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SG41-50. 1921 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG41-50. 1921 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh mint...
50.00

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SG64-75. 1956 Set of 12 complete with shades. Brilliant U/M mint
SG64-75. 1956 Set of 12 complete with shades. Brilliant U/M mint
70.00

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SG145-158. 1953 Set of 14 plus shades. Superb U/M mint...
SG145-158. 1953 Set of 14 plus shades. Superb U/M mint...
135.00

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SG200-213. 1967 Set of 15, plus varities. U/M mint...
SG200-213. 1967 Set of 15, plus varities. U/M mint...
25.00

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SG1-15. 1968 Set of 15. Brilliant fine used...
SG1-15. 1968 Set of 15. Brilliant fine used...
25.00

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SG L1-L10. 1905 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
SG L1-L10. 1905 Set of 10. Superb fine used...
85.00

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SG O153-O159. 1946 Set of 7. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
SG O153-O159. 1946 Set of 7. Choice brilliant U/M mint...
185.00

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SG ED6-ED10. 1950 'Postge Due'. Set of 5. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
SG ED6-ED10. 1950 'Postge Due'. Set of 5. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
40.00

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SG60-72. 1939 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG60-72. 1939 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
55.00

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SG193-207. 1960 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
SG193-207. 1960 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
45.00

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SG G26-G40. 1954 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
SG G26-G40. 1954 Set of 15. Superb fine used...
70.00

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SG99-105. 1932 Set of 7 plus perforation varieties. Superb fresh
SG99-105. 1932 Set of 7 plus perforation varieties. Superb fresh
120.00

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SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12 plus a couple of shades. Brilliant fresh
SG43-54. 1939 Set of 12 plus a couple of shades. Brilliant fresh
35.00

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SG135-146. 1948 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG135-146. 1948 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
45.00

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SG120a-132. 1938 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG120a-132. 1938 Set of 13. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
30.00

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SG S1. 1916 1/2d Green. Superb fresh mint...
SG S1. 1916 1/2d Green. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG S2. 1916 1d Scarlet. Superb fresh mint...
SG S2. 1916 1d Scarlet. Superb fresh mint...
50.00

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SG16a. 1905 2/6 Black and brown. Very fine fresh well centred mi
SG16a. 1905 2/6 Black and brown. Very fine fresh well centred mi
330.00

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SG136. 1897 $1 Lake. Superb used with a neat 'WINNIPEG'...
SG136. 1897 $1 Lake. Superb used with a neat 'WINNIPEG'...
165.00

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SG12a. 1922 2d Orange (Die i). 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fres
SG12a. 1922 2d Orange (Die i). 'Overprint Inverted'. Superb fres
150.00

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SG51. 1913 5/- Grey-green and violet. very fine well centred min
SG51. 1913 5/- Grey-green and violet. very fine well centred min
45.00

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SG1278ab. 1992 $2 Multicoloured. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U
SG1278ab. 1992 $2 Multicoloured. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant U
525.00

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SG399. 1913 2/6 Vandyke brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
SG399. 1913 2/6 Vandyke brown. Brilliant U/M mint...
2,300.00

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SG403, 1913 1 Deep green. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
SG403, 1913 1 Deep green. Brilliant fresh well centred mint...
2,100.00

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SG O17. 1895 'OFFICIAL'. 1r.12c Dull rose. Superb fresh mint...
SG O17. 1895 'OFFICIAL'. 1r.12c Dull rose. Superb fresh mint...
65.00

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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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SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
SG8. 1858 Immaculate small white envelope from New Plymouth...
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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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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
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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SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
SG24. 1856 4c Black/magenta. THE WORLDS FINEST EXAMPLE...
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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
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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SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
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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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
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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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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
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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SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
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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