Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
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1870 6d ultramarine on medium paper, fine roulette. Very fine mint with large to very large margins. A very scarce stamp this fine. SG 19
1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. An upper right corner example with margins touching at left, good at base and absolutely enormous at top and right. Odd fault, otherwise fine used with pen cancellation. Spectacular and most unusual. SG 104
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
£150
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Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 8th March, 2018
FIRST REPUBLIC
POSTAGE STAMPS
T1552
Cape of Good Hope 1864 De La Rue 6d bright mauve triangle with good to large margins. Fine used, cancelled with large part of the POTCHEFSTROOM / G.P.K. / OCT 3 / 1865 / Z.A.R. 30mm single circle datestamp. Imperceptible corner crease mentioned on an otherwise clear Briefmarkenprüfstelle certificate (2014). Diena and Bolaffi expertising marks on the reverse. Very rare. SG 20
 
Note: prior to the introduction of ZAR stamps in 1869, mail addressed overseas forwarded via the Cape of Good Hope required Cape stamps to be affixed. This followed a decision by the Volksraad in 1859 to set up a regular postal service. Herman Jeppe, the Postmaster at Potchefstroom (then Capital of the ZAR) placed an order in August of that year for Cape stamps. All four triangular duties are recorded postmarked with the Potchefstroom 30mm single circle datestamp, the only cancelling device then available. All are rare.
£1,100
Otto printings
T1284 1870 Otto printing on thin paper. 1d orange-red (pale shade), fine roulette, from the wide-set plates. With clear to large margins. Very fine unused without gum. SG 4b £75
T1285 1870 Otto printing on thin paper. 1d vermilion, fine roulette, from the narrow-set plates. Very fine un-used with trace of gum. SG 4c £75
T1288 1870 Otto printing on thin paper. 1d vermilion (deep shade), fine roulette, from the narrow-set plates (showing edge of adjoining stamp at upper left. Roulettes trimmed on two sides, otherwise fine unused without gum. SG 4c £45
T1733 1869 Otto printing on thin paper. 6d bright ultramarine, fine roulette (visible on two sides). Very fine fresh mint. SG 5 £125
T1266 1870 Otto printing on thin paper. 6d bright ultramarine, fine roulette, printed from the wide-set plates. Shallow thin across base, otherwise fine mint. SG 5 £40
Viljoen printings
T1199 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1d (very pale) rose-red, imperforate. Very fine mint. SG 13 £75
T1296 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1d pale rose-red, imperforate. Fine unused, without gum (or very dry streaky gum). SG 13a £55
MT93 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. Very fine mint. SG 18a £60
T1242 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. A partially over-inked example, fine mint. SG 18a £50
T1299 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. The ribbon is underinked while much of the rest of the stamp is overinked. Very fine unused without gum. SG 18a £40
T1298 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. Shallow marginal thin, otherwise fine unused without gum. SG 18a £25
T1579 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette, with very good to large margins. Very fine used with a light target-type cancellation. Very scarce and an underrated stamp in used condition. SG 18a £90
T1273 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d crimson, fine roulette. Printed from an over-inked plate. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 18b £120
T343 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d crimson, fine roulette. Printed from an over-inked plate. Fine mint. SG 18b £110
T14 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d crimson, fine roulette. Printed from an over-inked plate. Fine mint. Scarce. SG 18b £85
T345 1870 1d crimson on medium paper, imperforate (probably trimmed). Printed from an over-inked plate. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 18b £65
T1271 1870 1d crimson on medium paper, fine roulette. Printed from an over-inked plate, fine unused with little or no gum. SG 18b £75
T1303 1870 6d ultramarine on medium paper, fine roulette. Very fine mint with large to very large margins. A very scarce stamp this fine. SG 19 £150
T1305 1870 6d ultramarine on medium paper, fine roulette. Very fine fresh unused without gum. Scarce. SG 19 £70
T350 1870 6d ultramarine (pale shade) on medium paper, fine roulette. Fine used with light target cancellation. SG 19 £55
T17 1870 6d ultramarine on medium paper, fine roulette. Fine used with target-type cancellation. Scarce. SG 19 £65
T1528 1870 6d ultramarine (a pale, dull shade) on medium paper, fine roulette. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 19 £55
T1580 1870 6d ultramarine on medium paper, fine roulette, with good to very good margins. Fine used with black target-type cancellation. Scarce. SG 19 £75
Borrius printings
T1315 1870-71 Borrius printing on stout paper. 1d (greyish) black, imperforate, with very good to large margins. Fine unused without gum. SG 21 £65
T1578 1870-71 Borrius printing on stout paper. 1d black, imperforate, with very good, even margins. Fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 21 £85
Otto printing 3d
Borrius printings
T747 1872-74 6d ultramarine, on thin transparent paper, fine roulette. Small marginal thin, otherwise very fine used with ‘X’ pen cancellation. Attractive. SG 27 £25
T382 1872-74 6d ultramarine, a deep shade on thin transparent paper, fine roulette. Fine used with central target cancel. SG 27 £45
T1548 1872-74 6d ultramarine, on thin transparent paper, fine roulette with large to very large margins. Very fine used with target-type canceller. Scarce this fine. SG 27 £75
T1684 1872 Borrius printing 1d carmine-red on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette with very good to enormous margins. Small thin spot in right margin, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 29a £75
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
T1323 1872 6d ultramarine on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. Thins at top, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 31 £15
T1327 1872 6d ultramarine on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. A few thin spots otherwise fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 31 £25
T1582 1872 1/- yellow-green on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette with very good to very large margins. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 32 £55
T1806 1872 Borrius printing 1/- yellow-green on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette, with good to very good even margins. Very fine used with target-type ‘1’ numeral cancellation of Pretoria. SG 32 £55
T1330 1873-74 6d deep dull blue on thickish wove paper, fine roulette. Creased and a few small thin spots, otherwise fine used and of fine appearance. SG 34a £15
Davis Printings
Otto Printing 6d with ‘improved folded wings’
Stamp Commission Printings
T436 1875-77 1d orange-red on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. Pinhole, otherwise fine used with ‘1’ in target cancel. SG 43 £30
T1581 1875-77 6d (deep) blue on semi-pelure paper, imperforate, with close (though clear) to good margins. Fine used with ‘11’ target-type cancellation of Utrecht. SG 45 £25
T1763 1875-76 1d brownish red on very thin, hard transparent (pelure) paper, imperforate. An upper marginal example with close to good even margins. Very fine used with ‘14’ target-type canceller of Pilgrim’s Rest. Scarce. SG 52 £45
T454 1875-76 6d deep (dull) blue on thin pelure paper, imperforate with good even margins. Fine used with ‘8’ target cancel of Zeerust overlapping part of a second numeral (31?) cancel. SG 54b £55
T1550 1875-76 (very) 6d deep blue on thin pelure paper, WIDE ROULETTE, with very large or enormous margins, clearly showing the rouletting on all sides. Additionally showing traces of adjoining stamps at top and bottom. Very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Rare in such excellent condition. An outstanding stamp. SG 60 SOLD
T1356 1876 6d (deep) bright blue on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate, with good to very good even margins. Fine used with light target-type cancellaton. SG 63 £25
T458 1876 6d bright blue on stout hard-surfaced paper, fine roulette. Some creasing, otherwise fine used with light target cancel. SG 66 £75
First British Occupation
1877 Overprinted 'V. R. / TRANSVAAL.' in red capital letters
1877 Overprinted 'V. R. / TRANSVAAL.' in black capital letters
T478 1877 1d bright red on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. Fine used with light ‘1’ target cancel of Pretoria. SG 98 £25
T643 1877 1d bright red on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate with large margins. Superb used with part neat numeral target cancel. SG 98 SOLD
T890 1877 1d brick red on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. Very small marginal thin otherwise fine mint. SG 101 £25
T482 1877 1d brick red on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. Fine used with light target cancels. SG 101 £30
T483 1877 1d brick red on coarse, soft paper, imperforate with large even margins. Fine used with part neat target cancel. SG 101 SOLD
T1586 18771d brick red on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with close to very good margins. Fine used with crisp ‘?5’ target-type cancellation. SG 101 £25
T1807 1877 6d dull blue on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good even margins. Fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 103 £35
T1808 1877 6d (pale) blue on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good to very large, even margins. Fine used with light ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 103 £45
T1802 1877 6d dull blue on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with close to good margins. Showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Fine used, tied to small piece by ‘13’ target-type cancellation with proving LYDENBURG / ZUID AFRIKA (SE 1 / 77) single circle datestamp struck below. Very scarce. SG 103b SOLD
T669 1877 6d blue on coarse, soft paper, imperforate with good to large margins. Few small thin spots, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 103e £25
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 SOLD
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 SOLD
T1809 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good to enormous margins. Very fine used with light target-type cancellation. Scarce so fine. SG 104 £75
T1803 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. An upper right corner example with margins touching at left, good at base and absolutely enormous at top and right. Odd fault, otherwise fine used with pen cancellation. Spectacular and most unusual. SG 104 SOLD
T1810 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good to very good margins. Showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Fine used with target-type cancellation. Scarce. SG 104a SOLD
T1399 1877 1d brick-red on coarse, soft paper, fine roulette with clear to good margins. Thins and diagonal crease mainly visible from the reverse, otherwise fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation and of good appearance SG 105 £30
T1180 1877 6d blue on rose, imperforate. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Corner thin, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 113b £25
1877-78 Overprinted 'V. R. / Transvaal' in upper and lower case
T1419 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate with clear to large margins. Closed tear at top and small hinge thins otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 118 £20
T505 1878 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with good to large margins. Very fine used with target cancel. SG 118 £35
T646 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with clear to good margins other sides. Fine used with light ‘9’ target cancel (Heidelberg). SG 118 £30
T1590 1879 3d mauve on greeno, imperforate, with close to very good margins. Fine used with ‘23’ target-type cancellation of Emigratie. SG 119 £25
T1394 1878 6d blue on blue, imperforate with good to large margins. Hinge thin, otherwise very fine used with part of a Pretoria datestamp. SG 121 £15
T1412 1878 6d blue on blue, imperforate with very large to enormous margins (showing part of adjoining stamp at left). Creased along upper frame line otherwise fine used with what appears to be the ‘31’ target-type cancellation attributed to Kalekaleskop (rare). SG 121 £30
T1374 1878 6d blue on blue, showing italic ‘V. R.’. Imperforate, with good even margins. Several hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 121g £110
T1764 1877 6d blue on green, fine roulette with good to large margins. Very fine used with ‘9’ target-type canceller of Heidelberg. Scarce this fine. SG 126 £55
1878 Queen Victoria 'Bourne Head' Issue
T1798 1878 Bradbury Wilkinson QV ‘Bourne Head’ ½d postage duty. Imperforate plate proof BLOCK OF 59 printed in unissued colour deep bright blue on thin card. Comprising a complete pane (10x6), less one stamp removed at lower left. Mounted on a thick, gilt-edged, beveled board. A spectacular, very attractive and almost certainly unique multiple.
 
Note: the Criddle (1992) and Drysdall (2006) auctions each contained a single ½d printed in blue, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. It appears this stamp has not previously been recorded in this colour without the Specimen perforation. The sharpness of the impressions and the lack of a Specimen perforation would indicate these to be plate proofs rather than printer’s samples.
£5,750
1879 Queen Victoria 6d Surcharged '1 Penny'
1879 Overprinted 'V. R. / Transvaal' with small ‘V. R.’
T518 1879 1d red on orange, imperforate with very good margins. Very fine used with part target cancels. SG 147b £35
T519 1879 1d red on orange, imperforate with clear to good margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ target cancel. SG 147b £35
T1410 1879 3d mauve on green, imperforate with good to large margins. Thin in upper margin and light diagonal crease at upper right otherwise fine mint and of good appearance. SG 148 £20
T523 1879 3d mauve on green, imperforate, with good to large margins, just touching at base. Tiny (natural?) pin-point thin, otherwise fine used with part neat target cancel. SG 148 £30
T1227 1879 3d mauve on green, imperforate with very good to large margins. Showing major frame damage flaw at right [R35]. Very fine used with target-type canceller. Very scarce this fine. SG 148 £65
T1232 1879 3d mauve on blue, imperforate with close to good margins. Very fine used with neat ‘8’ target-type cancellation of Zeerust. SG 149 £35
T1231 1879 3d (pale) mauve on blue, imperforate with close to very good margins. Showing variety No Stop After ‘R’. Hinge thin, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 149 var £45
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