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SG J53c. 1942 8a on 8s Violet. 'Surcharge in red'. Superb perfec
SG J53c. 1942 8a on 8s Violet. 'Surcharge in red'. Superb perfec
250.00

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SG J19a. 1942 6p Bright blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint block of
SG J19a. 1942 6p Bright blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint block of
300.00

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SG J19a. 1942 6p Bright blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG J19a. 1942 6p Bright blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
75.00

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SG B2a. 1898 10pa Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh mint
SG B2a. 1898 10pa Blue. 'Imperforate Pair'. Brilliant fresh mint
295.00

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SG B1. 1898 20pa Bright violet. Superb fresh mint horizontal str
SG B1. 1898 20pa Bright violet. Superb fresh mint horizontal str
2,500.00

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SG S6. 1916 6d Reddish purple. Superb well centred mint...
SG S6. 1916 6d Reddish purple. Superb well centred mint...
80.00

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SG S2a. 1916 1d Scarlet. 'Overprint Double'. Superb fine used in
SG S2a. 1916 1d Scarlet. 'Overprint Double'. Superb fine used in
2,500.00

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IDAR. SG5b. 1944 2a Blue. 'Imperforate Between, Horizontal Pair'
IDAR. SG5b. 1944 2a Blue. 'Imperforate Between, Horizontal Pair'
125.00

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C.E.F. SG C14a. 1911 2a Mauve. 'Overprint Double, One Albino. Su
C.E.F. SG C14a. 1911 2a Mauve. 'Overprint Double, One Albino. Su
150.00

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SG9. 1882 24c Green. Very fine mint...
SG9. 1882 24c Green. Very fine mint...
475.00

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SG89k. 1932 2/6 Black and bright orange-vermilion/deep blue. Sup
SG89k. 1932 2/6 Black and bright orange-vermilion/deep blue. Sup
1,950.00

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SG252w. 1937 2a6p Bright violet. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fr
SG252w. 1937 2a6p Bright violet. 'Watermark Inverted'. Superb fr
100.00

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SG248w. 1937 1/2a Red-brown. 'Watermark Inverted'. Very fine use
SG248w. 1937 1/2a Red-brown. 'Watermark Inverted'. Very fine use
85.00

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SG S1-S8. 1916 Set of 8. Superb fresh mint...
SG S1-S8. 1916 Set of 8. Superb fresh mint...
1,050.00

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SG121-131. 1938 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG121-131. 1938 Set of 14. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
100.00

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SG112-128. 1912 Set of 17. Superb mint with beautiful...
SG112-128. 1912 Set of 17. Superb mint with beautiful...
225.00

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CHAMBA. SG O66-O71. Set of 6. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
CHAMBA. SG O66-O71. Set of 6. 'OFFICIAL'. Brilliant fresh U/M mi
375.00

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SG7. 1882 10c Slate. Very fine used...
SG7. 1882 10c Slate. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG14. 1882 2c Brown. Very fine used...
SG14. 1882 2c Brown. Very fine used...
240.00

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SG21. 1882 10c Slate. Very fine well centred used...
SG21. 1882 10c Slate. Very fine well centred used...
75.00

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SG245a. 1935 3 1/2a Black and dull ultramarine. 'Bird Flaw'. Ver
SG245a. 1935 3 1/2a Black and dull ultramarine. 'Bird Flaw'. Ver
130.00

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SG226a. 1931 1/4a Olive-green and olive-brown. 'F' for 'P' in 'P
SG226a. 1931 1/4a Olive-green and olive-brown. 'F' for 'P' in 'P
195.00

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SG136. 1932 10/- Grey and pink. Superb fine well centred used...
SG136. 1932 10/- Grey and pink. Superb fine well centred used...
100.00

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SG136. 1932. 10/- Grey and pink. Superb fresh mint...
SG136. 1932. 10/- Grey and pink. Superb fresh mint...
320.00

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SG31. 1895 25 Black and blue-green. Brilliant fresh mint...
SG31. 1895 25 Black and blue-green. Brilliant fresh mint...
0.00

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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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SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
SG111a. 1932 2d Black and green. 'Imperforate Between'. Brillian
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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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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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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SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
SG136b. 1934 1pi 'Imperf Between Horizontal Pair'. Unique Corner
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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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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SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
SG10. 1852 4c Black/deep blue - A remarkable pair...
0.00

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SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
SG2a. 1908 1d Red. 'Overprint Omitted, In Pair with Normal'. A b
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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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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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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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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SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
SG117a. 1928 5 Black/yellow. Outstanding used on piece...
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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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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SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint pair...
SG67. 1903 10 Grey and blue. Brilliant fresh U/M mint pair...
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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SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
SG6a. 1851 1/- Dull mauve. 'Bisected' (6d) Wonderful used...
0.00

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