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.

Coutures, Albert

Post Office owner and Stamp collector

Albert Coutures was a young man of twenty in 1865, when he was recorded by Moens as the owner, at the time of their discovery, of the first two Post Office stamps known. A businessman in Bordeaux, he famously exchanged two Montevideo stamps with Madame Borchard for her two Post Office stamps.


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Prepared by: Helen Morgan