MAURITIUS

Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius became the first British Colony to issue adhesive postage stamps with governmental approval in September 1847. Inscribed vertically at left "POST OFFICE" the 1d and 2d stamps depicted the head of Queen Victoria facing left. The only surviving cover bearing both stamps, addressed to Bordeaux, France, was auctioned in 1993 in Switzerland by David Feldman and found a happy buyer for the equivalent of $4million. In 2011, Spink auctioned a used Mauritius 'Post Office' 2d blue for a fantastic £1.08million ($1.7million). The previous owner had bought it in 1972 for £29,000. Although the stamp shows very narrow margins on three sides and no margin at the top, and was restored in the 1950s and then again recently, it was bitterly fought over. According to the philatelic media, the stamp was purchased by an anonymous telephone bidder who is believed to have also purchased at the same sale the Virgin Islands 'Missing Virgin' stamp 1867 one shilling, black and rose carmine stamp for £144,000 ($229,778). Only 27 "Post Office" Mauritius stamps are said to exist. Only three covers, each bearing one "Post Office" 1d are known. One of them nicknamed the "Ball Cover" was sold by Feldman in a private treaty transaction in 2006 for an undisclosed record price estimated in excess of $3million.

There are 30 items in this category

MAURITIUS 1887 WRAPPER TO PARIS WITH ADDED STAMP
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: MAURITIUS 1887 WRAPPER TO PARIS WITH ADDED STAMP
Description: ENDORED IN RED "PAR YANG TSI" (the ship carrying the mail) Very Interesting Signed by Dr Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #007238    See Details...
2015 NATIONAL ARCHIVES MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2015 NATIONAL ARCHIVES MNH
Price: $1.00
Item Id #013153    See Details...
2015  INDIAN OCEAN GAMES 1v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2015 INDIAN OCEAN GAMES 1v MNH
Price: $1.50
Item Id #013154    See Details...
MAURITIUS KANAI COLLECTION 1993 FELDMAN AUCTION CATALOGUE + SUPPLEMENT + PRICES
Condition: MAURITIUS KANAI COLLECTION 1993 FELDMAN AUCTION CATALOGUE + SUPPLEMENT + PRICES
Description: THE FELDMAN 1993 AUCTION CATALOGUE OF THE LEGENDARY KANAI COLLECTION OF MAURITIUS Hardbound, Swede Cloth, COLOR THROUGHOUT 204 pages in colour, including double size folded plates This catalogue is a joy for the eyes and a most coveted collectable PRICES REALIZED + CLIPPINGS OF ARTICLES FROM LINN'S + SUPPLEMENT 92 pages of course this is USED but we see little or no wear, it is even better than our own personal copy but if you are a perfectionist remember this is a USED copy
Price: $150.00
Item Id #004225    See Details...
MAURITIUS 1935 SILVER JUBILEE COVER
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: MAURITIUS 1935 SILVER JUBILEE COVER
Description: signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $31.00
Item Id #007123    See Details...
2013 HISTORIC SITES & MONUMENTS 4v SET MINT NH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2013 HISTORIC SITES & MONUMENTS 4v SET MINT NH
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013281    See Details...
2012 MAURITIUS POST OFFICE STAMPS MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2012 MAURITIUS POST OFFICE STAMPS MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Price: $8.00
Item Id #013282    See Details...
2013 FIFA SOLAR & WIND ENERGY + RED CROSS set 4v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2013 FIFA SOLAR & WIND ENERGY + RED CROSS set 4v MNH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013283    See Details...
2012 PERSONALITIES 2 values MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2012 PERSONALITIES 2 values MNH
Price: $1.50
Item Id #013284    See Details...
2011 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE POST OFFICE 1v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2011 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE POST OFFICE 1v MNH
Price: $1.75
Item Id #013285    See Details...
2011 AIDS 1 value MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Condition: 2011 AIDS 1 value MNH
Price: $1.50
Item Id #013286    See Details...
1999 MALARIA WOMEN EMANCIPATION 4v set MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #890-893
Condition: 1999 MALARIA WOMEN EMANCIPATION 4v set MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #010197    See Details...
2000 BEETLES SET + MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #898-901a
Condition: 2000 BEETLES SET + MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $8.00
Item Id #012407    See Details...
2000 OLYMPICS JUDO SAILING 4 values set MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #902-905
Condition: 2000 OLYMPICS JUDO SAILING 4 values set MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $5.00
Item Id #012347    See Details...
2000 FISH set of 12 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #910-921
Condition: 2000 FISH set of 12 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $14.00
Item Id #012409    See Details...
2001 HOTEL SCHOOL * SOLAR ENERGY 4v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #939-942
Condition: 2001 HOTEL SCHOOL * SOLAR ENERGY 4v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.50
Item Id #010194    See Details...
2003 ROTARY * SPORTS * DE LA CAILLE * SUGAR * 4v SET MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #974-977
Condition: 2003 ROTARY * SPORTS * DE LA CAILLE * SUGAR * 4v SET MNH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013645    See Details...
2003  SUGAR SPORTS  ABBE CAILLE 4 values set MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #974-977
Condition: 2003 SUGAR SPORTS ABBE CAILLE 4 values set MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $6.00
Item Id #012380    See Details...
2004 INDIAN OCEAN COMMISSION 1 value MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #982
Condition: 2004 INDIAN OCEAN COMMISSION 1 value MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.50
Item Id #012411    See Details...
2004 MOUNTAINS set 4v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #983-986
Condition: 2004 MOUNTAINS set 4v MNH
Price: $6.50
Item Id #013423    See Details...
2004 TRADITIONAL TRADES SET 4v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #987-990
Condition: 2004 TRADITIONAL TRADES SET 4v MNH
Price: $5.00
Item Id #013426    See Details...
2004 DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2v MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #991-992
Condition: 2004 DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2v MNH
Price: $7.50
Item Id #013424    See Details...
2004 RODRIGUES REGION 4 values set MNH
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #993-996
Condition: 2004 RODRIGUES REGION 4 values set MNH
Price: $5.50
Item Id #013425    See Details...
2004 FLOWERS * ANTHURIUM * 4 values SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #997-1000
Condition: 2004 FLOWERS * ANTHURIUM * 4 values SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $7.00
Item Id #012412    See Details...
2012 LAW DAY 4 values SET Mint Never Hinged
Country: MAURITIUS
Catalog #: Scott #1104-1107
Condition: 2012 LAW DAY 4 values SET Mint Never Hinged
Price: $3.50
Item Id #013149    See Details...