Joseph Osmond Barnard

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Joseph Osmond Barnard
Born (1816-08-10)10 August 1816
Portsmouth, England
Died 30 May 1865(1865-05-30) (aged 48)
Occupation Engraver
Known for Engraving Victoria on the Mauritius "Post Office"

Joseph Osmond Barnard (10 August 1816 – 30 May 1865) was born in Portsmouth, England. He was a miniature painter and engraver who engraved the rare Mauritius "Post Office" stamps. He died in Mauritius on 30 May 1865.


  • Harold Adolphe and Raymond d'Unienville, "The Life and Death of Joseph Osmond Barnard", The London Philatelist, Vol. 83, No. 985 (Dec., 1974), pp. 263–5.
  • ENCYCLOPÆDIA Mauritiana
  • Blue Mauritius