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SG114-123. 1934 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
SG114-123. 1934 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
195.00

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SG72-81 (inc.SG73a). 1912 Set superb fresh mint, 3/- U/M...
SG72-81 (inc.SG73a). 1912 Set superb fresh mint, 3/- U/M...
75.00

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SG72-81 (inc.SG73a). 1912 Set superb fresh U/M mint...
SG72-81 (inc.SG73a). 1912 Set superb fresh U/M mint...
150.00

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SG29b. 1886 1/2 on 1/2pi. Emerald-green. Small "1" at right...
SG29b. 1886 1/2 on 1/2pi. Emerald-green. Small "1" at right...
2,950.00

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SG28a. 1886 1/2 on 1/2pi Emerald-green. Large "1" at left. Super
SG28a. 1886 1/2 on 1/2pi Emerald-green. Large "1" at left. Super
1,250.00

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SG97c. 1923 1/2d Grey and black. 'Cleft Rock'. Brilliant fresh m
SG97c. 1923 1/2d Grey and black. 'Cleft Rock'. Brilliant fresh m
50.00

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SG96. 1922 1 Grey and puplr/red. Brilliant U/M corner sheet mar
SG96. 1922 1 Grey and puplr/red. Brilliant U/M corner sheet mar
450.00

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SG112. 1922 10/- Grey and olive-green. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG112. 1922 10/- Grey and olive-green. Brilliant U/M mint...
150.00

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SG255. 1902 10/- Black and purple/red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint.
SG255. 1902 10/- Black and purple/red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint.
80.00

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SG255. 1902 10/- Black and purple/red. Superb mint with brillian
SG255. 1902 10/- Black and purple/red. Superb mint with brillian
40.00

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SG271. 1907 10/- Black and purple/red. Choice superb fresh mint.
SG271. 1907 10/- Black and purple/red. Choice superb fresh mint.
50.00

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SG272. 1908 1 Green and violet. Very fine mint...
SG272. 1908 1 Green and violet. Very fine mint...
195.00

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SG272a. 1908 1 Green and violet. Chalk-surfaced paper. Superb m
SG272a. 1908 1 Green and violet. Chalk-surfaced paper. Superb m
150.00

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SG120. 1913 1 Mauve and black. Superb fresh U/M mint...
SG120. 1913 1 Mauve and black. Superb fresh U/M mint...
100.00

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SG84-93. 1904 Set of 9. Brilliant fresh mint blocks of four...
SG84-93. 1904 Set of 9. Brilliant fresh mint blocks of four...
2,000.00

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SG95-100. 1908 Set of 4. Brilliant mint blocks...
SG95-100. 1908 Set of 4. Brilliant mint blocks...
250.00

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SG15b. 1924 4d Grey-black and black/yellow. 'Torn Flag'. Brillia
SG15b. 1924 4d Grey-black and black/yellow. 'Torn Flag'. Brillia
360.00

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SG69. 1914 1 Black/red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG69. 1914 1 Black/red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
480.00

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SG358s. 1924 50r Dull purple. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh well cent
SG358s. 1924 50r Dull purple. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh well cent
125.00

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SG359s. 1924 100r Grey-black. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
SG359s. 1924 100r Grey-black. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
325.00

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SG126. 1929 1 Black/red. Brilliant fresh U/M minr marginal...
SG126. 1929 1 Black/red. Brilliant fresh U/M minr marginal...
325.00

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SG10. 1855 1d Deep blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG10. 1855 1d Deep blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
85.00

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SG157. 1938 $2 Red-orange and green. Brilliant U/M block of 6...
SG157. 1938 $2 Red-orange and green. Brilliant U/M block of 6...
360.00

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SG10. 1855 1d Deep blue. Brilliant fresh mint block...
SG10. 1855 1d Deep blue. Brilliant fresh mint block...
340.00

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SG J118. 1942 $100 Green and scarlet. The UNIQUE mint block of f
SG J118. 1942 $100 Green and scarlet. The UNIQUE mint block of f
7,000.00

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

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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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 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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
0.00

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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
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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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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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...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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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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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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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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
0.00

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