Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is an island country situated in the Indian Ocean east of the island of Madagascar.  The main language is English.  Its capital is Port Louis.  It is the only African country where Hinduism is the largest religion.  Mauritius fell under British rule from 1810 until 1968 when it became independent.  Tourism is the main source of income.  The island is the only home of the dodo, which was made extinct centuries ago.

Mauritius is very important in the world of philately.  Its first two stamps were the first issued in any part of the British Empire, but outside of Great Britain.  This was in 1847.  A cover exists of these two stamps which has been called “the greatest item in all philately”.  This cover sold for about $4 million in 1993.  Until then, it was the highest price ever paid for a single philatelic item.  As a colony, the country mainly issued stamps depicting scenery and the reigning monarch.  Since independence, the stamps are very colourful and depict wildlife, plants, local scenes and important people.

1867

Mauritius-103-AL119.1

SG # 103

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-105-AL119

SG # 105

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1895

Arms of Mauritius Series

Mauritius 1895 Postage Stamp Coat of Arms 1 cent purple blue SG # 127 ship key star shield http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 127

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 1895 Postage Stamp Coat of Arms 2 cents purple orange SG # 128 ship key star shield http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 128

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 1895 Postage Stamp Coat of Arms 3 cents purple SG # 129 ship key star shield http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 129

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1900

Arms of Mauritius Series

Mauritius-138-AL119

SG # 138

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 139 i8

SG # 139

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-140-AL119

SG # 140

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-167a-AL119

SG # 167a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1910

Arms of Mauritius Series (Inscribed REVENUE)

Mauritius-206-AL119

SG # 206

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-183-AL119

SG # 183

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 1910 Postage Stamp Coat of Arms 4 cents red green SG # 184 ship key star shield http://www.richterstamps.co.za revenue

SG # 184

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-210-AL119.1

SG # 210

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-186-AL119

SG # 186

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 1910 Postage Stamp Coat of Arms 20 cents blue SG # 220 ship key star shield http://www.richterstamps.co.za revenue

SG # 220

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1913

King George V Series

Mauritius-224-AL119

SG # 224

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-227-AP112

SG # 227

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 1913 Postage Stamp King George V 10c red SG # 230 http://www.richterstamps.co.za revenue crown

SG # 230

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 232b i8

SG # 232b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1937

Coronation Series

SG # 249

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 250

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1938

King George VI Series

Mauritius 255a i8

SG # 255a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 256b i8

SG # 256b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 257

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 258

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-259b-J55

SG # 259b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1946

Victory Series

Mauritius-265-AL122

SG # 265

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1948

Centenary of the 1st British Colonial Stamp Series

Mauritius 266 i9

SG # 266

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 268 i9

SG # 268

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1950

Various Scenes Series featuring King George V

Mauritius-276-AL123

SG # 276

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-280-AL123

SG # 280

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-281-AL122

SG # 281

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-284-AL122

SG # 284

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-285-AL122

SG # 285

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1953

Stamps of 1950 with Queen Elizabeth II

Mauritius 293 i9

SG # 293

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-294-AL122

SG # 294

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 296.1 i9

SG # 296

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 297 i9

SG # 297

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 298 i9

SG # 298

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 299 i9

SG # 299

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 300a i8

SG # 300a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 301 i9

SG # 301

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 315 i9

SG # 315

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 303 i9

SG # 303

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1961

150th Anniversary of British Post Office in Mauritius Series

Mauritius-309-AL122

SG # 309

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1965

Birds Series

Mauritius 341 i8

SG # 341

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 326 i8

SG # 326

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-327-AL120

SG # 327

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Centenary of I.T.U. Series

Mauritius-332-AL120

SG # 332

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1966

20th Anniversary of UNESCO Series

Mauritius-343-AL122

SG # 343

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1967

Self Government Series

Mauritius 345 i98

SG # 345

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Birds Series (Overprinted SELF GOVERNMENT 1967)

Mauritius-350-AL122

SG # 350

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-352-AL120

SG # 352

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1969

Sea Creatures featuring Queen Elizabeth II Series

Mauritius 382 i88

SG # 382

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-383-AL120

SG # 383

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-384-AL120

SG # 384

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-385-AL120

SG # 385

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 386 i8

SG # 386

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 387 i8

SG # 387

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-480-AL120

SG # 480

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-389-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauritius 389 i8

SG # 389

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-483-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 483 i8

SG # 483

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-484-AL120

SG # 484

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 448 i8

SG # 448

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-449b-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius 449 i8

SG # 449

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius 487 i8

SG # 487

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-396-AL120

SG # 396

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-452-AL120

SG # 452

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-453-AL120

SG # 453

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-399w-AL120

SG # 399w

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1972

150th Anniversary of Port Louis Theatre Series

Mauritius 457 i8

SG # 457

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1973

Birth Bicentenary of Robert Surcouf Series (privateer)

Mauritius-470-AL123

SG # 470

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1974

Centenary of UPU

Mauritius-474-AL126

SG # 474

Used (Hinged)

 

 

8th FAO Regional Conference for Africa in Mauritius Series

Mauritius 472 i8

SG # 472

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1975

Aspects of Mauritian Life Series

Mauritius-493-AL124

SG # 493

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1976

Drought in Africa Series

Mauritius-499-AL123

SG # 499

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-500-AL128

SG # 500

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mail Carriers to Mauritius Series

Mauritius-504-AL123

SG # 504

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-505-AL124

SG # 505

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1977

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Series

Mauritius-516-AL121

SG # 516

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-518-AL127.1

SG # 518

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indigenous Flowers Series

Mauritius-520-AL126

SG # 520

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-521-AP113

SG # 521

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-522-AL127

SG # 522

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Inaugural International Flight of Air Mauritius Series

Mauritius-525-AL125

SG # 525

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-526-AL125

SG # 526

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-527-AP113

SG # 527

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1978

Various Scenes Series featuring Queen Elizabeth II

SG # 534A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-537B-AL121

SG # 537B

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-539A-AL121

SG # 539A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-541B-AL121

SG # 541B

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-542A-AL121

SG # 542A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-543a-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-543A-AL121

SG # 543A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-544A-AL121

SG # 544A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-545A-AL121

SG # 545A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-546A-AL121

SG # 546A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-547A-AL121

SG # 547A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-548A-AL124

SG # 548A

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Endangered Species Series

Mauritius-558-AL123

SG # 558

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1979

Railway Locomotives Series

Mauritius-566-AL125.1

SG # 566

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Beatification of Father Laval Series (missionary)

Mauritius-571-AL126

SG # 571

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Series

Mauritius-578-AL122

SG # 578

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

International Year of the Child Series

Mauritius-584-AL126

SG # 584

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1980

“London 1980” – International Stamp Exhibition Series

Mauritius-594-AL125

SG # 594

Used (Hinged)

 

 

80th Birthday and 40th Year in Parliament of Prime Minister, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Series

Mauritius-600-AL126

SG # 600

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Centenary of Mauritius Institute Series

Mauritius-602-AL123

SG # 602

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1981

Flowers Series

Mauritius-606-AL126

SG # 606

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Coats of Arms of Mauritius Towns Series

Mauritius-611-AL127

SG # 611

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-613-AL128

SG # 613

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Famous Politicians and Physicians Series

Mauritius-622-AL123

SG # 622

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Religion and Culture Series

Mauritius-626-AL126

SG # 626

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Moslem Year 1400 Series – A.H. Commemoration

Mauritius-633-AL126

SG # 633

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1982

150th Anniversary of Charles Darwin’s Voyage Series

Mauritius-640-AL124

SG # 640

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Centenary of Robert Koch’s Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus Series

Mauritius-650-AL127

SG # 650

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1984

The Mauritius Kestrel Series

Mauritius-679-AL128

SG # 679

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

150th Anniversary of Abolition of Slavery and Introduction of Indian Immigration Series

Mauritius-694-AL124

SG # 694

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Centenary of Alliance Francaise Series

Mauritius-698-AL125

SG # 698

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1985

Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Series

Mauritius-700-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-700-AL121

SG # 700

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-701-AL121

SG # 701

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Pink Pigeon Series

Mauritius-709-AL128

SG # 709

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-710-AL128

SG # 710

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-711-AP112

SG # 711

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation Series

Mauritius-714-AL124

SG # 714

Used (Hinged)

 

 

250th Anniversary of Port Louis Series

Mauritius-717-AP113

SG # 717

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1986

Appearance of Halley’s Comet Series

Mauritius-722-AL123

SG # 722

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Series

Mauritius-726-AL122

SG # 726

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-727-AL122

SG # 727

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

International Events Series

Mauritius-730-AL126

SG # 730

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Orchids Series

Mauritius-733-AL127

SG # 733

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-734.1-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-734-AP112

SG # 734

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-735-AL127

SG # 735

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1987

Bicentenary of the Mauritius Bar Series

Mauritius-764-AL124

SG # 764

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-766-AP113

SG # 766

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

International Festival of the Sea Series

Mauritius-768-AL125

SG # 768

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Mauritius-769-AL125

SG # 769

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Art and Architecture Series

Mauritius-777-AL124

SG # 777

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-779-AP113

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-779-AL123

SG # 779

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1988

20th Anniversary of Independence Series

Mauritius-781-AL123

SG # 781

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

150th Anniversary of World Health Organisation Series

Mauritius-787-AP113

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-787-AL126

SG # 787

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-788-AP112

SG # 788

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-789-AL128

SG # 789

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

150th Anniversary of Mauritius Commercial Bank Series

Mauritius-791-AP113

SG # 791

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1989

Protection of the Environment Series

Mauritius-803a-AP112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-803A-AL123

SG # 803a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mauritius-805A-AL127

SG # 805a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Visit of Pope John Paul II Series

Mauritius-824-AL127

SG # 824

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-825-AL127

SG # 825

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

60th Birthday of Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth Series

Mauritius-838.1-AL125.1

SG # 838

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1990

International Literacy Year Series

Mauritius-847-AL125

SG # 847

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1991

“Phila Nippon 91” International Stamp Exhibition Series

Mauritius-856-AL124

SG # 856

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Local Events and Anniversaries Series

Mauritius-872-AL127

SG # 872

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1993

25th Anniversary of National Day Series

Mauritius-882-AL127

SG # 882

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-883-AL126

SG # 883

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

5th Summit of French Speaking Nations Series

Mauritius-891-AL127

SG # 891

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Mauritius-894-AL128

SG # 894

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1994

Childrens’ Games and Pastimes Series

Mauritius-914-AL124

SG # 914

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1995

50th Anniversary of end of 2nd World War Series

Mauritius-920-AL125

SG # 920

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1998

Gekkos Series

Mauritius-977-AL124

SG # 977

Used (Hinged)

 

 

400th Anniversary of the Dutch Landing on Mauritius Series

Mauritius-986-AL124

SG # 986

Used (Hinged)

 

 

250th Anniversary of Chateau Le Reduit

Mauritius-993.1-AL125.1

SG # 993

Used (Hinged)

 

 

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