Postage Stamps: 1869 1st Republic to 1882
FIRST REPUBLIC  -  First British Occupation  -  1877-78 Overprinted 'V. R. / Transvaal' in upper and lower case
1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate horizontal pair with close (touching at upper right) to good margins. Both stamps showing unprinted areas, the right stamp also showing missing ‘R.’ of overprint, all probably due to oil or grease on the plate. A few thins, otherwise fine used with ‘13’ target-type cancellation of Lydenburg. SG 118