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1937 (August). 2/- Booklet. Edition 390. Overprinted 'CANCELLED'
1937 (August). 2/- Booklet. Edition 390. Overprinted 'CANCELLED'
625.00

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1935 (May). 3/- Booklet. Edition 294. Pristine...
1935 (May). 3/- Booklet. Edition 294. Pristine...
45.00

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1951 (May). 1/- Booklet with margin at the bottom...
1951 (May). 1/- Booklet with margin at the bottom...
25.00

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Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
225.00

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Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
225.00

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Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
Postal Fiscal. Die Proof in black on white glazed card...
225.00

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SG93. 1832. 5/- Chocolate. Superb fresh U/M well centred...
SG93. 1832. 5/- Chocolate. Superb fresh U/M well centred...
85.00

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SG5f. 1898 40c Orange-brown. 'Blue-black Overprint'. U/M mint...
SG5f. 1898 40c Orange-brown. 'Blue-black Overprint'. U/M mint...
45.00

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SG25cw. 1903 10c Dull purple/red. 'Watermark Inverted'. U/M mint
SG25cw. 1903 10c Dull purple/red. 'Watermark Inverted'. U/M mint
25.00

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SG204c. 1921 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Superb w
SG204c. 1921 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Superb w
70.00

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SG594a. 1981 5c Multicoloured. 'Overprint Inverted. Brilliant U/
SG594a. 1981 5c Multicoloured. 'Overprint Inverted. Brilliant U/
40.00

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SG339a. 1965 8d Multicoloured. 'Gold (centre) Omitted'. U/M mint
SG339a. 1965 8d Multicoloured. 'Gold (centre) Omitted'. U/M mint
65.00

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SG104. 1922 10/- Black. Superb fresh mint with exceptional full
SG104. 1922 10/- Black. Superb fresh mint with exceptional full
185.00

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SG333a. 1965 2d Multicoloured. 'Gold Omitted'. U/M corner block
SG333a. 1965 2d Multicoloured. 'Gold Omitted'. U/M corner block
70.00

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SG113. 1922 5/- Green and red/yellow. Choice superb fresh mint..
SG113. 1922 5/- Green and red/yellow. Choice superb fresh mint..
50.00

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SG120. 1922 2/- Purple and blue/blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG120. 1922 2/- Purple and blue/blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
35.00

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SG37. 1927 2/6 Green and brown. Superb U/M mint pair...
SG37. 1927 2/6 Green and brown. Superb U/M mint pair...
110.00

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SG336a. 1965 4d Multicoloured. "Knights of Malta' (silver) Omitt
SG336a. 1965 4d Multicoloured. "Knights of Malta' (silver) Omitt
150.00

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SG213. 1921 5/-Dull purple and purple. Superb fresh mint...
SG213. 1921 5/-Dull purple and purple. Superb fresh mint...
45.00

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SG66w. 1963 5/- Multicoloured. 'Watermark Inverted". Brilliant U
SG66w. 1963 5/- Multicoloured. 'Watermark Inverted". Brilliant U
50.00

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SG102w. 1900 1d Red. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fresh mint...
SG102w. 1900 1d Red. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fresh mint...
100.00

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SG639a. 1982 25c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant U/M
SG639a. 1982 25c Multicoloured. 'Yellow Omitted'. Brilliant U/M
525.00

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SG O14. 1937 10r Green and scarlet. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG O14. 1937 10r Green and scarlet. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
500.00

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SG D19a. 1970 2c Ultramarine. 'Printed on gummed side' Brilliant
SG D19a. 1970 2c Ultramarine. 'Printed on gummed side' Brilliant
60.00

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SG99e. 1919 10 Purple and royal blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
SG99e. 1919 10 Purple and royal blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
3,350.00

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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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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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
0.00

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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
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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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion. A Titan Of Empire Philately!
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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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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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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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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SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
SG291b. 1934 4c Slate-violet. 'Imperforate Horizontally'...
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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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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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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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