(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.
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.
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.
1901 '3' on '4 cents' on 2c. postal stationery newspaper wrapper cancelled cds and addressed to Bordeaux, black two-line Retour/ a L'Envoyeur at base, reverse with straight-line INCONNU a RAPPEL B handstamp plus another example with index 'C'.
1928 (14 DE) registered cover to Post Restante, Curepipe franked 2c., 5c. and 10c. tied Port Louis Railway cds, unclear registration handstamp at centre, showing many redirections with cancels Souillac (14 DE), Mahebourg (15 DE), Moka (DE 16), Grand River S.E. (DE 17), Tamarin (18 DE) and finally Vacoas (DE 19); vertical filing crease, unusual.