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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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Mauritius - "Post Paid" & "Britannia" Issues

Lots 123-132 Lots 133-142 Lots 143-149

Lot 123 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d orange vermilion on yellowish, earliest impression, position 11, light target cancel, margin full at left to just in or touching at other sides, deep intense color and a sharp detailed impression, Fine. Scott No. 3.
SG No. 3    £18,000 ($21,420).

AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1848 1D POST PAID ISSUE FROM THE RARE EARLIEST IMPRESSION.

Realized: $2,200

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Lot 124 ()   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d orange vermilion on bluish, early impression, position 11, no gum, ample to large margins, rich vibrant color, few tiny insignificant blue specks on face, Very Fine; with 1938 & 2022 B.P.A. certificates. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 7    £35,000 ($41,650).

AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1D "POST PAID" ISSUE FROM THE EARLY IMPRESSION.

Realized: $16,000

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Lot 125 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d orange vermilion on bluish, early impression, position 1, central ringed "2" cancel of Flacq, large to huge margins, rich deep color, some pressed creasing not detracting, Extremely Fine appearance, a choice example of the 1d "Post Paid" issues from the rare early impression; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 7    £7,500 ($8,920).

Realized: $2,500

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Lot 126 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d orange vermilion on bluish, early impression, position 3-5, horizontal strip of 3, ringed "1" cancels of Mahebourg, margins large to just touching at bottom right, rich bold color, center stamp with tiny thin and light creasing in right pair, Fine. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 7    £22,500 as singles ($26,780).

AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1848 1D POST PAID ISSUE FROM THE EARLY IMPRESSION.

Realized: $4,500

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Lot 127 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d dull vermilion, intermediate impression, position 7, ringed 6 cancel of Curepipe, large margins all around, rich bright color which is slightly oxidized, small thin, Extremely Fine, lovely choice appearance; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 3b var.
SG No. 11    £3,000 ($3,570).

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 128 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d dull vermilion, intermediate impression, position 3, central target cancel, large to huge margins, strong bright color, shallow thin in upper margin, Extremely Fine appearance, a lovely large margin "Post Paid" issue; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 3b var.
SG No. 11    £3,000 ($3,570).

Realized: $1,200

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Lot 129

Withdrawn.

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Lot 130 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 2d blue on grayish, intermediate impression, position 3, central ringed "2" cancel of Flacq, ample to large margins, strong vibrant color on bright paper, horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 4b.
SG No. 14    £4,250 ($5,060).

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 131 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 2d blue on grayish, intermediate impression, position 6, two strikes of blue ringed "1" cancel of Mahébourg, clear to large margins, bold vivid color on fresh paper, Very Fine, an attractive example bearing a complimentary color cancellation; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 4b.
SG No. 14    £4,250 ($5,060).

Selected Images.

Realized: $4,000

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Lot 132 o   

Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 2d blue on bluish, intermediate impression, position 3, neat target cancel, full margins, strong bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a lovely used example of the 2d Post Paid issue from the intermediate impression. Scott No. 6a.
SG No. 14 var.    £4,250 ($5,060).

Realized: $1,900

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