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SG5b. 1855 1d Deep rose-red. Superb fresh mint...
SG5b. 1855 1d Deep rose-red. Superb fresh mint...
800.00

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SG20. 1864 6d Bright mauve. Very fine used with exceptional...
SG20. 1864 6d Bright mauve. Very fine used with exceptional...
275.00

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SG131. 1897 10c Purple. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG131. 1897 10c Purple. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
100.00

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SG23. 1905 2p Black and blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG23. 1905 2p Black and blue. Brilliant fresh mint...
30.00

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SG F125. 1924 2/6 Deep grey-brown. Superb fresh mint...
SG F125. 1924 2/6 Deep grey-brown. Superb fresh mint...
100.00

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SG F111. 1913 2/- Deep blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG F111. 1913 2/- Deep blue. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG F115. 1913 5/- Yellow-green. Superb fresh mint marginal...
SG F115. 1913 5/- Yellow-green. Superb fresh mint marginal...
130.00

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SG E3. 1936 6d Carmine and bright violet. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
SG E3. 1936 6d Carmine and bright violet. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
70.00

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SG E5. 1939 6d Vermilion and bright violet. Brilliant fresh U/M
SG E5. 1939 6d Vermilion and bright violet. Brilliant fresh U/M
200.00

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SG105. 1927 5/- Cermine-red and black. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG105. 1927 5/- Cermine-red and black. Brilliant U/M mint...
40.00

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SG H58. 1916 20/- Purple and black/red. Brilliant fresh mint mar
SG H58. 1916 20/- Purple and black/red. Brilliant fresh mint mar
160.00

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SG37c. 1928 1 Rose-pink. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG37c. 1928 1 Rose-pink. Brilliant fresh mint...
150.00

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SG37c. 1928 1 Rose-pink. Superb fresh mint...
SG37c. 1928 1 Rose-pink. Superb fresh mint...
125.00

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SG37. 1923 1 Rose-carmine. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG37. 1923 1 Rose-carmine. Choice superb fresh mint...
120.00

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SG12. 1902 1d Carmine. 'Mixed perforations'. Superb fresh mint..
SG12. 1902 1d Carmine. 'Mixed perforations'. Superb fresh mint..
125.00

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SG O79. 1925. 1d Deep carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block.
SG O79. 1925. 1d Deep carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block.
45.00

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SG O74. 1910 3d Chestnut. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block...
SG O74. 1910 3d Chestnut. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant mint block...
40.00

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SG O75. 1910 6d Carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb mint block...
SG O75. 1910 6d Carmine. 'OFFICIAL'. Superb mint block...
50.00

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SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint block...
SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint block...
130.00

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SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint...
SG O77. 1910 1/- Vermilion. Superb fresh mint...
20.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
25.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M mint pair...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Brilliant U/M mint pair...
50.00

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SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Exceptionally fine used...
SG552. 1932 1d + 1d Carmine. Exceptionally fine used...
25.00

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SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint.
SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh mint.
50.00

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SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M m
SG O86. 1915 5/- Yellow-green. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M m
90.00

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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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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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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...
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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
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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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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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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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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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SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
SG13. 1861 1d Vermilion. UNIQUE MINT BLOCK OF FOUR...
0.00

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