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Mauritius continued...

1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Intermediate Impressions (SG 10-15) continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30080 12, 25 imageTHE UNIQUE INTERMEDIATE / WORN COMBINATION USAGE 1d red, position 7, touched to large margins, in combination with 2d blue, worn impression, position 6, large even margins, both tied by numeral '3' on folded entire sent locally from Souillac to Port Louis, showing 'MAURITIUS/GPO' crowned ds alongside, with bevelled framed 'Souillac/DE.3.1857' bs, some cover faults, 1d somewhat toned as usual, an important showpiece, this being one of only three 1d and 2d combination covers recorded and unique with Intermediate/Worn franking Rate: 3d inland letter rate. As per ordinance No. 8 and 9 of 1850, (No.8) postage on a letter not exceeding 1/2 ounce from a rural post town or village to Port Louis was 2d and (No.9) 1d was added for Town postage within Port Louis regardless of weight. Provenance: Ibbotson (illustrated in his book on p.45) Vikram Chand Expertise: Cert. David Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 8,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30081 13 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d. deep blue, position 8, very fresh impression, touched or very slightly cut into on two sides, wide margins in other respects, on folded entire from Souillac to Port Louis, tied by '3' of concentric rings with octagonal 'SOUILLAC/JU.26.1854' ds and 'MAURITIUS/GPO' crowned circle on back, a very rare usage from a small locality Rate: The 2d inland rate was for letters from rural post towns or villages to Port Louis, not exceeding 1/2 ounce, this rate remaining into use and unchanged from the introduction of the Post Ordinance No. 8 of 1850 Provenance: Vikram Chand Expertise: Signed Calves, cert. BPA (1996) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 3,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30082 O 14 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 5, complete margins on four sides, lightly cancelled by '1' target hs, used in blue at Mahébourg, small and slight thin at bottom, a rare usage Expertise: RPS (1986) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 14 ]

Estimate. GBP 400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30083 O 14 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 8, a remarkable example featuring an infrequently crisp impression, very large balanced margins, lightly cancelled by framed 'INLAND' hs, two small thin spots, of which one in lower margin, not detracting from this exceptional choice exhibition item Provenance: Alfred F. Lichtenstein (1968) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Mauritius 14 ]

Estimate. GBP 800

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30084 14 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 2, with very large margins all around showing part of neighbouring stamp at right, tied to piece by framed 'INLAND.' hs, exhibiting centrally struck target cancel, with Mauritius crowned cds at left dated 26.2.1855, a rare usage of two handstamps in conjunction on a 'Post Paid' stamp, further enhanced by the exceptional margins Provenance: Schindler, Chand Expertise: Cert. Brandon (1992) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30085 14 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d. blue, position 11, a very fresh example with clear to large margins, cancelled by fine strike of numeral '5' hs on cover front addressed to the P.O. of Port Louis, showing octagonal 'PLAINES WILHELMS/DE13.1855' hs at left, and Mauritius crown ds in centre, very fine, one of only two examples recorded from this rural town Provenance: Burrus (1963), Chand Expertise: Signed Calves, cert. BPA (1996) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30086 O 14a image1854-57 Post Paid, 2d blue, position 7, exhibiting the famous 'PENOE' for 'PENCE' error, strong colour, touched in small part of upper left corner, good to huge margins in other respects, cancelled by '2' target hs of Flacq, a rare and desirable variety (SG £8'000) Provenance: Stevens, Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30087 15 image1854-57 Post Paid 2d light blue, position 12, ample to huge margins, centrally and lightly cancelled by numeral '14' of concentric rings, on 24.1.1855 folded cover carried at single rate from a rural town to Port Louis not exceeding 1/2oz, with octagonal 'PLAINS MAGNAN / JA24.1855' hs on dispatch, and GPO Mauritius crowned circle alongside, the latter showing erroneous day in the date including one figure inverted, some soiling and splitting through vertical fold and edges, not detracting from the very rare usage, thought to be one of only three examples recorded to date Provenance: Seybold, Chand Expertise: Cert. Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Worn Impressions (SG 16-22)
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30088 DE 16 imageTHE UNIQUE FERRARY & BURRUS UNUSED PLATE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE 1848-59 ONE PENNY 1857-59 1d. red on bluish, complete plate reconstruction of twelve positions, unused without gum as issued, all being well margined with predomination of large margins, the second position, which was repaired in the Ferrary and Burrus collections, has been replaced by an example in good condition, three other examples have small faults and one repaired, in no way detracting from this great rarity, the only available reconstructed sheet of this denomination in unused condition, the other reconstruction being part of the Tapling collection in the British Library, a very impressive exhibition assembly Provenance: Ferrary and Burrus (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13)

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Estimate. GBP 15,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30089 O 16 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red, position 4, good to large margins, showing numeral '15' of two concentric rings, a very rare cancellation Provenance: Kanai (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30090 O 17 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red-brown, position 5, mainly very large margins, uncommonly showing two hs including mute barred oval and framed 'FREE', small thin in margin and scissors cut barely entering the design at lower right Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30091 O 16 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red, vertical pair, positions 8/11, margins ranging from complete to wide, showing faint strike of framed 'INLAND.' hs, two small tears, crease and thin spots affecting both adhesives (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30092 16 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red, two singles, positions 10 & 11, each touched on one or two sides, otherwise being largely margined, both overlapping a trimmed pair at top and used on piece, tied by mute barred oval, the singles were lifted for examination and replaced Expertise: Cert. BPA (1996) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30093 16 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red, a vertical pair displaying complete sheet margin at top, excellent margins on three sides, positions 2/5, cancelled by target cancels on 7.2.1859 envelope from Port Louis to Petite Savanne, with dispatch crown 'MAURITIUS/GPO' ds on reverse, pair removed and hinged to cover with crease between stamps not affecting the designs, an exceptional local destination Note: The cover has no evidence of any village datestamp on receipt, which leads us to presume that Petite Savanne was a next door village to Grand Savanne, this being the main post town for the district of Savanne Provenance: Vikram Chand Expertise: Cert. BPA (1994) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30094 16 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d red on greyish, vertical strip of four, positions 1/4/7/10, complete to mainly wide margins except in top left corner, tied by oval bars cancels on folded cover from Port Louis to Bordeaux, with up to 7 1/2 grams '8' charge in France and red French entry cds alongside, various cds's on back including 'G.P.O./DE9 1859/MAURITIUS', transits and arrival in France, the top adhesive with corner fault and horizontal cover crease, still though an attractive and rare usage Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Vikram Chand Expertise: Cert. Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30095 O 17 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d red-brown, position 3, cut slightly into on two sides, otherwise good to large margins, showing French Marseille à Paris entry cds, a very rare usage (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30096 O 17 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d red-brown, position 9, touched in very small place at upper right corner, otherwise good to large margins, cancelled by Mahebourg numeral '1' in green, small corner crease at lower left of little significance for this exceedingly scarce usage in green, as far as we can say unique. Note: One further example of this cancellation in green has been brought to our attention, this being a much more vivid and crisp strike Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Kanai, Schindler Expertise: Cert. BPA (1995) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30097 17 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red-brown on greyish, position 9, a very fresh and very well margined example, tied to printed matter from Port Louis to Paris, neatly tied by 'G.P.O./DE6 1859/MAURITIUS' cds, repeated on reverse but struck one day after, the only usage recorded of this datestamp on cover, further enhanced by the very rare usage of the printed circular rate to a destination overseas, very fine and appealing Note: The few examples known off cover and the present item with this cds used on the franking, all show the same date of usage, 6.12.1859 Provenance: Hiroyuki Kanai, Vikram Chand Expertise: Cert. RPS (1971), Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30098 17 image1857-59 Post Paid 1d. red-brown on grayish, horizontal pair, position 5-6, large even margins all around, pre-printing wrinkles at base, cancelled by '16' numeral circular hs on back of folded cover to Port Louis, front showing octagonal 'EASTERN SUBURB/FE4 1858' and crown 'MAURITIUS/GPO' ds, stains also affecting the franking which is affixed to cover with hinge after having been lifted for examination, one of four covers recorded originating from this village Provenance: Vikram Chand Expertise: Cert. Brandon (2007) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Estimate. GBP 600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30099 DE 18 image1848-59 Post Paid 1d. red on bluish paper, position 10, unused with fine to very good margins, minor surface abrasions in front of head, a fine and attractive example of a rare stamp (SG £7'500) Expertise: Cert. RPS (2020) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM

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