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REVENUE 1931-37 KGV small format revenue issue. 5/- deep slate-grey and slate-green (year date 1936) with watermark sideways, facing left. Upper left corner marginal block of four showing major printing error LARGE PART OF FRAME OMITTED AT LEFT affecting both stamps in the left column. The reverse with some adherence in margin and hinge reinforcing, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular rarity. Barefoot 26 var
REVENUE c1938 KGVI stamp-size photographic essays of the 3d and an unissued £25 duty in black, white and shades of grey. Each is dated ‘1938’ under the King and has been mounted on perforated stamp-sized paper, further mounted onto thick board (75x99mm). The 3d date differs in position and the design shows more contrast than the issued stamps. Most unusual.
£2,500
SOLD
Last update: 27th October, 2017
REVENUES / CINDERELLA
O245 REVENUE 1910 (December, Union period), ‘Certificate of Registration’ concerning a property in Winburg. Bearing an ORC KEVII 5/- revenue tied by neat ‘DEEDS OFFICE / CANCELLED / 13 DEC 1910 / Bloemfontein, O.F.S.’ boxed cancellation struck in violet. The printed text dates from the ORC period and all references have been amended to read ‘Orange Free State’ as it was then a province of the Union of SA. Attractive. £65
AS348 REVENUE 1931-37 KGV small format revenue issue. 5/- deep slate-grey and slate-green (year date 1936) with watermark sideways, facing left. Upper left corner marginal block of four showing major printing error LARGE PART OF FRAME OMITTED AT LEFT affecting both stamps in the left column. The reverse with some adherence in margin and hinge reinforcing, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular rarity. Barefoot 26 var £2,500
AS313 REVENUE 1937 (June), envelope sent airmail to England, bearing a postage 6d green and orange (SG 47) used together with a KGV 6d revenue stamp (dated ‘1936’), each tied by a ZWARTRUGGENS (11 Jun) double circle datestamp. Somewhat roughly opened at right and repaired (clear of adhesives). It is unclear if the revenue was inadvertently accepted and cancelled or if the 6d postage was sufficient and therefore redundant. Most unusual. £55
AS378 REVENUE c1938 KGVI stamp-size photographic essays of the 3d and an unissued £25 duty in black, white and shades of grey. Each is dated ‘1938’ under the King and has been mounted on perforated stamp-sized paper, further mounted onto thick board (75x99mm). The 3d date differs in position and the design shows more contrast than the issued stamps. Most unusual. SOLD
AS321 REVENUE 1945 (January), envelope addressed to the USA. Bearing two 2d bantam postage stamps (SG 100) and a KGVI 3d green revenue stamp, all tied by a Johannesburg (4 Jan) machine roller cancellation. It is unclear if 4d was sufficient pre-payment of the rate or if the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual. £45
AS315 REVENUE c1950, envelope addressed to England, bearing a 3d dull blue (SG 117) used together with a KGVI revenue 6d (stamp dated ‘1947’) tied by a Johannesburg (2 Aug) machine cancellation. It is unclear if the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted and cancelled or if 3d postage was sufficient for surface mail to the UK and the revenue was therefore redundant. Most unusual. £45
AS322 REVENUE 1954 (January), envelope addressed locally within Cape Town. Bearing two KGVI 1/- revenue stamps tied by a Cape Town (20 Jan) machine cancellation. Despite the huge overpayment with invalid stamps, there are no tax markings evident and they appear to have been accepted (or overlooked). Unusual. £45
AS317 REVENUE 1956 (January), envelope (opened on three sides) addressed to Pretoria, bearing only a 2d revenue stamp tied by a Durban (29 Jan) machine cancellation. A lack of any endorsements or tax markings appears to indicate the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual. £35
AS318 REVENUE 1958 (November), envelope addressed to Johannesburg, bearing only a 2d revenue stamp (dated ‘57’) tied by a Margate (8 Nov) machine cancellation. A lack of any endorsements or tax markings appears to indicate the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual £45
SA5181 REVENUE 1961 50c Arms green and pale brown, block of four showing error 'VYFTIG SENT' at both left and right sides. Superb unmounted. An uncommon multiple. Barefoot 117a £65
AS197 REVENUE 1967-68 small format 2c brown and green. Horizontal pair showing large green ‘volcano’ inking flaw across both stamps. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Spectacular and most unusual. Barefoot 128 var £110
AS114 1933 part of a document bearing a Union of South Africa 2/6 bilingual revenue embossed in vermilion. Cancelled with large East London Registrar of Births and Deaths oval cachet, dated 3 June 1933. £35
SA369 REPLY COUPON 1955 'Commonwealth Reply Coupon' 3d carmine. Issued at Queenstown (7 Jan). Staple holes at upper left, otherwise fine. £15
AS156 RAILWAY PARCELS STAMP 1910 20/- brown-rose, rouletted saw-tooth 14. A few blunt teeth at lower right, otherwise very fine used with NEWCASTLE (AP 3? / 11) datestamp. Scarce. H&N PS1.23 £65
AS157 RAILWAY PARCELS STAMP 1910 20/- pale brown-rose, perforated 12. Very fine used with DAVEL / TRANSVAAL (9 JAN 13) datestamp and diagonal blue line. Scarce. H&N PS1.23 £65
AS151 RAILWAY NEWSPAPER STAMP c1912 ½d black on whitish paper (roulette about 6½). Upper marginal block of four. Light gum bends, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. H&N NS1.3 £45
AS153 RAILWAY NEWSPAPER STAMP c1932 ½d black on whitish paper (roulette about 6½). Complete sheet of 40 (8x5). Lightly hinged on four stamps and one with corner crease otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. H&N NS2.1 £450
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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