BILLY BUNTER AND THE BLUE MAURITIUS
Illustrated by R.J. Macdonald
Published by Charles Skilton Ltd.. 1st. 1952
Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Green covers, dark titles. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 238 pages.
Fading to cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has 5" tear to rear panel; other smaller chips and nicks, with a bit of loss; grubby marks and some fading, especially to spine.
Stock no. 2124035
- Only a dozen or so survive of the rare and famous blue "post Office" Mauritius stamps issued in 1847. Sir Hilton Popper, a governor of Greyfriars School, was the fortunate owner of one £2,000 specimen, which after lying peacefully in his album for many years suddenly became involved in a series of most startling adventures, leading to its temporary acquisition by Mr. Slim Judson, not a philatelist, but well-known to the police as a collector of other people's property, while for several days, Billy Bunter the Owl of the Remove, was another not very rightful possessor.