Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blue Mauritius Rarity For Sale reports one of the famous Post Office stamps, which made Mauritius famous in the world of philately, is currently on sale at Baila, Rumania, for the sum of 2 million Euros.

The two stamps form part of the collection of a Rumanian philatelist, Ion Ivan, president of the Danube Philatelic Society.

In an interview to the press agency 'Agerpres' Ion Ivan says that he is thinking of selling the stamp, given to him by his father, in 1977.

The stamp was issued in Mauritius in 1847 in the reign of Queen Victoria.

The stamps became famous following an error made by the engraver, Joseph Barnard. When he engraved the tablets for the production of the stamps in 1847, he put “Post Office” instead of “ Post Paid.”

Mauritius was the 5th country in the world to produce postal stamps in 1847.

The two famous “Blue Penny” and “Red Penny” of the Post Office series are the most famous stamps in the world and also the most expensive.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM