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SG178. 1884 2/6 Lilac. Superb fresh top sheet marginal...
SG178. 1884 2/6 Lilac. Superb fresh top sheet marginal...
350.00

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SG178. 1884 2/6 Lilac. Beautiful mint block of four...
SG178. 1884 2/6 Lilac. Beautiful mint block of four...
1,450.00

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SG179. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac. Choice superb fresh perfectly centre
SG179. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac. Choice superb fresh perfectly centre
375.00

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SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Superb well centred used...
SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Superb well centred used...
160.00

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SG179. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac. Superb used with a 'BELFAST' c.d.s..
SG179. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac. Superb used with a 'BELFAST' c.d.s..
60.00

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SG179a. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac on blued paper. Superb well centred.
SG179a. 1884 2/6 Deep lilac on blued paper. Superb well centred.
1,500.00

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SG181. 1884. 5/- Crimson. Very fine used with 'GUILDFORD'...
SG181. 1884. 5/- Crimson. Very fine used with 'GUILDFORD'...
65.00

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SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Very fine used...
SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Very fine used...
60.00

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SG263. 1902 5/- Bright carmine. Lovely used example...
SG263. 1902 5/- Bright carmine. Lovely used example...
95.00

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SG266. 1902 1 Dull blue-green. Choice superb fine used pair....
SG266. 1902 1 Dull blue-green. Choice superb fine used pair....
750.00

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SG266. 1902 1 Dull blue-green. Choice superb fine well centred
SG266. 1902 1 Dull blue-green. Choice superb fine well centred
375.00

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SG400. 1913 2/6 Sepia-brown. Superb fresh mint...
SG400. 1913 2/6 Sepia-brown. Superb fresh mint...
135.00

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SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo-blue. Select superb fine well centred us
SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo-blue. Select superb fine well centred us
275.00

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SG404. 1913 1 Dull blue-green. Exceptional used pair...
SG404. 1913 1 Dull blue-green. Exceptional used pair...
1,650.00

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SG318. 1912 5/- Carmine. Exceptional used block...
SG318. 1912 5/- Carmine. Exceptional used block...
395.00

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SG12 1900 1d Rose-red and green. Superb fine used on piece...
SG12 1900 1d Rose-red and green. Superb fine used on piece...
5,000.00

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SG Z3. 1889 2d green of Jamaica. Superb used with excellent colo
SG Z3. 1889 2d green of Jamaica. Superb used with excellent colo
950.00

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SG17. 1907 1/2d on 1d Carmine. Superb fine used block of four...
SG17. 1907 1/2d on 1d Carmine. Superb fine used block of four...
295.00

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SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Superb fresh mint...
SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Superb fresh mint...
175.00

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SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Choice superb fine used
SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Choice superb fine used
1,000.00

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SG1. 1899 '1/2 PENCE' on 1/2d Green. Very fine U/M mint block of
SG1. 1899 '1/2 PENCE' on 1/2d Green. Very fine U/M mint block of
575.00

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SG1-4. 1899 Set (4 values) all superb used on piece...
SG1-4. 1899 Set (4 values) all superb used on piece...
1,100.00

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SG1. 1899 '1/2 PENCE' on 1/2d Green. Superb mint block of four..
SG1. 1899 '1/2 PENCE' on 1/2d Green. Superb mint block of four..
1,000.00

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SG2. 1899 '1 PENCE' on 1d Rose. Superb used vertical strip of 5.
SG2. 1899 '1 PENCE' on 1d Rose. Superb used vertical strip of 5.
450.00

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SG2a. 1899 '1 PENCE' on 1d Rose. Italic 'Z'. Superb fine used wi
SG2a. 1899 '1 PENCE' on 1d Rose. Italic 'Z'. Superb fine used wi
950.00

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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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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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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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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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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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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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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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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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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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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
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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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
0.00

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