Mauritius 1858-1859 Sitting Britannia

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Description

  • Issue Date : 27 March 1858 - 1862
  • Designed by : G. Fairman
  • Printed by : Perkins, Bacon & Co., London
  • Print Process : Engraved
  • Perforations : none
  • Watermark: none
  • Catalogue Michel N°s 9-14, Stanley Gibbons N°s 26-31.

Britannia sitting. MAURITIUS on bottom. No face value. The year 1854 (in some catalogues) is not confirmed. Earliest postmark is 27 March 1858. The B53 appeared in 1861.

Stamps

FOUR-PENCE overprint SG26
FOUR-PENCE overprint SG26, unused. Sold 360 € in 2004.
4 pence green, oval used. SG27
6 pence vermilion, unused. SG28
9 pence dull magenta, light used. SG29
Reissued as 1 d in 1862, used B53 SG29a

Colours not issued

Found in the years 1880. Michel N°s II, III & IV.