Blue Mauritius
The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps
(Kindle Edition)

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In September 1847 coloured squares of paper were stuck to envelopes and used to send out admission cards to a fancy-dress ball on the tropical island of Mauritius. No-one at the party would have guessed that the envelopes bearing these stamps would one day be worth more than a million dollars.

When a two pence 'Blue Mauritius' surfaced on the fledgling French stamp-collecting market in 1865 it gained instant celebrity. Then in 1903, when a perfect specimen, discovered in a childhood album, was bought at auction by the Prince of Wales, the Blue Mauritius gained super-star status.

Even now, the stamps of 'Post Office Mauritius' remain synonymous with fame, wealth and mystery. Helen Morgan tells the fascinating story of the most coveted scraps of paper in existence, from Mauritius' Port Louis to Bordeaux, India and Great Britain, Switzerland and Japan, into the fantasies and imagination of stamp collectors everywhere.

AuthorHelen Morgan
BindingKindle Edition
EditionMain
EISBN9781782397748
FormatKindle eBook
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages336
Product GroupeBooks
Publication Date2015-06-04
PublisherAtlantic Books
Release Date2015-06-04
StudioAtlantic Books
Sales Rank659804

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