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SG150-161. 1938 Set of 16. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG150-161. 1938 Set of 16. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
100.00

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C.E.F. SG C23-C34. 1914 Set of 11. Choice superb fresh mint...
C.E.F. SG C23-C34. 1914 Set of 11. Choice superb fresh mint...
300.00

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SG18. 1864 1d Deep carmine-red. Superb fresh mint block of 8...
SG18. 1864 1d Deep carmine-red. Superb fresh mint block of 8...
2,400.00

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1840. 1d Intense black. Plate 5. Lettererd B-J. Very fine used..
1840. 1d Intense black. Plate 5. Lettererd B-J. Very fine used..
95.00

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1840. 2d Blue. Plate 1. Lettered K-D. Very fine used...
1840. 2d Blue. Plate 1. Lettered K-D. Very fine used...
140.00

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SG160. 1910 5/- Scarlet and pale yellow-green. Superb fine well
SG160. 1910 5/- Scarlet and pale yellow-green. Superb fine well
160.00

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SG155. 1910 2/6 Black and lake. Superb fine used...
SG155. 1910 2/6 Black and lake. Superb fine used...
295.00

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SG55. 1903 1 Dull purple and black/red. Superb well centred use
SG55. 1903 1 Dull purple and black/red. Superb well centred use
425.00

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SG102. 1856 (6d) Vermilion and Prussian blue. Very fine used...
SG102. 1856 (6d) Vermilion and Prussian blue. Very fine used...
75.00

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SG42. 1885 $1 on 96c Grey-olive. Choice brilliant fresh mint...
SG42. 1885 $1 on 96c Grey-olive. Choice brilliant fresh mint...
525.00

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SG46. 1862 1/- Deep green. Superb fine used...
SG46. 1862 1/- Deep green. Superb fine used...
175.00

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SG190a. 1916 2c Green and block. Brilliant U/M mint block of 6..
SG190a. 1916 2c Green and block. Brilliant U/M mint block of 6..
180.00

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1948. Complete set of 138 Stamps. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
1948. Complete set of 138 Stamps. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
1,150.00

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SG21. 1862 6 1/2d Rose-lake (deep shade). Superb fine used...
SG21. 1862 6 1/2d Rose-lake (deep shade). Superb fine used...
375.00

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SG20. 1864 Cover bearing 6d Rose-lake (deep shade)...
SG20. 1864 Cover bearing 6d Rose-lake (deep shade)...
0.00

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SG235. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'BALBO'. Brilliant fresh
SG235. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'BALBO'. Brilliant fresh
340.00

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SG22. 1862 8d Rose-lake. Choice brilliant fresh mint block of 4.
SG22. 1862 8d Rose-lake. Choice brilliant fresh mint block of 4.
425.00

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SG193c. 1931 50c Green. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh U/M
SG193c. 1931 50c Green. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh U/M
850.00

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SG1-8. 1898 Set of 8. Brilliant fresh mint, mostly U/M...
SG1-8. 1898 Set of 8. Brilliant fresh mint, mostly U/M...
100.00

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SG11a. 1900 1s on 4d Green and purple-brown. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'.
SG11a. 1900 1s on 4d Green and purple-brown. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'.
0.00

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SG12a. 1900 3d on 1d Lilac. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'. Brilliant fine..
SG12a. 1900 3d on 1d Lilac. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'. Brilliant fine..
0.00

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SG13. 1900 6d on 2d Green and carmine. Brilliant fresh mint bloc
SG13. 1900 6d on 2d Green and carmine. Brilliant fresh mint bloc
6,500.00

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SG1. 1857 1d Brownish-purple. Exceptional mint block of nine...
SG1. 1857 1d Brownish-purple. Exceptional mint block of nine...
1,500.00

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SG3. 1857 3d Yellowish green. Very fine used...
SG3. 1857 3d Yellowish green. Very fine used...
240.00

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SG8. 1857 8d Scarlet-vermilion. Choice brilliant fresh mint pair
SG8. 1857 8d Scarlet-vermilion. Choice brilliant fresh mint pair
725.00

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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 "INITIAL STATE"

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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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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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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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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SG6b. 1900 1d on 1/2d Vermilion. 'SURCHARGE TETE-BECHE'. The Mos
SG6b. 1900 1d on 1/2d Vermilion. 'SURCHARGE TETE-BECHE'. The Mos
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...
SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M pair...
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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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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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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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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
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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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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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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SG9. 1853. 2d Deep blue. Fantastic cover bearing strip of 3...
SG9. 1853. 2d Deep blue. Fantastic cover bearing strip of 3...
0.00

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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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