Blue Mauritius, book cover

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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.

Mauritius Post Office, Port Louis

Postal service

An official postal service in Mauritius dates back to 1772, when the island was under French rule. It fell into disuse and was revived by the British in 1834. The island's first postage stamps were issued in 1847.

The main Port Louis post office found itself in a number of buildings over the years, until a purpose-built post office was constructed in the late 1860s, inaugurated in 1870.

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Prepared by: Helen Morgan