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Posted 05/05/2016   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Leejb1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
this Mauritius stamp has what looks like a overprint along with being revalued, I have never seen the word "CANCELLED" as a overprint
What is going on?





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Posted 05/05/2016   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leejb1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
found my answer, from postings last October
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Posted 05/05/2016   11:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
curious minds want to know. How about sharing it with us?
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Posted 05/05/2016   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leejb1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
http://goscf.com/t/46193&SearchTerm...itius,cancel


Mauritius Pre-Cancel??



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Posted 10/18/2015 11:19 am Show Profile Email Poster Bookmark this topic Add tazzmann30 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


I came across this in my Great Grandfathers collection. It is not listed as an overprint. Is it possibly an early precancel.


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Posted 10/18/2015 12:05 pm Show Profile Email Poster Bookmark this reply Add Jenny2U to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


When Mauritius changed its currency in the 1880's (switching to cents and rupees), it invalidated all unsold stamps with the old currency by stamping them cancelled. There is no price premium for these cancelled stamps and I believe they are valued in catalogs as used stamps.

Edited by Jenny2U - 10/18/2015 1:41 pm


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Gibbons says that the remaindered earlier issues are about equal to the used prices. Once you hit the 1876 and 1877 issues, the values can drop off precipitously. (The 1877 half-d-on-10d rose, for instance, is about 5% of the used price, give or take.)



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Posted 10/18/2015 3:24 pm Show Profile Email Poster Bookmark this reply Add tazzmann30 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Thank you so much. Everyone is always helpful here.



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Posted 05/06/2016   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jambro to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
HI I FOUND THIS INTERESTING NEW, MAY BE IT HELPS YOU :
There is a boxed note in SG before the 1878 issues, where the currency changed from sterling to cents and rupees.

"CANCELLED" OVERPRINTS. Following the change of currency in 1878 various issues with face values in sterling were overprinted "CANCELLED" in serifed type and sold as remainders. The stamps involved were Nos. SG51,56/62,67/8,71/2,76,78/b,79 and 81/2.
Examples of such overprints on stamps between Nos.51 and 72 are worth about the same as the prices quoted for used, on Nos.78/b they are worth 12% of the unused price, on No.79 65% and on Nos.81/2 20%.

SG51 = 9d dull purple (1860)
SG56 = 1d purple-brown (1863)
SG57 = 1d brown (1863)
SG58 = 1d bistre (1872)
SG59 = 2d pale blue (1863)
SG60 = 2d bright blue (1863)
SG61 = 3d deep red (1863)
SG61a = 3d dull red (1863)
SG62 = 4d rose (1863)
SG67 = 10d maroon (1872)
SG68 = 1/- yellow (1863)
SG71 = 5/- rosy mauve (1863)
SG72 = 5/- bright mauve (1865)
SG76 = SG51 9d overprinted HALF PENNY (1876)
SG78 = Prepared for use, but not issued. SG51 9d overprinted 1/2 d (in red)
SG78b = same as SG78 but overprint in black
SG79 = SG67 10d rose (colour change) overprinted HALF PENNY and underlined
SG81 = SG71 5/- rosy mauve overprinted One Shilling and underlined
SG82 = SG72 5/- bright mauve overprinted One Shilling and underlined

The stamp of the image is in fact the one froma 1872 set, which it's been overprinted 2half penny" on 1877, and cause of the change of value the year after, on the 1878, it has to be adde the other overprint "cancelled" to let you know that it was out of value for postage use.
Bye from Giacomo ( Italy)
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Posted 05/06/2016   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jambro to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for my horrible writing, sometime I write too fast, but wnated to write this :

The stamp of the image is in fact the SG 79 ( SG67) that cause of the change of currency, duringthe 1878, it seen to be added the other overprint "cancelled" to let you know that it was out of value for postage use.

Bye again, Giacomo.
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Posted 03/11/2020   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blue-within-blue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jambro's transcription of the Stanley Gibbons catalogue note omits the following text :

"on No.78 they are worth 5% of the unused price"

I'll try to upload the original note ...

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Posted 08/11/2022   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add repsjohnso to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interestingly the Scott standard postage stamp catalog does often value these stamps at a premium sometimes less you can find those values in the specialized catalog of stamps and covers for 1840 to 1940 the classics Edition
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