The “Meeting of the Queens” in Berlin

In September 2011, the legendary red and blue Mauritius Post Office stamps were brought together at the prestigious Museum for Communication Berlin for an outstanding exhibition. Stamp collectors from around the world were able to admire these postage stamps, which represent the very best of world philately due to their rarity and renown. The visiting public thus had the chance to admire 18 of the 27 remaining specimens, out of the 1,000 that were originally printed in 1847.

These famous stamps were issued over 160 years ago by the British colony of Mauritius and the remaining specimens are today the property of the Royal Philatelic Collection of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Library, the Postal Museums in Hague and Stockholm, the Blue Penny Museum in Mauritius and a number of very lucky private collectors.

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