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Suit: Ace of Spades 
Country: Mauritius 
Name: 'Post Office' 
Year: 1847 
Denomination: 2 pence 
Description: The 'Post Office Mauritius' stamp issue is undoubtedly the most famous issue ever made. These stamps were engraved and printed with 'Post Office' instead of the correct 'Post Paid' inscription by a local engraver and printer. A total of twelve 2-pence stamps have been found, with four of those being unused specimens. The one penny and the two pence values were the first official adhesive stamps issued in the British colonies. 
Color: Dark Blue 
Used/Unused: Unused 
Perf/Imperf: Imperforate 
Catalog: Scott 2; Stanley Gibbons 2 

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