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SG302. 1930 50c Blue. Superb U/M corner Plate block of 4...
SG302. 1930 50c Blue. Superb U/M corner Plate block of 4...
1,000.00

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SG89a. 1927 2/6 Black and carmine/pale blue. 'Break in scroll'.
SG89a. 1927 2/6 Black and carmine/pale blue. 'Break in scroll'.
250.00

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SG303. 1930 $1 Olive-green. Superb U/M Plate Number corner block
SG303. 1930 $1 Olive-green. Superb U/M Plate Number corner block
540.00

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SG93f. 1932 12/6 Grey and orange. 'damaged leaf at bottom right'
SG93f. 1932 12/6 Grey and orange. 'damaged leaf at bottom right'
625.00

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1929. Die proof of head in black, on card...
1929. Die proof of head in black, on card...
695.00

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SG138c. 1917 1/2d Blue-green. 'Overprint Inverted'. Brilliant fr
SG138c. 1917 1/2d Blue-green. 'Overprint Inverted'. Brilliant fr
460.00

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SG28a. 1887 4d Chestnut. 'Top left triangle detached'. Brilliant
SG28a. 1887 4d Chestnut. 'Top left triangle detached'. Brilliant
275.00

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SG1. 1854 1d Black. Superb fine used...
SG1. 1854 1d Black. Superb fine used...
190.00

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SG S1. 1898 10c Blue-green. Choice superb fresh mint block...
SG S1. 1898 10c Blue-green. Choice superb fresh mint block...
190.00

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SG155. 1910 2/6 Black and lake. Brilliant U/M mint marginal...
SG155. 1910 2/6 Black and lake. Brilliant U/M mint marginal...
440.00

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SG72aa. 1916 3d Purple/lemon. 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fresh
SG72aa. 1916 3d Purple/lemon. 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fresh
250.00

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SG68c. 1916 1/2d Yellow-green. 'Overprint Inverted'. Brilliant U
SG68c. 1916 1/2d Yellow-green. 'Overprint Inverted'. Brilliant U
440.00

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SG S3. 1916 2d Reddish orange. Brilliant fine used on piece...
SG S3. 1916 2d Reddish orange. Brilliant fine used on piece...
375.00

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SG218. 1966 6c Black and olove-green. U/M corner plate number...
SG218. 1966 6c Black and olove-green. U/M corner plate number...
210.00

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SG36a. 1964 1/2d Multicoloured. 'Blue Omitted'. U/M mint...
SG36a. 1964 1/2d Multicoloured. 'Blue Omitted'. U/M mint...
550.00

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SG178. 1903 5c Blue/bluish. Brilliant U/M Imprint block of 8...
SG178. 1903 5c Blue/bluish. Brilliant U/M Imprint block of 8...
1,350.00

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SG329 Var. 1933 5c Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U/M mint.
SG329 Var. 1933 5c Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U/M mint.
675.00

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SG53c. 1897 1d on 3s Black and sea-green. 'Surcharge Double'. Ch
SG53c. 1897 1d on 3s Black and sea-green. 'Surcharge Double'. Ch
600.00

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SG193a. 1931 50c Green. 'Imperf. Between, Horizontal Pair'. Supe
SG193a. 1931 50c Green. 'Imperf. Between, Horizontal Pair'. Supe
920.00

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SG151. 1910 1/- Grey-black and deep blue-green. Superb fresh min
SG151. 1910 1/- Grey-black and deep blue-green. Superb fresh min
55.00

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SG15. 1967 $2.50 Multicoloured. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG15. 1967 $2.50 Multicoloured. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
2,500.00

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SG38. 1920 50r on 2k Yellow-green. Imperforate. Superb mint...
SG38. 1920 50r on 2k Yellow-green. Imperforate. Superb mint...
275.00

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SG251b. 1937 20c Bright blue. 'Line by sceptre'. Superb fresh mi
SG251b. 1937 20c Bright blue. 'Line by sceptre'. Superb fresh mi
60.00

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SG4a. 1919 2 1/2a on 1pi Mauve and yellow. 'No bar to fraction'.
SG4a. 1919 2 1/2a on 1pi Mauve and yellow. 'No bar to fraction'.
85.00

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SG23a. 1885 1/2d on half of 1d Carmine-rose. 'Unsevered Pair'. C
SG23a. 1885 1/2d on half of 1d Carmine-rose. 'Unsevered Pair'. C
85.00

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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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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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SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
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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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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
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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SG28a. 1888 1d on 2 1/2d Ultramarine. 'Surcharge Inverted'...
SG28a. 1888 1d on 2 1/2d Ultramarine. 'Surcharge Inverted'...
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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
0.00

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SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
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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SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
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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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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