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The Post Office Mauritius

Penny 1847 Mauritius on cover
Penny 1847 Mauritius on cover
This penny value was used to send an invitation to a ball given by Lady Gomm, the wife of the Governor. Rumor had it the stamps were issued to be used for her ball, though that is not true.
Penny 1847 Mauritius on cover
This penny value was used to send an invitation to a ball given by Lady Gomm, the wife of the Governor. Rumor had it the stamps were issued to be used for her ball, though that is not true.
An unused Two Pence Post Office Mauritius
Two Pence 1847 Mauritius, unused
An unused Two Pence Post Office Mauritius, widely regarded as the finest unused example (of four) to have survived. It is looked upon as the best stamp in the Royal Philatelic Collection. The Post Office Mauritius stamps were the first official issue of postage stamps by a British Colony, and are so called because they bear the words "Post Office" rather than "Postage Paid."
Two Pence 1847 Mauritius, unused
An unused Two Pence Post Office Mauritius, widely regarded as the finest unused example (of four) to have survived. It is looked upon as the best stamp in the Royal Philatelic Collection. The Post Office Mauritius stamps were the first official issue of postage stamps by a British Colony, and are so called because they bear the words "Post Office" rather than "Postage Paid."

Perots and Cotton Reels

1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X1), 1848
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X1), 1848
A Bermuda "Perot" stamp from 1848, one of the eleven known surviving Perots, and one of only three from that year, when they were first issued. The Perots are named after William Bennett Perot, Postmaster of Hamilton, Bermuda. He wrote the words "one penny" above the year stamp and his name below.
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X1), 1848
A Bermuda "Perot" stamp from 1848, one of the eleven known surviving Perots, and one of only three from that year, when they were first issued. The Perots are named after William Bennett Perot, Postmaster of Hamilton, Bermuda. He wrote the words "one penny" above the year stamp and his name below.
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X3), 1853
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X3), 1853
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X3), 1853
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X2), 1854
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X2), 1854
1d Bermuda Postmaster Provisional (Scott #X2), 1854
2c British Guiana (Scott #1) pair, on cover dated Demerara, October 24, 1851
2c British Guiana (Scott #1) pair, on cover dated Demerara, October 24, 1851
2c British Guiana (Scott #1) pair, on cover dated Demerara, October 24, 1851
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Beribice Dec 1850
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Beribice Dec 1850
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Beribice Dec 1850
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Demerara, Jan 28, 1851
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Demerara, Jan 28, 1851
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), on cover dated Demerara, Jan 28, 1851
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), pair showing two types
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), pair showing two types
12c British Guiana (Scott #5), pair showing two types

Twelve Pence 1851 Canadian Stamp

12p Canada (Scott #3), single on cover, addressed to New York City
12p Canada (Scott #3), single on cover, addressed to New York City
12p Canada (Scott #3), single on cover, addressed to New York City

New Brunswick “Connells”

5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on card
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on card
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), die proof on card
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), plate proof on thin, wove paper
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), 'Specimen' pair
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), "Specimen" pair
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), "Specimen" pair
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), used
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), used
5c New Brunswick (Scott #5), used
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