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MAURITIUS 1860-1895

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Mauritius 1858 sitting Brittania issue

Stamps of Mauritius with cancel 'B64' were used in the Seychelles from 1860-1890. Examples:


1860 Queen Victoria in a circle, value in 'cents' or 'shilling'

1 p brown 3 p orange 6 p green


(Reduced size)

  1 p brown
  2 p blue
  3 p orange
  4 p red
  6 p green
  6 p grey
  6 p lilac
  6 p green
  9 p lilac
  9 p green
  10 p red (different design)
  1 Sh brown
  1 Sh green
  1 Sh yellow
  1 Sh blue
  5 Sh lilac

Surcharged in 'pence'(1876-77)

  'HALF PENNY' on 9 p lilac
  '1/2 d HALF PENNY' (red or black) on 9 p lilac (non-issued)
  'HALF PENNY' (in two lines) on 10 p red
  'HALF PENNY' (in one line) and bar on 10 p red
  'One Penny' and bar on 4 p red
  'One Shilling' and bar on 5 Sh lilac

These stamps exists with overprint 'CANCELLED', this overprint was applied to stamps sold in large quantities to stamp collectors (or dealers?). They are not very valuable with this overprint.

Surcharged in 'cents' or 'rupees' (1878)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 50 c on 1 Sh green, with cancel 'B53' 50 c on 1 Sh green

  '2 CENTS' on (10 p) red (value erased in original stamp)
  '4 CENTS' on 1 p brown
  '8 CENTS' on 2 p blue
  '13 CENTS' on 3 p orange
  '17 CENTS' on 4 p red
  '25 CENTS' on 6 p blue
  '38 CENTS' on 9 p violet
  '50 CENTS' on 1 Sh green
  '2 Rs. 50 c.' on 5 Sh lilac

Overprinted twice

'TWO CENTS' on 38 c on 9 p violet (1891)

These stamps were first issued in 1860 without any watermark. In 1863 they were also issued with watermark 'CC crown'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

No Watermark

1 pRRR 
2 pRRR 
4 pRRR 
6 p greenRRRRR 
6 p greyRRRR 
9 p lilacRRR 
1 Sh brownRRRRR 
1 Sh greenRRRRRR 

Watermark CC Crown

1 p R*** 
2 pR*** 
3 pRR 
4 pR* 
6 p lilacRRR 
6 p greenRR*** 
9 p greenRRRR 
10 p RRRdifferent design
1 Sh yellowRR*** 
1 Sh blueRR*** 
5 ShRRRR 
Surcharged in Pence
'HALF PENNY' on 9 p ******No watermark,
inverted overprint: RRR
'1/2 d HALF PENNY'RRR-Red or black surcharge,
both non-issued
1/2 p on 10 p****** 
1/2 p on 10 p (with bar) ****** 
1 p on 4 p ****** 
1 p on 5 ShRRRRRR 

Surcharged in Cents

2 c on (10 p)****** 
4 c on 1 p****** 
8 c on 2 p****** 
13 c on 3 pRR 
17 c on 4 pRR*** 
25 c on 6 pRRR 
38 c on 9 p****** 
50 c on 1 ShR*** 
2 R 50 c on 5 ShRR 
2 c on 38 c on 9 p ****** 

With 'CANCELLED' overprint

All values****** 

Typical cancels:


(B53 cancels, reduced sizes)

A booklet about the 'B53' cancels has appeared: 'The B53 Obliterators of Mauritius' by Ken Baker.

Fournier forged overprint (taken from a Fournier album):

Forged Fournier overprint!

Forgeries, examples:

I have seen stamps with inverted overprints, genuine?:

1879 Queen Victoria, value in 'cents' or 'rupees'

4 c red 8 c blue 50 c green

  1 c violet
  2 c brown
  2 c green
  4 c orange
  4 c red
  8 c blue
  13 c black
  15 c brown
  15 c blue
  16 c brown
  17 c red
  25 c yellow
  38 c violet
  50 c green
  50 c orange
  2 R 50 c violet

Surcharged

'2 CENTS' on 38 c violet 'SIXTEEN CENTS' on 17 c red

'2 CENTS' on 38 c violet
(Reduced size)

  'ONE CENT' on 2 c violet (1892)
  'ONE CENT' on 16 c brown (1892)
  'TWO CENTS' on 4 c red (1891)
  'TWO CENTS' on 17 c red (1891)
  '2 CENTS' on 13 c black (1887)
  'TWO CENTS' on 38 c violet (1891)
  '2 CENTS' on 38 c violet (1885)
  '4 Cents' on 16 c brown (1900)
  '16 CENTS' on 17 c red (1883)
  'SIXTEEN CENTS' on 17 c red 

Overprinted 'Postage & Revenue' (1902)

  25 c yellow
  50 c green
  2 R 50 c brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark 'CC Crown'

2 c brownR*** 
4 c orange***** 
8 c***** 
13 cRRRR 
17 cR*** 
25 cRRR 
38 cRRRR 
50 c****** 
2 R 50 RRRR 

Watermark 'CA Crown'

1 c violet*c 
2 c brown****** 
2 c green*c 
4 c orange***** 
4 c red*c 
8 c**** 
15 c brown** 
15 c blue**** 
16 c**** 
25 c****** 
50 cR*** 
Surcharged
1 c on 2 c** 
1 c on 16 c**** 
2 c on 4 c ** 
2 c on 13 cRR 
2 c on 17 cRRRR 
'2 CENTS' on 38 cRR 
'TWO CENTS' on 38 c ****** 
4 c on 16 c**** 
16 c on 17 cRRRThree types exist of this surcharge
'SIXTEEN' c on 17 c R*** 

Overprinted 'Postage & Revenue'

25 c****** 
50 c****** 
2 R 50 cRRRR 

I have seen stamps with inverted overprints, examples:

Unlisted overprint '2 1/2' and bar on 4 c (probably a forgery):

Some stamp cancelled with a numeral cancel:


(Numeral cancels '39' and '41')

Forgeries, example:


(The above forgery even has an impressed watermark!)

Mauritius 1896-1920 and miscellaneous


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