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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
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Mauritius
2013-11-13
Worldwide Stamps and Covers
 
Sale Number 1059, Lot Number 6466, Labuan thru NetherlandsMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3). Position 2 in the setting of 12, large to huge margins all around, bright color and very sharp impression, thick paper typical of the earliest impression, three-ring numeral "1" cancellation

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MAURITIUS 1848 ONE-PENNY "POST PAID" EARLIEST IMPRESSION.

The first stamps of Mauritius were engraved directly onto two copper plates. The plates wore away relatively quickly, and so only a very limited number of impressions qualify as the earliest. Moreover, the three-ring numeral "1" cancellation used on this example is believed to have been made by J.O. Barnard - the engraver and printer of these stamps. Numerals 1-3 and 5-6 were introduced in May 1853. Very few strikes of this cancel are known to exist.

With 1981 R.P.S., 2008 Sismondo and 2008 Brandon certificates. SG £17,000

18,000
7,000
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
2010-12-15
Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers
 
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5624, Foreign Stamps and Covers (Great Britain to Spain)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange-Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange-Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange-Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3). Position 2, margins ample to touching, sharp impression, barred intaglio numeral cancel, thin spot at left and accompanying certificate notes a bit sulpherized at lower right

APPEARS FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE MAURITIUS 1848 ONE-PENNY POST PAID EARLIEST IMPRESSION.

The first stamps of Mauritius were engraved directly onto two copper plates. The plates wore away relatively quickly, and so only a very limited number of impressions qualify as the earliest.

With 2008 B.P.A. certificate, SG £15,000

18,500
2,200
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
2001-06-19
U.S. and Foreign Stamps
 
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 1297, Mauritius to New BrunswickMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3). Large to huge margins all around, bright color and very sharp impression, thick paper typical of the earliest impressions, grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MAURITIUS 1848 ONE-PENNY POST PAID EARLIEST IMPRESSION.

The first stamps of Mauritius were engraved directly onto two copper plates. The plates wore away relatively quickly, and so only a very limited number of impressions qualify as the earliest.

With 1981 R.P.S. certificate, SG £13,000

12,500
5,250
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
1999-03-23
U.S. and Foreign Stamps and Covers
 
1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3). Clear margins to just barely touched, bright color and very sharp impression, thick paper typical of the earliest impressions, grid cancel, shallow thin spot

FINE. AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MAURITIUS 1-PENNY POST PAID EARLIEST IMPRESSION.

The first stamps of Mauritius were engraved directly onto two copper plates. The plates wore away relatively quickly, and so only a very limited number of impressions qualify as the earliest.

Signed "P. Wise" in pencil. SG £13,000

12,500
1,900
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
1996-04-23
The K.L. Collection of Classic Rarities
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Sale Number 776, Lot Number 37, MauritiusMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange Vermilion on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3; SG 3). Positions 7-8/10-11, unused block of four from lower left corner of the sheet, beautiful prooflike impression from the earliest state of the plate, richly inked and vivid fresh color, large to huge margins including part of sheet margins at left and bottom, horizontal crease between the stamps and vertical crease thru two righthand stamps, not affecting appearance, few faint toned spots on back

THE FAMOUS AND UNIQUE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE ONE-PENNY "POST PAID" EARLIEST IMPRESSION. THE MOST IMPORTANT UNUSED MULTIPLE OF MAURITIUS AND ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING IMPERFORATE BLOCKS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

This remarkable survivor from the early period of the Mauritius post office can be traced as far back as Henry J. Duveen's ownership. It is not known from whom Duveen acquired the block, although he did purchase a significant portion of Sir William B. Avery's Mauritius collection. When the Duveen collection was dispersed through private sales by Charles J. Phillips in 1922-1926, the block figured prominently among the items purchased by Arthur Hind. After Hind's death, his Mauritius was offered as the fourth part of the British Empire series conducted by H. R. Harmer of London (June 12, 1934), and the "Post Paid" block sold for the U.S. dollar equivalent of $23,688, a staggering price that eclipsed the combined figure paid for the 1p and 2p "Post Office" stamps and came close to matching the amount realized by the 1p and 2p "Post Office" combination cover. The buyer was Alfred H. Caspary, presumably in competition with Maurice Burrus and Alfred F. Lichtenstein. Although Caspary's Mauritius collection paled in comparison to the holdings of his contemporaries, Burrus and Lichtenstein - he lacked even a single example of the "Post Office" stamps - the two titans of British Empire philately must have coveted their friend's "Post Paid" block. In 1958, after Caspary's death, his Mauritius was sold by H. R. Harmer, and the "Post Paid" block was featured in color in the sale catalogue, the only item in all of the Caspary sales to receive such chromatic distinction. It realized $18,500 and soon became part of the Josiah K. Lilly collection. When our firm sold the Lilly collection after his death, the "Post Paid" block realized $64,000 (March 16, 1967).

With 1995 B.P.A. certificate

E. 200,000-250,000
250,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
1987-05-02
1987 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 496, General ForeignMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3). Gibbons No.3, Large to Huge Margins including Left Sheet Margin, Vivid Color, neat target cancel, manuscript year date on back, Extremely Fine, a Marvelous "Gem," with Royal Certificate

22,500
14,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
1980-04-05
1980 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 560, Lot Number 416, General ForeignMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3). Gibbons No.3, Large to Huge Margins including Left Sheet Margin, Vivid Color, neat target cancel, manuscript year date on back, Extremely Fine, a marvelous "Gem," with Royal Certificate (Scott $13,500)

0
27,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British Africa
Mauritius
1979-04-04
1979 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 544, Lot Number 317, General ForeignMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange, Earliest Impression (3). Gibbons No. 3, Huge Margins, Wonderful Rich Color, Target cancel, small light thin spot, Extremely Fine Appearance, A Gorgeous Classic Rarity, with Royal Certificate (Scott $9,000.00)

0
4,750
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