Mauritius

In 1847, Mauritius followed Great Britain in issuing stamps carrying the image of the current regent of Great Britain, Victoria, which practice would be followed throughout the British Empire. Most of the early issues of Mauritius were locally designed and produced and have a distinct “primitive” character.

Its first two postage stamps, issued in 1847, the so-called "Post Office" stamps, are of legendary rarity and value. They were the first stamps issued in any part of the British Empire outside of Great Britain.

The two stamps issued, an orange-red one penny (1d) and a deep blue two pence (2d). The words "Post Office" appear in the left panel, but were changed to "Post Paid" in the following issue, and are the source of the stamps' common name. The "Post Office" stamps are among the rarest stamps in the world, and are of legendary status in the world of philately

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Mauritius 1861 1s Yellow-Green SG35 Fine Used (2)
£65.00
Mauritius 1862 (1d) Dull Magenta Re-Issued SG29a Good Used
£80.00
Mauritius 1862 1s Buff SG52 Fresh & Fine Unused Example
£125.00
Mauritius 1862 1s Deep Green SG55 Fine Used
£195.00
Mauritius 1862 6d Slate SG54 Good Used
£45.00
Mauritius 1862 6d Slate SG54 Good Used Thin
£40.00
Mauritius 1863 1d Purple-Brown SG56w Wmk Inverted Fine MM
£47.00
Mauritius 1863 2d Pale Blue SG59 Cancelled Superb MNH Corner Black of 4
£70.00
Mauritius 1858 (6d) Vermilion SG28 Fine Unused
£20.00
Mauritius 1858 Blue Not Issued SG31 Fine Unused Pair
£10.00
Mauritius 1858 Not Issued Set of 2 SG30-31 Fine Unused (2)
£15.00
Mauritius 1858 Not Issued Set of 2 SG30-31 Fine Unused
£15.00
Mauritius 1858 Red-Brown Not Issued SG30 Fine Unused
£11.00
Mauritius 1859 (9d) Dull Magenta SG29 Good Unused CV £900
£145.00
Mauritius 1861 6d Dull Purple-Slate SG33 Fine MM
£23.00
Mauritius 1861 6d Dull Purple-Slate SG33 Fine Unused
£12.00
Mauritius 1861 6d Dull Purple-Slate SG33 Good Unused
£10.00
Mauritius 1862 6d Slate SG54 Good MM
£15.00
Mauritius 1862 6d Slate SG54 Good Unused (2)
£12.00
Mauritius 1863 5s Rosy Mauve SG71 Good Unused
£50.00
Mauritius 1872 10d Margin SG67 Cancelled Fine LMM Block of 4
£125.00
Mauritius 1877 1/2d on 10d Rose SG79 Cancelled Fine MNH Block of 6
£40.00
Mauritius 1899 15c Ultramarine Specimen SG136s Good MM Toned Flat Gum
£25.00
Mauritius 1904 4c Black & Carmine-Blue SG143w Wmk Inverted V.F VLMM
£18.00