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Return To Catalogue - Mauritius 1847-1859
Currency: 12 pence = 1 Shilling;
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
1878: 100 Cents = 1 Rupie
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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.
Positions 1(?), 2, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 on the plate.
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
Positions 1 and 2
Position 4, 5 and most likely position 6
Position 5, worn plate
Positions 10, 11 and 12 of the plate
Misprint 'PENOE' instead of 'PENCE':
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