ORANGE FREE STATE
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REVENUE 1903-09 KEVII revenue issue. The complete set of 20 stamps, 6d to £10, including all colour changes and watermarks. Comprising watermark Crown CA: 6d, 1/-, 1/6, 2/- (both colours), 2/6, 5/-, 6/-, 10/-, £1, £2, £2.10s & £5; watermark multiple Crown CA: 6d, 1/-, 1/6, 2/-, 3/-, 5/- and £10. Fine used with oval or boxed cachets and / or manuscript cancellations. A remarkably difficult and attractive assembly.
 
Note: Barefoot lists the 2/6 on watermark multiple Crown CA paper. However, this is not believed to exist. Due to use of paper watermarked Crown CA intended for postage stamps, it is believed the closer spacing of the watermark has given rise to misinterpretation as multiple Crown CA.

In 1906 the Crown Agents requested a change of colour of the 2/-. However, after delivery of 500 sheets, it was noticed with some alarm that a mistake had been made as it was almost identical to the 6/- (‘carmine and grey-green’). The colours were changed yet again and the new colour (‘black and blue-green on yellow’) was delivered in 1907.
£275