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SG13. 1860 5c Brown. 'Charles Connell'. Superb mint...
SG13. 1860 5c Brown. 'Charles Connell'. Superb mint...
0.00

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SG5a. 1858 1d Rose. Very fine used block of 4 on cover...
SG5a. 1858 1d Rose. Very fine used block of 4 on cover...
3,500.00

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SG247-264. 1937 Set of 18. Suerb fresh U/M mint...
SG247-264. 1937 Set of 18. Suerb fresh U/M mint...
420.00

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SG137-149. 1931 Set of 13. Choice superb fine used...
SG137-149. 1931 Set of 13. Choice superb fine used...
340.00

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SG99e. 1919 10 Purple and royal blue. The UNIQUE used pair...
SG99e. 1919 10 Purple and royal blue. The UNIQUE used pair...
5,500.00

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SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fine used...
SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fine used...
4,500.00

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SG214. 1946 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M sheet marginal m
SG214. 1946 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M sheet marginal m
330.00

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SG14a. 1876 1/- Yellow-green. 'LAID PAPER'. Superb used...
SG14a. 1876 1/- Yellow-green. 'LAID PAPER'. Superb used...
3,950.00

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SG1. 1851. 3d Bright red. Superb fine used with beautiful strong
SG1. 1851. 3d Bright red. Superb fine used with beautiful strong
295.00

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SG1. 1851 3d Bright red. Superb fine used pair...
SG1. 1851 3d Bright red. Superb fine used pair...
750.00

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SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Superb used with neat 'PAID' cancel in re
SG2. 1851 3d Dull red. Superb used with neat 'PAID' cancel in re
400.00

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SG3. 1851 6d Yellow. Choice used with 'EXPRESS MAIL' cancel...
SG3. 1851 6d Yellow. Choice used with 'EXPRESS MAIL' cancel...
750.00

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SG3. 6d Yellow. Brilliant fine used with '(STEAM)BOAT' cancel...
SG3. 6d Yellow. Brilliant fine used with '(STEAM)BOAT' cancel...
800.00

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SG38b. 1915 3d. No stop after 'd'. Superb well centred mint...
SG38b. 1915 3d. No stop after 'd'. Superb well centred mint...
650.00

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SG99. 1916 1 Chocolate and dull blue. Superb fine used...
SG99. 1916 1 Chocolate and dull blue. Superb fine used...
250.00

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SG14. 1861 4d Pale milky blue. Very fine used with beautiful col
SG14. 1861 4d Pale milky blue. Very fine used with beautiful col
1,200.00

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SG14. 1861 4d Pale milky blue. Superb used with beautiful colour
SG14. 1861 4d Pale milky blue. Superb used with beautiful colour
1,950.00

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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. A lovely looking UNUSED example...
SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. A lovely looking UNUSED example...
2,750.00

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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. Brilliant fine used with beautiful colo
SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. Brilliant fine used with beautiful colo
1,750.00

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SG21a. 1863 1/- Pale emerald-green. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG21a. 1863 1/- Pale emerald-green. Brilliant fresh mint...
1,000.00

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SG8b. 1859 1/- Deep dark green. Very fine fresh mint...
SG8b. 1859 1/- Deep dark green. Very fine fresh mint...
125.00

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SG100. 1864 1/- Green. Very fine used with very large margins...
SG100. 1864 1/- Green. Very fine used with very large margins...
125.00

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SG33. 1851 2d Bright blue. Very fine used...
SG33. 1851 2d Bright blue. Very fine used...
60.00

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SG214. 1946 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG214. 1946 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
350.00

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SG27. 1895 3/- Black and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
SG27. 1895 3/- Black and yellow. Superb fresh mint...
160.00

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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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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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SG O1. 1934. The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
SG O1. 1934. The UNIQUE Block of FOUR on Cover...
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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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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
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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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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SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
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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SG20a. 1883 8c Orange. 'Overprint Inverted'. Very fine fresh min
SG20a. 1883 8c Orange. 'Overprint Inverted'. Very fine fresh min
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 FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
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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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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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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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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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