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Posted 11/17/2016   05:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I came across this lot of Mauritius stamps on eBay:




I won the auction at less than 20% of my maximum bid! .
So, what's the attraction - do you find it?

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Posted 11/17/2016   05:38 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Title says contest - should I move this to the Contest section?
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Posted 11/17/2016   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sure, please move it to where its most appropriate. Thanks Don - always doing a very good job keeping us all in line
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Posted 11/17/2016   05:55 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No problems.
Is there a prize for the person who wins the contest?
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:05 am  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to me like a study of the colour range of that issue. What's cool maybe is that the full range was acquired by the collector?
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
edit:
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Is there a prize for the person who wins the contest?


Oops, I did not even consider that. I were originally mostly thinking about sharing knowledge for cool stuff to look for on ordinary stamps. Anyway, I guess I can easily throw in a prize as well.

The prize will be one of the items on my mind, as they are duplicated in the lot. The winner will be the one that first explains for the forum about the 'cool' factor.
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
CanadaStamp - The wide range of shades is absolutely interesting as well, but that was not my reason for purchasing the item. I will still collect the shades, but I consider them more like a 'free bonus' from the lot.
Thanks for contributing anyway
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:13 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing Mauritius used in Seychelles (the "64" cancellation).
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
GeoffHa - thats close, but no cigar....
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:30 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Disappointing, as I'd set my heart on winning a cigar gently rolled on the thigh of a Bergen maiden ...
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Posted 11/17/2016   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Well, can't help you on that one! Still, if it's a slight comfort, it was actually the 'B64' cancellation (as you suggested) I was originally looking for, when I found something even better.
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Posted 11/17/2016   09:47 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about the B65 used in Rodrigues Island
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Posted 11/17/2016   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spot on, BeeSee Please PM me your street address, Brian, and the prize is yours.

For other forum members - look out for 'B65'. Stamps used on Rodrigues Island are quite elusive and command high premiums. An otherwise ordinary stamp easily gets quite valuable.

http://picclick.fr/1891-Mauritius-Q...7277335.html
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If I'm not mistaken, it looks like there's 4 B65s in the lot and a couple of B64s. Nice find! [I don't know the area - so what about the B63 at the end of the 6th row - where was that used? - or is that another 65 and I'm reading it wrong?]
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Posted 11/17/2016   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats BeeSee !
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Posted 11/20/2016   10:41 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Blaamand. Message sent.
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