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.


Locale of Post Office discovery

There was much trade - and shipping - between India and Mauritius during the nineteenth century, and great numbers of immigrants from India became indentured labourers in Mauritius from the 1830s. Not surprisingly several "Post Office" stamps were discovered (or rumoured to have been discovered) in India.



1870? - 1879?
A used one penny "Post Office" stamp was said to have been acquired by a collector, possibly in India, then later bought to England.
Two used one penny "Post Office" stamps on an envelope, addressed to Thos. Jerrom Esqr., Secretary to the Bombay Auxiliary Bible Society, The Esplanade, Bombay, was reportedly found in a bazaar in Bombay by Charles Howard.

Prepared by: Helen Morgan

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