Blue Mauritius, book cover

Welcome to the Blue Mauritius Research Companion

This website contains biographical and bibliographical information about the Post Office Mauritius stamps and subjects related to them. It is based on my research for the book Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps.

Journal Note

"Philatelism" and Crime
Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly
vol. 2, no. 45, 13 June 1896, p. 224

Concerning the murder of Julien Emile Delahaeff. Includes tongue-in-cheek speculation as to how Charles J. Phillips obtained possession 'of that rare Mauritius twin sold for a cool seven hundred to Birmingham's only Avery'.