2d blue Blue Maurtius ‘Post Office’ stamp set to star in film

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18 February 2014
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imports_CCGB_thebluemauritiusmovie_97341.jpg The Blue Mauritius movie poster
A film featuring the rare 2d blue Blue Maurtius ‘Post Office’ stamp is set to be released later this year, with the plot involving a group of thieves’ attempts to steal the stamp. ...
A film featuring the rare 2d blue Blue Maurtius ‘Post Office’ stamp is set to be released later this year, with the plot involving a group of thieves’ attempts to steal the stamp.

To be produced by the D Street Media Group and Gilles-Mann Filmproduktion, the film will be entitled The Blue Mauritius and, according to internet film site imdb.com will star US actress Anika Noni Rose, who was the lead voice in Disney’s animated feature The Princess and the Frog.

The film’s plot is detailed on the Double Dutch Media, Inc website:

The Blue Mauritius is the most valuable stamp in the world. Exceedingly rare, it is the subject of conspiracy and intrigue. And it’s about to be stolen.

When five young, glamorous thieves assemble in Berlin they have no idea that they’re about to embark on the heist of the century. Their mysterious employer has hired them to steal The Blue Mauritius, the most valuable stamp in the world. But the stamp’s rarity is only the tip of the iceberg, for The Blue Mauritius has secrets of its own - secrets connected to a legendary fortune...and murder.

Arrayed against them are a murderous collector, a tenacious curator, a quirky detective, and a traitor in their midst. But each of the thieves is a loner, with their own specialty, style, and secrets. Mutual mistrust may be the biggest danger of all.’

The Blue Mauritius has captured the imagination of philatelists and non-collectors alike for many years. The blue 1d and orange 2d stamps were issued in 1847 with the words ‘POST OFFICE’ along the left-hand side. This wording was soon changed to ‘POST PAID’, making the earlier versions a rarity. The Bordeaux Cover featuring both values of the stamp issue sold for over £4 million at auction in 1993.

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