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1945 (6th September), incoming underpaid cover from Norway bearing a 20 Øre adhesive tied by a Stavanger (6 Sep) machine cancellation. Endorsed ‘13? cts’ in manuscript and with two small ‘T’s in circle (one in manuscript). On arrival, the deficiency was calculated to be 4d and the cover received a large circular ‘T/4D’ and a pair of postage due bantam 2d (SG D32) were affixed and tied by a light Kimberley (15 Oct) double circle datestamp. Unusual.
£65
Last update: 27th October, 2017
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AS357 1910 (22nd August) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Transvaal). Envelope addressed to Germany bearing KEVII ½d deep green and two 1d scarlet (SG 273-274) tied by Johannesburg (22 Aug) double circle datestamps. Showing a superb strike of the boxed ‘POSTED TOO LATE / 1’ cachet struck in black. £125
SA493 1910 (16th November) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (ORC used in TVL). KEVII ½d green embossed postal stationery envelope used locally in the Transvaal, cancelled with BENONI (16 Nov) datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £45
AS124 1911 (2nd April) incoming colour picture postcard (view of Sphinx and Pyramids) addressed to Natal and bearing British KEVII 1d tied by Napoli Porto (2 Apr) datestamp, with unframed ‘PAQUEBOT’ cachet alongside. TWEEDIE (29 Apr) arrival datestamp struck on front. £25
AT012 1911 (19th July) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Official printed ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE envelope with ‘General Post Office / CAPE TOWN’ at lower left. Addressed and sent registered to Wolmaransstad, bearing a pair of Transvaal KEVII 2½d bright ultramarine (SG 276) tied by a neat Registered Cape Town (19 July) oval datestamp with a Cape Town registration cachet struck in blue. Wolmaransstad (22 July) arrival backstamp and flap with embossed coat-of-arms in vermilion. Cover a little roughly opened at top, clear of adhesives. A clean and attractive cover and a very scarce duty to find on cover. £110
SA396 1911 (9th August) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Cape). Unsealed open letter rate cover bearing Natal KEVII ½d tied by Grahamstown (9 Aug) double circle datestamp. Printed flap with Crest of Saint Andrews College. Port Elizabeth (10 Aug) transit and George (12 Aug) arrival backstamps. Some flap damage from subsequent adhesion. £45
AS100 1911 (11th November) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape and Transvaal used in Cape). Cape KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed to Germany and uprated with additional Transvaal KEVII ½d (SG 273) tied by a fine strike of the rare KEILANDS / C.G.H. (11 Nov) single circle datestamp. With BOLO (11 Nov) transit strike alongside. SOLD
AS356 1912 (31st January) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (ORC and Transvaal used in Cape). Orange River Colony KEVII 1d carmine embossed postal stationery envelope uprated with additional Transvaal KEVII 6d black and orange (SG 266) tied / cancelled with Stellenbosch (31 Jan) double circle datestamps. Addressed within the Cape and sent via the post office Express service with printed black on pale pink ‘POST OFFICE. / EXPRESS’ label affixed at upper left. Wynberg Cape (31 Jan) backstamp. A wonderful interprovincial combination and early example of the rarely seen express service. £275
AS132 1912 (3rd June) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Window envelope sent at the ½d open-letter rate, bearing a Transvaal KEVII ½d (SG 273) tied by Cathcart (3 June) double circle datestamp. Backstamped Dordrecht (5 June). £20
SA1420 1912 (11th August), INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Natal). 'LATE FEE' Cover to England bearing Natal KEVII 1d (SG 147) tied by Durban (11 Aug) double circle datestamp. An additional KEVII 1d has been affixed and tied with the same datestamp at lower left alongside an annotation “Late Fee” in manuscript. Sunderland (31 Aug) arrival backstamp. Scarce example of this supplementary fee. £45
SA344 1913 (19th July) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Natal) Cape of Good Hope KEVII ½d green Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper used in Natal and addressed to London. Cancelled with Pietermaritzburg (JY 19) double circle datestamp. £35
SA5628 1913 5th September, cover bearing a single KGV 1d King's Head (SG 4), crisply cancelled HEIDELBERG-CAPE datestamp, addressed to England. Very early useage of the King's Head, issued on the 1st September. £35
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
AS149 1913 (24th September), Post-Interprovincial period (Transvaal used in Natal). Colour picture postcard (Amanzimtoti view) addressed to England, bearing a Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274) tied by Durban (24 Sep) double circle datestamp. The stamp is perfinned ‘M & A’ (reversed). £30
AS329 1914 (17th February), printed official envelope with ‘On His Majesty’s Service’ at top and ‘Department of Posts and Telegraphs / Union of South Africa.’ at lower left. Sent registered to England, bearing a King’s Head 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a REGISTERED CAPE TOWN (17 Feb) oval datestamp. With a Cape Town registration cachet struck in blue. The adhesive has been applied over a crowned oval cachet ‘CONTROLL(ER CIRCULA)TION BRANCH / O(FFICIAL FRE)E / G.P.O.’ struck in blue. As official mail did not qualify for free postage, a 6d adhesive was applied. Birmingham (10 Mar) arrival backstamp. Scarce. £55
SA5621 1914 15th July, cover bearing a single King’s Head 2½d bright blue (SG 7) tied by light ROUXVILLE double circle datestamp, addressed to Germany. World War I broke out on the 28th July (almost two weeks after posting), resulting in the cover receiving a fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet struck in blue-black and a ‘UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED. / RETURN TO SENDER AT / ADDRESS SHOWN ON COVER. / FROM R.L.O., CAPE TOWN.’ cachet struck in violet. The reverse with a RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN (SP 23) datestamp struck in blue-black. £110
AS336 1914 (23rd July), Cape of Good Hope ‘One Penny’ on 1½d postal stationery card addressed to Germany cancelled by BARKLY WEST (23 July) double circle datestamp. World War I broke out on the 28th July (five days after posting), resulting in the card receiving a very fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet and a RETURNED L. O. CAPE TOWN (21 Sep) unframed double circle datestamp both struck in blue. Some edge faults at base, otherwise fine. £75
AS325 1914 (25th July), envelope addressed to Germany bearing a single King’s Head 2½d bright blue (SG 7) tied by a Cape Town (25 July) double circle datestamp. World War I broke out on the 28th July (three days after posting), resulting in the cover receiving a fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet struck in blue-black and a ‘UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED. / RETURN TO SENDER AT / ADDRESS SHOWN ON COVER. / FROM R.L.O., CAPE TOWN.’ cachet struck in violet. The reverse with a RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN (28 Sep) datestamp struck in blue-black. £110
AS186 1914 (4th November), KGV 1d postal stationery envelope sent registered to Ireland. The impressed stamp and an additional King’s Head 4d are both cancelled by PRETORIA / SOUTH / AFRICA / INDO NATIVE OFFICE (4 Nov) double circle datestamps with an additional very clear strike on the reverse. Pretoria registration cachet struck at upper left and London (26 Nov) transit backstamp. Vertical crease (clear of adhesive), otherwise fine. Very rare. This type (with 'SOUTH' and 'AFRICA' above and below the date) apparently unrecorded by Putzel and Visser. £375
MC313 1915 (9th June), cover bearing Cape 1d Table Mountain, crisply cancelled 'WAKKERSTROOM / TRANSVAAL' datestamp, addressed to Pretoria (Chas. Hand). £20
SA5639 1915 21st June, coloured Post Card bearing KGV 1d King's Head cancelled MOSSEL BAY, addressed to Cape Town. £15
SA5633 1915 15th October, cover bearing KGV King's Head ½d vertical strip of five (SG 3), cancelled CAPE TOWN and addressed to New York. £20
SA1422 1915 (4th November), cover addressed to Scotland bearing a single King’s Head 1d (SG 4b) tied by UNION BUILDINGS (4 Nov) double circle datestamp. The flap with Arms of the Union embossed in black. Elgin (26 Nov) arrival backstamp. £30
SA580 1915 (November), printed blue newspaper wrapper for ‘Het Noorden’ (printed and published each Saturday in ‘Vrijburg’ by the Pretorius brothers, 12/6 per annum, post free). Bearing single 1d King’s Head (SG 4) tied by Vryburg (17 Nov) double circle datestamp. Addressed to Holland and showing three strikes of the circular PASSED BY / 99 / CENSOR cachet. Boxed Dutch arrival marking. Unusual. £75
AS314 1916 (11th May), KGV 4d registered postal stationery envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single King’s Head 3d black and orange-red (SG 8) tied by a REGISTERED / DURBAN (11 May) double circle datestamp. With small boxed Durban registration cachet struck in black and a London (5 June) arrival backstamp. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA3021 1916 6th April, cover bearing two KGV 2½d King's Heads, cancelled 'NORWOOD / JOHANNESBURG', addressed to Switzerland. Struck with violet two line 'PASSED / CENSOR' cachet lower left. £40
AS330 1916 (21st November), envelope addressed to England bearing a King’s Head 4d orange-yellow and olive-green and a 6d black and violet (SG 10, 11) tied by Cape Town (21 Nov) double circle datestamps. Clean and attractive. Most King’s Head duties above 2d appear remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA3026 1917 11th July, cover bearing KGV 6d King's Head (SG 11), cancelled 'WYNBERG CAPE', sent registered to New Zealand. Attractive. £40
AS331 1917 (15th October), KGV 1d embossed postal stationery envelope sent registered to Cape Town. Bearing an additional King’s Head 4d orange-yellow and olive-green (SG 10) tied by a WYNBERG CAPE (15 Oct) double circle datestamp with an additional strike on reverse and a WYNBERG, CAPE registration cachet struck in blue. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA5642 1917 31st October, cover bearing KGV 1d King's Head (SG 4b), cancelled UTRECHT and addressed to 'P. K. Dorpsplaats, dist. Ermelo'. Reverse with MORGENZON 2 NOV 17 and then DORPSPLAATS 3 NOV datestamps, and then alongside adhesive with violet boxed multilingual 'UNCLAIMED' cachet. Apparently finally returned and struck with DORPSPLAATS 23 APR 18 TRANSVAAL datestamp and RETURNED LETTER OFFICE JOHANNESBURG 1 MAY backstamp. A RARE office apparently not illustrated in Putzel. £85
SA3022 1918 18th July, cover bearing KGV 2½d King's Head (SG 7), machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG' addressed to the USA. Light violet 'PASSED / CENSOR' cachet lower right. £25
SA5625 1918 19th November, cover bearing KGV ½d and 6d King's Heads (SG 3, 11), each cancelled LUIPAARDSVLEI RAIL datestamps, sent registered to Denmark with appropriate cachet lower left. Opened at right and resealed with printed red/white 'Opened by Censor / 21' bilingual label, arrival backstamp (20.12.18). Cover faults including slit on reverse, still a very scarce office. £95
SA5616 1918 19th December, most attractive printed 'Edworks Ltd.' advertising cover bearing KGV 1d King's Heads x 5 (SG 4), machine cancelled PORT ELISABETH and addressed to the U.S.A. Struck with part 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet. £35
SA5631 1919 11th July, printed 'Howie's Tested Seed' envelope bearing KGV ½d and 1d pair (SG 3, 4 both ex. booklets), machine cancelled CAPE TOWN and addressed to France, arrival strike on front. Most attractive. £45
AS332 1919 (22nd February), envelope sent registered to Switzerland. Bearing King’s Head ½d green, 2½d bright blue and 6d black and violet (SG 3, 7, 11) all tied by Registered Pretoria (22 Feb) oval datestamps with additional strikes on the reverse. With Pretoria registration cachet struck in black and a circular PASSED / 20 / CENSOR circular cachet struck in greenish blue. Bern (1 Apr) arrival backstamp. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA5237 1920 23rd January, printed company Post Card bearing KGV ½d King's Head, this with large 'D. S.' (inverted) perfin from the company DAWSON & SONS Ltd. Machine cancelled to the O.F.S. £20
SA1423 1920 (February), Railway cover addressed to the USA bearing King’s Head ½d, 1d and 1½d (SG 3, 4, 7) tied by GLENCOE JUNCTION (16 Feb) double circle datestamps. A very clean and most attractive three colour combination cover. £50
SA1424 1920 (February), cover addressed to New Zealand, crossed for registration though apparently mailed without a stamp. Endorsed “Posted out / of course / (initials)” in red ink and with Kimberley (23 Feb) datestamp and registration cachet struck in blue. The postage and presumably fine were receipted with a pair of King’s Heads 6d (SG 11a) affixed at lower left and tied by Kimberley registration datestamps (23 Feb) with further strikes on the reverse. Scarce example of ‘posted out of course’ to an unusual destination. £65
SA5634 1920 13th August, cover bearing diagonally bisected KGV 3d King's Head (SG 8), crisply cancelled CAPE TOWN and addressed to Green Point. Apparently allowed, most attractive. £120
SA5619 1920 1st September, printed cover 'PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF NATAL' bearing KGV 1d King's Head horizontal pair (SG 4), the right stamp bisected diagonally. Machine cancelled DURBAN and locally addressed and apparently allowed. Some light faults. £95
SA5617 1920 3rd September, cover bearing KGV 1d King's Head horizontal pair (SG 4), the right stamp bisected diagonally. Machine cancelled CAPE TOWN and locally addressed, apparently allowed. £120
SA5640 1920 16th November, printed Company envelope bearing KGV 1d x four and 3d King's Heads (SG 4, 7), cancelled DURBAN and sent registered to France. Then struck with black rectangular 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE' cachet and then further applied with KGV 1d King's Heads x 4, these cancelled RETURNED LETTER OFFICE / NATAL datestamps for the additional charge and with appropriate registered cachets applied below and at left. In addition the cover opened at top then resealed with bilingual 'Officially Sealed in the Returned Letter Office' printed label secured with red wax. Highly unusual and most attractive. £110
SA402 1920 (27th December), unsealed open letter rate. Window envelope bearing ½d ‘King’s Head’ coil stamp (SG 18) tied by Johannesburg (27 Dec) machine canceller. £25
SA403 1921 (11th January), wedding invitation, printed on card and folded as an envelope. Addressed to Transvaal and bearing a King’s Head ½d tied by Durban (11 Jan) double circle datestamp. Sent at the unsealed open letter rate. £35
SA5620 1921 19th March, cover bearing KGV ½d pair and 1d King's Head bisected diagonally (SG 3, 4), cancelled JOHANNESBURG and locally addressed. Endorsed at top 'Introduction of 1½d Postage 1921' and apparently allowed. Light cover faults. £120
SA5618 1921 19th March, cover bearing KGV 1d King's Head horizontal pair (SG 4), the right stamp bisected diagonally, machine cancelled JOHANNESBURG and locally addressed. Endorsed at top 'Introduction of 1½d Postage 1921' and then struck with black circular T 1D' cachet and applied with 1d due paying the charge. Some light faults. SOLD
SA5637 1921 3rd June, cover bearing single KGV ½d King's Head being a lower marginal copy showing plate '5' in margin (SG 3), machine cancelled PRETORIA locally addressed. Attractive. £25
SA5630 1922 17th February, most attractive printed 'Holland Cigar House' envelope bearing KGV 1d and 2d x three King's Heads (SG 4, 6), cancelled CAPE TOWN and sent registered to Germany. Various appropriate cachets and with printed German 'Munchen 1 B. P.' label on reverse, transit and arrival backstamps. £45
SA5624 1922 1st March, cover bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled UTRECHT and addressed to Johannesburg. Upon arrival struck with boxed bilingual 'UNCLAIMED' and below violet 'UNDELIVERABLE. RETURN TO ADDRESS / SHOWN ON COVER' cachets with large black 'BOX.......CLOSED' strike. Johannesburg return datestamp to address as noted at upper left. Unusual. £65
SA5283 1922 9th September, Post Card sent underpaid from Germany to Cape Town. Struck with black '1½d' charge mark and then applied with 1½d rouletted due (SG D10) paying the charge, cancelled 'CAPE TOWN 19 OC'. An unusual single useage of this rate. £45
SA3020 1922 6th December, cover bearing KGV 3d King's Head (SG 8), machine cancelled 'CAPE TOWN' and addressed to Germany. Unusual duty on cover. £45
AS142 1923 (4th April), incoming picture postcard (sepia view of Chapel Field Gardens, Norwich) bearing KGV 1d tied by Norwich (4 April) machine canceller. The card was underpaid and received strikes of a hexagonal ‘T/10/L’ and a large 1½d tax marking. The shortage was receipted with 1d and ½d postage dues (SG D2, D11) which were affixed and tied by Mossel Bay (25 Apr) datestamps. Scarce example of the uncommon 1½d tax marking and usage of a ½d postage due. £85
AS368 1923 (20th May), newspaper wrapper with printed ‘DE VOLKSTEM. / PRETORIA’ and ‘Koerent Porto Betaald / Newspaper Postage Paid.’ Addressed to the USA and bearing a single King’s Head 1½d chestnut coil stamp (SG 20) tied by large Pretoria (20 May) double circle datestamps. £45
SA5622 1923 17th August, cover bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled crisp SANDYMOUNT single circle datestamp, addressed to Germany. Struck with several charge cachets the one 'T / 20c' deleted in pencil and a further 'T / 35c' applied. Endorsed in blue '160,000' this being the charge in Marks during the inflationary period. Unusual and a very scarce office on cover. £65
AS312 1924 (30th August), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg. Bearing a single King’s Head 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a GREYVILLE (30 Aug) double circle datestamp. With Greyville, Durban registration cachet struck in violet at upper left. Clean and attractive. Most King’s Head duties above 2d appear remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA5641 1924 3rd March, cover bearing KGV 1½d, 3d and 4d King's Heads (SG 5, 9, 10), cancelled SANDYMOUNT sc datestamps, and sent registered to Germany. Opened on several sides then resealed with printed 'Postamt / Hamburg 1' labels struck with violet signature handstamps. Attractive and unusual. £75
SA3030 1925 29th April, cover bearing strip of six KGV ½d King's Head coil stamps plus two 1d Airs (SG 18, 26), cancelled 'MALVERN addressed to East London. Sent Airmail and struck with 'S.A. AIR MAIL 30 APR 25' datestamp below. Most attractive. £60
SA3023 1925 13th August, printed cover 'SEAL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF VOLKSRUST' bearing KGV 1d coil and 2d King's Heads (SG 19, 6), cancelled 'VOLKSRUST' addressed to the USA. £45
AS374 1926 (7th June), printed notice in Afrikaans (public sale of a farm and livestock at ‘Boesmansberg’), folded and mailed at the printed matter rate to Upington. Bearing a single King’s Head ½d (SG 3) tied by a PRIESKA (7 June) double circle datestamp. Faint oval cachet of ‘J.P. Viljoen / Attorney at Law’ on reverse. A fine example of the unsealed printed matter rate. £35
SA3082 1926 16th June, printed cover bearing strip of three KGV 2d King's Head coil stamps (SG 21), cancelled 'SPRINGS', sent registered to England. Attractive. £55
SA5436 1926 (3rd July), cover bearing ½d Springbok Pretoria printing plus KGV 1d King's Head lower left corner block of four showing plate '6' in margin, each cancelled with special 'PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / DURBAN' datestamps in red. Sent registered locally addressed and with special Exhibition cachet in violet. Most attractive. £55
SA5430 1927 6th January, printed cover for the East London Stamp Exhibition, bearing South Africa KGV 2½d Kings Head, cancelled with special 'E.L. / P.S. / STAMP EXHIBITION' triangular datestamp in violet. Locally address. Attractive. £45
AS155 1927 (13th April), Union 4d registered postal stationery envelope, addressed, on the reverse, to Germany. Bearing a single Afrikaans 4d triangle (SG 33) tied by WEST FORT (13 Apr) double circle datestamp with additional strike cancelling the embossed stamp. Various German transits and a Munich (6 May) arrival datestamp, all struck on the front. A scarce stamp to find commercially used on cover and a very scarce cancellation (not seen at the time of publication Putzel & Visser’s ‘Postmarks’ though subsequently recorded). Unusual. £75
SA3788 1929 26th August, long cover bearing 2d London printing and 4d Air (SG 34, 40), cancelled 'CAPE TOWN'. Type-written upper left 'BY FIRST AIR MAIL / From Cape Town S.A. to East London S.A. / Per "Union Airways". Addressed to East Africa, arrival backstamps. SOLD
SA3790 1929 29th August, long cover bearing 1d Ship and 4d Air (SG 31L, 40), cancelled 'BLOEMFONTEIN'. Type-written upper left 'BY FIRST AIR MAIL / From Bloemfontein S.A. to Cape Town S.A. / Per "Union Airways". Addressed to Cape town, then re-addressed to East Africa, arrival backstamps. SOLD
SA3786 1931 19th December, cover bearing 4d Air and triangular (SG 33, 40), cancelled 'PIETERSBURG'. Sent registered to Johannesburg, endorsed at top 'Imperial Airways Xmas Flight', further below in red ink 'Taken out repost / unable to effect delivery' and re-addressed, transit backstamps. Unusual. SOLD
SA3785 1931 20th December, cover bearing 4d Air (SG 40) plus Christmas seal, cancelled 'VICTORIA'. Endorsed at top 'First Air Mail / London - Victoria - Cape Town', arrival backstamp. SOLD
SA1626 1932 (January), printed cover 'AIR MAIL / SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVEL BUREAU / Agents for IMPERIAL AIRWAYS', bearing ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 6d pictorials, cancelled 'CAPE TOWN 30 JAN 32' datestamps, addressed to London. Attractive. £50
SA308 1933 (October), cover from Kimberley with embossed 'MCGREGOR MUSEUM, KIMBERLEY.' addressed to the Transvaal. Franked with double circle 'KIMBERLEY / 24 OCT 33 - ½D / PAID' datestamp struck in red. £20
SA4426 CHRISTMAS SEALS. Range on album page from 1934 (unused block of four) to 1959, 13 years in all. Unused or cancelled. Unusual range. £25
SA309 1934 (May), Transvaal / ZAR 3d purple and green wrapper used to the Cape with additional South Africa ½d Official tied by Johannesburg (22 May) datestamp. Unusual. £20
SA4845 1935 23rd February, cover bearing Orange River Colony KEVII 2½d, cancelled with special 'IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE' bilingual datestamp. 'Robertson' rubber-stamped address. £25
SA5636 1936 17th April, cover bearing single KGV ½d King's Head coil stamp (SG 18), machine cancelled CAPE TOWN and sent at the unsealed Printed Matter rate to Japan. Most unusual. £55
SA3028 1936 1st June, cover bearing two KGV 2d King's Head pairs showing plate '2' in margins, cancelled JOHANNESBURG, sent Airmail to England. Endorsed at base 'Pd Late fee'. £35
SA4423 1936 14th December, cover bearing 4d x three plus pair 1936 Christmas Seals. Machine cancelled 'PORT ELISABETH' sent airmail to Holland. £20
SA3024 1937 8th January, cover bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d and pair Natal KEVII 4d's, cancelled 'CITY & SUBURBAN / JOHANNESBURG', sent registered to the USA. Attractive and unusual. £45
AS333 1937 (16th August), incoming envelope sent airmail from Pontresina, Switzerland, bearing 1F.05c postage. Various manuscript markings indicate the cover was underpaid and on arrival in South Africa the cover received a ‘T/3d’ circular tax marking and a postage due 3d deep blue and blue (SG D28w) was affixed and tied by a Johannesburg (24 Aug) double circle datestamp. The reverse with a large (postal?) ‘Duplicate’ bilingual boxed datestamp (24 Aug). £45
SA4428 1938 24th August, cover bearing 1/- Gnu, machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG' sent airmail to Czechoslovakia, then re-addressed to London. Struck with Greek exchange control cachet. £15
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
SA350 194? (January), WWII Small cover addressed to Kokstad sent at the unsealed open letter rate. Bearing small format ½d War Effort tied by part FRAN(KFORT) (14 Jan) double circle. Clean, neat and attractive cover and example of this rate. £20
SA3783 1944 19th August, cover bearing 1/- small Wars block of four, upper right stamp showing 'Bursting shell' flaw (SG 104, 104a). Sent airmail to the U.S.A., opened by censors with two differing tape seals at left and right. Most unusual. £65
AS310 1945 (6th January), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg bearing a single Bantam 6d red-orange (SG 102) tied by a clear MOBILE POST OFFICE No. 7 / PRETORIA (6 JAN 45) double circle datestamp, with a second strike on the reverse. With Pretoria registration label affixed at upper left. Unusual. £45
AS190 1945 (May), wrapper addressed to England bearing a ‘bantam’ ½d greenish bluw (SG 97b) tied by a Johannesburg (23 May) double circle datestamp. Also bearing ‘£1,000,000 Victory Thanksgiving Appeal’ label (Governor General’s National War Fund) affixed at lower left. The reverse with large sender’s cachet of ‘The South African Philatelist’ lightly struck in purple. £25
SA5172 1945 (June), small plain parcel tag bearing 6d small Wars x three and 2/6 Roto. (SG 102, 49b), cancelled 'FOX STR. / JOHANNESBURG' with arrival 'KRUGERSDORP' datestamp on reverse. Most attractive. £25
AS181 1945 (August), large portion of the front of an envelope (220x288mm) sent via registered airmail to the USA from Firestone, South Africa, with handstamped ‘AIR MAIL’ and typewritten endorsement ‘VIA WEST COAST’. Bearing an irregular block of 20 (10 pairs) of the 5/- black and blue-green and 4d, 6d and 1/- ‘bantams’ (SG 64b, 102, 103, 104) all cancelled with Port Elizabeth (8 Aug) double circle datestamps. Some 5/- stamps additionally crossed with blue registration marking. The face value of the stamps totals £5.1s.10d and convincingly shows postage rates considerably over £1 were possible. A rare and spectacular franking. £220
SA3791 1945 (August), large cover bearing 4d, 6d and 1/- small Wars, 5/- block of four and 10/- vertical block of eight (SG 103, 102, 104, 64b, 64ca), cancelled 'PORT ELIZABETH'. Sent registered airmail to the U.S.A. (The Firestone Tire Company), transit and arrival backstamps. Edge faults but a most attractive and unusual high value useage. £220
AS311 1945 (6th September), incoming underpaid cover from Norway bearing a 20 Øre adhesive tied by a Stavanger (6 Sep) machine cancellation. Endorsed ‘13? cts’ in manuscript and with two small ‘T’s in circle (one in manuscript). On arrival, the deficiency was calculated to be 4d and the cover received a large circular ‘T/4D’ and a pair of postage due bantam 2d (SG D32) were affixed and tied by a light Kimberley (15 Oct) double circle datestamp. Unusual. £65
AS154 1945 (30th November), unaddressed envelope with ‘proof’ impression in red of an advertising meter cancellation ‘Travel by air / Everywhere / Phone or call / Mosenthal’ with Cape Town datestamp set for ’30 XI 45’ and postage set to ‘0/2’. The envelope is handstamped ‘SPECIMEN.’ in violet. Unusual. £45
SA416 1946 (8th August), open letter rate cover to the USA bearing Bantam ½d (SG 97b) tied by Cape Town (8 Aug) double circle datestamp. Typewritten endorsement ‘Printed Papers’ at top. Circular ‘U. S. CENSORSHIP / EXAMINED BY (number)’ cachet struck in purple. Folded horizontally and peripheral cover faults, though unusual. £40
SA355 1946 (19th August), Printed Newspaper Wrapper headed 'The Diamond News & the S.A. Watchmaker & Jeweller / Kimberley'. Addressed to the USA and bearing small format 'bantam' War Effort 1d Nurse (SG 98) tied by Kimberley (19 Aug) double circle datestamp. Tears from opening though of fine appearance. £45
SA3189 c1947 (date unclear), home-made cloth parcel label stitched at sides, bearing various values to 5/- (9/5d rate). Endorsed at top 'Gift Parcel' and addressed to 'Russian Zone, Germany'. Highly unusual. £110
SA3792 1949 20th June, printed cover bearing 4d, 1/- and 5/- definitives (SG 46c, 62, 64b), cancelled 'HATFIELD'. Sent registered airmail to The Netherlands. Attractive high value useage. £25
AS200 1953 (17th July), sepia picture postcard (‘The Union-Castle Line Royal Mail Motor Vessel “CAPETOWN CASTLE” 27,002 Tons.’) Addressed to South Africa and bearing a South Africa 2d (SG 134) tied by a large PAQUEBOT / POSTED AT SEA machine cancellation incorporating a Southampton (17 July) circular datestamp £20
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