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SG370-373. 1906 Set of 4. Very fine mint...
SG370-373. 1906 Set of 4. Very fine mint...
150.00

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SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb mint...
SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb mint...
25.00

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SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb fresh mint...
SG453-458. 1920 Set of 6. Superb fresh mint...
30.00

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SG O73. 1910 1/2d Yellow-green. Brilliant fresh mint block...
SG O73. 1910 1/2d Yellow-green. Brilliant fresh mint block...
50.00

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SG2. 1885 80pa on 5d Green. Superb fresh mint...
SG2. 1885 80pa on 5d Green. Superb fresh mint...
90.00

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SG57. 1906 2/6 Green and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
SG57. 1906 2/6 Green and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
20.00

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SG68. 1913 5/- Green and red/yellow. Superb fresh mint...
SG68. 1913 5/- Green and red/yellow. Superb fresh mint...
35.00

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SG72. 1892 1/2d on 1d Dull blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG72. 1892 1/2d on 1d Dull blue. Superb fresh mint...
30.00

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SG11. 1871 3d Pale yellow-green. Superb fresh mint...
SG11. 1871 3d Pale yellow-green. Superb fresh mint...
60.00

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SG8. 1858 (1/2d) Green. Superb used with excellent colour and ma
SG8. 1858 (1/2d) Green. Superb used with excellent colour and ma
50.00

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SG7. 1857 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Very fine used...
SG7. 1857 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Very fine used...
30.00

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SG5. 1855 (4d) Brownish red. Superb used with excellent colour..
SG5. 1855 (4d) Brownish red. Superb used with excellent colour..
90.00

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SG76-80. 1921 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG76-80. 1921 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
175.00

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SG85-89. 1926 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG85-89. 1926 Set of 5. Choice superb fresh mint...
395.00

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SG95-98. 1931 Set of 4. Superb mint...
SG95-98. 1931 Set of 4. Superb mint...
110.00

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SG16. 1967 $5 Multicoloured. Brilliant fine used...
SG16. 1967 $5 Multicoloured. Brilliant fine used...
420.00

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SG F215. 1942 11/- on 11/- Yellow. Brilliant fresh U/M mint bloc
SG F215. 1942 11/- on 11/- Yellow. Brilliant fresh U/M mint bloc
295.00

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SG629a. 1961 6d Purple and gold. 'Gold Omitted'. Superb used...
SG629a. 1961 6d Purple and gold. 'Gold Omitted'. Superb used...
650.00

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SG4. 1879 1/2d Olive-yellow. Superb fresh well centred mint...
SG4. 1879 1/2d Olive-yellow. Superb fresh well centred mint...
60.00

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SG6. 1879 2d Green. very fine fresh mint...
SG6. 1879 2d Green. very fine fresh mint...
55.00

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SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Very fine used with huge margins...
SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Very fine used with huge margins...
350.00

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SG141. 1915 12p on 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
SG141. 1915 12p on 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint block of 4...
350.00

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SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint margina
SG O188. 1950 50c Green. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint margina
90.00

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SG O163. 1949 2c Brown. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint block...
SG O163. 1949 2c Brown. Brilliant fresh U/M top imprint block...
50.00

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SG205b. 1912 5c Deep blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint marginal...
SG205b. 1912 5c Deep blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint marginal...
40.00

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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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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 FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
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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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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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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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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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SG504b+504c. 1951 1d The Magnificent Imperforate Block. U/M mint
SG504b+504c. 1951 1d The Magnificent Imperforate Block. U/M mint
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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
0.00

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SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
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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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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