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2008 Poppy Strip "Silver (value Omitted". Unique!
2008 Poppy Strip "Silver (value Omitted". Unique!
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2007 Poppy 1st "Silver Q.H. & Value Omitted". Unique!...
2007 Poppy 1st "Silver Q.H. & Value Omitted". Unique!...
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SG2011b. 1997 20p Multicoloured. 'Face Value Omitted'. Brilliant
SG2011b. 1997 20p Multicoloured. 'Face Value Omitted'. Brilliant
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SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M mint...
175.00

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SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M block of 4...
SG716pb. 1967 1/6 Multicoloured. Brilliant U/M block of 4...
700.00

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SG206. 1916 6c Apple-green and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8..
SG206. 1916 6c Apple-green and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8..
575.00

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SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block...
SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block...
25.00

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SG382 Variety. 1965 2p on 2d Multicoloured. 'Additional Surcharg
SG382 Variety. 1965 2p on 2d Multicoloured. 'Additional Surcharg
50.00

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SG385b. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge Double'. U/M in
SG385b. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. 'Surcharge Double'. U/M in
25.00

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SG586w. 1970 4np Multicoloured. 'Inverted Watermark'. Complete U
SG586w. 1970 4np Multicoloured. 'Inverted Watermark'. Complete U
330.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb well centred mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb well centred mint...
100.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb mint...
85.00

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SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb fresh mint...
SG406. 1915 2/6 Yellow-brown. Superb fresh mint...
100.00

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SG203b. 1916 2c Green and black. Brillian U/M mint block of 10..
SG203b. 1916 2c Green and black. Brillian U/M mint block of 10..
2,100.00

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SG190a. 1916 2c Green and black. U/M block of 8...
SG190a. 1916 2c Green and black. U/M block of 8...
250.00

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SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8...
SG192. 1916 4c Scarlet and black. Brilliant U/M block of 8...
50.00

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SG412. 1915 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG412. 1915 10/- Blue. Superb fresh mint...
625.00

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SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
SG402. 1913 10/- Indigo. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
600.00

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SG417. 1919 10/- Dull grey-blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG417. 1919 10/- Dull grey-blue. Superb fresh mint...
200.00

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SG399. 1913 2/6 Deep sepia-brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG399. 1913 2/6 Deep sepia-brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
395.00

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SG63. 1894 "1/2" on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine
SG63. 1894 "1/2" on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine
460.00

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SG64. 1894 1/2 on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine us
SG64. 1894 1/2 on half of 1d Vermilion. 'Bisect'. Superb fine us
295.00

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SG13. 1893 1/2d on 2 1/2d Purple/blue. Choice superb fine used..
SG13. 1893 1/2d on 2 1/2d Purple/blue. Choice superb fine used..
375.00

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SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. "Green Shift". U/M b
SG385 Variety. 1965 6p on 6d Multicoloured. "Green Shift". U/M b
60.00

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SG D8a. 1929 15c Black/orange. "cent.s" for "cents". Superb unus
SG D8a. 1929 15c Black/orange. "cent.s" for "cents". Superb unus
60.00

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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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SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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
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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...
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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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SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
SG FR1. 1874 One of the most important and highly celebrated...
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SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
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SG20a. 1883 8c Orange. 'Overprint Inverted'. Very fine fresh min
SG20a. 1883 8c Orange. 'Overprint Inverted'. Very fine fresh min
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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.
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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
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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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SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
SG13ab. 1945 25c Dull purple and scarlet. The Unique and highly
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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
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SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
SG216a. 1964 6d Black and light blue. 'GLASGOW' ERROR. FANTASTIC
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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
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