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.

Newspaper Article

Howard, Phillip
Armoured Escort for Two Penny Stamps
The Times
14 October 1968, p. 1

Chained to a courier's wrist, conveyed in an armoured car from the airport, watched day and night by security guards, insured for its two-day visit to Britain for $180,000, to be touched only with trepidation and through a plastic skin, one of the most valuable scraps of waste paper in the world was flown into London yesterday.