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by Frank Richards

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

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  • 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.

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