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SG41-50. 1921 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG41-50. 1921 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh mint...
50.00

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SG64-75. 1956 Set of 12 complete with shades. Brilliant U/M mint
SG64-75. 1956 Set of 12 complete with shades. Brilliant U/M mint
70.00

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SG145-158. 1953 Set of 14 plus shades. Superb U/M mint...
SG145-158. 1953 Set of 14 plus shades. Superb U/M mint...
135.00

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SG200-213. 1967 Set of 15, plus varities. U/M mint...
SG200-213. 1967 Set of 15, plus varities. U/M mint...
25.00

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SG1-15. 1968 Set of 15. Brilliant fine used...
SG1-15. 1968 Set of 15. Brilliant fine used...
25.00

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SG L1-L10. 1905 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG L1-L10. 1905 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
85.00

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SG O153-O159. 1946 Set of 7. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
SG O153-O159. 1946 Set of 7. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
185.00

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SG ED6-ED10. 1950 'Postge Due'. Set of 5. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
SG ED6-ED10. 1950 'Postge Due'. Set of 5. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
40.00

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SG60-72. 1939 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG60-72. 1939 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
55.00

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SG193-207. 1960 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
SG193-207. 1960 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
45.00

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SG G26-G40. 1954 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
SG G26-G40. 1954 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
70.00

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SG99-105. 1932 Set of 7 plus perforation varieties. Superb fresh
SG99-105. 1932 Set of 7 plus perforation varieties. Superb fresh
120.00

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SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12 plus a couple of shades. Brilliant fresh
SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12 plus a couple of shades. Brilliant fresh
35.00

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SG135-146. 1948 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG135-146. 1948 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
45.00

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SG120a-132. 1938 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG120a-132. 1938 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
30.00

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SG S1. 1916 1/2d Green. Superb fresh mint...
SG S1. 1916 1/2d Green. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG S2. 1916 1d Scarlet. Superb fresh mint...
SG S2. 1916 1d Scarlet. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG16a. 1905 2/6 Black and brown. Very fine fresh well centred mi
SG16a. 1905 2/6 Black and brown. Very fine fresh well centred mi
330.00

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SG136. 1897 $1 Lake. Superb used with a neat 'WINNIPEG'...
SG136. 1897 $1 Lake. Superb used with a neat 'WINNIPEG'...
165.00

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SG12a. 1922 2d Orange (Die i). 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fres
SG12a. 1922 2d Orange (Die i). 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fres
150.00

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SG51. 1913 5/- Grey-green and violet. very fine well centred min
SG51. 1913 5/- Grey-green and violet. very fine well centred min
45.00

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SG1278ab. 1992 $2 Multicoloured. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U
SG1278ab. 1992 $2 Multicoloured. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U
525.00

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SG399. 1913 2/6 Vandyke brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG399. 1913 2/6 Vandyke brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
2,300.00

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SG403, 1913 1 Deep green. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
SG403, 1913 1 Deep green. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
2,100.00

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SG O17. 1895 'OFFICIAL'. 1r.12c Dull rose. Superb fresh mint...
SG O17. 1895 'OFFICIAL'. 1r.12c Dull rose. Superb fresh mint...
65.00

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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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SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
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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SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
0.00

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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
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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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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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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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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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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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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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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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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
0.00

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SG628a. 1961 CEPT 10d. Third Stamp MAJOR ERROR "Pale Green (from
SG628a. 1961 CEPT 10d. Third Stamp MAJOR ERROR "Pale Green (from
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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SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE 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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