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Br. P.O. in Crimea. SG Z1. 1854 1d Red-brown. Imperforate strip.
Br. P.O. in Crimea. SG Z1. 1854 1d Red-brown. Imperforate strip.
420.00

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SG103. 1882 1d on 6d Bright yellow-green. 'Surcharge in black'..
SG103. 1882 1d on 6d Bright yellow-green. 'Surcharge in black'..
1,000.00

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SG4. 1857 4d Scarlet-vermilion. Very fine used...
SG4. 1857 4d Scarlet-vermilion. Very fine used...
450.00

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SG73w. 1907 2 1/2d Ultramarine. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fin
SG73w. 1907 2 1/2d Ultramarine. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fin
125.00

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SG139s. 1906 $25 Grey-green and black. 'Specimen'. Superb well c
SG139s. 1906 $25 Grey-green and black. 'Specimen'. Superb well c
275.00

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SG82f. 1921 5/- Green and red/pale yellow. (Die II). Brilliant f
SG82f. 1921 5/- Green and red/pale yellow. (Die II). Brilliant f
40.00

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1882. 8c Orange-yellow used with "U.S. CONSULATE/BANGKOK" overpr
1882. 8c Orange-yellow used with "U.S. CONSULATE/BANGKOK" overpr
340.00

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SG1157c Variety. 1988 38c Multicoloured. 'Double Print'
SG1157c Variety. 1988 38c Multicoloured. 'Double Print'
250.00

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NANDGAON. SG O1. 1893 1/2a Blue. Superb fresh unused...
NANDGAON. SG O1. 1893 1/2a Blue. Superb fresh unused...
375.00

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DHAR. SG6e. 1897 2a Black/yellow. 'Top right corner ornament tra
DHAR. SG6e. 1897 2a Black/yellow. 'Top right corner ornament tra
150.00

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DUTTIA. SG9. 1897 1a Black/white. Brilliant fine unused...
DUTTIA. SG9. 1897 1a Black/white. Brilliant fine unused...
125.00

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SG181. 1884 5/- Crimson. Very fine used with 'GUILDFORD' c.d.s..
SG181. 1884 5/- Crimson. Very fine used with 'GUILDFORD' c.d.s..
85.00

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SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Very fine used with oval 'Register
SG183. 1884 10/- Ultramarine. Very fine used with oval 'Register
65.00

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SG251. 1902 9d Slate-purple and ultramarine. Pristine U/M mint m
SG251. 1902 9d Slate-purple and ultramarine. Pristine U/M mint m
165.00

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SG162-178. 1963 Set complete (inc SG171a) U/M mint...
SG162-178. 1963 Set complete (inc SG171a) U/M mint...
40.00

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SG232-245. 1968 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG232-245. 1968 Set of 14. Brilliant U/M mint...
35.00

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SG263-275. 1971 Set of 13. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG263-275. 1971 Set of 13. Brilliant U/M mint...
20.00

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SG120a-134. 1953 Set complete with every shade. U/M mint...
SG120a-134. 1953 Set complete with every shade. U/M mint...
85.00

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SG69-79. 1961 Set (inc SG72a) brilliant U/M mint...
SG69-79. 1961 Set (inc SG72a) brilliant U/M mint...
95.00

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SG96s-98s. 1937 Set of 3 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
SG96s-98s. 1937 Set of 3 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
75.00

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SG140-158. 1954 Set plus 2c and 10c shades, brilliant U/M mint..
SG140-158. 1954 Set plus 2c and 10c shades, brilliant U/M mint..
85.00

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SG179-190. 1953 Set with some varities, U/M mint...
SG179-190. 1953 Set with some varities, U/M mint...
85.00

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SG143-153. 1955 Set complete (inc SG146a) brilliant U/M mint...
SG143-153. 1955 Set complete (inc SG146a) brilliant U/M mint...
95.00

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SG118-128. 1938 Set plus extra shades, U/M mint...
SG118-128. 1938 Set plus extra shades, U/M mint...
105.00

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SG393ba. 1971 50c Multicoloured. 'Red Printed Double'. U/M corne
SG393ba. 1971 50c Multicoloured. 'Red Printed Double'. U/M corne
425.00

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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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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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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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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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
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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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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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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
0.00

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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
0.00

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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...
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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN'. Brilliant UNUSED...
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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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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