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SG204d. 1922 10r Green and red on emerald (emerald back). Die II
SG204d. 1922 10r Green and red on emerald (emerald back). Die II
120.00

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SG14w. 1933 5r Ultramarine and purple. (Watermark Inverted). Sup
SG14w. 1933 5r Ultramarine and purple. (Watermark Inverted). Sup
120.00

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SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Brilliant fine used...
SG18. 1907 1/2d on 5/- Salmon and green. Brilliant fine used...
325.00

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SG76. 1906 10/- Green and purple. Superb fine used...
SG76. 1906 10/- Green and purple. Superb fine used...
195.00

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SG66. 1902 10/- Green and purple. Superb fine used with beautifu
SG66. 1902 10/- Green and purple. Superb fine used with beautifu
200.00

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SG137a. 1923 1 Purple and black/red. (Die II). Superb fine used
SG137a. 1923 1 Purple and black/red. (Die II). Superb fine used
200.00

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SG41s. 1896 10 Black and orange. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint.
SG41s. 1896 10 Black and orange. 'SPECIMEN'. Superb fresh mint.
300.00

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SG100. 1923 10/- Green and red/pale yellow. Brilliant fine used.
SG100. 1923 10/- Green and red/pale yellow. Brilliant fine used.
575.00

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SG65b. 1894 1/2d on 2 1/2d Blue. 'OIE' for 'ONE'. Choice superb
SG65b. 1894 1/2d on 2 1/2d Blue. 'OIE' for 'ONE'. Choice superb
950.00

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SG85a. 1906 2/6 Bluish grey. 'Vertical Pair' Imperforate Between
SG85a. 1906 2/6 Bluish grey. 'Vertical Pair' Imperforate Between
725.00

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SG29. 1895 1 Black and yellow-orange. Superb fine well centred
SG29. 1895 1 Black and yellow-orange. Superb fine well centred
600.00

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SG12g. 1935 2d Ultramarine and grey. 'Dot by chapel'. Superb fre
SG12g. 1935 2d Ultramarine and grey. 'Dot by chapel'. Superb fre
160.00

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SG15c. 1924 4d Grey-black and black/yellow. 'Cleft rock'. U/M co
SG15c. 1924 4d Grey-black and black/yellow. 'Cleft rock'. U/M co
295.00

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SG64-70. 1908 Set of 4. Very fine used...
SG64-70. 1908 Set of 4. Very fine used...
175.00

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SG89-91. 1922 Set of 3. Superb used...
SG89-91. 1922 Set of 3. Superb used...
100.00

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SG D27-D34. 1937 Set of 8. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
SG D27-D34. 1937 Set of 8. Brilliant fresh U/M mint...
150.00

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SG72-81. 1912 Set of 10. Superb used...
SG72-81. 1912 Set of 10. Superb used...
195.00

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SG114-123. 1934 Set of 10. Superb used...
SG114-123. 1934 Set of 10. Superb used...
275.00

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SG288-300. 1934 Set of 13. Superb used...
SG288-300. 1934 Set of 13. Superb used...
100.00

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SG93-105. 1916 Set of 13. Superb used...
SG93-105. 1916 Set of 13. Superb used...
225.00

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SG106-125. 1934 Set of 26. Superb used...
SG106-125. 1934 Set of 26. Superb used...
200.00

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SG188-195. 1908 Set of 8. Very fine used...
SG188-195. 1908 Set of 8. Very fine used...
195.00

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SG52-63. 1938 Set of 12. Superb used...
SG52-63. 1938 Set of 12. Superb used...
110.00

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SG127-138. 1933 Set of 12. Brilliant fine used...
SG127-138. 1933 Set of 12. Brilliant fine used...
5,000.00

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SG40a. 1938 1 1/2d Black and vermilion. 'Davit dlaw'. Very fine
SG40a. 1938 1 1/2d Black and vermilion. 'Davit dlaw'. Very fine
275.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
SG55d. 1898 1d Vermilion and pale ultramarine. 'CENTRE OMITTED'.
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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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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SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
SG39a,39ab. 1859 2d Blue. 'MAURITUIS' for 'MAURITIUS'. UNIQUE...
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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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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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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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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SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
SG3. 1848 1d Orange-vermilion/yellowish. 'Earliest Impression'..
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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SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
SG5. 1850 12c Blue. The highly magnificent entire...
0.00

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SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
SG1. 1847 5c Blue 'Lady McLeod'. The Worlds Finest...
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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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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SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
SG37 VARIETY. 1859 2d Blue. "Lapirot". UNIQUE...
0.00

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