My name is Isabelle, I am a Mauritian philatelist. I’ve been collecting stamps for more than 30 years now. Over the past 10 years or so, I decided to focus more attention on collection of Mauritian stamps, and in particular on first day covers and special/ commemorative enveloppes. I also collect mint and used stamps.
Mauritius was among the first British colonies to release postage stamps. But as I wanted to complete my collection, I must admit I found it very difficult to get a comprehensive overview of the various official first day covers, commemorative enveloppes and special cover, released over the years. Although I managed to get the full list of official covers released by the Mauritius Postal Services, there are still many special covers that I am not aware of.
This blog is meant to help filling this gap. I decided to publish my own private collection of first day covers and special commemorative enveloppes. In addition, I’ve put up the various stamp issues released prior to independence, because Mauritius is well known for some of its rarities. The collection is of course far from complete. It is always a work in progress, but I hope philatelists and stamp lovers find it useful.
I welcome your comments and suggestions, as I advance in my journey in making Mauritian stamps known to those interested.