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T1777 1872 1d carmine-red on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette with good to very good even margins. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 29a £55
T1778 1873-74 6d deep dull blue on thickish wove paper, fine roulette with good to very large margins. Very fine used with light target-type cancellations. SG 34a SOLD
T1776 1875-76 6d deep blue on thin, hard pelure paper. An imperforate upper marginal example (plateable as LP5) with large to enormous margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancel. SG 54b SOLD
T1781 1877 1d bright red on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate, with good to large margins, very fine mint. SG 98 SOLD
T1779 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good to very good even margins. Fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 104 £65
T1780 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. A right marginal example with large to enormous margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Very scarce in such fine condition. SG 104 £90
T1782 1877 1d brick-red on coarse, soft paper, fine roulette with very good to large margins. Very fine and fresh mint. A scarce stamp, especially this fine. SG 105 SOLD
T1773 1884 Enschedé imperforate colour trial of the ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty, printed in dull yellowish green on ungummed wove paper. A COMPLETE INTACT PANE OF 60 (10x6) with large margins on all sides. Very rare, being the only complete pane in an unissued colour we are aware of. A set of complete panes in the issued colours was offered in the Roelf Boekema sale in 1981, which are believed to have been subsequently split into smaller multiples. Spectacular. £2,750
T1783 1900 'V.R.I.' overprints. 1/- ochre and green showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Fine used. SG 233d SOLD
T1774 1889 (March), locally addressed unsealed printed circular dated 13th March 1889 concerning the establishment of a library in Johannesburg. Bearing a single Vurtheim ½d grey (SG 175) cancelled with a Johannesburg (15 Mar) single circle datestamp. A fine early example of the unsealed printed matter rate. Odd edge fault and light bends, otherwise very fine and scarce.
 
Note: the addressee, (Captain) Carl Von Brandis, was the Witwatersrand's first mining commissioner and Johannesburg's first landdrost. A Johannesburg street was named in his honour.
£125
T1775 1908 (13th May), KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed locally and cancelled with a Johannesburg (13 May) double circle datestamp. The reverse with printed notice headed ‘PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF JOHANNESBURG’ advising of a forthcoming meeting. Interesting glimpse into the early philatelic scene in Johannesburg.
 
Note: a short-lived ‘Johannesburg Philatelic Society’ was founded in 1894. In 1899 a second attempt was made with the society known as the ‘Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’. In 1908 the name was changed to the ‘Johannesburg United Philatelic Society. By 1931 the name had again reverted to ‘The Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’.
£35
T1784 REVENUES 1901 (19th September), printed receipt (144x117mm) for 12/6, being water rates for the month of April 1901. With heading ‘The Johannesburg Waterworks, Estate And Exploration Co., Ltd.’ The amount paid was receipted by a single Cape 'Hope Standing' 1/- dull purple and blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’, affixed and tied by a large oval ‘Resident Magistrate / Johannesburg (19 SEP 1901) datestamp struck in blue. Very scarce usage of this issue. £225
T1785 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and slate-black (the colours of the issued 5/-) on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1786 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in grey-green and purple on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1787 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and yellow-green on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1788 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and chestnut on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1789 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in grey-green and pale ultramarine on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1790 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in deep brownish grey and myrtle green on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1771 RAILWAY 1891 NZASM railway parcel stamp. 3d reddish lilac, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such fine condition. H&N PP 12.2 SOLD
T1772 RAILWAY 1891 NZASM railway parcel stamp. 1/- red superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such fine condition. H&N PP 12.4 SOLD
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