- Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic
- Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps
- FT Magazine [Financial Times]
- Description of Work
- review of Morgan, Helen, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps (2006)
- 23-24 September 2006
Why did the first stamps printed in Mauritius carry the words "Post Office" rather than the usual "Post Paid"? It is a philatelic mystery, and those of us immune to the joys of stamp collecting may be content for it to remain that way. But Helen Morgan's enthusiasm for these stamps - the "most coveted scraps of paper in existence", she writes in the Blue Mauritius - is catching, and their transformation into rarities with a price tag of more than $1m is not without interest… The subtext of Morgan's book is the allure of scarcity in an age of mass production.
- Morgan, Helen, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps, Atlantic Books, London, 2006. [ Details... ]