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Robert A. Siegel - Results of Auction 838
June 19-20, 2001

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Lot 1297
MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Orange on Yellowish Paper, Earliest Impression (3, SG 3). Large to huge margins all around, bright color and very sharp impression, thick paper typical of the earliest impressions, grid cancel EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MAURITIUS 1848 ONE-PENNY POST PAID EARLIEST IMPRESSION. The first stamps of Mauritius were engraved directly onto two copper plates. The plates wore away relatively quickly, and so only a very limited number of impressions qualify as the earliest. With 1981 R.P.S. certificate, SG 13,000
$5,250.00

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Lot 1298
MAURITIUS, 1848, 6p Blue, Early Impression (6, SG 8). Ample to large margins all around, rich color and sharp impression on lightly blued paper, light target cancel, three faint toned spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, signed twice, SG 6,000
$1,500.00

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Lot 1299
MAURITIUS, 1859, 2p Blue on Bluish Paper, Sherwin Issue (15, SG 40). Margins clear all around, rich color, two strikes of barred oval cancel, small thin at right, small blue backstamp, otherwise Fine and rare, SG 4,000, with 1922 R.P.S. certificate
$ 240.00

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