- Begbie, Richard
- Quest for Blue Mauritius stamped with intrigue
- Canberra Times
- Description of Work
- review of Morgan, Helen, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps (2006)
- 17 February 2007, p. 17
While Melbourne art historian Helen Morgan is careful with detail, she also eschews any immediate plunge into hard-core minutiae…
The book does follow each surviving example in considerable detail. While no doubt consistently gripping for the aficionado, at times this tends to lose the general reader. Also, given its surprisingly diverse dramatis personae, Morgan's study could perhaps have spent more time exploring the fascinating psyche of the collector. But perhaps that was asking too much of a book which already achieves a great deal.
These are minor quibbles, and detract little from a quirky study which consistently retains its capacity to charm and engage.
- Morgan, Helen, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps, Atlantic Books, London, 2006. [ Details... ]
- Blue Mauritius review - Canberra Times