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SG MS241a. 1978 Volcanic Rock Formations of Ascension . Sheetlet
SG MS241a. 1978 Volcanic Rock Formations of Ascension . Sheetlet
9,500.00

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SG21-30. 1934 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
SG21-30. 1934 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
75.00

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SG91-105. 1932 Set of 15. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG91-105. 1932 Set of 15. Brilliant U/M mint...
100.00

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SG26-34. 1898 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
SG26-34. 1898 Set of 10. Very fine mint...
250.00

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SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6. Brilliant fresh U/M mint..
SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6. Brilliant fresh U/M mint..
295.00

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SG1-15. 1954 Set of 16. Superb fine used...
SG1-15. 1954 Set of 16. Superb fine used...
45.00

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SG31-32. 1948 Set of 2. Post Office fresh U/M mint...
SG31-32. 1948 Set of 2. Post Office fresh U/M mint...
80.00

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SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint...
40.00

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SG104-114. 1903 Set of 11. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG104-114. 1903 Set of 11. Choice superb fresh mint...
375.00

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SG263-264. 1900 Set of 2. Superb mint...
SG263-264. 1900 Set of 2. Superb mint...
275.00

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SG50-52. 1912 5/- to 1. Superb fresh mint...
SG50-52. 1912 5/- to 1. Superb fresh mint...
150.00

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SG33-34. 1908 Set of 2. 1/- and 10/-. Superb fresh mint...
SG33-34. 1908 Set of 2. 1/- and 10/-. Superb fresh mint...
165.00

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SG71-75a. 1937 Set of 5. U/M blocks of 8 (4 pairs) including 1/-
SG71-75a. 1937 Set of 5. U/M blocks of 8 (4 pairs) including 1/-
80.00

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SG159-174. 1956 Set of 16. Brilliant U/M corner blocks of 4...
SG159-174. 1956 Set of 16. Brilliant U/M corner blocks of 4...
400.00

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SG78-91. 1953 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M sheet marginal blocks of
SG78-91. 1953 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M sheet marginal blocks of
375.00

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SG151-164. 1954 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
SG151-164. 1954 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
125.00

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SG101-114. 1953 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M marginal blocks of 4...
SG101-114. 1953 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M marginal blocks of 4...
280.00

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SG65-77a. 1961 Set of 13. Brilliant U/M corner blocks of 4...
SG65-77a. 1961 Set of 13. Brilliant U/M corner blocks of 4...
240.00

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SG267-278. 1953 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
SG267-278. 1953 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
165.00

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SG106a-118. 1954 Set of 15 plus SG117a. U/M blocks of 4...
SG106a-118. 1954 Set of 15 plus SG117a. U/M blocks of 4...
495.00

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SG D18-D25. 1923 Set of 8. Lovely superb fresh mint...
SG D18-D25. 1923 Set of 8. Lovely superb fresh mint...
135.00

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SG189-200. 1955 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
SG189-200. 1955 Set of 12. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
120.00

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SG188-202. 1955 Set of 15. Post Office fresh U/M blocks of 4...
SG188-202. 1955 Set of 15. Post Office fresh U/M blocks of 4...
400.00

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SG150-164. 1947 Set of 15. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
SG150-164. 1947 Set of 15. Brilliant U/M mint blocks of 4...
80.00

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SG47s-50s. 1921 Set of 4 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
SG47s-50s. 1921 Set of 4 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
165.00

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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. 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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SG133. 1882 5 Orange. 'Blued Paper'. A breathtaking U/M mint.
SG133. 1882 5 Orange. 'Blued Paper'. A breathtaking U/M mint.
85,000.00

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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. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
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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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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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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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
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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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
0.00

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SG70a. 1896 2 1/2d on 2/- Dull lilac. Italic "N". 1 OF ONLY 8...
SG70a. 1896 2 1/2d on 2/- Dull lilac. Italic "N". 1 OF ONLY 8...
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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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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SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
SG1. 1885 32c on 2a Yellow. Superb fresh...
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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
0.00

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