(Formula Stationery) 1879 (AP 2) ‘2 CENTS’ dull rose on Mauritius Post Card printed formula to a Government School at Poudre D’Or, cancelled by fine and clear B53 duplex, with full message on reverse.
(Mauritius Used in) 1870 entire from Mahe to Dijon, France franked on reverse horizontal strip of four 1863-72 Mauritius 4d rose, Wmk Crown CC (SG Z20), each cancelled ‘B64’ obliterator with cds on front together with framed P.D. and red octagonal POS.AN.V.Suez P.F.AMB.mars. Fine condition, very rare. BPA Certificate 2014.
(Mauritius Used in) 1882 (MR 26) Mauritius 6c green stationery card showing a fine ‘B64’ obliterator, Seychelles cds in association without index letter, sent to Mauritius with arrival cds of AP 1. The reverse with inking out of message, central vertical crease. A rare item with only 6 such cards known.
(Mauritius Used in) 1883 (March) envelope to Annecy, France franked 1879-89 8c. blue pair tied by two clear ‘B64’ obliterators with Seychelles cds without index letter at right, arrival backstamp. Envelope roughly opened at top with some loss of paper, scarce.
(Mauritius Used In) 1887 (28 SP) envelope, with red Government House crest on reverse, to London franked 1883 16c. vertical pair tied ‘B64’ obliterators, Seychelles cds alongside with reverse ‘C’ index; arrival backstamp with backflap torn on opening.
(Postal Stationery) 1879-80 Mauritius 6c green card struck at bottom left corner with POST OFFICE SEYCHELLES black intaglio seal. Some very slight soiling One of two known, considered to be a trial of the Seychelles mailbag seal
(Postal Stationery) 1892 6c green card to Brusells, endorsed with handstamp ‘Via Marseille’ and cancelled on board with French maritime Ligne T Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp partially overstruck by arrival cds, two words greetings message.
(Postal Stationery) 1905 36c. envelope registered to Switzerland with despatch cds, red oval Registration date stamp with blue manuscript number, French maritime octagonal date stamp, arrival backstamp. Good clean example.
(Ship Letter) 1849 outer letter sheet from Mauritius to London, endorsed (by ship) “John Stuart”, charged “8”d. uniform ship rate to Great Britain, bearing very fine bright blue BELFAST/ SHIP LETTER framed handstamp, reverse with Belfast cds (MR 21) in same ink and London arrival of 23rd; fine and attractive.
1855 (JY 9) incoming stampless entire from Melbourne, Australia with the black straight-line ‘LATE RECEIVED’ handstamp which was applied to all incoming mails with no postal markings of country of origin. With annotation “P. Rehamed” and struck on arrival in Port Louis with the crowned MAURITIUS GPO date stamp treating this letter as an inward ship letter. Ex V. Chand.
1858-62 6d. vermilion, a hinged mint and used example both with good clear margins, both fine and fresh, SG 28
1866 incoming entire from Nantes bearing cds at bottom, endorsed “Via Suez & Ceylon/ Paquebot Anglais”, ‘10d TO PAY’ charge handstamp at top, arrival backstamp, reverse with French transit backstamps.
1870 (Apr 13) entire from Mahe to Dijon, France paid in cash with the manuscript “paid” underneath ‘B64’ obliterator, unframed P.D to left and red French maritime, reverse with Seychelles cds, Marseille A Apris transit and arrival cds, sellotape strengthening bottom left corner. Thought to be a unique stampless item with the B64 cancel.
1870 incoming entire from St Denis, Reunion bearing cds at bottom right, blue ‘8d TO PAY’ handstamp at top with arrival cds in same ink on reverse.
1874 entire to Cushendall, Ireland, franked 10d. tied very fine 'B53' Mauritius duplex, reverse with Larne transit cds.
1879-80 25c Die Proof in black on glazed card dated Nov.13 1877 and handstamped AFTER HARDENING
1879/80 'EIGHT CENTS' Die Proof in black on glazed card, dated at top 'Nov 9 1877'
1879/80 'Thirteen Cents' Die Proof in black on glazed card, dated at top 'Nov 16 1877' and 'BEFORE HARDENING'
1881-87 accumulation of seven covers to France, each with a different French maritime cancel in blue or black, some slightly mixed condition but generally good clear cancels.
1886 (AP 23) ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope sent to the Governor of Mauritius at Le Reduit, franked with Mauritius 4d carmine pair cancelled B64 single obliterator, Seychelles cds to left, arrival backstamp of April 29th. Rated 8c for local and Mauritius letters. Horizontal bend along top of envelope and stamps, still a good commercial usage.