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MAURITIUS 1896 onwards

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1896 Arms of Mauritius (key to the left)

2 c lilac and viol 5 c lilac and black on yellow, fiscal cancel

  1 c lilac and blue
  1 c grey and black (1900)
  2 c lilac and orange
  2 c lilac and violet (1900)
  3 c lilac 
  3 c green and red on yellow (1902)
  4 c lilac and green
  4 c lilac and red on yellow (1900)
  4 c green and violet (1902)
  4 c black and red on blue (1904)
  5 c lilac on yellow (1902)
  5 c lilac and black on yellow (1902)
  6 c green and red (1899)
  6 c lilac and red on red (1902)
  8 c green and black on green (1902)
  12 c grey and red
  15 c green and orange (1899)
  15 c black and blue on blue (1904)
  18 c green and blue
  25 c green and red on green (1902)
  50 c light and dark green on yellow (1902)

Larger size (1902)

  1 R grey and red
  2 R 50 c green and black on blue
  5 R brown and red on red
  50 R lilac and green

Surcharged 

  '6 CENTS' (red) on 18 c green and blue (1899)
  '12 CENTS' on 18 c green and blue (1901)

Overprinted 'Postage & Revenue' (1902)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  4 c lilac and red on yellow
  6 c green and red
  15 c green and orange

Large size overprinted 'FOREIGN EXPRESS DELIVERY'


(Reduced size)

  18 c green

Large size overprinted 'EXPRESS DELIVERY INLAND'


(Reduced size)

  '15 c.' (red) on green

All these stamps are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 c lilac and blue * c  
1 c grey and black * *  
2 c lilac and orange * c  
2 c lilac and violet * c  
3 c lilac * *  
3 c green and red on yellow ** *  
4 c lilac and green * *  
4 c lilac and red on yellow * c  
4 c green and violet * *  
4 c black and red on blue ** *  
5 c lilac on yellow *** ***  
5 c lilac and black on yellow ** *  
6 c green and red ** *  
6 c lilac and red on red ** *  
8 c ** **  
12 c ** **  
15 c green and orange *** ***  
15 c black and blue on blue *** *  
18 c *** **  
25 c *** ***  
50 c *** ***  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1 c grey and black * *  
2 c lilac and violet * vc  
3 c green and red on yellow *** ***  
4 c black and red on blue * vc  
6 c lilac and red on red * c  
15 c black and blue on blue *** *  
50 c *** ***  
Large size
1 R R R Watermark 'CC Crown'
1 R *** *** Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
2 R 50 R R Watermark 'CA Crown' (lying)
5 R RR RR Watermark 'CA Crown' (lying)
50 R RRR RRR Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown)
Surcharged
6 c on 18 c ** **  
12 c on 18 c *** ***  
Overprinted 'Postage & Revenue'
4 c * *  
6 c ** **  
15 c ** **  
Foreign Express Delivery
18 c ** **  

Foreign Express Delivery Inland

15 c *** ***  


Stamp with "VACOAS" cancel.

 

1897 Silver Jubilee of queen Victoria, inscription 'STELLA CLAVISQUE MARIS INDICI'

  36 c orange and blue

Surcharged 

  '15 CENTS' (blue) and bar on 36 c orange and blue (1899)
  '12 CENTS' and bar on 36 c orange and blue (1902)

For the specialist: These stamps have the watermark 'CA crown' and were perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
36 c *** ***  

Surcharged

12 c on 36 c ** **  
15 c on 36 c *** **  


Forged double surcharge of the 12 c on 36 c stamp. The first surcharge is genuine, the second one is forged; the forged surcharge shows the straight serif to '1' instead of being curved. Reduced size

 

1899 Head of de la Bourdonnais

  15 c blue

Surcharged and overprinted 'EXPRESS DELIVERY' in red

  
  
  '15 c.' on 15 c blue (1903)
  '15 c.' on 15 c blue (1904, with 'INLAND' added)

For the specialist: This stamp was issued with watermark 'CC crown' and was perforated 14. The 'Express Delivery Inland' exists in two types: Type I with 'Express' printed on the 'Express Delivery' stamps and type II with 'Express Delivery Inland' printed in a single overprint (in this type, the distance between 'Express' and 'Delivery' is 2 mm, see image above for examples).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
15 c ** **  
'Express Delivery'
15 c on 15 c *** ***  

'Express Delivery Inland'

15 c on 15 c *** *** Type I: R

 

1909 New arms type, key to the right, inscription 'postage revenue' at the sides

1 c black

  1 c black
  2 c brown
  2 c lilac on yellow (1925)
  3 c green
  4 c olive and red
  4 c green (1921)
  4 c brown (1925)
  6 c red
  6 c violet (1921)
  8 c orange
  10 c grey (1921)
  10 c red (1925)
  12 c red (1921)
  12 c grey (1925)
  15 c blue
  20 c blue (1921)
  20 c lilac (1925)

Surcharged 

  '3 Cents' on 4 c green (1925)
  '10 Cents' on 12 c red (1925)
  '15 Cents' on 20 c blue (1925)

For the specialist: These stamps were first issued with watermark 'Multiple CA crown' in 1909 and later watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921). All stamps are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1 c c vc  
2 c brown c vc  
3 c * c  
4 c olive and red * vc  
6 c red * c  
8 c * *  
15 c ** c  

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown'

1 c * vc  
2 c brown * vc  
2 c brown on yellow * c  
3 c * *  
4 c green * c  
4 c olive and red * c  
4 c brown * c  
6 c red * *  
6 c violet * vc  
8 c *** ***  
10 c grey ** *  
10 c red *** ***  
12 c red *** *  
12 c grey ** *  
15 c * c Shades of colour
20 c blue ** *  
20 c lilac * *  

Surcharged (Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown')

3 c on 4 c *** ***  
10 c on 12 c red * *  
15 c on 20 c blue * *  

 

1909 King Edward

With fiscal cancel

  5 c grey and red
  12 c grey
  25 c black and red on red
  50 c lilac and black
  1 R black on green
  2.50 R black and red on blue
  5 R green and red on yellow
  10 R green and red on green

These stamps were first issued with watermark 'Multpiple CA crown'. All stamps are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c * c  
12 c * *  
25 c ** *  
50 c RR RR  
1 R *** ***  
2 R 50 R R  
5 R RR RR  
10 R RR RR  

 

1912 King George V

50 c lilac and black 1 R black on green 5 R green and red on yellow

  1 c black
  2 c brown
  3 c green
  4 c olive and red
  4 c green 
  5 c grey and red
  6 c brown
  8 c orange
  10 c red
  12 c grey
  12 c red
  15 c blue
  20 c lilac
  20 c blue
  25 c black and red on yellow
  50 c lilac and black
  1 R black on green
  2.50 R black and red on blue
  5 R green and red on yellow
  10 R green and red on green

I have seen a postcard of 5 c green in the same design. These stamps were first issued with watermark 'Multiple CA crown' in 1912 and later watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921). All stamps are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
5 c * c  
12 c grey ** *  
25 c ** * Exists with white paper at the backside: ***
50 c RR RR  
1 R *** **  
2 R 50 R R  
5 R RR RR  
10 R RR RR  

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown'

1 c c c  
2 c vc vc  
3 c vc vc  
4 c c c  
5 c * c  
6 c * *  
8 c *** ***  
10 c * c  
12 c grey * *  
12 c red ** **  
15 c * c  
20 c * *  
25 c * c  
50 c *** **  
1 R *** **  
2 R 50 *** ***  
5 R R R  
10 R RR RR  

 

1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, inscription '1910-1935'

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

A 5 c brown and blue, 12 c grey and green, 20 c blue and brown and 1 R lilac and black were issued in a design identical to many other British colonies (Windsor castle).

 

1937 Inscription '12th MAY 1937' portrait of King and Queen

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

The values 5 c violet, 12 c red and 20 c blue were issued (design identical to that of many other British colonies).

 

1938 Design similar to the 1912 issue, but with the portrait of King George VI facing the right

  2 c grey
  3 c lilac and red
  4 c green
  5 c violet
  10 c red
  12 c orange
  20 c blue
  25 c brown
  1 R grey
  2.50 R blue
  5 R green
  10 R violet 

 

1946 Victory issue, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '8th JUNE 1946'

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  5 c violet
  20 c blue

 

1947 Commemoration of 100 years issue of the first stamps of Mauritius

5 c lilac and orange, 12 c green and orange, 20 c blue, 1 R brown and blue.

 

1949 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '1923-1948', image of King and Queen

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  5 c violet (smaller size)
  10 R lilac

 

1949 UPU issue (design similar to many other British colonies)

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  12 c red
  20 c blue
  35 c violet
  1 R brown

 

1950 King George VI with various designs

1 c lilac (sugar factory), 2 c red, 3 c green, 4 c green, 5 c blue, 10 c red (transporting cane), 12 c green (dodo bird), 20 c blue, 25 c brown, 35 c violet, 50 c green, 1 R olive (Mauritius deer), 2.50 r orange, 5 R brown, 10 R blue.

 

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, inscription 'CORONATION JUNE 1953', design identical to many other British colonies

For stamps in a similar design, but for other British colonies, click here

  10 c green and black

 

1953 As 1950 issue, but with portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

2 c red (grand port), 3 c green (rice plant), 4 c lilac (sugar factory), 5 c blue, 10 c green (Tamarind falls), 15 c red (historical museum Mahebourg), 20 c brown (Labourdonnais statue), 25 c blue, 35 c violet (government house), 50 c green (Pieter Both mountain), 60 c green (dodo and map of island), 1 R olive (Mauritius deer), 2.50 R orange (Port Louis), 5 R brown (beach scene), 10 R blue (arms).

 

1961 Sesquicentenary of Post Office under British administration

10 c red, 20 c blue, 35 c orange, 1 R green.

 

1963 Freedom from hunger

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  60 c violet

 

1963 Red Cross issue

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  10 c black and red
  60 c blue and black

 

1965 Various birds with Queen Elizabeth II

Multicoloured: 2 c, 3 c, 4 c, 5 c,10 c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 c, 35 c, 50 c, 60 c, 1 R, 2 R, 5 R and 10 R.

 

1965 ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

10 c green and red, 60 c violet and orange.

 

1965 International Collaboration Year

10 c brown and blue, 60 c green and violet.

 

1966 Churchill

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  2 c blue, black, gold and red
  10 c green, black, gold and red
  60 c brown, black, gold and red 
  1 R violet, black, gold and red

 

1966 Unesco

Multicoloured: 5 c, 10 c, 60 c.

 

1967 Self government overprints on bird set, overprinted 'SELF - GOVERNMENT 1967'

4 values: 2 c, 10 c, 60 c, 1 R.

 

1967 Self government overprints on bird set, overprinted 'SELF GOVERNMENT 1967'

15 values, with overprint 'SELF GOVERNMENT 1967': 2 c, 3 c, 4 c, 5 c, 10 c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 c, 35 c, 50 c, 60 c, 1 R, 2.50 R, 5 R, 10 R.

 

In 1968 Mauritius became independent, it issued 6 stamps to commemorate this, followed by a set of 15 values with birds. Apparently the image of Queen Elizabeth II still appeared on these stamps.

 


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