- 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.
- 'The Last "Post Office" Mauritius', London Philatelist, vol. 12, no. 144, December 1903, p. 301. [ Details... ]
- 'The "Times" on The Sale', The Philatelic Record, vol. 26, January 1914, p. 19. [ Details... ]
- 'Sale of a Rare Mauritius Stamp', The Times, 14 January 1904, p. 6. [ Details... ]
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 30 August 2006