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Lot number: 7094

  • Guide price (GBP): 4500 - 5000
  • Currency guide (USD): 5445 - 6050

MAURITIUS - 1835 UNIQUE DATESTAMP. 1835 (10 Jun) entire letter with full contents (French) from Port Louis to Bordeaux, endorsed "pr Nouvelle Louise", and showing a fine upright centrally- placed previously unrecorded large (approx 37.5mm) circular "POST OFFICE/JUIN / 10 / 1835 / MAURITIUS" datestamp with framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" handstamp & manuscript "10" (decimes) French delivery charge alongside; Bordeaux arrival cds of 14 Sept 1835 on reverse. The exhaustive work by Proud shows a gap between markings PS5 and PS6 for the years 1834 to 1838, where this new datestamp now comfortably sits. The rarest postal marking of Mauritius and deserving of international exhibit.

  • Auction date:17 January 2017 16:30
  • Time left to bid:21 hours and 13 minutes
  • Auction number:5262
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