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SG44. 1862 1/- Green. Superb fine used...
SG44. 1862 1/- Green. Superb fine used...
175.00

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SG11. 1857 2d Dull deep blue. Superb fine used...
SG11. 1857 2d Dull deep blue. Superb fine used...
130.00

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SG9. 1857 2d pale blue. Superb fine used with massive margins...
SG9. 1857 2d pale blue. Superb fine used with massive margins...
100.00

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SG13. 1857 6d Brown. Exceptionally fine used...
SG13. 1857 6d Brown. Exceptionally fine used...
175.00

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SG1. 1855 1d Dark green. Exceptinally fine used...
SG1. 1855 1d Dark green. Exceptinally fine used...
295.00

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SG3. 1855 6d Deep blue. Superb fine used...
SG3. 1855 6d Deep blue. Superb fine used...
75.00

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SG5. 1858 1d Deep yellow-green. Choice superb fine used...
SG5. 1858 1d Deep yellow-green. Choice superb fine used...
260.00

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SG1. 1855 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Brilliant fine used...
SG1. 1855 (1/2d) Yellow-green. Brilliant fine used...
500.00

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SG8b. 1859 1/- Deep dark green. Choice brilliant fresh mint...
SG8b. 1859 1/- Deep dark green. Choice brilliant fresh mint...
275.00

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SG3. 1857 2d Green. Superb fresh mint strip of 3...
SG3. 1857 2d Green. Superb fresh mint strip of 3...
375.00

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SG8. 1871 1d Lake. Brilliant fresh mint pair...
SG8. 1871 1d Lake. Brilliant fresh mint pair...
225.00

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SG10. 1857 6d Slate-blue. Brilliant fine used...
SG10. 1857 6d Slate-blue. Brilliant fine used...
140.00

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SG23a. 1861 (1d) Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh unuse
SG23a. 1861 (1d) Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh unuse
550.00

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SG5. 1852 3d Red. Brilliant fine used with RED concentric rings
SG5. 1852 3d Red. Brilliant fine used with RED concentric rings
600.00

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SG130-145. 1832 Set of 16. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG130-145. 1832 Set of 16. Choice superb fresh mint...
375.00

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SG17,18,19,21. Set complete, superb used...
SG17,18,19,21. Set complete, superb used...
325.00

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SG195-197. 1931 Set of 3. Superb fresh mint...
SG195-197. 1931 Set of 3. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG169a-170a. 1946 Set of 2. 'Extra stroke'. Set, both superb fre
SG169a-170a. 1946 Set of 2. 'Extra stroke'. Set, both superb fre
150.00

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SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Set very fine mint...
SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Set very fine mint...
130.00

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SG F4s-F5s. 1897 Set of 2. 'Specimen'. Very fine fresh mint...
SG F4s-F5s. 1897 Set of 2. 'Specimen'. Very fine fresh mint...
195.00

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SG156-157. 1953 Set of 2. Brilliant fresh U/M blocks...
SG156-157. 1953 Set of 2. Brilliant fresh U/M blocks...
70.00

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SG28s-29s. 1946 Set of 2. 'Specimen'. Brilliant fresh U/M mint..
SG28s-29s. 1946 Set of 2. 'Specimen'. Brilliant fresh U/M mint..
120.00

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SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
260.00

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SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Superb fresh mint...
SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Superb fresh mint...
200.00

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SG10a. 1922 1 1/2d Red-brown. 'PENCF' for 'PENCE'. Brilliant fre
SG10a. 1922 1 1/2d Red-brown. 'PENCF' for 'PENCE'. Brilliant fre
225.00

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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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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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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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SG35a. 1908 2 1/2d on 4d Brown and blue. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'...
SG35a. 1908 2 1/2d on 4d Brown and blue. 'SURCHARGE DOUBLE'...
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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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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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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SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
SG513a. 1959 5c Ultramarine and red. 'Centre Inverted'...
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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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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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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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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
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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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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