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AA4105 1887 5/- green and black. Superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce in this condition. SG 18 £195
AB2691 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Bearing a forged ‘638’ numeral cancellation similar to the genuine though with curved side bars. RPS certificate (2013) states ‘cleaned of a manuscript fiscal obliteration’ though the stamp has very good colour and shows no obvious signs of cleaning. Unusual. SG 21 £150
AB2699 1912 KGV ‘Downey Head’ 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘B 11’ block of six (perforated through both margins). Very fine mint with light hinge marks on two, the others are unmounted. SG 72 £85
AB2700 1913 KGV 1/- bistre. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine mint with light hinge remnants on two otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 82 £175
AA4106 1919 De La Rue 5/- bright carmine (pale shade). Left marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 87 £450
AA4107 1961 QEII decimal definitives. 2½c 'Scarlet chested sunbird' showing dramatic 5.5mm downward shift of the black printing. A rare and spectacular variety. Superb unmounted. SG 170 var. £350
AA4108 1961 QEII decimal definitives. 5c 'Swallow-tailed bee-eater' showing dramatic downward shift of the black printing. Upper marginal, superb unmounted. A rare and spectacular variety not previously seen. SG 172 var. £350
AB2690 1921 Postal Fiscal. South Africa KGV 1d scarlet overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate.' Right interpanneau marginal block of six (3x2). Very fine or superb fresh mint, being hinged on the upper centre stamp only, the others are unmounted. SG F3 £275
AB2697 1898 (December), British Bechuanaland QV 4d registered postal stationery envelope (H&G 7 / BBS RE15a, dated ‘28.2.89’). Addressed to the Cape, bearing a single QV ‘Jubilee’ 4d green and purple-brown (SG 64) tied by a PALAPYE (DE 23 / 98) single circle datestamp with a second strike alongside. Registered Kimberley (26 Dec) oval, N.E. T.P.O. DOWN (27 Dec) and East London (28 Dec) transit / arrival backstamps. Very fine. SOLD
AB2694 DRY HARTS / BECHUANALAND (AU 15, no year) single circle datestamp. A large part strike on an 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black. Scarce. SG 11 £75
AB2692 MAGALAPYE / B.B.P. (MY 15 / 14) single circle datestamp. Very fine large part strike on a 1912 KGV ‘Downey Head’ 1d scarlet. A scarce postmark. SG 72 SOLD
AB2693 MOLEPOLOLE / BECHUANALAND (AU 21 / 88) single circle datestamp centrally struck on 1888 1d lilac and black. The day is faint, though the month and year are readable. This is a first day CTO cancel. Rare. SG 41 £65
AB2698 Revenue c1914 Union of South Africa KGV 3d deep green and green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal pair, the left stamp showing the variety SLICED ‘B’. The right stamp with vertical crease, otherwise very fine used with light oval datestamp. Very scarce. T&M 7.1+v / Barefoot 30+var SOLD
AB2702 Revenue 1937 (12th March), Deed of Transfer document (215x343mm, folded for display). Bearing a horizontal strip of four KGV £1 deep green and slate-black ‘cattle and baobab’ revenue stamps, paying the duty on a transaction for £750. All tied by DEEDS REGISTRY OFFICE (12 Mar 1937) oval datestamps. With older inserted ‘diagram’ dated 1918 with hand drawn map of the land being transferred (some splitting and edge damage), bearing a Union of South Africa KGV £1 green and red revenue stamp tied by a Surveyor General / Cape Town (13 SP 18) oval datestamp. (T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64). £280
AB2703 Revenue 1943 (28th October), Title Deed document (212x335mm, folded for display). Bearing a single KGV £1 deep green and slate-black ‘cattle and baobab’ revenue stamp, used in combination with KGVI 1/- and 5/- postage stamps. All tied by DEEDS REGISTRY / MAFEKING (28 10 1943) oval datestamps. With older inserted ‘diagram’ dated 1929 with hand drawn map of land granted to the BSAC in 1906, bearing Union of South Africa KGV small format revenue 3/- (strip of three) and 15/- all tied by Surveyor General / Cape Town (21 May 1938) oval datestamps. Includes copy of a proclamation by the High Commissioner of South Africa dated 17th February 1905 granting Bechuanaland Protectorate land to the British South Africa Company. (T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64, SG 125, 127). £125
AB2696 Revenue 1955 QEII ‘Revenue-Revenue’ £1 deep green and grey-black. Three examples (pair and a single) used in combination with QEII postage 1/- (2) and 5/- (3), all very fine used, tied to piece by neat REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT (5 DEC 1960) oval datestamps. Very fine and rare. T&M 17.1 / Barefoot 68, SG 149, 152 £825
AB2695 Revenue 1955 QEII £5 orange-red and grey-black. Block of six used in combination with QEII postage 1/- and 5/-, all very fine used, tied to piece by MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT (27 NOV 1956) oval datestamps. Very fine and very scarce. T&M 17.2 / Barefoot 69, SG 149, 152 £1,200
AB2701 Revenue 1960 (7th July), four-page Deed of Transfer document (215x343mm). Bearing stamps totaling £42.5s, being the duty on a transaction of £5,500. Comprising QEII Postage-Revenue 5/- and QEII Revenue-Revenue £1 deep green and grey-black (pair) and £5 orange-red and grey-black (BLOCK OF EIGHT) all neatly tied by DEEDS REGISTRY / 7 JUL 1960 / BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE oval datestamps struck in black. The £5 stamps are in a distinctly reddish shade with a deep frame, possibly indicating a later printing. A rare and spectacular franking. (SG 152, T&M 17.1, 17.2 / Barefoot 68, 69). £1,750
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