BASUTOLAND
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1962 QEII Decimal definitive 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Upper marginal horizontal pair printer's guide dot in margin, on gummed watermarked paper. Major variety IMPERFORATE. Light crease between (not visible from the front) otherwise very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 73 var.
£400
Last update: 28th July, 2017
BASUTOLAND
MB6 MORIJA / X dc two complete strikes dated 16 JAN 31, on South Africa 1d Ships block of six £15
AM334 1933 KGV definitives, complete set of ten, ½d to 10/-. Very fine, lightly mounted fresh mint. SG 1-10 £190
MB7 1933 KGV definitives, complete set of ten, ½d to 10/-. Very fine and fresh unmounted. A difficult set in this quality. SG 1-10 £450
AM335 1933 KGV definitives, complete set of ten, ½d to 10/-. The 2/6 with a few perforation faults, otherwise fine used. SG 1-10 £190
MB9 1933 KGV 10/- definitive. Upper left corner copy, hinge trace superb and fresh mint. A wonderful stamp. SG 10 £200
MB15 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 6d slate and purple. Showing plate flaw small dot left of flag (position unknown). Very fine mint. SG 14 var. £40
MB17 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 1d deep blue and carmine. Vertically bisected on piece and cancelled '31 DEC 35 / CORN EXCHANGE', another alongside. These were not officially sanctioned, although further examples exist and are postmarked on the same day. SG 11 £45
MB16 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 1d deep blue and carmine. Diagonally bisected on piece and further endorsed in ink '½d ', cancelled 'MORIJA / 31 DEC 35'. These were not officially sanctioned, although further examples exist and are postmarked on the same day. SG 11 £65
MB18 1938 KGVI definitive, complete set of 11 values. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 18-28 £30
MB28 1938 KGVI definitive, complete set of 11 values. Group of at least four copies of the high values and further of the lower, showing a wide range of shades / papers associated with the different printings of the issue. Fine or very fine mint. SG 18-28 £130
MB100 1938 KGVI definitive, complete set of 11 values. Each a matching upper marginal copy, superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely set. SG 18-28 £110
MB19 1938 KGVI definitive, complete set of 11 values. Each a matching lower marginal copy, superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely set. SG 18-28 £110
AM331 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11 values, ½d to 10/-, in blocks of four. Very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. Scarce. SG 18-28 £425
AM337 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11, ½d to 10/-. Fine used. SG 18-28 £35
MB20 1938 KGVI 1d scarlet, showing 'tower' flaw. Very fine mint. SG 19a £85
MB22 1938 KGVI 1d scarlet, showing ‘tower’ flaw on stamp 2/4, in positional upper left corner block of eight. Superb unmounted. SG 19a, 19 £160
AA1989 1938 KGVI 2/6, 5/- and 10/- definitives. Each marginal, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 26-28 £80
AA1005 1938 KGVI definitive 10/- olive-green. Very fine, lightly mounted mint. SG 28 £15
MB25 1938 KGVI definitive 10/- olive-green. Very fine unmounted. SG 28 £35
AA1990 1938 KGVI 5/- and 10/- definitives. Very fine used. SG 27-28 £25
MB26 1938 KGVI definitive 10/- olive-green. Upper right corner block of four centrally cancelled 'MAMATHES'. Lovely. SG 28 £90
MB63 1945 Victory, set of three in complete sheets of 120 (6 x 20). 1d showing 'Barbed wire' flaw (row 9/6), running sheet numbers and 'arrows' in margins. Folded twice and odd marginal faults otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 29-31 £70
MB34 1945 Victory 1d brown and carmine. Showing 'Barbed wire' flaw centre right stamp in a right marginal positional (by part arrow) block of six. Hinged on upper and lower pairs, flaw unmounted. SG 29a, 29 £15
MB32 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding set. Very fine unmounted. SG 36-37 £35
AA1640 1948 KGVI 10/- Royal Silver Wedding, lower marginal pair with full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 37 £90
AM354 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding set. Very fine used. SG 36-37 £30
MB58 1953 QEII Coronation, lower right corner block of four showing plates '1A 2A' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 42 £6
MB30 1954 QEII definitives. ½d to 2/6 set of nine values each a lower marginal pair showing imprint in margins. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 43-51 £120
MB31 1954 QEII definitives. ½d to 10/- less 2/6, ten values each a lower right corner pair showing plate numbers in margins. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 43-53 less 51 £160
AM421 1954 QEII definitives. 2/6, 5/- and 10/-, each an upper marginal example, superb unmounted mint. SG 51-53 £60
AA1994 1954 QEII definitives. 1/3 to 10/-, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 50-53 £70
AA1479 1954 QEII definitives. ½d to 10/-, complete set of 11 values. Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 43-53 £75
AA1441 1954 QEII definitives. ½d to 10/-, complete set of 11 values, each is a lower marginal example showing a large part of the imprint. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 43-53 £95
AM339 1954 QEII definitives. Complete set of 11 values, ½d to 10/-. Very fine used. SG 43-53 £40
MB33 1954 QEII definitives. 1/3 brown and turquoise-green, lower right corner copy showing plate '1' in margin. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 50 £25
MB35 1954 QEII definitives. 1/3 brown and turquoise-green, vertical block of six showing missing perforation hole affecting right three stamps. Superb fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 50 and vars. £150
AA1992 1954 QEII definitives. 2/6 deep ultramarine and crimson, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 51 £20
AM572 1954 QEII 2/6 deep ultramarine and crimson. Lower marginal example showing plate number '1A', superb unmounted mint. SG 51 £20
AM269 1954 QEII definitives. 10/- black and maroon, lower marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 53 £35
MB62 1959 QEII definitive surcharged '½d' on 2d deep bright blue and orange. Two lower two rows of the sheet showing imprint and plates '1A 1A' or '1B 1B' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 54 £15
MB57 1959 National Council, set of three in lower marginal blocks of four showing imprint in margins. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 55-57 £12
MB56 1959 National Council, set of three in lower right corner blocks of four showing plates '1 1' in margins. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 55-57 £12
AA3398 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. Complete set of all duties with all surcharge types, a total of 21 stamps. Very fine or superb fresh unmounted. A remarkably difficult assembly. SG 58-68b £325
AM341 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. Complete set of all duties with all surcharge types, a total of 21 stamps. All with evidence of a very light hinge, though the scarce 10c appears unmounted. A difficult assembly. SG 58-68b £140
AA3521 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. ½c on ½d grey-black and sepia. Showing dramatic downward shift of the surcharge which now straddles the margins between the stamps. Hinge trace, very fine mint. A rare and spectacular variety. SG 58 var £145
AA3288 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. 1c on 1d grey-black and bluish green, showing a large shift of the surchage to the left. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 59 var £30
MB37 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. 1c on 1d grey-black and bluish green, lower right corner pair showing plates '2A 1A' in margin, in addition corner of margin folded under during perforating with resultant part strike in margin. Superb unmounted. Unusual. SG 59 and var. £35
AM634 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. 2c on 2d deep bright blue and orange showing major variety SURCHARGE INVERTED. Very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. SG 60a £130
MB39 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. 10c (Type II) on 1/- bronze-green and purple. Very fine mint. SG 64a £85
MB41 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. 12½c (type II) brown and turquoise-green. Block of four the right two stamps showing missing perforation hole between. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 65a and vars. £40
MB46 1961 QEII decimal surcharge, 25c (type II) bright ultramarine and crimson-lake. Very fine used. SG 66a £15
AM558 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type I) on 10/- black and maroon. Superb unmounted mint. SG 68 £55
AM648 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type I) on 10/- black and maroon. Superb unmounted mint. SG 68 £55
AM520 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type I) on 10/- black and maroon. Lower marginal horizontal pair, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 68 £110
MB43 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type I) on 10/- black and maroon. Block of four, adhesion on lower right stamp and pulled perforation at left, otherwise unmounted. SG 68 £150
MB44 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type II) on 10/- black and maroon. Superb unmounted. SG 68a £30
MB45 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. 'R1' (Type III) on 10/- black and maroon. Lower right corner copy showing plate '1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 68b £38
AA1998 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. 'R1' (Type III) on 10/- black and maroon, superb unmounted. SG 68b £20
AM422 1961 QEII Decimal surcharge definitives. ‘R1’ (Type III) on 10/- black and maroon. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 68b £75
MB47 1961-63 QEII decimal definitives. Complete set of 11 values, ½c to R1, to 50c lower left corner pairs and the R1 lower right corner pair showing plates '1 1' in margin. Values to 50c apparently showing the larger type perforation holes. Very fine mounted mint. SG 69-79 £110
MB48 1961-63 QEII decimal definitives. Set of ten values, ½c to 50c, each a matching lower left corner pair and apparently showing the smaller type perforation holes. Very fine mounted mint. SG 69-78 £50
AM344 1961-63 QEII decimal definitives. Complete set of 11 values, ½c to R1, with additional listed shade of the R1. Very fine lightly mounted mint. SG 69-79a £85
MB49 1962 QEII Decimal definitive ½c grey-black and sepia. Lower marginal vertical strip of five showing somewhat damaged perforation pins between each stamp. Fine used cancelled MASERU datestamps. Most unusual. SG 69 vars. £45
AM626 1962 QEII Decimal definitive ½c grey-black and sepia. Left marginal example on gummed watermarked (upright) paper. Variety completely IMPERFORATE. Superb and fresh unmounted mint. SG 69a (part) £225
AA3318 1962 QEII decimal definitive ½c grey-black and sepia. Block of four on gummed watermarked paper. Showing varieties completely IMPERFORATE and also FRAME INVERTED (relative to watermark and vignette). Minor gum wrinkles otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Unlisted in SG in this format. Rare. SG 69a vars. £850
AM627 1962 QEII Decimal definitive ½c grey-black and sepia. Lower marginal vertical pair on gummed watermarked paper. Showing the variety completely IMPERFORATE and also FRAME INVERTED (relative to the watermark and the vignette). The upper stamp with additional variety VIGNETTE OMITTED (due to a shift). A few minor gum wrinkles otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A spectacular and rare ‘triple variety’. Unlisted by SG in this format. SG 69a vars. £1,250
MB98 1961 QEII Decimal definitive 2½c yellow-green and deep rose-red. Right marginal block of four showing missing perforation holes between right stamps and margin. Superb unmounted. SG 72 and var. £20
MB52 1961 QEII Decimal definitive 2½c yellow-green and deep rose-red. Lower left corner pair showing marginal paper fold prior to perforating with resultant part strike in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Most unusual. SG 72 and var. £60
MB53 1962 QEII decimal definitives 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Lower right corner block of four showing plates '1A 1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 73 £8
MB54 1962 QEII Decimal definitive 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Upper marginal horizontal pair printer's guide dot in margin, on gummed watermarked paper. Major variety IMPERFORATE. Light crease between (not visible from the front) otherwise very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 73 var. £400
AA1641 1962 QEII decimal definitives 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Right marginal pair showing missing perforation hole between right stamp and margin. Superb unmounted. SG 73 var. £10
MB72 1962 QEII decimal definitives 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Lower right corner block of four showing missing perforation hole between each right stamp and margin, and plates '1A 1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 73 and vars. £20
MB73 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Lower right corner block of four showing plates '3B 1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 74 £5
AM349 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. An upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 74 + var £45
MB55 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Upper marginal block of four, the upper left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 74 and var. £45
MB74 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Right marginal vertical block of 12, showing Queen's white hair variety affecting a number of the right hand stamps, the centre two in particular. Superb unmounted. SG 74 and vars. £20
AM350 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 10c bronze-green and purple. An upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 75 + var £45
AA1481 1962 decimal definitives 12½c brown and turquoise-green. Lower left marginal example, superb unmounted mint. SG 76 £15
AA1482 1962 decimal definitives 25c deep ultramarine and crimson. Right marginal example, superb unmounted mint. SG 77 £4
AM351 1962 QEII decimal definitives, 25c deep ultramarine and crimson. An upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 77 + var £55
AA1483 1962 decimal definitives 50c black and carmine-red. Right marginal example, superb unmounted mint. SG 78 £12
AA1495 1963 QEII decimal definitives R1 black and maroon. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 79 £35
AA1008 1963 QEII decimal definitives R1 black and maroon. Upper marginal example superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 79 £38
AM720 1963 Red Cross 2½c red and black showing major 5mm shift of the perforations downwards. Very fine used with part Buthe Buthe datestamp. A spectacular error on an issue largely devoid of any varieties. SG 81 variety £250
AA3179 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. Complete set of ten values plus additional R1 shade. Superb unmounted. SG 110A-120A £10
AA3181 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. Complete set of ten values in blocks of four, all corner with the R1 showing plate numbers '1 1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 110A-120A £45
AA3180 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. Complete set of ten values plus additional R1 shade. Superb used. SG 110A-120A £14
AA3197 LESOTHO 1966 QEII 12½c overprints. Lower right corner block of four showing plates '3B 1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 117A £30
AA3183 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. Set less 12½c in lower marginal blocks of four, pairs or strip of three (R1), showing imprints in margins. Additional items showing the differing the sizes of the imprints. The pairs hinged otherwise superb unmounted. An uncommon assembl. SG 110A-120A less 117A £40
AA3191 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 2c deep bright blue and orange. Right marginal horizontal pair, right stamp showing broken 'O' of 'LESOTHO'. Superb unmounted. SG 112A and var. £8
AA3192 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 2c deep bright blue and orange. Right marginal horizontal pair, left stamp showing broken 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 112A and var. £10
MB71 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 3½c indigo and deep ultramarine. Horizontal pair, left stamp showing broken 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 114A and var. £10
AA3186 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 115A and var. £20
AA3187 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Superb used. SG 115A and var. £20
AA3194 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 5c chestnut and deep grey-green. Lower right corner block of ten showing plates '3B 1' in margin, in addition 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 115A and var. £15
AA3188 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 10c bronze-green and purple. Upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 116A and var. £20
AA3189 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 25c deep ultramarine and crimson. Upper marginal pair, the left stamp showing a ‘WEAK ENTRY’ behind the Queen’s head. Position [R1/3], apparently occurs on Plate 3B-1. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 118A and var. £25
AA3195 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 25c deep ultramarine and crimson. Right marginal block of four showing 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 118A and var. £12
AA3196 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 50c black and carmine-red. Right marginal block of four showing 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 119A and var. £12
AA3169 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. Upper left corner block of four, the upper left stamp showing damaged 'LES' of 'LESOTHO'. Superb unmounted. SG 120A and var. £15
AM347 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and (light) maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. left marginal pair, the right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 120Aa SOLD
AA3170 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. Left marginal block of four, the lower right stamp showing variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb unmounted. SG 120A, 120Aa £85
AM522 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. Left marginal block of four, the lower right stamp showing variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb unmounted. SG 120A, 120Aa £85
AA3171 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. Upper left corner block of eight, the lower right stamp showing variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb unmounted and uncommon in this positional format. SG 120A, 120Aa £90
AA3172 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Script CA watermarked paper. Horizontal pair, the right stamp showing variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb used. Uncommon. SG 120A, 120Aa £110
AA3198 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints on Block CA watermarked paper. Complete set of six values in corner blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 111B - 120B £10
AA2905 LESOTHO 1966 QEII 2½c overprints on Block CA watermarked paper. Lower left corner blocks of eight from both the '3A' and '3B' printings showing differing shade and imprint impressions. Superb unmounted. SG 113B £10
AA2901 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 1c grey-black and bluish green, on Block CA watermarked paper. Lower right corner block of ten showing plates '3A 1A' in margin, in addition 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5) plus 'C' for last 'O' of 'LESOTHO' on a further two. Superb unmounted. SG 111B and vars. £15
AA2902 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 12½c brown and turquoise-green on Block CA watermarked paper. Right marginal block of four showing 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 117B and var. £15
AA2903 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 50c black and carmine-red on Block CA watermarked paper. Right marginal pair showing 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 119B and var. £12
AA2904 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints 50c black and carmine-red on Block CA watermarked paper. Right marginal block of four showing 'C' for first 'O' of 'LESOTHO' (constant, row 6/5). Superb unmounted. SG 119B and var. £15
AA3174 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Horizontal pair, the right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb mint or unmounted (the variety). SG 120B, 120Ba £40
AM404 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Lower left corner block of six (2x3), the upper right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Uncommon, especially in a positional block. SG 120Ba £75
AA3175 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Lower left corner block of six (2x3), the upper right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted. Uncommon, especially in a positional block. SG 120B, 120Ba £75
AA3176 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Lower left corner block of eight (2x4), showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted. Uncommon, especially in a positional block. SG 120Ba £80
AA3177 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Horizontal pair, right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb used. SG 120B, 120Ba £55
AA3178 LESOTHO 1966 QEII overprints. R1 black and maroon on Block CA watermarked paper. Left marginal block of four, lower right stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb used and uncommon in this positional format. SG 120B, 120Ba £70
MB70 OFFICIAL 1934 KGV 6d orange-yellow, applied with FORGED overprint and postmark, overall numerous tiny black dots. Full gum. A most appealing effort. SG O4 FORGERY £45
MB64 POSTAGE DUE 1938 1d scarlet, ordinary paper. Upper left corner copy hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG D1a £40
AM361 POSTAGE DUE 1951 1d deep carmine on chalk-surfaced paper. Showing error of watermark ST. EDWARD'S CROWN. Superb unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG D1bb £125
AM362 POSTAGE DUE 1933 2d violet on ordinary paper. Very fine used with Maseru South Africa (Jun 35) double circle datestamp. SG D2 £22
AM364 POSTAGE DUE 1961 ‘5c’ (Type II) surcharge on 2d deep reddish violet. A right marginal example, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D7a £12
AM365 POSTAGE DUE 1961 ‘5c’ (Type II) surcharge on 2d deep reddish violet. Very fine used with part Morija double circle datestamp. SG D7a £35
MB65 POSTAGE DUE 1961 ‘5c’ (Type II) surcharge on 2d deep reddish violet. Very fine used with part Morija double circle datestamp. SG D7a £35
MB69 POSTAGE DUE 1961 ‘5c’ on 2d violet. Lower right corner block of four, showing variety LARGE ‘d’ on both right stamps (row 9/6 and 10/6). Hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG D8, D8c £35
AM360 POSTAGE DUE 1961 ‘5c’ on 2d violet. Block of 12, comprising the lower two rows of a pane with margins. R9/6 and 10/6 showing variety LARGE ‘d’. Also with error ST. EDWARD'S CROWN in the lower margin. Some central perforations are splitting otherwise fine used with Maseru (7 Aug 61) double circle datestamps. Robertson certificate (1963). SG D8, D8c + var £175
MB66 POSTAGE DUE 1964 1c carmine and 5c deep reddish violet. Very fine used. SG D9, D10 £40
AM405 LESOTHO / POSTAGE DUE 1966 1c carmine. Lower right corner marginal block of 12 (4x3) with plate number ‘1’. The upper left stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Uncommon. SG D11/a £30
AM406 LESOTHO / POSTAGE DUE 1966 1c carmine. Lower right corner marginal block of 20 (5x4) with plate number ‘1’. One stamp [R4/7] showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Uncommon. SG D11/a £35
AM407 LESOTHO / POSTAGE DUE 1966 5c deep reddish violet. Lower right corner marginal block of 12 (4x3) with plate number ‘1’. The upper left stamp showing the variety 'LSEOTHO'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Uncommon. SG D12/a £55
BASUTOLAND / Revenues
AM663 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Superb fresh unmounted mint. T&M 7.1 £20
AM741 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine mint. T&M 7.1 £15
AM711 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Block of four, odd gum bend and one with corner crease, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. T&M 7.1 £85
AM664 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with oval datestamp (10 SEP 1901). T&M 7.1 £15
AM665 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope revenue 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint. T&M 7.2 SOLD
AM666 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope revenue 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with oval datestamps. T&M 7.2 £25
AA3294 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted 'BASUTOLAND.' Two horizontal pairs (one affixed inverted) on piece cancelled violet oval 'THE STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. LTD. / 7 MAY 1910 / MASERU.' datestamp. One stamp thinned otherwise very fine and fresh. T&M 7.2 £45
AM667 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.3 SOLD
AM668 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used, tied to small piece by oval datestamp (JUL 5 1910). T&M 7.3 £30
AM669 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1/- dull reddish purple and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.4 SOLD
AM670 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1/- dull reddish purple and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with part oval datestamp. T&M 7.4 £35
AM704 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1d dull reddish lilac and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with oval datestamp. T&M 13.1 £30
AM705 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1/- dull reddish lilac and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with oval datestamp. T&M 13.3 £45
AM714 Revenue c1933 KGV £1 black ‘crocodile’. Very fine unmounted mint. Very scarce in mint condition. T&M 22.1 £350
MB11 Revenue c1933 KGV £1 black ‘crocodile’. Fine used. T&M 22.1 £40
AM282 Revenue 1954 (Sep) part document bearing a vertical strip of five KGV £1 black ‘crocodile’ (folded between), each tied by light 'District Commissioner’s Office / Maseru Basutoland' (11 Sep) datestamps struck in violet. Barefoot 70 / T&M 22.1 £350
MB84 Revenue Printed receipt dated February 6th 1951, having received the sum of £5 from a native, applied with KGVI 1d (SG 19), pen cancelled. Some creasing, attractive and uncommon. £20
AM708 Revenue c1952 South Africa Native Tax 2/6 green and brown revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged ‘Basutoland / Revenue / 6/-’. Vertical pair of both English and Afrikaans stamps. Fine used with violet boxed datestamp. Scarce as a se-tenant pair. T&M 28.1 £150
AM707 Revenue c1959 South Africa Native Tax 2/6 green and brown revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged 'BASUTOLAND / 10/- / REVENUE. Examples on both English and Afrikaans stamps. Very fine used with manuscript cancellations. T&M 30.1 £85
AA3047 Revenue c1954 South Africa Native Tax 10/- green and brown overprinted and surcharged ‘BASUTOLAND / 10/- / REVENUE'. Both English and Afrikaans types, each on piece, very fine used. Scarce. £150
AM710 Revenue c1950 South Africa KGVI 2/- light blue and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland’. Vertical pair (Afrikaans and English) with margin at right showing red numbering. Very fine or superb fresh mint (hinged on upper stamp only). Very scarce. T&M 34.1pr £175
AM709 Revenue c1955 Embossed cheque stamp. 2d dull violet-blue with wording ‘BASUTOLAND / TWO / PENCE’ within oval. Very fine. T&M E1.1 £8
AM415 Revenue 1958 (July), four page life assurance document (250x382mm, folded for display) issued for cover of £10,000. The final page is a ‘Cession’ of the policy, the fee for which was paid by affixing two Basutoland QEII 1/- bronze-green and purple (SG 49), each cancelled with initials and dated ‘19/7/58’ in manuscript. As the document was registered in both Basutoland and South Africa, an additional 2/- fee was payable which was receipted with a South African 2/- revenue stamp, cancelled with a bilingual revenue datestamp (1 Aug). The premium on the original policy was paid by means of a Union of South Africa meter cachet. Unusual.
 
Note: Scan is of part of document only.
£45
AM682 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R1’ on £5 deep dull green and black. Very fine fresh mint with faint hinge mark. T&M 37.1 £125
AA918 Revenue 1961 QEII ‘R2’ surcharge on £1 bright scarlet and black. Superb used, tied to small piece by Maseru (20 Aug 62) postal datestamp (presumably by favour). Scarce. T&M 37.2 £110
AA1330 Revenue 1961 QEII ‘R2’ surcharge on £1 bright scarlet and black. Superb used, tied to small piece by Maseru (20 Aug 62) postal datestamp (presumably by favour). Scarce. T&M 37.2 £110
AM696 Revenue 1961 R1 deep brown and deep dull green with watermark multiple Crown CA. Fine used (this watermark not recorded used by Trotter & Midwood). T&M 39.1v1 £25
AM697 Revenue 1963 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R1’ on R10 deep dull green and black with obliterating bar. Very fine used. T&M 40.1 £40
AM468 LESOTHO / Revenue 1968 Die proofs of the vignette and the R1 frame. Printed in black and affixed to card (142x 94mm) which has been annotated at right “Lesotho Stamps / 2 rand & Vig Roll No 15492 / 1 & 5 rand 15491”. Rare and probably unique £325
BASUTOLAND / Postal History
MB75 1899 4th May, cover bearing Cape ‘Hope standing’ ½d green (defective corner) and 1d carmine pair. Cancelled with barred oval '688' and 'TEYATEYANENG / BASUTOLAND' sc datestamp alongside. Addressed to England and struck with 'MASERU' (MY 5), 'LADYBRAND' (6 MY) and 'WINBURG' (MY 8) transit strike and 'SOUTHAMPTON / PACKET LETTER' arrival (26 MY). Attractive and clean.
 
Note: with the arrival date in Southampton of the 26th May, this would indicate the cover was carried on the Tantallon Castle, which departed Cape Town on the 10th May
£175
AM635 1909 (29th May), envelope addressed to England bearing a Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1d carmine (SG 71) tied by a fine MOHALESHOEK BASUTOLAND (29 May) single circle datestamp with a second strike alongside. London (19 Jun) arrival backstamp. Scarce. £150
AM319 c1932 KGV 4d scarlet registered postal stationery envelope. Odd minor stain, mainly on reverse, otherwise very fine unused. £8
MB76 1935 1st May, cover bearing KGV Silver Jubilee set of four (SG 11-14), centrally and clearly cancelled 'MAKOALIS', sent registered Airmail with a further strike on label, to Johannesburg. Most unusual.
 
Note: apparently a stamp dealer in Johannesburg requested the postal agent at Makoalis to cancel a number of covers franked with the KGV Silver Jubilee set with the date 1 MAY 1935. It is not known if this was a genuine error on the part of the dealer or deliberate. The dealer was subsequently charged with incitement to forgery but was acquitted (see South African Philatelist, March 1938, p. 35, a cpoy of which is included).
£75
MB77 1935 4th May, cover bearing KGV Silver Jubilee set of four (SG 11-14), each clearly cancelled 'MASERU' on the First Day of Issue. Sent registered Airmail to the Cape, arrival backstamp (7th May). Fine and clean.
 
Note: the actual Silver Jubilee of KGV was on Monday 6th May. However, that day was a public holiday in Basutoland, so it was decided to bring the issue date forward to the previous Saturday
£35
AA3308 1936 24th July, cover bearing KGV ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d and 2/6 (SG 1-4, 8), cancelled 'MASERU' and sent registered airmail to Switzerland, arrival backstamp for 5th August. Attractive high value useage. £110
AA3292 1936 8th June, cover bearing KGV 1/- and 2/6 (SG 7, 8), cancelled MASERU and sent registered airmail to England. A most attractive and uncommon high value useage. £125
AM317 1936 (October), envelope sent registered to England, bearing KGV 1d, 2d and 3d (SG 2, 3, 4) each tied by neat MASERU (2 Oct) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the reverse. The 1d partly crossed with blue registration crayon. Maseru boxed registration cachet struck in purple at lower left. Backstamped Feltham (26 Oct) oval arrival datestamps struck in violet. £45
AA3542 1937 12th May, cover bearing KGVI Coronation set (SG 15-17), cancelled 'BUTHE BUTHE' on the first day if issue. Sent registered to the Transvaal. £8
AA3543 1937 12th May, cover bearing KGVI Coronation set (SG 15-17), cancelled 'MASERU SOUTH AFRICA' on the first day if issue. Sent registered to the USA. £10
AA3544 1937 12th May, cover bearing KGVI Coronation set (SG 15-17), cancelled 'QACHASNEK' on the first day if issue. Sent airmail to Canada, although this then deleted with red bars. £10
AM142 1938 (January), pre-printed addressed cover to Durban bearing KGV 1d scarlet (SG 2) tied by Maseru (19 Jan) double circle datestamp. Handstamped ‘SURFACE’ at upper right in violet. A fine example of the 1d single rate. £35
MB86 1938 1st April, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 6d (SG 18-24), each cancelled 'LERIBE' on the First Day of Issue. Sent registered to Pretoria. A little soiled although uncommon. £65
MB96 c1938, KGVI ½d green and 1d red postal stationery cards. Very fine unused. £15
AM321 c1938, KGVI ½d green postal stationery card overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally. Very fine. £25
AA3143 c1938, KGVI 1d red postal stationery card. Group of nine unused cards with original plain wrapper. An uncommon survivor. £90
MB81 1943 2nd February, cover bearing KGVI ½d (SG 18), crisply cancelled 'SEFORONG' and sent at the unsealed letter rate to Matatiele. Unusual. £40
MB79 1944 13th June, KGVI ½d Post Card uprated with additional KGVI ½d (SG 18), cancelled 'BUTHA BUTHE', addressed to Johannesburg. Fine and clean. £35
AM325 1945, South African air letter sheet with 3d Groote Schuur (Afrikaans) overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine unused. £12
AM178 1945 (October), cover addressed to Johannesburg and sent at the open letter rate bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 18) tied by MORIJA (25 Oct) double circle datestamp. £40
AM453 1949 (March), printed wedding invitation with embossed bells, folded and mailed to Mohaleshoek at the ½d open / printed matter rate. Bearing a KGVI ½d green (SG 18) tied by a part strike of a MORIJA (4 Mar) double circle datestamp. Delightful. £55
MB80 1950 14th June, printed Airmail cover bearing KGVI 4d plus UPU 6d and 1/- (SG 23, 40, 41), cancelled 'TEYATEYANENG' and sent registered to New Zealand. Most unusual. £40
MB85 1951 31st August, cover from St. Leonards R.C.M., bearing KGVI ½d, 1d and 4d (SG 18, 19, 23), each cancelled 'LEBIHAN FALLS / BAS.'. Addressed to Durban. Uncommon office on cover. £40
MB83 1951 31st August, cover from St. Leonards R.C.M., bearing KGVI 1½d, 2d and 1/- (SG 20, 21, 25), each cancelled 'LEBIHAN FALLS / BAS.'. Addressed to Durban. Uncommon office on cover. £45
AA3291 1952 (May), South African air letter sheet with 3d Groote Schuur (English) overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Addressed to England with additional KGVI 3d bright blue (SG 22) affixed and tied by MAMATHES (26 May) double circle datestamp. Addressed to London, an unusual commercial useage. £65
AM179 1953 (May), cover addressed to Canada bearing a single KGVI 1d scarlet (SG 19) tied by QACHAS NEK (11 May) double circle datestamp. With cachet at upper right ‘St. FRANCIS MISSION / P.O. Tsoelike, Qacha’s Nek / Basutoland, South Africa’ handstamped in purple. £30
AM306 1953 (December), envelope addressed to New Zealand with printed ‘Waikato Whitebait Supply / Pukekohe’ (New Zealand) bearing a single KGVI 1d (SG 19) tied by neat MOKHOTLONG / BAS (14 Dec) double circle datestamp. Few edge faults at top and vertical fold at left, otherwise fine and apparently sent unsealed. £25
AM310 1954 (May), envelope addressed to the USA, bearing a KGVI 1½d light blue 3d bright blue (SG 20, 22) each tied by neat MOKHOTLONG / BAS (28 May) double circle datestamps with additional strike at left. £30
AM326 1954 (October), South African air letter sheet with 3d Groote Schuur (English) overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Addressed to England with additional KGVI 3d bright blue (SG 22) affixed and tied by MASERU (17 Oct) double circle datestamp. Flap sealed though no message. Very fine. £15
MB97 c1955-61 QEII Aerogrammes. Group of three bearing the imprinted QEII design and denominated at '6d', overprinted '5c' on 6d and 5c. Very fine unused, folded. £15
MB93 1956 4th June, printed 'O.H.M.S.' cover bearing QEII 4½d pair and 1/- definitives (SG 47, 49), cancelled 'MASERU' and sent registered Airmail to England. Fine and clean. £20
AM180 1957 (November), cover addressed and sent airmail to Canada. The postage of 2s/3d has been paid by three impressions of a franking meter machine used at Maseru (15 Nov). The flap with emblem of the Standard Bank. Unusual. £35
MB94 1959 5th January, cover bearing QEII 4½d definitive (SG 47), and sent from a member of the Sister's of the Holy Names, Mazenod. Cancelled 'MAZENOD INSTITUTE' and addressed to the U.S.A. Unusual office on cover. £30
MB91 1959 31st January, QEII 6d embossed registered envelope, uprated with QEII 3d definitive (SG 46), cancelled 'MOKHOTLONG' and addressed to Morija with arrival strikes for the 2nd February. Most attractive. £30
MB92 1959 7th February, QEII ½d Post Card applied with QEII ½d to 6d definitives (SG 43-48), cancelled 'MOKHOTLONG' and addressed to Natal. £25
MB90 1960 1st March, QEII 6d embossed long registered envelope, uprated with 3d National Council (SG 55), cancelled 'QUITHING' and addressed to Morija. Fine and attractive. £20
MB95 1961 28th October, re-used printed 'On Her Majesty's Service' cover bearing QEII ½c and 3½c vertical pair surcharges (SG 58, 62), cancelled 'MASERU' and sent registered to Johannesburg. Attractive. £25
AA854 Telegraphs 1964 (15th January), official South African Telegram delivery envelope with bilingual ‘NO CHARGE FOR DELIVERY / AFLEWERING KOSTELOOS’. Addressed locally and with MORIJA BASUTOLAND double circle datestamp at lower right. Very fine. £35
AA1456 1966 (November), window envelope with printed senders’ address for ‘THE CATHOLIC CENTRE / P.O. MAZENOD / BASUTOLAND. S. AFRICA.’ bearing a single QEII 1c on 1d grey-black and bluish green overprinted ‘LESOTHO’ (SG 111A) tied by MAZENOD INSTITUTE (22 Nov) double circle datestamp. The flap is unsealed indicating an open-letter rate. A scarce example of this stamp used alone on cover. £35
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