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SG30. 1886 3d Rose. Superb fresh mint with original...
SG30. 1886 3d Rose. Superb fresh mint with original...
1,100.00

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SG178. 1933 5/- Black and purple. Choice superb fresh well centr
SG178. 1933 5/- Black and purple. Choice superb fresh well centr
130.00

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SG132. 1928 1 Blue and bistre-brown. Superb fresh mint...
SG132. 1928 1 Blue and bistre-brown. Superb fresh mint...
160.00

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SG22c. 1965 50c Multicoloured. 'Scarlet Omitted'. Brilliant Post
SG22c. 1965 50c Multicoloured. 'Scarlet Omitted'. Brilliant Post
100.00

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SG11. 1892 2 Rose-red. Outstanding used block of 4..
SG11. 1892 2 Rose-red. Outstanding used block of 4..
525.00

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SG12. 1892 5 sage-green. Brilliant fresh mint with beautiful co
SG12. 1892 5 sage-green. Brilliant fresh mint with beautiful co
1,500.00

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SG13. 1892 10 Brown. A magnificent U/M top sheet marginal mint.
SG13. 1892 10 Brown. A magnificent U/M top sheet marginal mint.
2,950.00

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SG26. 1893 4/- Grey-black and vermilion. Brilliant fresh U/M min
SG26. 1893 4/- Grey-black and vermilion. Brilliant fresh U/M min
200.00

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SG74. 1897 2 Rosy red. Brilliant fresh mint marginal pair...
SG74. 1897 2 Rosy red. Brilliant fresh mint marginal pair...
3,250.00

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SG82a. 1898 4d Olive. 'Imperforate Between'. Brilliant mint bloc
SG82a. 1898 4d Olive. 'Imperforate Between'. Brilliant mint bloc
1,300.00

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SG52. 1896 1d on 4s Grey-black and vermilion. Superb mint...
SG52. 1896 1d on 4s Grey-black and vermilion. Superb mint...
240.00

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SG85a. 1906 2/6 Bluish grey. 'Imperforate Between'. Choice super
SG85a. 1906 2/6 Bluish grey. 'Imperforate Between'. Choice super
900.00

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SG91. 1908 2 Brown. Brilliant fresh well centred mint block...
SG91. 1908 2 Brown. Brilliant fresh well centred mint block...
475.00

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SG92. 1901 5 Deep blue. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG92. 1901 5 Deep blue. Choice superb fresh mint...
3,000.00

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SG113d. 1912 2 Rosy brown (bluish paper). Choice brilliant fres
SG113d. 1912 2 Rosy brown (bluish paper). Choice brilliant fres
2,950.00

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SG F205. 1946 30/- Brown. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG F205. 1946 30/- Brown. Choice superb fresh mint...
275.00

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SG342. 1904 4d Blue and chestnut/bluish. 'Mixed Perfs'. Brillian
SG342. 1904 4d Blue and chestnut/bluish. 'Mixed Perfs'. Brillian
750.00

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SG401a. 1915 3d Chestnut. 'Mixed Perfs'. Superb mint block of fo
SG401a. 1915 3d Chestnut. 'Mixed Perfs'. Superb mint block of fo
325.00

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SG465a 1925 4d Mauve/pale mauve. 'POSTAGF' Error. U/M mint block
SG465a 1925 4d Mauve/pale mauve. 'POSTAGF' Error. U/M mint block
150.00

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SG554. 1934 7d Light blue. Choice superb fresh U/M top corner sh
SG554. 1934 7d Light blue. Choice superb fresh U/M top corner sh
120.00

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SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG F156. 1935 12/6 Deep plum. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
150.00

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SG F168. 1931 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG F168. 1931 5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
450.00

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SG F176. 1936 9/- Brown-orange. Superb fresh well centred mint..
SG F176. 1936 9/- Brown-orange. Superb fresh well centred mint..
260.00

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SG F207. 1951 2-10-0 Red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG F207. 1951 2-10-0 Red. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
375.00

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SG F210. 1952 4 Light blue. Superb fresh U/M mint...
SG F210. 1952 4 Light blue. Superb fresh U/M mint...
195.00

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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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SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
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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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
0.00

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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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SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
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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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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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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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
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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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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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
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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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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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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SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint pair...
SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint pair...
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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
0.00

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