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AC896 1865 watermark Crown CC 1d (deep) carmine-red with outer frame lines. Several hinge remnants otherwise very fine unused (with little or no gum). Very scarce. SG 23 £85
AC897 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d rose-red with outer frame lines. Rather large hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 23a £85
AC898 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d with outer frame lines. Group of five showing shades between carmine-red and rose-red. Some perforation or gum faults otherwise fine mint or unused (with little or no gum). Scarce. SG 23, 23a £175
AC899 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale blue with outer frame lines. Horizontal pair. Hinge remainders and a few short or pulled perforations, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 24 £200
AC900 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale (greenish) blue, with outer frame lines. Large hinge remainders and odd irregular perf, otherwise fine mint. SG 24 shade £75
AC901 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale (greenish) blue, with outer frame lines. Horizontal pair. The right stamp with gum adhesion and a few short perforations, the left stamp very fine mint. SG 24 shade £225
AC903 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d blue with outer frame lines. Hinge remnants and light horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 24a £45
AC902 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d blue with outer frame lines. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a £150
AC904 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d (grey-)blue with outer frame lines. A distinct shade towards ultramarine. Large hinge mark, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a shade (SG 24b ?) £125
AC905 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d (greyish) blue with outer frame lines. A distinct shade towards ultramarine. Hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a shade (SG 24b ?) £65
AC819 1872 watermark Crown CC, 4d deep blue with outer frame lines. Large central hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24c £150
AC868 1864 watermark Crown CC, 6d pale lilac. Fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 25 £150
AC821 1864 watermark Crown CC, 6d deep lilac. Hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 25a £250
AC869 1877 watermark Crown CC, 6d (reddish) violet. Perforation thinned at upper right, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 25b £65
AC870 1877 watermark Crown CC, 6d violet. Fine mint with light hinge remnants. A remarkably scarce shade on this watermark. SG 25b SOLD
AC824 1877 watermark Crown CC 6d (reddish) violet. Showing the variety watermark transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Very fine lightly hinged mint. A remarkably scarce shade on this watermark. SG 25b var SOLD
AC871 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- green, with outer frame lines. A few irregular perforations at foot, otherwise fine mint. SG 26a £100
AC872 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- (pale yellowish) green, with outer frame lines. Very fine unused, without gum. SG 26a £45
AC873 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- (yellowish) green, with outer frame lines. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 26a £150
AC848 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- green (with outer frame-line). BLOCK OF FOUR, fine used with Cape Town (MR 11 / 85) squared circle datestamps (late use). A very scarce multiple. SG 26a £65
AC832 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black. Upper left vertical corner strip of five. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks on two, the others are unmounted. SG 28 £140
AC851 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black BLOCK OF TEN (2x5). Very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Cancellations. SG 28 £125
AC880 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red, with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 29 £45
AC881 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red, with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 29 SOLD
AC849 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with the outer frame lines removed. BLOCK OF FOUR with interpanneau gutter margin at right. One with a few short perforations, and hinge marks on three otherwise fresh mint with one stamp remaining unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 29 £175
AC874 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £125
AC875 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull (greenish) blue with the outer frame lines removed. Rather heavy hinge remainders, otherwise very fine mint. SG 30 £85
AC876 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (pale) dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. Irregular perforations at top, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £45
AC877 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue, with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £100
AC878 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (pale) dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine, well centred mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 SOLD
AC879 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue, with the outer frame lines removed. Short perforation at base, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £55
AC820 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (deep) dull blue, with the outer frame lines removed. Fine mint with light hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 30 shade SOLD
AC818 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (deep) dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. BLOCK OF FOUR with interpanneau margin at left. Odd gum bend, otherwise fine and fresh mint. A rare multiple. SG 30 shade £850
AC833 1871 watermark Crown CC, 5/- yellow-orange. Very fine, well centred mint. Very scarce. SG 31 SOLD
AC907 1871 watermark Crown CC, 5/- yellow-orange in a pale shade. Several light hinge marks and centred to left, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 31 £275
AC908 1871 watermark Crown CC, 5/- yellow-orange. Very fine unused with trace of gum. Very scarce. SG 31 £150
AC831 1876 Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ surcharged in black on 1/- green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint. Scarce so fine. SG 33 £425
AC885 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Showing watermark partly transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 34 £125
AC886 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 34 £125
AC887 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Fine mint with heavy hinge remnants. SG 34 £75
AC890 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 £5
AC889 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Horizontal pair with watermark partly transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Fine used with ‘2’ in Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 £15
AC888 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through old value. Horizontal pair, the right stamp with the last ‘E’ in ‘PENCE’ closely resembling a ‘B’ though probably not the listed variety. Fine used with neat ‘2’ in Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 + var £75
AC892 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘PENCB’ for ‘PENCE’. Fine used with light BONC. Scarce. SG 34a £175
AC891 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘THE.EE’ for ‘THREE’. Fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. Scarce. SG 34b £225
AC894 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing Dropped ‘T’ in ‘THREE’. Also showing water-mark largely transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Light hinge remnants and small thin otherwise fine mint. SG 34 var £65
AC893 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘THREF’ for ‘THREE’ (due to broken ‘E’). Also, the letters ‘P’, ‘N’ and ‘C’ in ‘PENCE’ appear to be from a smaller font. Fine used with very light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 vars £75
AC895 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Group of three each showing minor damaged or broken letters ‘E’ or ‘N’ of surcharge. Also two showing the watermark largely transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Fine used. SG 34 £30
AC846 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Hinge remainders, otherwise very fine mint. SG 35 £85
AC845 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Horizontal strip of three, very fine fresh mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 35 £350
AC847 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety watermark transposed (‘CA’ over Crown). Hinge remainders and diagonal crease across lower pair, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A rare multiple. SG 35 £450
AC852 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Horizontal pair, very fine used with light cancellation. SG 35 £5
AC839 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Very scarce, especially this fine. SG 36 £275
AC836 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine or superb fresh mint (hinged on upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted). A very rare multiple, especially this fine. SG 36 £1,250
AC838 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. Horizontal strip of four, one with pressed crease, otherwise very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral cancellations. A scarce multiple. SG 36 £110
AC837 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. BLOCK OF FOUR showing variety WATERMARK TRANSPOSED (‘CC’ over Crown). Fine used with light Postmaster General’s Office (19 MR 84) single circle datestamps. A very scarce multiple. SG 36 £250
AC842 c1879 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Essay for a ‘Hope Seated’ 1d printed in reddish violet on thin, unwatermarked wove paper. Vertical crease and pinhole. Very scarce, especially in this colour. £225
AC843 c1879 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Essay for a ‘Hope Seated’ 1d printed in light blue on thick unwatermarked, ungummed, cream wove paper. Imperforate upper left corner BLOCK OF FOUR. Odd minor stain. Scarce. £625
AC867 1883 (1st May), Appendix “C” headed “Specimens of all the Cape of Good Hope Postage Stamps with specimens of new colours proposed for three of the duties”. Bearing set of seven issued stamps, ½d to 5/-, with additional perforated ½d colour trials in (deep) grey-green, carmine and (greenish) slate, each affixed alongside the issued ½d, 1d and 1/- duties, and each marked “Proposed colour”. All the stamps appear to be on either Crown CC paper (4d, 1/- and 5/-) or Crown CA paper (½d, 1d, 2d and 3d). The colour trials are all on Crown CA paper. The Appendix has been carefully cut into three for exhibition purposes. Most attractive and very rare. Ex the De La Rue Archives. SOLD
AC840 1882 watermark Crown CA, Provisional ‘One Half-penny.’ on 3d deep claret. Very fine used with ‘RETURNED LETTER OFFICE CAPE TOWN’ (10 OC 82) datestamp. SG 47 £8
AC834 1882 watermark Crown CA, Provisional ‘One Half-penny.’ on 3d deep claret, showing the variety ‘p’ in ‘penny’ omitted. Light vertical crease, otherwise fine used. Rare. Ex Maria de La Queillerie (May 1970). SG 47a £275
AC864 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d deep bistre. Upper left corner block of four showing plate number ‘2’. Unobtrusive diagonal crease affects the left pair, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 50a SOLD
AC853 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d pale magenta and deep magenta. Blocks of four of the two listed shades. Odd irregular perforation, otherwise very fine mint, lightly hinged on the upper pairs, the lower pairs are unmounted. SG 55, 55a £75
AC909 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta, showing the variety '1' WITH HORIZONTAL SERIF. Fine used with Barred Oval Numeral Cancellers. An elusive variety. SG 55b £25
AC854 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta, showing the variety '1' WITH HORIZONTAL SERIF. Trimmed perforations at top, otherwise fine used with partial Port Elizabeth circular datestamp (OC 5 / 91). An elusive variety. SG 55b £20
AC855 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d sage-green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. SG 56 £110
AC856 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d olive-green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. SG 56a £110
AC850 1902 ‘Hope standing’ 3d magenta, BLOCK OF 12 (4x3). Very fine or superb mint (hinge traces on six, the remaining six stamps are unmounted mint). Scarce in a multiple. SG 60 £110
AC865 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Lower left corner block of 10 (5x2) showing plate number ‘2’ at base. Light hinge marks on two, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 61a £45
AC866 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Block of 12 (6x2) from the top of a pane with margins on three sides and showing plate number ‘2’ at top. Some central perforations splitting, otherwise superb unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 61a £55
AC860 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Very fine unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 63 SOLD
AC857 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. BLOCK OF FOUR, hinge remnants and lower left stamp with horizontal crease at foot, otherwise fine mint. SG 63 £40
AC863 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. An upper right corner block of six showing plate number ‘1’. Unobtrusive diagonal creasing affects two stamps, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 63 £125
AC861 1893 watermark Anchor, 2½d ultramarine. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Light gum wrinkle, otherwise very fine unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 63a SOLD
AC859 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Very fine unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 64 £40
AC882 1893 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green, with the outer frame-line removed. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 66 SOLD
AC883 1893 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green, with the outer frame-line removed. Fine fresh mint with large hinge remnants. SG 66 £65
AC884 1893 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green, with the outer frame-line removed. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 66 £75
AC835 1896 watermark Anchor, 1/- yellow-ochre, BLOCK OF 30 (5x6). Odd paper wrinkle, otherwise very fine used with ROSMEAD (MY 6 01) single circle datestamps. SG 67 SOLD
AC910 1896 watermark Anchor 5/- brown-orange. Very fine mint. SG 68 £75
AC911 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. very fine mint. SG 68 £75
AC858 Postal History 1869 (January), entire addressed to Willowmore (message concerns an outstanding debt). Bearing a single 1868 provisional ‘Four Pence.’ on 6d deep lilac (SG 27) tied by a Cape Town (19 Jan) duplex datestamp. With an unframed circular 'WILLOW' (22 Jan) arrival (?) datestamp struck on the front. Filing creases, one of which affects the adhesive. Scarce example of this provisional used alone on cover.
 
Note: there appears to be some confusion if 'Willow' was the original post office name for Willowmore.
£110
AC862 Postal History 1895 (26th February), envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single provisional ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d pale magenta (SG 55), tied by a G.P.O. Cape Town (FE 26 / 96) squared circle datestamp. Flap missing, though a very scarce example of this provisional used alone on cover. £125
AC912 Revenue 1882 (4th July), illustrated monetary document headed ‘The Standard Bank of British South Africa’ with printed and manuscript text reading ‘At Thirty days Sight Pay this SECOND of Exchange (First & Third being unpaid) to the order of . . .’ for an amount of £200. Bearing a small format 8d lilac revenue stamp tied by a circular bank cachet dated 4th July, struck in red. Most attractive. £45
AC913 Revenue 1882 (25th July), illustrated monetary document headed ‘The Standard Bank of British South Africa’ with printed and manuscript text reading ‘At Thirty days Sight Pay this SECOND of Exchange (First & Third being unpaid) to the order of . . .’ for an amount of £300. Bearing a large format 1/- brown revenue stamp tied by a circular bank cachet dated 25th July, struck in red. Most attractive. £45
AC830 GRIQUALAND WEST 1877-78 First Printing in red on 4d blue with outer frame-line. BLOCK OF FOUR comprising Types 3 and 2 over 4 and 5. Very fine fresh mint. A most attractive, very rare and remarkable multiple showing four overprint types se-tenant. With clear RPS certificate (1962). SG 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e £3,750
AC844 GRIQUALAND WEST / Postal History 1872 (28th March), envelope addressed to England bearing two examples of the Cape 1/- deep green (watermark Crown CC, with outer frame-lines, SG 26) cancelled with barred triangle cancellations and with Cape Town (4 April) transit datestamp struck on the front. The reverse with a fine dispatch strike of the DU TOITS PAN (1872 / MR 28) Dated Town Oval and a Leeds (16 May) arrival datestamp. The envelope open on three sides and small piece missing on reverse (clear of postmarks). A very scarce high franking item of mail emanating from the diamond fields before Griqualand West became a Crown Colony in January 1873 and the issue of overprinted stamps in 1877. Putzel records the opening of Du Toits Pan in March 1872, which must make this one of the earliest recorded strikes. SOLD
AC906 GRIQUALAND WEST / Postal History 1875 (5th March), piece cut from an envelope addressed to Prague, Bohemia. Bearing a Cape 1d carmine-red and 4d blue (SG 29, 24a) tied by the distinctive Griqualand West circular barred dumb obliterator with a light but readable DU TOITS PAN (MR 5 / 1875) Dated Town Oval (without serifs) alongside. For some reason the stamps were disallowed (blue manuscript markings) or postage was deemed insufficient for onward transmission to Europe and a very fine framed ‘UNPAID’ cachet was struck in black, tying the 1d adhesive. With a Cape Town (2 Apr) transit datestamp at lower right. Some light staining, otherwise an intriguing item, tragically reduced by some philatelic vandal. SOLD
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