Blue Mauritius, book cover

Welcome to the Blue Mauritius Research Companion

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.

Bonar, James

Post Office owner

James Bonar, of Scots descent, was a civil servant living in Hampstead, London. Sometime late in 1903 he came across a long-forgotten pocket book album in which, as a schoolboy in Scotland back in the 1860s, he had pasted the stamps which happened to come his way. The pocket book contained one of the finest unused specimens of the two pence Post Office stamp discovered. It sold at auction early in 1904 for a record price - £1,450 - ending up in the Royal Philatelic Collection.



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Prepared by: Helen Morgan