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SG5. 1856 2d Blue. Superb fine used...
SG5. 1856 2d Blue. Superb fine used...
£175.00

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SG13. 1857 6d Brown. Superb fine used with huge margins...
SG13. 1857 6d Brown. Superb fine used with huge margins...
£225.00

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SG17.1857 1/- Blue-green. Superb fine used with beautiful colour
SG17.1857 1/- Blue-green. Superb fine used with beautiful colour
£950.00

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SG76. 1862 6d Brown. Superb fine used...
SG76. 1862 6d Brown. Superb fine used...
£75.00

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SG3a. 1880 2 1/2d Rosy mauve. Large thin 'C'. Brilliant U/M mint
SG3a. 1880 2 1/2d Rosy mauve. Large thin 'C'. Brilliant U/M mint
£100.00

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SG2. 1860 2 1/2d Deep reddish rose. Very fine used...
SG2. 1860 2 1/2d Deep reddish rose. Very fine used...
£125.00

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SG13. 1865 5c Rose. Superb fine used with blue postmark...
SG13. 1865 5c Rose. Superb fine used with blue postmark...
£125.00

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SG14. 1865 10c Blue. Superb fine used with blue postmark...
SG14. 1865 10c Blue. Superb fine used with blue postmark...
£120.00

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SG44. 1864 2c Rose-red. Superb fine used...
SG44. 1864 2c Rose-red. Superb fine used...
£110.00

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SG204c. 1921 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Superb w
SG204c. 1921 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Superb w
£70.00

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SG204d. 1922 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Brillian
SG204d. 1922 10r Green and red on emerald/emerald back. Brillian
£40.00

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SG22. 1916 5/- Bright carmine. Choice superb fresh mint...
SG22. 1916 5/- Bright carmine. Choice superb fresh mint...
£60.00

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SG13. 1917 1/2a on 10pa Green. Superb fine used...
SG13. 1917 1/2a on 10pa Green. Superb fine used...
£425.00

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SG18. 1900 1d Deep blue/blue. Superb fine well centred used...
SG18. 1900 1d Deep blue/blue. Superb fine well centred used...
£250.00

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SG1-4. 1899 Set of 4. All superb fine used on piece, signed...
SG1-4. 1899 Set of 4. All superb fine used on piece, signed...
£825.00

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SG1. 1900 1d on 1/2d Green. Very fine used...
SG1. 1900 1d on 1/2d Green. Very fine used...
£50.00

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SG3. 1900 3d on 1d Carmine. Superb used...
SG3. 1900 3d on 1d Carmine. Superb used...
£40.00

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SG9. 1900 6d on 3d Purple/yellow. Brilliant fine used on piece..
SG9. 1900 6d on 3d Purple/yellow. Brilliant fine used on piece..
£395.00

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SG16. 1900 2s on 1s Green. Very fine used on piece...
SG16. 1900 2s on 1s Green. Very fine used on piece...
£325.00

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SG17. 1900 1d Pale blue/blue. ;Cracked Plate' Variety. Superb fi
SG17. 1900 1d Pale blue/blue. ;Cracked Plate' Variety. Superb fi
£350.00

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SG19. 1900 3d Pale blue/blue. Brilliant fine well centred used o
SG19. 1900 3d Pale blue/blue. Brilliant fine well centred used o
£450.00

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SG20. 1900 3d Deep blue/blue. Superb fine used on piece...
SG20. 1900 3d Deep blue/blue. Superb fine used on piece...
£350.00

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SG22. 1900 3d Deep blue/blue. Brilliant fine well centred used o
SG22. 1900 3d Deep blue/blue. Brilliant fine well centred used o
£1,200.00

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SG11. 1900 1/2d green. Superb fine used...
SG11. 1900 1/2d green. Superb fine used...
£1,400.00

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SG12. 1900 1d Rose-red and green. Superb fine used on piece...
SG12. 1900 1d Rose-red and green. Superb fine used on piece...
£4,750.00

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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE 'INITIAL STATE'... P.O.R.
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE 'INITIAL STATE'...
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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.  The next impression of the plate - the early impression - shows this as being position 9 with substantial changes. This item is stated in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue as being unique.

This is one of the most important stamp discoveries in recent yearsit is dealt with comprehensively 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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SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
SG85a. 1920 1/- Orange-yellow and red-orange. 'FRAME INVERTED'.
£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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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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve 'BISECT'. Superb fine used on clean...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve 'BISECT'. Superb fine used on clean...
£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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
£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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
£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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
£0.00

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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE 'INITIAL STATE'...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE 'INITIAL STATE'...
£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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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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SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
£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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1840. 2d Bright Blue. Plate 1. Lettered Q-G. Remarkable mint...
1840. 2d Bright Blue. Plate 1. Lettered Q-G. Remarkable mint...
£19,500.00

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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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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
£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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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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