Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps

Author(s): Helen Morgan

History

Mauritius is famous for its dodo but there is another near-extinct export that has its own fabulous story - the world's most sought after postage stamps.Blue Mauritius is an adventure that begins at a fancy dress ball on a tropical Indian Ocean island, and unfolds through discoveries of the stamps in Bordeaux, Mauritius, India and Britain. It is the fascinating story of the birth of philately: the first collectors were women, but schoolboys and kings were also collectors. Today, the men who hunt the legendary Blue Mauritius are no petty paper-chasers; they take their vocation as seriously as if they were big game hunters from Empire days. And there is still a chance that, at any moment, more treasure may be discovered...


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781843544357
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : January 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Morgan
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 320