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SG F211. 1940 £5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh perfectly centred
SG F211. 1940 £5 Indigo-blue. Brilliant fresh perfectly centred
£650.00

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SG F204. 1946 25/- Greenish blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG F204. 1946 25/- Greenish blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
£750.00

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SG F204w. 1953 25/- Greenish blue. 'Watermark Inverted'. Brillia
SG F204w. 1953 25/- Greenish blue. 'Watermark Inverted'. Brillia
£900.00

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SG89h. 1930 2/6 Grey-black and pale orange-vermilion/grey-blue.
SG89h. 1930 2/6 Grey-black and pale orange-vermilion/grey-blue.
£1,950.00

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SG89g. 1929 2/6 Black and red/blue. Fantastic fresh U/M mint cor
SG89g. 1929 2/6 Black and red/blue. Fantastic fresh U/M mint cor
£175.00

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SG148. 1923 £5 Orange and green. Exceptionally fresh perfectly
SG148. 1923 £5 Orange and green. Exceptionally fresh perfectly
£3,250.00

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SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Superb well centred U/M m
SG113. 1922 15/- Grey and purple/blue. Superb well centred U/M m
£850.00

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SG456a. 1935 2 1/2d Prussian blue. Superb U/M mint...
SG456a. 1935 2 1/2d Prussian blue. Superb U/M mint...
£10,750.00

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SG228ca. 1938 48c Red-brown. 'IMPERFORATE'. Brilliant U/M mint..
SG228ca. 1938 48c Red-brown. 'IMPERFORATE'. Brilliant U/M mint..
£140.00

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SG713a. 1979 20c 'Waterfalls'. U/M se-tenant strip of 3, right h
SG713a. 1979 20c 'Waterfalls'. U/M se-tenant strip of 3, right h
£750.00

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SG161. 1938 5/- Blue and chestnut. Exceptional U/M mint block of
SG161. 1938 5/- Blue and chestnut. Exceptional U/M mint block of
£675.00

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SG399 Variety. 'IMPERFORATE'. Brilliant corner plate block of 4.
SG399 Variety. 'IMPERFORATE'. Brilliant corner plate block of 4.
£2,500.00

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SG13a. 1924 2d Grey-black and grey. 'Broken Mainmast'. Brilliant
SG13a. 1924 2d Grey-black and grey. 'Broken Mainmast'. Brilliant
£350.00

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1881. Master die proof of the 'Die 1' keyplate design...
1881. Master die proof of the 'Die 1' keyplate design...
£1,950.00

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SG J4a. 1947 6d Purple-brown. Wrong font '6'. U/M corner sheet m
SG J4a. 1947 6d Purple-brown. Wrong font '6'. U/M corner sheet m
£325.00

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SG F159. 1931 25/- Greenish blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG F159. 1931 25/- Greenish blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
£650.00

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SG F164. 1931 £3 Green. Superb fresh perfectly centred mint...
SG F164. 1931 £3 Green. Superb fresh perfectly centred mint...
£550.00

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SG F165. 1935 £3-10-0 Rose. Choice superb fresh well centred mi
SG F165. 1935 £3-10-0 Rose. Choice superb fresh well centred mi
£1,425.00

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SG114ba. 1943 £1 Brown-purple and black/salmon. 'Missing Pearl'
SG114ba. 1943 £1 Brown-purple and black/salmon. 'Missing Pearl'
£825.00

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SG114ca. 1952 £1 Violet and black/scarlet. 'WATERMARK SIDEWAYS'
SG114ca. 1952 £1 Violet and black/scarlet. 'WATERMARK SIDEWAYS'
£4,250.00

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SG118bf. 1942 5/- Dull yellow-green and red/yelloe. 'Gash in chi
SG118bf. 1942 5/- Dull yellow-green and red/yelloe. 'Gash in chi
£550.00

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SG20a. 1917 1/2a on 10pa Carmine. Select superb fresh mint...
SG20a. 1917 1/2a on 10pa Carmine. Select superb fresh mint...
£850.00

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SG23. 1917 1a on 10pa on20pa Claret. Very fine used...
SG23. 1917 1a on 10pa on20pa Claret. Very fine used...
£625.00

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SG39a. 1907 1d Black and carmine. 'Overprint Reading Upwards'...
SG39a. 1907 1d Black and carmine. 'Overprint Reading Upwards'...
£4,000.00

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SG169s. 1906 $500 Purple and orange. 'SPECIMEN'. Brilliant fresh
SG169s. 1906 $500 Purple and orange. 'SPECIMEN'. Brilliant fresh
£4,250.00

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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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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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SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
SG235a. 1933 $4.50 on 75c Yellow-brown. 'SURCHARGE INVERTED'...
£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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SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
SG96. 1919 10/- Black. "THE HOLY GRAIL". A brilliant...
£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 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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SG54b. 1898 1d  'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
SG54b. 1898 1d 'Without Initals & Centre Inverted'...
£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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
£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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SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
SG40 & 27. 1859. 'SHERWIN' Combination Cover...
£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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SG6a. 1/- Dull mauve. 'BISECTED" (6d.) Superb fine used on 1860
SG6a. 1/- Dull mauve. 'BISECTED" (6d.) Superb fine used on 1860
£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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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
£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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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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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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SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
SG40. 1859 2d Deep blue. 'SHERWIN' Pair On Cover...
£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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