Post Office Mauritius (09), two pence, used (IX) (1847)
- Swedish Postal Museum, Stockholm
2d. Used. There is a faint red postmark infringing the lower left corner and the tops of the letters PO of POST.
- Used on a letter to Borchard at Bordeaux.
- Found by Madame Borchard (in 1869 or earlier). The stamp was acquired by the dealer Madame Desbois.
- Madame Desbois sold the stamp to the dealer Jean-Baptiste Moens, along with VII and VIII and some other Mauritian stamps, for Fr.500 (£20). A Monsieur Perinelle subsequently purchased VIII and IX for Fr.950 (£38).
- Moens repurchased IX and VIII for Fr.3,000 (£120) and sold them to Philipp von Ferrary for Fr.5,500 (£220).
- Warren H. Colson, of New England Stamp Co., acquired IX in exchange with Ferrary for the ‘Boscawen’, a unique American stamp.
- date (?)
- Hans Lagerloef bought both IX and IV.
- Lagerloef gifted the two stamps to the Swedish Postal Museum in Stockholm.
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Related Cultural Artefacts
- Williams, L. N., Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps, vol. 1 of 2, David Feldman, Geneva, 1993. [ Details... ]
- Williams, L. N., Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps, vol. 2 of 2, David Feldman, Geneva, 1997. [ Details... ]
- 'Mauritius Post Office', Deutsche Briefmarken Zeitung, vol. 15, no. 2, 29 February 1904, pp. 21-25. [ Details... ]
- Moens, Jean-Baptiste, 'Encore les Post-Office de Maurice', Le Timbre-Poste, no. 438, June 1899, pp. 87-93. [ Details... ]
Created: 14 March 2006, Last modified: 21 August 2006