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SG108c. 1927 2/- Purple and blue/blue. 'Cleft Rock'. Superb fres
SG108c. 1927 2/- Purple and blue/blue. 'Cleft Rock'. Superb fres
325.00

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SG30. 1915 5/- Grey and yellow. Superb fresh perfectly centred m
SG30. 1915 5/- Grey and yellow. Superb fresh perfectly centred m
800.00

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SG41ba. 1949 2d Black and red orange. 'Mountaineer flaw'. Superb
SG41ba. 1949 2d Black and red orange. 'Mountaineer flaw'. Superb
140.00

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SG45cb. 1944 2/6 Black and deep carmine. 'Cut mast and railings'
SG45cb. 1944 2/6 Black and deep carmine. 'Cut mast and railings'
2,750.00

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SG24. 1924 1 Purple and black/red. Brilliant fine used on piece
SG24. 1924 1 Purple and black/red. Brilliant fine used on piece
1,250.00

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SG52b. 1920 4/- Black and carmine. Brilliant fine used on piece.
SG52b. 1920 4/- Black and carmine. Brilliant fine used on piece.
100.00

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SG61. 1922 1 Purple and black/red. Exceptionally fine used...
SG61. 1922 1 Purple and black/red. Exceptionally fine used...
250.00

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SG135. 1933 2/6 Black and violet. Superb used...
SG135. 1933 2/6 Black and violet. Superb used...
225.00

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SG73. 1910 4/- Black and carmine. Superb fine used...
SG73. 1910 4/- Black and carmine. Superb fine used...
140.00

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SG74. 1911 8/- Purple and green.  Superb fine used...
SG74. 1911 8/- Purple and green. Superb fine used...
195.00

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SG70. 1911 6d Dull and bright purple. Choice superb fine used...
SG70. 1911 6d Dull and bright purple. Choice superb fine used...
325.00

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SG116a. 1935 1/- Slate and purple. 'Extra Flagstaff'. Superb fre
SG116a. 1935 1/- Slate and purple. 'Extra Flagstaff'. Superb fre
125.00

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SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Very fine used...
SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Brilliant fresh well cent
850.00

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SG31-40. 1903 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG31-40. 1903 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
260.00

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SG46-55. 1903 Set of 10. Very fine used...
SG46-55. 1903 Set of 10. Very fine used...
775.00

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SG76-85. 1912 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG76-85. 1912 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
250.00

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SG89-101. 1921 Set of 11. Very fine used...
SG89-101. 1921 Set of 11. Very fine used...
450.00

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SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6 plus SG102a. Very fine used...
SG102-107. 1925 Set of 6 plus SG102a. Very fine used...
325.00

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SG131-141. 1921 Set of 14. Very fine used...
SG131-141. 1921 Set of 14. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG108-120. 1913 Set of 13. Very fine used...
SG108-120. 1913 Set of 13. Very fine used...
150.00

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SG85-93. 1904 Set of 8. Very fine used...
SG85-93. 1904 Set of 8. Very fine used...
85.00

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SG76-84. 1902 Set of 9. Fine used...
SG76-84. 1902 Set of 9. Fine used...
110.00

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SG132-138. 1932 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG132-138. 1932 Set of 7. Very fine used...
425.00

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SG107-114. 1929 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG107-114. 1929 Set of 7. Very fine used...
625.00

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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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1840. 2d Bright Blue. Plate 1. Lettered Q-G. Remarkable mint...
1840. 2d Bright Blue. Plate 1. Lettered Q-G. Remarkable mint...
19,500.00

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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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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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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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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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
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'. Brilliant UNUSED...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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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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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SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
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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SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
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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1840. 1d Black. Plate 11. Lettered L-J/L-L. Remarkable mint stri
1840. 1d Black. Plate 11. Lettered L-J/L-L. Remarkable mint stri
55,000.00

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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
0.00

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