Post Office Mauritius (27), one penny, used (XXVII or Limbo I) (1847)
- Private hands
1d. Used. The stamp has four full margins. It was pen-cancelled and attempts to remove the cancellation chemically resulted in the stamp appearing badly printed. In 1971 Hiroyuki Kanai examined Limbo I and pronounced it genuine but repaired.
- 189 (?)
- Acquired by a Belgian banker named Van Bierbat.
- Bought by René Berlingin.
- 195 (?)
- Sold through the dealer Wilhelm Bartels to the dealer Edgar Mohrmann.
- A German dealer offered the stamp for sale to Hiroyuki Kanai, who refused the offer. The identity of the current owner is unknown.
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