Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World'S Most Valuable Stamps download free [PDF and Ebook] by Helen Morgan

Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World'S Most Valuable Stamps download free [PDF and Ebook] by Helen Morgan year 2009
  • Book name: Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World'S Most Valuable Stamps
  • Author: Helen Morgan
  • Release date: 2009/9/28
  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Home and Garden
  • ISBN: 9781843544364
  • Rating: 9.06 of 10
  • Votes: 752
  • Review by: Clara Porter
  • Review rating: 8.23 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Total pages: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In September 1847 coloured squares of paper were stuck to envelopes and used to send out admission cards to a fancy-dress ball on the tropical island of Mauritius. No-one at the party would have guessed that the envelopes bearing these stamps would one day be worth more than a million dollars.When a two pence 'Blue Mauritius' surfaced on the fledgling French stamp-collecting market in 1865 it gained instant celebrity. Then in 1903, when a perfect specimen, discovered in a childhood album, was bought at auction by the Prince of Wales, the Blue Mauritius gained super-star status. Even now, the stamps of 'Post Office Mauritius' remain synonymous with fame, wealth and mystery. Helen Morgan tells the fascinating story of the most coveted scraps of paper in existence, from Amuritius' Port Louis to Bordeaux, India and Great Britain, Switzerland and Japan, into the fantasies and imagination of stamp collectors everywhere.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H9M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Stamps, Philately, History: Specific Events & Topics
  • Available formats: TXT, PDF, DjVu, WORD, OEB, DOC, TXTz, EPUB. Compressed in TZ, ZIP, TAR.Z, TAR.GZ, TAR.XZ, CAB, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.19 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x197x24mm
  • Weight: 314g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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