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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 143    

Mauritius, 1858, "Britannia" (4d) green, ample to mostly large margins, tied by neat mute barred oval handstamp on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red Suez transit cds and bold "8" decimes due handstamp, reverse with bold "G.P.O. Mauritius, Ju 29, 1859" origin, "Cette à Bordeaux" transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine, ex-Knapp. Scott No. 9.
SG No. 27    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE AND CHOICE USAGE OF THE 1858 4D BRITANNIA ISSUE.

Realized: $1,450

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Lot 144    

Mauritius, 1859, "Britannia" (9d) dull magenta, part o.g., full even margins, deep color, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 11.
SG No. 29    £900 ($1,070).

Realized: $750

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Lot 145    

Mauritius, 1859, "Britannia", 6d blue, o.g., full well balanced margins, fresh with deep color, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 18.
SG No. 32    £800 ($950).

Realized: $375

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Lot 146 o   

Mauritius, 1861, "Britannia", 6d dull purple slate, imperf, horizontal pair, barred "B53" oval cancels, ample to mostly large margins, strong color, Very Fine and choice, ex-Emerson. Scott No. 20.
SG No. 33    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $180

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Lot 147    

Mauritius, 1859, "Britannia", 1s vermilion, part o.g., rich vivid color, full margins, tiny internal cut, Very Fine appearance, an attractive unused example of this rare used high value. Scott No. 19.
SG No. 34    £3,250 ($3,870).

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 148    

Mauritius, 1859, "Britannia", 1s vermilion, horizontal pair, in combination with 1863, Queen Victoria, 6d slate (50) on folded letter to London, England, all tied by mute barred oval handstamps with manuscript Via Marseilles routing endorsement, magenta manuscript "7½" credit rate and registry endorsement, red London, Registered oval date stamp and reverse with bold "Mauritius, G.P.O., No 3, 1860" crown circle date stamp; cover with soiled and toned horizontal file fold, Fine appearance, a rare registered mixed issue franking. Scott No. 19+28.
SG No. 34    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Realized: $750

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Lot 149    

Mauritius, 1861, "Britannia", 1s yellow green, imperf, o.g., ample to mostly large margins, fresh with rich bright color, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 21.
SG No. 35    £650 ($770).

Realized: $475

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