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SG44-48. 1891 Set of 5 surcharges, superb fresh mint...
SG44-48. 1891 Set of 5 surcharges, superb fresh mint...
£750.00

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SG702b. 1966 6d Multicoloured. "Deep blue Omitted'. U/M mint...
SG702b. 1966 6d Multicoloured. "Deep blue Omitted'. U/M mint...
£0.00

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SG117. 1862 1c Black on rose. Superb mint with roulettes on all
SG117. 1862 1c Black on rose. Superb mint with roulettes on all
£5,950.00

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SG117. 1862 1c Black on rose. Superb fresh mint...
SG117. 1862 1c Black on rose. Superb fresh mint...
£5,250.00

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SG119. 1862 2c Black on yellow. Very fine used...
SG119. 1862 2c Black on yellow. Very fine used...
£425.00

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SG120e. 1862 1c Black on yellow. "1" for "I" in "BRITISH" and it
SG120e. 1862 1c Black on yellow. "1" for "I" in "BRITISH" and it
£750.00

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SG121. 1862 2c Black on yelloe. Very fine used...
SG121. 1862 2c Black on yelloe. Very fine used...
£795.00

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SG123. 1862 4c Black on blue. Very fine fresh mint...
SG123. 1862 4c Black on blue. Very fine fresh mint...
£4,750.00

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SG16. 1913 £2 Black and rose. Outstanding used example..
SG16. 1913 £2 Black and rose. Outstanding used example..
£3,250.00

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SG18. 1854 Cover bearing 4c Deep blue to Mahaicony...
SG18. 1854 Cover bearing 4c Deep blue to Mahaicony...
£2,250.00

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SG1a. 1859. (1/2d) Orange. 'Major re-entry'. Brilliant fresh U/M
SG1a. 1859. (1/2d) Orange. 'Major re-entry'. Brilliant fresh U/M
£925.00

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SG3a. 1859 (2d) Carmine. 'Major re-entry'. Superb sheet marginal
SG3a. 1859 (2d) Carmine. 'Major re-entry'. Superb sheet marginal
£275.00

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SG2a. 1859. (1d) Blue. 'Re-rentry'. Superb fresh mint in a block
SG2a. 1859. (1d) Blue. 'Re-rentry'. Superb fresh mint in a block
£395.00

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SG23d. 1916 10/- Deep bright blue. Superb fresh mint...
SG23d. 1916 10/- Deep bright blue. Superb fresh mint...
£325.00

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SG23d. 1916 10/- Deep bright blue. Superb fresh well centred min
SG23d. 1916 10/- Deep bright blue. Superb fresh well centred min
£325.00

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SG106-125. 1934 Original set of 20. Superb fresh imperforate pro
SG106-125. 1934 Original set of 20. Superb fresh imperforate pro
£1,200.00

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SG91-105. 1932 Set of 15 all in imperforate proof pairs...
SG91-105. 1932 Set of 15 all in imperforate proof pairs...
£950.00

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SG53-73. 1950 Set of 21. All in brilliant fresh U/M mint blocks.
SG53-73. 1950 Set of 21. All in brilliant fresh U/M mint blocks.
£750.00

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SG83-91. 1878 Set of 9. All in superb fresh mint blocks...
SG83-91. 1878 Set of 9. All in superb fresh mint blocks...
£3,250.00

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1921. Unissued 2c,6c,8c,15c. Brilliant fresh mint...
1921. Unissued 2c,6c,8c,15c. Brilliant fresh mint...
£950.00

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SG1s-12s. 1923 Set of 12 'SPECIMEN'. All overprints in Afrikaans
SG1s-12s. 1923 Set of 12 'SPECIMEN'. All overprints in Afrikaans
£1,450.00

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1894. The set of 6 in imperforate pairs...
1894. The set of 6 in imperforate pairs...
£2,250.00

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1898. Burutu. Cover to London, bearing 1894 2 1/2d Blue...
1898. Burutu. Cover to London, bearing 1894 2 1/2d Blue...
£850.00

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SG155-156. 1949 50c Purple and 1r Grey. 'SPECIMEN'. Unique...
SG155-156. 1949 50c Purple and 1r Grey. 'SPECIMEN'. Unique...
£950.00

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1927. Pair of £5 Die Proofs in black on glazed card...
1927. Pair of £5 Die Proofs in black on glazed card...
£3,250.00

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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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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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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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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 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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
£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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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. 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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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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
£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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SG117a. 1928 £5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 £5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
£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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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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1840. 1d Black. Plate 11. Lettered L-J/L-L. Remarkable mint stri
1840. 1d Black. Plate 11. Lettered L-J/L-L. Remarkable mint stri
£55,000.00

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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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SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
SG34. 1915 'DEULON'. One Of Only Eight...
£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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
£0.00

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