CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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Revenue c1900 unused cheque drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited / Kimberley’ dated 15 April 1879. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. Clean and attractive.
£30
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Last updated: 5th October, 2016
REVENUES
(For revenue stamps allowed / disallowed on cover, please see item AC292 above.)
AC748 Revenue c1864 imperforate embossed issue. 12d dull grey-lilac, lower marginal horizontal pair with clear to enormous margins. A few small thins, otherwise very fine used with manuscript cancellation. Barefoot 6 £45
AC676 Revenue 1877 cheque for £27.6s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of British South Africa, Limited’, endorsed at top ‘Willowmore’ and dated 4th July 1877 in manuscript. With a Willowmore / Cape Colony single circle datestamp without date or time-code, presumably applied when the cheque was cashed. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’ with very good embossing. Interesting use of the word ‘British’ in the bank name. Usual folds and filing holes. £35
AC672 Revenue 1879 cheque for £91.8s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of British South Africa, Limited / Willowmore’, dated 15 April 1879. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’ with remarkably clear embossing. Usual folds and filing holes, otherwise very fine and attractive. £35
AC675 Revenue c1880 unused cheque drawn on the ‘South African Bank’ at the Cape of Good Hope. Bearing an oval colourless embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. With counterfoil (detached). Clean and attractive. £30
AC674 Revenue 1891 cheque for £4.4s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited / Kimberley’, dated 29th May, 1891. Bearing an unclear colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. Usual filing holes. £20
AC673 Revenue c1900 unused cheque drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited / Kimberley’ dated 15 April 1879. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. Clean and attractive. £30
AC293 Revenue 1885 (watermark Anchor) QV 'The Stamp Act' 12/- orange-brown. Block of six (3x2), odd very minor gum wrinkle, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. An attractive multiple. Barefoot 124 £90
AC645 Revenue 1902 (August), document (200mm x 329mm) with printed heading ‘Letters of Administration’. Bearing a QV £1 revenue inscribed ‘Cape of Good Hope / Stamp Act MDCCCLXIV’ embossed in blue. Issued in Cape Town on 1st August 1902. A few stains and minor edge faults, otherwise very fine. Scarce. £125
AC643 Revenue 1907 (January), document (212mm x 337mm) with printed heading ‘Letters of Administration’. Bearing a KEVII £1 revenue inscribed ‘Government of Cape of Good Hope’ embossed in blue. Issued in Cape Town on 16th January 1907. A few minor edge faults, otherwise very fine and attractive. Scarce. £125
AC454 Revenue 1909 KEVII 1d carmine overprinted PATENT AND / PROPRIETARY. in black reading upward. Fine used. SG 71 var £15
AC798 Revenue 1909 KEVII 1d carmine overprinted ‘PATENT AND / PROPRIETARY.' in black reading vertically upwards. Fine uncancelled used. Barefoot 1 £15
AC644 Revenue 1910 (July), document (214mm x 214mm) with printed heading ‘Prospecting Licence (Gold, Silver, and Platinum) at 2s.6d. / One Month.’ Bearing a KEVII 2s.6d. revenue inscribed ‘Government of Cape of Good Hope’ embossed in blue and cancelled with a large oval datestamp (18 July) struck in purple. Issued in Namaqualand. Some edge tears, otherwise very fine and attractive. A scarce document. £175
RAILWAYS
AC458 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 4d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / FOURPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Few small stains, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.4 £110
AC459 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 6d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / SIXPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Very fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.6 £135
AC460 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 7d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / SEVENPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Hinge thin, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.7 £120
AC463 Railway Parcel Stamp c1868 5d black on pale blue background with fancy ‘CTR’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / FIVEPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Very fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 2.5 £135
MC108 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on green background with fancy ‘CRS’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY. / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Apparently of proof status, endorsed in ink around 'CA' of 'CAPE'. Some light staining, without gum. H&N NP 1.1 var £90
AC464 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on green background with fancy ‘CRS’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate block of four inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY. / PREPAID PARCEL.’ One with small hinge thin and folded vertically between stamps, otherwise very fine unused without gum (possibly of proof status?) Very scarce. H&N NP 1.1 var £450
AC372 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on yellow-green (perf 11x 10.5) inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Corner crease otherwise fine uncancelled used (without gum) H&N NP 1.1 £55
MC78 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 1d black and pale yellow-green (perf 11 x 10.5) inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / ONE PENNY / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Pale impression, very fine unmounted. £95
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