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SG1-11. 1922 Set of 11. Superb fine used...
SG1-11. 1922 Set of 11. Superb fine used...
240.00

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SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Very fine used...
SG190-203. 1932 Set of 16. Very fine used...
150.00

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SG130-145. 1932 Set of 16. Superb fresh mint...
SG130-145. 1932 Set of 16. Superb fresh mint...
375.00

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SG51bs-55s. 1918 Set of 6. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
SG51bs-55s. 1918 Set of 6. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint...
625.00

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SG15-27. 1931. Set of 15. Very fine used...
SG15-27. 1931. Set of 15. Very fine used...
70.00

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SG25-45. 1938 Set of 21. brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG25-45. 1938 Set of 21. brilliant fresh U/M mint...
160.00

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SG11-20. 1933 Set of 10. All very fine used imprint sheet margin
SG11-20. 1933 Set of 10. All very fine used imprint sheet margin
195.00

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SG145-151 and 158-162. Both sets, very fine used...
SG145-151 and 158-162. Both sets, very fine used...
100.00

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SG69-70. 1906 Set of 2. Superb used...
SG69-70. 1906 Set of 2. Superb used...
75.00

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SG11-20. 1933 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG11-20. 1933 Set of 10. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
195.00

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SG163-169. 1909 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG163-169. 1909 Set of 7. Very fine used...
50.00

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SG135-144. 1905 Set of 7. Very fine used...
SG135-144. 1905 Set of 7. Very fine used...
125.00

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SG88-89. 1920. 5/- and 10/-. Very fine used...
SG88-89. 1920. 5/- and 10/-. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG205. 1935 5 Emerald-green. Superb fine used on piece...
SG205. 1935 5 Emerald-green. Superb fine used on piece...
395.00

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SG127-138. 1933 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG127-138. 1933 Set of 12. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
4,750.00

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SG59-67. 1935 Set of 9. Superb used...
SG59-67. 1935 Set of 9. Superb used...
110.00

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SG115-125. 1921 Set of 11. Superb used...
SG115-125. 1921 Set of 11. Superb used...
275.00

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SG71-74. 1906 Set of 4. Superb used...
SG71-74. 1906 Set of 4. Superb used...
40.00

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SG58-61. 1901 Set of 4. Superb used...
SG58-61. 1901 Set of 4. Superb used...
75.00

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SG75-80. 1911 Set of 6 plus shades. Very fine used...
SG75-80. 1911 Set of 6 plus shades. Very fine used...
75.00

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SG81-89. 1912 Set of 9. Very fine used...
SG81-89. 1912 Set of 9. Very fine used...
175.00

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SG91-95. 1918 Set of 5. Very fine used...
SG91-95. 1918 Set of 5. Very fine used...
100.00

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SG1-10. 1933 Set of 10. very fine used...
SG1-10. 1933 Set of 10. very fine used...
195.00

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SG67-71. 1904 Set of 6. Complete with all shades, very fine used
SG67-71. 1904 Set of 6. Complete with all shades, very fine used
150.00

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SG73-82. 1913 Set of 9. Very fine used...
SG73-82. 1913 Set of 9. Very fine used...
80.00

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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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
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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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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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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SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
SG18a. 1878 4d Orange-yellow. 'Imperforate Between, Vertical Pai
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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SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
SG13a. 1861 1d Carmine. THE TRULY MAGNIFICENT BLOCK...
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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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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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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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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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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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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SG6b. 1900 1d on 1/2d Vermilion. 'SURCHARGE TETE-BECHE'. The Mos
SG6b. 1900 1d on 1/2d Vermilion. 'SURCHARGE TETE-BECHE'. The Mos
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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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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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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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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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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