Mauritius 1848-1859 POST PAID Barnard
From Stamps of the World
- Issue Dates : June 1848 - 1859
- Designed by : J. Barnard
- Printed by :
- Print Process : Engraving on copper on white or bluish paper
- Perforations : None
- Watermark: none
- Catalogue Michel N°s 3I to 4V, Stanley Gibbons N°s 3-25.
Portrait of Queen Victoria with diadem looking left. POST PAID vertical.
There are various plates worn states. The better states (Early impressions) are very rare. Catalogues distinguish 5 states of impression.
I issue (earliest impressions)
SG N°s 3-5. Period of use: 1848-1854.
II issue (early impressions)
SG N°s 6-9. Period of use: 1849-1854.
III issue (intermediate impressions)
SG N°s 10-15. Period of use: 1854-1857.
IV issue (worn impressions)
Some diagonal lines still distinct. SG N°s 16-22.
V issue (very worn)
SG N°s 23-25.