Sunday, October 24, 2010

#462 Mauritius...Thanks David!

The Rs30 stamp was issued on 20 August 2010 for the World Expo Shanghai 2010 depicting the Two Pence Post Office Mauritius,famously known as the Blue Penny Stamp, considered as a gem in the world of philately.The original stamp was issued in 1847 and engraved by Englishman Joseph Osmond Barnard.Mauritius is the fifth country in the world to have issued postage stamps.

The Rs5 and Re1 stamps show Crinum mauritianum and Tomato Rock Cod (cephalopholis sonnerati) respectively.

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