Rae, Albert (1857 - 1919)
- 5 September 1857
- 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…'.
- Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81. [ Details... ]
- Macmillan, Allister, Mauritius Illustrated, W. H. & L. Collingridge, London, 1914. [ Details... ]
- Rae, Albert, 'The Famous Stamps of Mauritius', in Allister Macmillan (ed.), Mauritius Illustrated, W. H. & L. Collingridge, London, 1914, pp. 316-23. [ Details... ]
- 'A Travers la Presse - Toujours les "Post Office" de Maurice', Le Philatéliste Francais, no. 79, October 1900, pp. 1000-02. [ Details... ]
- Moens, Jean-Baptiste, 'Encore les Post-Office de Maurice', Le Timbre-Poste, no. 438, June 1899, pp. 87-93. [ Details... ]
- Pope, T. A., 'A Chat on Mauritius and its Stamps', British Guiana Philatelic Journal, vol. 1, December 1906, pp. 5-6. [ Details... ]
- 'Encore les Post Office de Maurice', Le Philatéliste Francais, no. 75, May 1900. [ Details... ]
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
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 26 August 2006