Post Office Mauritius (26), one penny, used (XXVI) (1847)
- Private hands
1d. Used. The stamp is heavily cancelled at right with part of an obliteration of parallel bars. The stamp is cut close and there is a small closed tear at the right.
- 187 (?)
- Acquired by a collector, possibly in India, and later brought to England.
- Discovered in a collection in Folkestone.
- 1947 (?)
- Acquired by Sir Andrew Clark.
- Bought by Frank Godden Ltd.
- Passed into the collection formed by Sir Denys Lowson.
- Auctioned by Stanley Gibbons and bought for £50,000 by René Berlingin, who presented it to his daughter Myriam as a wedding gift.
- Auctioned by Edgar Mohrmann and bought for 330,000 DM (£76,726) on behalf of a German collector.
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... ]
Created: 14 March 2006, Last modified: 21 August 2006