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SG O79. 1925. 1d Deep carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block.
SG O79. 1925. 1d Deep carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block.
45.00

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SG O74. 1910 3d Chestnut. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block...
SG O74. 1910 3d Chestnut. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block...
40.00

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SG O75. 1910 6d Carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb mint block...
SG O75. 1910 6d Carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb mint block...
50.00

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SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint block...
SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint block...
130.00

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SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint...
SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint...
20.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
25.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M mint pair...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M mint pair...
50.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M block...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M block...
110.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Exceptionally fine used...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Exceptionally fine used...
25.00

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SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint.
SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint.
50.00

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SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M m
SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M m
90.00

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SG O66. 1907 2/- Blue-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG O66. 1907 2/- Blue-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint...
45.00

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SG O67. 1907 5/- Deep red. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb fresh well centred
SG O67. 1907 5/- Deep red. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb fresh well centred
120.00

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SG O67. 1907 5/- Deep red. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb fresh sheet margin
SG O67. 1907 5/- Deep red. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb fresh sheet margin
100.00

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SG188-204. 1899 Set of 17. Fine mint with excellent colours...
SG188-204. 1899 Set of 17. Fine mint with excellent colours...
140.00

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SG127-132. 1917-24. Set of 6. Very fine mint...
SG127-132. 1917-24. Set of 6. Very fine mint...
300.00

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SG98-123. 1921 Set of 24. Superb fresh mint...
SG98-123. 1921 Set of 24. Superb fresh mint...
95.00

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SG154-161. 1921 Set of 8. Superb fresh mint...
SG154-161. 1921 Set of 8. Superb fresh mint...
25.00

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SG162-175. 1922 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG162-175. 1922 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh mint...
40.00

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SG176-186. 1928 Set of 11. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG176-186. 1928 Set of 11. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
70.00

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SG115-126. 1909 Set of 12. Superb fresh mint...
SG115-126. 1909 Set of 12. Superb fresh mint...
95.00

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SG129-139. 1913 Set of 11. Superb fresh mint...
SG129-139. 1913 Set of 11. Superb fresh mint...
45.00

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SG129-139. 1913 Set of 11. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG129-139. 1913 Set of 11. Brilliant fresh mint...
50.00

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SG171-174. 1932 Set to 1. Very fine fresh mint...
SG171-174. 1932 Set to 1. Very fine fresh mint...
95.00

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SG26-29. 1925 Set of 4. Superb used...
SG26-29. 1925 Set of 4. Superb used...
50.00

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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...
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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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SG108. 1925 5 Violet and black. Superb fine well centred...
SG108. 1925 5 Violet and black. Superb fine well centred...
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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
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SG18a. 1897 2c on 5c. 'UNSEVERED PAIR'. Superb fresh well centre
SG18a. 1897 2c on 5c. 'UNSEVERED PAIR'. Superb fresh well centre
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SG O1. 1934. The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
SG O1. 1934. The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
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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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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SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
0.00

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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
0.00

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