CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Clear to large margins and cancelled with part (PIQUE)TBERG town oval in RED, leaving 'Hope' mostly clear. A remarkable stamp of great visual appeal. RARE. SG 20
1896 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 68
£875
£750

 
Last updated: 14th June, 2017
STAMPS / Triangles
AC677 1853 Perkins Bacon printing 4d deep blue on deeply blued paper with very good to large even margins all round. Very fine used with crisp triangular cancel. Scarce this fine. SG 2 £230
MC163 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d rose, with good margins all round, part triangular cancel. SG 5a £160
MC153 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d rose, large even margins all round, light triangular cancel. Lovely quality. SG 5a £200
MC152 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Full even margins and neat triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 5b £200
MC156 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Full even margins and crisp triangular cancel. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Wonderful quality. SG 5b £275
MC162 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Large even margins and crisp triangular cancel. Wonderful quality. SG 5b £275
MC167 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 4d blue. Good to very large margins, light crisp part triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 6a £65
MC158 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 6d deep rose-lilac. Good even margins, part triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 7b £275
MC166 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- bright yellow-green. Good to large margins, very fine fresh mint with full original gum. RARE. SG 8
 
Note: the majority of unused examples of this shade exist without gum
£2,500
MC258 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- deep dark green, with large to very large margins all round, very fine fresh mint. Exceptional. R.P.S. certificate (2001). SG 8b £385
MC263 1859 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- deep dark green. Pair with very good even margins, very fine mint. SG 8b £750
MC259 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Close to good margins, very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £145
MC264 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. A pair, apparently from the corner of the sheet with large to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £500
MC256 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Left marginal pair, with large to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £550
MC255 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Block of four, good to large margins. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint, one stamp remaining unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 18 £1,100
MC266 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Left marginal triangular block of four, good to large margins. Hinged on margin stamps apparently unmounted. A lovely multiple. B.P.A. certificate (2003). SG 18 £1,500
MC260 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 1d deep brown-red. Good even margins all round, very fine fresh mint. SG 18b £450
MC254 1864 De La Rue printing 1d brownish red. Good even margins, very fine mint. SG 18c £375
MC157 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d deep blue, very large margins all round, light cancel, very fine. SG 19 £80
MC247 1863-64 De La Rue printing 4d blue, pair with good to large margins all round, in a 'wooly' impression. Very fine mint. SG 19a £475
MC154 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d steel-blue, good to very large margins all round, crisp triangular cancel. Striking colour and a lovely stamp. SG 19c £225
MC281 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d steel-blue group. Good to very large margins all round, unusually cancelled with part crisp 'PORT ELIZABETH' circular datestamp. Wonderful quality. SG 19c £175
MC261 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Minor blemish at left otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 20 £225
MC168 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Very fine fresh mint. SG 20 £275
MC248 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. A pair in an attractive rich shade with very good, even margins. Very fine mint. SG 20 £650
MC265 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. A pair with very good, even margins. Very fine mint. SG 20 £650
MC303 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Clear to large margins and cancelled with part (PIQUE)TBERG town oval in RED, leaving 'Hope' mostly clear. A remarkable stamp of great visual appeal. RARE. SG 20 £875
T1552
1864 De La Rue 6d bright mauve with good to large margins. Very fine used in the ZAR (Transvaal) with large part POTCHEFSTROOM / G.P.K. / OCT 3 / 1865 / Z.A.R. single circle datestamp. Imperceptible corner crease mentioned on an otherwise clear Briefmarkenprüfstelle certificate (2014). Diena and Bolaffi expertising marks on the reverse. Very rare. SG 20
 
Note: prior to the introduction of ZAR stamps in 1869, mail from the ZAR addressed overseas and forwarded via the Cape of Good Hope required Cape stamps to be affixed. This followed a decision by the Volksraad in 1859 to set up a regular postal service. Herman Jeppe, the Postmaster at Potchefstroom (then Capital of the ZAR) placed an order in August of that year for Cape stamps. All four triangular duties are recorded postmarked with the Potchefstroom 30mm single circle datestamp, the only cancelling device then available. All are rare.
£1,100
MC159 1863 De La Rue printing 1/- bright emerald-green. Good even margins, very fine mint. SG 21 £400
MC249 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in deep blue on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC250 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in black on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC251 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in deep green on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC252 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in purple on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC253 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in vermilion on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
STAMPS / Rectangles
1871-76 Watermark Crown CC
MC90 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with outer frame lines. Block of four, exceptionally well centred, light crease through upper two stamps and few perfs. splitting. A RARE multiple in this condition. SG 23 £650
MC227 1865 watermark Crown CC, with outer frame lines. 6d pale lilac, trace of gum fine appearance. SG 25 £60
MC229 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Trace of gum and clipped perforations at right, well centred. SG 26a £50
MC228 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Trace of gum, well centred. SG 26a £75
MC68 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Fine mint, very well centred. SG 26a £150
MC210 1875 watermark Crown CC, ½d grey-black. Interpanneau wing margin at right. Superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce this fine. SG 28 £50
AC810 1875 watermark Crown CC, ½d grey-black. Single with interpanneau margins at right and base, also showing ‘staggered perforations’. Very fine unmounted mint. Unusual. SG 28 £50
MC71 1875 ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted, unusual line type perforations at base. SG 28 £90
MC209 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black lower left corner block of four with interpanneau margin at right. Superb and fresh unmounted. A scarce multiple as such. SG 28 £180
MC212 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red. Light horizontal bend, fresh mint. SG 29 £30
MC211 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red. Horizontal pair, very fine mint. Very scarce this fine. SG 29 £100
AC364 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with outer frame-lines removed. Horizontal strip of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such outstanding condition. SG 29 £275
AC808 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with outer frame-lines remoived. BLOCK OF NINE. Hinge marks on three with six remaining unmounted mint. A few split perfs. Very fine and fresh. A very scarce multiple. SG 29 SOLD
1879 (Nov). 3d surcharge on 4d blue
MC214 'ONE PENNY' surcharged in black on 1/- green. Small part gum, fine otherwise. SG 33 £45
MC213 'ONE PENNY' surcharged in black on 1/- green. Small part gum, fine otherwise. SG 33 £50
MC215 ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue. Superb fresh mint and uncommon as such. SG 34 £150
AC682 'THREE PENCE' surcharged in red on 4d blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 34 £130
MC175 ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue. Showing 'THE.EE' for 'THREE' variety, superb used cancelled light 'CAPE TOWN' datestamp. SG 34b £250
1880 (Feb). 3d surcharge on 4d pale dull rose
1880 (July). Watermark Crown CC
MC89 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. Fine and apparently unmounted, most unusual as such. SG 36 £300
1880 (Aug). 3d surcharge on 3d pale dull rose.
MC216 ‘3’ (wide) surcharge on 3d pale dull rose. Light horizontal bend otherwise fine mint. SG 37 £60
MC170 ‘3’ (wide) surcharge on 3d pale dull rose. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted, minor wrinkles. A very scarce multiple. SG 37 £450
1882-83. Watermark Crown CA
MC220 ½d grey-black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 40a £30
AC777 1882 De La Rue Die Proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm) for the 2d duty (SG 45). Handstamped ‘BEFORE HARDENING’ in black and dated ‘12 JUN 82’ in blue. £325
MC269 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Very fine mint. SG 43 £9
AC745 1882-83 Watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Block of four, very fine mint with hinge remainders on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 43a £75
AC807 1882-83 Watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Block of four, very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 43 £45
AC440 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Block of four, the lower right stamp with perforation fault at foot, otherwise fine used. A scarce multiple. SG 43 £25
MC270 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Very fine mint. SG 43a £15
AC441 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Block of four, upper pair with horizontal crease, otherwise very fine used with neat LADY GREY DIV. ALIWAL NORTH (14 JU 86) single circle datestamps. A scarce and attractive multiple. SG 43a £35
MC308 1883 watermark Crown CA, 5/- orange. Fine used light cancelled. P.F.S.A. certificate (2001). SG 45 £180
1882 (July). 'One-Half Penny' surcharge on 3d deep claret
1884-90. Watermark ‘Cabled Anchor’.
MC177 1884-90 ½d to 5/-, basic set of seven values. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 48-54 £265
MC268 1884-86 ½d to 6d, basic set of five values plus all listed shades. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 48-52b £225
MC217 1886 ½d black. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 48 £60
MC293 1886 ½d grey-black. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 48a £15
AC408 1886 ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 48a £30
AC789 1886 ½d grey-black. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 48a £55
AC236 1886 ½d grey-black, block of 18 (6x3), superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce and impressive multiple. SG 48a £125
AC365 1886 ½d grey-black, block of 48 (6x8). Unobtrusive horizontal crease affects six, otherwise superb fresh mint (hinged on four stamps, all others are unmounted). A scarce and spectacular multiple in outstanding condition. SG 48a £350
MC245 1885 1d rose-red. Horizontal pair very fine unmounted. SG 49 £40
AC751 1885 1d rose-red. Block of four, very fine or superb mint (lightly hinged on the upper pair, the lower stamps are unmounted). SG 49 £65
AC790 1885 1d rose-red. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (faint hinge mark on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted). SG 49 £75
MC295 1884 2d pale bistre. Very fine fresh mint. SG 50 £35
AC791 1884 2d pale bistre. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. A rare multiple. SG 50 £250
AC189 1884 2d pale bistre and 2d deep bistre. Blocks of four of each, the very scarce pale shade with a vertical crease, otherwise fine mint. Attractive shade contrast. SG 50, 50a £125
MC225 2d pale bistre. Block of four, usual minor gum wrinkles otherwise very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 50 £150
AC537 2d deep bistre. Block of six (3x2) with interpanneau margin at right. Usual minor gum wrinkles otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 50a £75
AC782 1884 2d deep bistre. Block of four, fine used with SUTHERLAND (11 Nov 07) small single circle datestamps. SG 50a £8
AC809 1884 Watermark ‘Cabled Anchor’ 2d pale bistre. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used. Very scarce. SG 50w £180
MC273 1890 4d blue. Very fine mint. SG 51 £20
AC794 1890 4d blue. Block of four, faint possible hinge mark on one, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 51 £125
AC797 1890 4d blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 51 £110
MC171 1890 4d blue. Right marginal block of four, light wrinkles affect two otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 51 £80
MC274 1890 4d deep blue. Very fine mint. SG 51a £20
AC793 1890 4d deep blue. Left marginal block of nine. Light diagonal crease affects the upper row, otherwise superb unmounted mint. A scarce and attractive multiple. SG 51a £225
MC181 1884 6d reddish purple. Very fine mint. SG 52 £55
MC04 1884 6d reddish purple group. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 52 £300
AC444 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d (bright) purple. Block of four, very fine used with Cape Town (JY 9 9?) squared circle datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 52a £25
AC744 1884 6d purple. Light hinge remnants and gum wrinkle, otherwise fine mint. SG 52a £12
MC292 1884 6d bright mauve group. Very fine fresh mint. SG 52a £12
MC276 1882 6d bright mauve. Very fine mint. SG 52b £12
MC282 1882 6d bright mauve. Block of four superb and fresh unmounted. SG 52b £90
AC788 1884-90 6d bright mauve. A lower left corner block of four from the upper pane with interpanneau margin at base. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Most attractive. SG 52b £125
AC783 1884-90 6d bright mauve. Block of four, very fine used, each stamp with KING WILLIAMS TOWN (26 Jun 00) single circle datestamp. SG 52b £25
AC784 1884-90 6d bright mauve. Block of four, superb used with neat WOODSTOCK STATION (31 Oct 98) single circle datestamps. SG 52b £35
MC182 1885 watermark Anchor, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. Very scarce this fine. SG 53 £175
AC758 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of four in a bluish shade. Superb used, each stamp with a neat GRAHAMS TOWN (AP 6 / 86) single circle datestamp. An attractive multiple. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be the blue-green shade, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
£45
AC759 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of six (2x3) in a bluish shade. Some creasing, otherwise very fine used with KOKSTAD (AP 24 / 86) single circle datestamps. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be the blue-green shade, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
£40
AC760 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of six (2x3) in a deep-green shade. Horizontal crease across the lower pair, otherwise very fine used with WYNBERG (JA 23 / 88) single circle datestamps. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be a deep shade of the blue-green, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
£45
AC785 1889 1/- blue-green (deep shade). Block of four, very fine used with WYNBERG CAMP (10 Apr 90) single circle datestamps. SG 53a £35
MC244 1887 5/- orange. Very fine mint. SG 54 £140
MC309 1887 5/- orange. Very fine used. SG 54 £8
1891 (Mar). ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d.
MC185 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d, both shades pale and deep magenta. Very fine mint. SG 55, 55a £20
AC757 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta. Right marginal block of nine, light diagonal crease affects three, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 55a £65
MC203 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d sage-green. Upper right corner pair. Superb unmounted. SG 56 £65
MC186 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d olive-green. Very fine mint. SG 56a £18
1893 (Mar). 'ONE PENNY' surcharge on 2d.
MC230 1893 1d on 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair. Superb unmounted. SG 57a £15
AC756 1893 1d on 2d deep bistre. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 57a £30
MC206 1d on 2d deep bistre. Upper marginal showing 'no stop after "PENNY" variety. Very fine unmounted. SG 57b £120
MC205 1d on 2d deep bistre. Upper marginal showing 'no stop after "PENNY" variety. Superb unmounted. SG 57b £135
1893-1902 ‘Hope standing’.
MC199 1893-1902 ½d to 3d, set of three very fine mint or unmounted. SG 58, 59a, 60 £18
MC301 1893-1902 ½d to 3d, set of three plus 1d shade. Very fine mint, the 3d upper marginal stamp superb unmounted. SG 58, 59, 59a, 60 £35
MC194 1898 ½d green. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £40
MC195 1898 ½d green. Left marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £40
MC196 1898 ½d green. Lower left corner block of four showing ornament in margin, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £45
AC714 1898 ½d green. Block of six (2x3) showing the vertical interpanneau gutter margin at left. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 58 £50
MC197 1893 1d rose-red. Horizontal strip of three, minor gun creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 59 £45
1893-98 New Colours, Watermark ‘Cabled Anchor’.
MC184 ½d to 5/-, complete set of eight values, fine to very fine fresh mint. SG 61-68 £175
MC278 ½d to 5/-, complete set of eight values plus listed shades of ½d, 2½d and 1/- green, fine to very fine fresh mint. SG 61-68 £325
MC283 1896 ½d yellow-green. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted. SG 61 £12
MC179 1896 ½d green. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 61a £18
MC284 1897 2d chocolate-brown. Block of four, minor gum crease otherwise superb unmounted. SG 62 £25
MC296 1896 2½d pale ultramarine. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 63 £10
AC752 1896 2½d pale ultramarine. Upper marginal block of four, very fine unmounted mint. SG 63 £65
MC285 2½d ultramarine. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 63a £70
AC742 1898 3d bright magenta. Hinge remainder, otherwise fine fresh mint. SG 64 £12
MC297 1898 3d bright magenta. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 64 £15
AC799 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (one stamp is unmounted). SG 64 £70
MC286 1898 3d bright magenta. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 64 £100
MC200 1898 3d bright magenta. Block of four with interpanneau margin at left. Superb unmounted. SG 64 £100
MC298 1897 4d sage-green. Very fine fresh mint. SG 65 £10
MC287 1897 4d sage-green. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 65 £65
MC201 1897 4d sage-green. Upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 65 £65
MC299 1896 1/- yellow-ochre. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 67 £18
AC740 1896 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, superb fresh mint with faint hint of once being extremely lightly mounted on the upper pair. A very scarce multiple. SG 67 £140
MC288 1896 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 67 £160
AC449 1896 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, the lower left stamp with perforation fault, otherwise fine used. SG 67 £20
MC277 1896 5/- brown-orange. Fine mint. SG 68 £40
AC053 1896 5/- brown-orange. Fine mint. SG 68 £45
MC236 1896 5/- brown-orange. Superb and fresh mint. SG 68 £110
MC300 1896 5/- brown-orange. Lower marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 68 £210
MC289 1896 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 68 £750
MC311 1896 5/- brown-orange. Very fine used. SG 68 £5
MC64 1896 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, fine to very fine used, central datestamp. Uncommon. SG 68 £30
Forgeries
1900 'Table Mountain' Issue
AC683 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF block of four on gummed watermarked (Anchor) paper. From the lower right corner of the pane with reduced margins showing the marginal rule. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce and attractive. SG 69 var £350
AC505 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. Block of four, very fine mint. An elusive stamp in multiples. SG 69 £20
AC657 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 69 £30
1902-04 KEVII Issue
MC193 1902-04 KEVII ½d to 5/- complete set of nine values. A selected set very fine and fresh mint. SG 70-78 £190
MC173 1904 2½d ultramarine. Left marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 73 £25
MC291 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine, upper left corner block of 30 (6x5) showing plate number ‘1’. A few mostly marginal perforations parted and light vertical bend through a few right stamps, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. A lovely large multiple. SG 73 £225
AC450 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Block of four, fine used with Parcels Port Elizabeth datestamps. SG 74 £15
AC509 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Very fine mint. SG 78 £85
MC09 1903 5/- brown-orange. Light corner bends otherwise fine unmounted mint. SG 78 £90
OFFICIAL STAMPS
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