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 Article

The Evolution of Philately: An Article Containing Some Sense and Much Nonsense
Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly
vol. 3, no. 61, 23 January 1897, p. 104

Notes in passing, 'Some single stamps are sold for fabulous prices, as, for instance the old blue twopenny Mauritius 1848 issue, at £140; the Post-office Mauritius will go for £600 the pair'.