Blue Mauritius

Blue Mauritius

preference for the colour blue, long associated with royalty and considered a costly pigment, together with the higher intrinsic value of two pennies over one. The sale of Bonar's '£1,450 Mauritius' in 1904 set the two pence's star ...

Author: Helen Morgan

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782397748

Category: History

Page: 300

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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.
Categories: History

Tiflis stamp

Tiflis stamp

Blue Mauritius” was in the collection of the commander of the famous cruiser “Varyag” Vsevolod Rudnev. The two stamps are also exhibited at the Berlin Museum of Communication (German: Museum für Kommunikation).

Author: Viktor Gitin

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785044128064

Category: History

Page: 232

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This is the 2nd edition of a book about the history of the postal service in the Caucasus and the issue of the first rare postage stamp on the territory of the Russian Empire and Georgia in 1857. There are only a few copies of the Tiflis stamp. It is one of the rarest and most expensive stamps on the planet. The book will be useful to everyone who is interested in the history of Russia, Georgia, the Caucasus, collectors, philatelists.
Categories: History

The One Cent Magenta

The One Cent Magenta

104 Ferrary was known to cut Morgan, Blue Mauritius, 72. 104 “one of the few people” L.N. and Maurice Williams, The Postage Stamp, 61. 104 “When a good stamp fell into his collection” Harlow, Paper Chase, 54. 104 Ferrary wrote little ...

Author: James Barron

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616207175

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 289

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An inside look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting, told through the journey of the world’s most sought-after stamp. When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, the one-cent magenta sold at Sotheby’s for nearly $9.5 million, the most money ever paid for a stamp at auction. Following the journey of this highly coveted item, we meet a fascinating gallery of eccentric, rich, and influential characters who have bought, owned, and sold this tiny square of faded red paper. One-cent magentas were provisional stamps, printed in what was British Guiana when a shipment of official stamps failed to arrive. Most were thrown out with the newspapers. But one stamp survived. The singular one-cent magenta has had only nine owners since a twelve-year-old boy discovered it in 1873. He soon sold it—in what many call the worst stamp deal in history—for what would be $17 today. Among later owners was a wealthy Frenchman who hid the stamp from everyone, including King George V; a businessman who traveled with the stamp in a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist; and John E. du Pont, an heir to the chemical fortune, who died in prison after murdering Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Together, their stories form a peculiar global history of immense wealth and obsessive desire.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Imperial postage stamp album and catalogue by E S Gibbons

The Imperial postage stamp album  and catalogue  by E S  Gibbons

“ POST PAID , POSTAGE , MAURITIUs . ” — Head of Queen to left , on ground - work of diagonal lines . Colour on white . One Penny , rect . , red . Twopence , blue . Same design , but ground - work of diagonal and perpendicular lines 3.

Author: Imperial postage stamp album

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ISBN: OXFORD:600020747

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La Case Kreol Mauritius

La Case Kreol   Mauritius

Mauritius! “Oh yes! The Blue Mauritius, the stamp”, was the reaction of mostpeople Imet in Germany 30years ago. Today for many peopleMauritius is not only the famous stamp, but it is alsoknown tobe afabulous Island for vacation.

Author: Francie Althaus

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783738681291

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

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"Creole cuisine for me personally is, when Orient and Occident are melting in my cooking pot and the result has its own character". Mauritian people inherited their delicious culinary from three continents. The various cultures have enriched their kitchen and eating habits. The roots of Mauritian Creole kitchen reach up to Europe, India, Africa and China.
Categories: Cooking

The Error World

The Error World

As a stamp collector, the Blue Mauritius follows you to your grave. More exotic than the Penny Black and a hundred times rarer, it is a stamp so heavy with lore that its true history outflanks its fictitious appearances.

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547586700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An obsessively readable memoir about the passions—and perils—of collecting, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Just My Type. From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to the mystique of rare stamps. Once a widespread pastime of schoolboys, philately has increasingly become the province of older men obsessed with the shrewd investment, the once-in-a-lifetime find, the one elusive beauty that will complete a collection and satisfy an unquenchable thirst. As a boy, Simon Garfield collected errors—rare pigment misprints that create ghostly absences in certain stamps. Then, in his mid-forties, this passion reignited—and it began to consume him. In the span of a couple of years, he amassed a collection of errors worth upwards of forty thousand British pounds. But as he was pursuing this secret passion, he was also pursuing a romantic one—while his marriage disintegrated. In this unique memoir, Simon Garfield twines the story of his philatelic obsession with an honest, engrossing exploration of the rarities and absences that both limit and define us. The end result is a thoughtful, funny, and enticing meditation on the impulse to possess.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wreath Between the Lines

Wreath Between the Lines

“I heard her call it a blue something.” “A Blue Mauritius,” Jake said. “I've heard of that.” Rhett thumped the table. My eyes widened. “You have?” “A guy who frequents Bait and Switch is a philatelist.” “What's a philatelist?

Author: Daryl Wood Gerber

Publisher: Beyond The Page

ISBN: 9781946069825

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Agatha Award–winning author of Pressing the Issue returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer . . . The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star. Worried that Jake was the intended victim, Jenna makes a list of suspects and checks it twice. Swapping her Santa’s hat for a sleuthing cap, she gets busy investigating Jake’s long-lost sister, his Grinch of a neighbor, and a stamp collector who covets Jake’s most treasured piece. When Jake himself is poisoned and nearly dies, Jenna knows she’ll have to do whatever it takes to corner the culprit before it’s lights out for Jake . . . Includes tantalizing holiday recipes! Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries: “There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentenceis a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Timesbestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries “In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Timesbestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries “Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal “So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog
Categories: Fiction

Mistletoe and Murder

Mistletoe and Murder

“I heard her call it a blue something.” “A Blue Mauritius,” Jake said. “I've heard of that.” Rhett thumped the table. My eyes widened. “You have?” “A guy who frequents Bait and Switch is a philatelist.” “What's a philatelist?

Author: Daryl Wood Gerber

Publisher: Beyond The Page

ISBN: 9781950461349

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

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A heartwarming collection of holiday mysteries full of merriment . . . and murder! Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber The Agatha Award–winning author of Sifting Through Clues returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer . . . The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star . . . Breaking the Mould by Victoria Hamilton In this Christmas-themed Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, when the town’s resident Scrooge is found dead, Jaymie says Bah humbug! to murder . . . Now that Thanksgiving’s behind her, vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton Müller is excitedly making plans for the upcoming Dickens Days festival—the town’s month-long celebration leading up to Christmas. With a hot cider booth on the village green to warm the hearts and bodies of the townsfolk and a diorama featuring a scene from A Christmas Carol, things are shaping up for a festive season—until the town’s local Scrooge is found murdered, a vintage pudding mould covering his cracked skull . . . The Twelve Dice of Christmas by Gail Oust Welcome to Serenity Cove, a peaceful Southern community where the residents like to play dice, play golf and, when foul play moves in, play detective . . . With Christmas fast approaching, Kate McCall and her dice-playing friends get into the holiday spirit by agreeing to help the elderly Eula Mae Snow decorate her home, even when it means sorting through a veritable blizzard of the older woman’s knickknacks. Intent on doing a good deed and digging up a bright collection of seasonal decorations, Kate is stopped dead in her tracks when instead she discovers the skeleton of a man showing clear signs of foul play . . . Includes scrumptious holiday recipes!
Categories: Fiction

Integrating Africa

Integrating Africa

Then, out of the blue, Mauritius withdrew its application and Gaddafi hosted the summit. The reasons for Mauritius's withdrawal are not clear. Officially, there were financial constraints resulting from the global financial and economic ...

Author: Martin Welz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415522014

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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This study seeks to comprehend why Africa's integration process has not moved towards a supranational organization, using a novel approach. It shifts the usual perspective away from the organization level and provides the first comprehensive and systematic analysis of the AU from the perspective of the states themselves.
Categories: Political Science

The Post Office

The Post Office

1893 ja blue . Perforated 12 . 1893 fa blue . Mauritius - One Cent Stamp has been issued of same type as the current two cent stamp . Adhesive , Perforated , 14 . Watermark Crown C. A. 1893 lc mauve .

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ISBN: WISC:89102191343

Category: Stamp collecting

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Categories: Stamp collecting