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AS384 1933 Voortrekker 3d+1½d, lower right corner block of four, the right pair showing the major variety PRINTING PARTIALLY OMITTED. The left pair also showing a small part of the printing omitted at right and a degree of overinking. One toned perforation at top and some very minor gum wrinkles, otherwise very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint (faint hinge mark on upper pair only). BPA certificate (2017). A spectacular variety. SG 53 var
 
Note: the blank stamp-sized pair at right was normally left unprinted and does not represent a printing omitted variety.
£1,250
AS383 1913 (18th September), Interprovincial period (Natal used in Cape). Natal KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed locally, cancelled with a Cape Town (18 Sep) double circle datestamp. The reverse with handstamped ‘CAPE TOWN PHILATELIC SOCIETY’ with address and notice of a forthcoming meeting.
 
Note: it is believed the first society in Cape Town was founded on 3rd May, 1911. A short-lived ‘Johannesburg Philatelic Society’ was founded in 1894. The philatelic researcher Pauw Steyl states the society was known as the ‘Cape Town Philatelic Society and Exchange Club’. In May 1939 the name was changed to the ‘Cape Town Philatelic Society’ although this card shows that version of the name already in use in 1913. In August 1953 the name was changed to the ‘Royal Philatelic Society of Cape Town’.
£35
AS381 1938 (9 Dec) printed bilingual ‘FRAGILE’ parcel label bearing a single 1d ‘Ship’ tied by a neat DONORE WYNBERG (9 XII A38) double circle datestamp. Creased, though unusual. SG 56 SOLD
AS382 CUSTOMS DUTY 1956 (9th March), incoming unsealed advertising envelope from England, addressed to Johannesburg. Bearing a Great Britain QEII 1½d Wilding and a South Africa ½d ‘warthog’, the latter overprinted ‘DOUANE’, both tied by a Liverpool (9 Mar) machine roller cancellation. Both sides of the envelope are printed in colour with ‘PRINTED MATTER RATE’ at top. With original contents - a 12 page printed advertising booklet extolling the virtues and health benefits of Guinness (including insomnia, pregnancy and acne!) Customs Duty stamps were available from some South African Missions abroad whereby firms sending dutiable advertising material to South Africa could pre-pay the duty. Envelopes showing customs stamps tied by a cancellation are very scarce. Delightful. SOLD
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