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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.

Rae, Albert (1857 - 1919)

5 September 1857
Pamplemousses, Mauritius
23 May 1919
Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Philatelic writer, Post Office owner and Stamp collector

Albert Rae was the Mauritian philatelist who purchased the used two pence Post Office on the letter fragment addressed to Caunten in 1887. He was also a bibliophile specialising in Mauritius, and was interested in historical records.

According to his entry in the Dictionary of Mauritian Biography, 'When in August 1901, the Duke of York (later George V), visited Mauritius, Albert Rae was requested to call at Réduit with his album of stamps, and engaged in a most interesting talk with the Duke…'.


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Sources used to compile this entry: Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81.

Prepared by: Helen Morgan