Blue Penny Museum

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Blue Penny Museum

The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001.[1]

The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps. The stamps were bought in 1993 for $2,000,000 by a consortium of Mauritian enterprises headed by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and brought back to Mauritius after almost 150 years.[1] For conservation, the originals are illuminated only temporarily. Most of the time only copies are to be seen.

The museum, founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank,[1] also houses the original statue of Paul and Virginia, created in 1881 by Prosper d'Épinay.[2]

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Coordinates: 20°09′39″S 57°29′51″E / 20.1609°S 57.4975°E / -20.1609; 57.4975