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Mauritius continued...

Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30040   image1860 (Aug 28) Entire from Madras to Mauritius with "Late Received" hs (type IID-3 and a rare postmark according to Kanai), endorsed "per Mermaid" and charged "1/", reverse with GPO Mauritius double circle ds, some minor soiling, fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 150

Currently (SAN)...GBP 150.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30041   image1862 (Dec 22) Envelope with original letter from MADAGASCAR, sent from Antananarivo by the Anglican missionary William Ellis, with ms "8d" erased and replaced by "6", with red "Ship Letter" hs (type IID-2) on arrival, fine and scarce Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 400

Currently (SAN)...GBP 400.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30042 ,   image1834-56, Group of 7 stampless covers incl. 1834 entire from Port Louis to London endorsed "N(ew) Y(or)k Pkt" with "INDIA LETTER / HASTINGS" hs on reverse, 1838 entire from Mauritius to France with Mauritius double circle desptach cds, 1855 & 1856 entires from Mauritius to Switzerland, 1856 entire and a part cover to Melbourne Australia, and a stained 1856 entire to USA with double oval Packet Letter ds, all ex Virkam Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius Collection]

Estimate. GBP 150

Currently (SAN)...GBP 150.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30043 ,   1843-56, Group of four stampless covers incl. 1843 entire from Mauritius to France endorsed "per Victoria", 1849 wrapper from Port Louis to France with "COLOMBO / STEAMER-LETTER" cds on reverse and two 1856 entires to India with ms "Not found / Return to Mauritius", fine (Image 1)

Get Market Data for [Mauritius Collection]

Estimate. GBP 100

Currently (SAN)...GBP 100.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
Incoming Mail
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30044   imageCAPE OF GOOD HOPE: 1849 (Dec 22) Entire from Paarl to Mauritius, with "12" octagonal for Paarl and nice "GENERAL POST OFFICE / CAPE TOWN" with crown oval cachet, ms "8d" and "1/", with crown GPO ds on arrival, fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

Currently (SAN)...GBP 200.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30045   imageGREAT BRITAIN: 1860 (Nov 1) Wrapper from London to Mauritius with three 1858-76 2d blue pl8 tied by London "88" duplexes, with "4 1/2d" accountancy hs below, reverse with crowned GPO arrival ds, fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 150

Currently (SAN)...GBP 150.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30046   imageNATAL: 1853 (Sep 5) Wrapper from Natal to Mauritius, endorsed "Per Mercury" and rated 6d with blue Natal crown in circle ds, with Mauritius crowned GPO ds adjacent, cover in need of restoration (top backflap detached), scarce (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

Currently (SAN)...GBP 200.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30047 32a imageVICTORIA: 1856 (Oct 11) Entire from Melbourne to Mauritius with 1854-55 6d dull orange, very close to large margins (top left corner cosmetically repaired in margin), tied by dumb barred oval, endorsed "Sailor's Friend to Ceylon," with Mauritius crowned GPO arrival ds below, reverse with Melbourne despatch, address panel reinforced, a rare destination (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100

Currently (SAN)...GBP 100.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30048 41 imageNEW SOUTH WALES: 1852 (Jul 13) Wrapper from Sydney to Mauritius with 1850-51 Sydney View 3d emerald green on soft yellowish wove paper, pos.8, good to large margins, tied by dumb barred oval, endorsed "per Fanny Firkin(?)", with Mauritius crowned GPO arrival ds alongside, reverse with Sydney Ship Letter oval ds, very fine cover to a rare destination Expertise: Cert. BPA (1987) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 41 ]

Estimate. GBP 1,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 1,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30049 41 imageNEW SOUTH WALES: 1851 (Dec 1) Entire from Sydney to Mauritius with 1850-51 Sydney View 3d emerald green on soft yellowish wove paper, close to very good margins, tied by dumb barred ovals with Sydney Paid Ship Letter ds adjacent, endorsed "per Ship Victory", with Mauritius crowned GPO arrival ds and "Ship Letter", very fine cover to a rare destination (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 600

Currently (SAN)...GBP 600.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30050 66 imageNEW SOUTH WALES: 1856 (Dec 31) Wrapper from Sydney to Réunion with 1852 3d dull yellow green, close but clear margins all around, tied by dumb barred oval, endorsed "Par le Natal / voie de Maurice", with Mauritius crowned GPO transit ds below, reverse with Sydney cds and Réunion "M&I" hs and St. Denis arrival, some minor toning, a rare destination (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 66 ]

Estimate. GBP 200

Currently (SAN)...GBP 200.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30051 DE 3 imageA "FERRARY" EARLIEST IMPRESSION 1D. POST PAID UNUSED 1852-54 Post Paid 1d. vermilion, position 11, unused without gum, good margins all around, bright color on yellowish paper, a very fine example of this difficult-to-find rarity; only one unused example was gathered in famous collections such as those formed by Burrus or Kanai, a key item for the advanced collector of Mauritius and a highly desirable world rarity (SG £70'000) Provenance: Ferrary Expertise: Signed Bloch (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 3 ]

Estimate. GBP 30,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 30,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30052 O 3 image1852-54 Post Paid 1d. orange-vermilion, position 5, clear to very large margins, crisp impression on thick yellowish paper, cancelled at Souillac by numeral '3' hs, leaving the profile of the Queen quite clear, a very fine example of this rarity Expertise: Certs. Calves (1980), BPB (2002), Brandon (2006) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Estimate. GBP 3,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 3,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30053 5 image1848-49 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 11, wide to very large margins, neatly tied by bars cancel to folded entire letter to Bordeaux, endorsed 'p. Bougainville' with 'MAURITIUS/JU19.1849/GPO' crown cds and red Fresh entry through Spain alongside, rated '3' decides, Lisbon transit and Bordeaux bs, an attempt was made to tear the stamp from the cover, and this has been reinforced with hinges, a very rare stamp on cover and a key item for the connoisseur Provenance: Alfred Caspary (Feb 1858), Vikram Chand Expertise: Signed Enzo Diena, certs. Holcombe (1994, photo of the front missing), Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 20,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 20,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30054 5a imageTHE UNIQUE 'PENOE' EARLIEST IMPRESSION COVER 1848-49 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 7, exhibiting the famous 'PENOE' variety, intense deep shade, large to predominantly very large margins, tied by bars cancel on 3 July 1849 folded cover to Bordeaux, leaving the profile quite clear, endorsed 'p. Pondicherry', showing Mauritius crown cds and '6' décimes manuscript rate alongside, reverse with arrival cds on 6 October (SG £45,000 for the stamp used) This stamp is characteristic of the "dry" or " sticky" impression which results in missing the completion of lines especially on the portrait cheek Illustrated in colour on page 66 of Hiroyuki Kanai's 'Classic Mauritius' handbook This is the only recorded 'PENOE' Earliest Impression cover, a major Mauritius rarity and the most important item of this territory featuring a variety Provenance: Alfred Caspary (1958), Lars Amundsen (1967), Hiroyuki Kanai (1993) and Vikram Chand Expertise: Certs. Miro (1958), RPSL (1959), Brandon (2006) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 5a ]

Estimate. GBP 40,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 40,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30055 O 6 image1853-55 Post Paid 1d vermilion, position 3, clear to ample margins, cancelled by unusually clear strike of numeral '14' hs from Plaine Magnan, tiny tear in upper right margin barely affecting the design, very fine appearance and rare (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 6 ]

Estimate. GBP 1,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 1,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30056 O 6 image1853-55 1d. orange-vermilion, position 9, three very large margins, ample at left, all being even, remarkably vivid colour, lightly cancelled by framed hs leaving the design quite clear, with accompanying B.P.A. certificate stating a repair which according to us it is nothing more than a filled thin spot at bottom, small surface scuff on face resulting in a minute pinhole, not detracting from the extremely fine appearance Expertise: Signed Calves, certs. P.F. (1970), BPA (1992) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 6 ]

Estimate. GBP 1,500

Currently (SAN)...GBP 1,500.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30057 O 6 image1853-55 1d. vermilion, vertical pair, positions 4/7, excellent margins being balanced and fresh impression, each design quite centrally cancelled by elusive numeral '3' hs from Souillac, stated in the certificate as free of any imperfection and described in the Hind sale as superb, small faults were mentioned in the description presented in the Kanai sale but trivial imperfections at worst, a very rare multiple in a very attractive and outstanding state of preservation Provenance: Hind, de Silva, Stevens, Amundsen, Kanai, Chand Expertise: Cert. BPB (2002) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 5,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 5,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30058 6 image1853-55 Post Paid 1d vermilion, position 3, ample to huge margins, tied by concentric rings hs on local printed wedding invitation dated 2.8.1856, showing 'MAURITIUS/GPO' crowned ds and elusive 'PENNY POST' framed hs on front (Kanai IIH-2), edge splitting at top and base, an exceedingly rare local usage in this early period, highly desirable Provenance: Vikram Chand Expertise: Signed Calves, certs. B.P.A. (1983) and Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 4,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 4,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30059 O 7 image1853-55 1d. orange-vermilion, position 10, graced by excellent margins which are even and very large, very fresh, lightly cancelled by numeral '3' hs from Souillac, slight vertical crease, of outstandingly fine appearance for this rare stamp Expertise: Cert. Brandon (1993) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

Currently (SAN)...GBP 2,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM

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