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This website contains biographical and bibliographical information about the Post Office Mauritius stamps and subjects related to them. It is based on my research for the book Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps.

Avery, Sir William Beilby (1854 - 1908)

Birmingham, England
28 October 1908
London, England
Post Office owner and Stamp collector

William Avery was a senior partner in the firm of W. and T. Avery, scale makers. He collected stamps from a young age, and specialised in particular countries when he was older. After Thomas Tapling's death, Avery 'was looked upon as the buyer of anything especially rare and the possessor of one of the finest collections' in England (Philatelic Record, November 1905). He acquired one penny and two pence Post Office stamps in unused condition in 1893.



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Prepared by: Helen Morgan