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MAURITIUS Types of the 1848 issue

Return To Catalogue - Mauritius 1847-1859

Currency: 12 pence = 1 Shilling; 20 Shillings = 1 Pound
1878: 100 Cents = 1 Rupie

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1848 Queen Victoria, inscription 'POST PAID'

For the specialist, there are 12 types of each of this stamp. Specialists distinghuish between early printing and printings from worn plates.


Plate reconstruction of types 1 to 12 of the 1 p value. Image obtained from a Siegel auction

For the One Penny stamps:
Position 1: 'PENNY' smaller than in the other types.

Position 1? Position 2 Position 7 Position 8Position 11
Positions 1(?), 2, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 on the plate.

Position 11
Uncancelled stamp once belonging to the Ferrary collection (position 10 with larger 'S' of 'POSTAGE')


Strip of two stamps. Position 2-3, originating from the Ferrari collection. It was offered as item 354 in the II Ferrari auction

Position 1, BPA Certified
Positions 1 and 2

Position 4 Position 5
Position 4, 5 and most likely position 6

Position 8
Position 8


Position 5, worn plate

Position 10 Position 10 Position 11 Position 12
Positions 10, 11 and 12 of the plate


Position 10

Position 1?
Position 1?

Misprint 'PENOE' instead of 'PENCE':

Certified genuine

This misprint occurs in position 7 of the plate (consisting of 12 stamps: 3 x 4).


Strip of 3 stamps (Types 7, 8 and 9) with the Type 7 'O' error on the left.

For the 'TWO PENCE' stamps:
Position 1: 'CE' of 'PENCE are touching
Position 6: second 'E' of 'PENCE' very far from the right border
Position 7: 'PENOE' instead of 'PENCE'
Position 11: 'PENCE' in taller lettering

 

 

 


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