monkey's head","libel labels" and, in Mauritius itself, as the "Two Pence Mozambique"!). Clearly the plate was withdrawn and the image was reworked.

NO OTHER STAMP HAS BEEN LOCATED with such fine and detailed engraving, and the next impression of the plate - the early impression - shows this position 9 with substantial changes. This item is mentioned in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue as being unique.

This is one of the most important stamp discoveries in recent yearsit is dealt with comprehensively and convincingly in the new book "Mauritius - the Primitive Issues" by Arnold Rudge.

B.P.A. and David Brandon Certificates.

A STAMP OF THE GREATEST ORDER OF IMPORTANCE.  THE RAREST AND MOST AMAZING OF ALL THE PRIMITIVE ISSUES!


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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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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SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
0.00

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SG133. 1882 5 Orange. 'Blued Paper'. A breathtaking U/M mint.
SG133. 1882 5 Orange. 'Blued Paper'. A breathtaking U/M mint.
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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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
0.00

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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
0.00

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SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
0.00

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

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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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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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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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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SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
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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SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
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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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
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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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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