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ISBN: 1590202783 / ISBN-13: 9781590202784

Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps

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  • Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps (Overlook Press) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Helen Morgan

    Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps

    Trade paperback, Overlook Press
    2010
    English
    336 pages

    ISBN: 1590202783
    ISBN-13: 9781590202784

    The dramatic tale of the world's most sought-after stamp and the passionate story of the first stamp hunters In September 1847, Mauritius's very first stamps were produced to send out admission cards to a costume ball. No one at the party would have guessed that the envelopes bearing these stamps would one day be worth more than a million dollars each. When a two-pence ?Blue Mauritius? surfaced on the fledgling French stamp collecting market in 1865, collectors were driven to bag the stamps as if they were big game. ... Show more

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