Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
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Forgery of the 1885 ‘Vurtheim’ issue 5/- printed in near issued colour of bluish slate. Miniature sheet (111x138mm) of 16 (4x4) with guidelines at top and bottom, on ungummed thin white paper. Very scarce in this format.
c1893 Enschedé ESSAY DIE PROOF for an unadopted design with territory and motto tablets complete and the duty tablet is uncleared. Struck in black on thin wove paper (33x 33mm). Briefmarkenprüfstelle certificate (2012). Exquisite and extremely rare.
Forgery of the 1896-97 issue with blank value tablet printed in dull claret. Miniature sheet (107x134mm) of 16 (4x4) with guidelines at top and bottom, on thin, ungummed buff paper. Few minor edge faults. Very scarce in this format.
SOLD
£5,250
SOLD
Last update: 13th August, 2016
SECOND REPUBLIC
POSTAGE STAMPS
1882 'EEN PENNY' surcharge on Queen Victoria 4d sage-green
T1000 1882 ‘EEN PENNY’ surcharge on QV 4d sage-green. Lower marginal single, centred right. SG 170 £12
T1637 1882 ‘EEN PENNY’ surcharge on QV 4d sage-green. Lower right corner marginal example, very fine mint. SG 170 £30
T1001 1882 ‘EEN PENNY’ surcharge on QV 4d sage-green. Upper marginal block of four. Left pair with clean vertical crease, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A scarce multiple. SG 170 £45
1883 Celliers printings
Set of all three duties used on cover
1d grey (to black)
T1010 1d in a deep black shade [RP13], very fine fresh mint. SG 171 £15
T1011 1d black [LP9], fine mint. SG 171 £10
T1658 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1d (greyish) black [RP13], very fine fresh mint. SG 171 £10
T1659 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1d black in a block of four [RP28-9 / 36-7], very fine fresh mint. SG 171 £50
T1019 1d grey-black singles [RP9, LP16] from either side of the interpanneau margin showing perforations through centre of gutter. Very fine unused or used. SG 171 var £40
T1525 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1d greyish black, right marginal VERTICAL PAIR, IMPERFORATE BETWEEN [positions LP32/40]. Being from the lower right corner of the pane, it is likely the margin at foot was imperforate, though it is probable the perforations at left and at top have been trimmed. Otherwise fine used with ‘7’ target-type cancellations of Lichtenburg. SG 171b var £175
3d grey-black (to black) on rose
T1666 1883 Celliers re-issue. 3d grey-black on rose. Heavy horizontal crease, not apparent from the front, otherwise very fine mint. Very scarce and an underrated stamp in mint condition. SG 172 £20
T1105 3d grey-black on rose BISECT. c1883 cover addressed to Emil Tamsen at Marabastadt bearing a 3d grey-black on rose single and a second example bisected diagonally, both tied by ‘15’ target-type cancellations of Nylstroom. Undoubtedly philatelically inspired, though rare. SG 172, 172a £550
3d pale red (shades)
T1667 1883 Celliers re-issue. 3d in a pale red-orange shade. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 173 £20
T1668 1883 Celliers re-issue. 3d in a pale red-orange shade. Very fine mint. Scarce.SG 173 £20
T1042 3d pale red [L4] with misplaced perforations. Fine used with ‘1’ target cancel of Pretoria. SG 173 £15
T1049 3d pale red, two examples [L32, L40] from right hand column, showing some panes were perforated each side of vertical gutter margin. Fair to fine used. SG 173 var £15
3d Chestnut
1/- Green (shades)
T1657 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1/- yellowish green. Hinge remainders otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A very underrated stamp in mint condition. Rare. SG 174 £110
T1656 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1/- yellowish green. Hinge remainders otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A very underrated stamp in mint condition. Rare. SG 174 £110
T1060 1/- yellowish green. Singles [L32 and R33] from either side of interpanneau margin showing perforations through centre of vertical gutter. Fine used with telegraphic cancels. SG 174 var £25
T1107 1/- yellowish green BISECT. c1883 cover addressed to Emil Tamsen bearing an example of the 1/- yellowish green bisected diagonally and tied by the ‘15’ target-type cancellation of Nylstroom. Some peripheral cover faults not affecting the adhesive. Philatelically inspired, though rare. SG 174a £450
T1669 1883 Celliers Re issue. 1/ yellowish green. Block of four [RP1-2, 9-10] including the TÊTE-BÊCHE variety, showing the inverted cliché on [RP1]. Small thin on upper right stamp and some reinforced split perforations at right, otherwise very fine used with Pretoria (NO 30 / 84) telegraphic cancellations. SG 174, 174b £145
Celliers Issue Used on Cover
T1385 1884 (22nd July), cover addressed to Germany bearing a single Celliers 1/- green (SG 174) tied by ‘13’ target-type cancel with proving Lydenburg (22 July) single circle datestamp alongside. With a large ‘2½d’ Cape accountancy mark struck in red below. Lydenburg (29 July), Pretoria (1 Aug), Cape Town (12 Aug), London (3 Sep) and Stade (4 Sep) transit / arrival backstamps. The cover somewhat grubby, though a rare stamp on cover emanating from the eastern Transvaal goldfields. £475
Celliers Issue Fakes and Forgeries
T1067 Fakes 1883 Celliers re-issue. 1d (three), 3d and 1/- (two), each with perforations trimmed to resemble First Republic issues. Fakes £40
T1069 Forgeries Complete reconstruction of 16 of the Otto 3d forgery (Luff plate Q) in shades resembling the 1883 Celliers re-issue 3d grey-black on rose. Comprising ‘mint’ and ‘used’, a few with thins, the majority fine. Forgery / Luff Plate Q £65
T1070 Forgeries Complete reconstruction of 16 of the Otto 3d forgery (Luff plate Q) in shades resembling the 1883 Celliers re-issue 3d orange-red. Comprising ‘mint’ and ‘used’, A few with thins, the majority fine. Forgery / Luff Plate Q £65
1885-93 'Vurtheim' Issue
T1477 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate lower marginal horizontal pair printed in pale carmine-red on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £140
T1478 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate lower marginal horizontal pair printed in deep dull blue on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £140
T1479 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate lower marginal horizontal pair printed in dull mauve on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £140
T1480 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate lower marginal horizontal pair printed in pale bistre on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £140
T1490 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate horizontal pair printed in pale bistre on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £130
T1481 1884 Colour Trial of the Enschede ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty. An imperforate lower marginal horizontal pair printed in dull yellowish green on ungummed wove paper. Very fine and scarce. £140
T1563 1892 ‘Vurtheim’ issue £5 deep green overprinted ‘Monster’ (Specimen) in black. Very fine mint with light hinge mark. Superb reference for a rare stamp. With Crocker certificate (1996). SG 187s £140
T1110 Forgery of the 1892 £5 deep green. A good effort, though examination reveals it to be a line perfed litho forgery which has been provided with fake postal markings. £20
T1706 Forgery of the 1885 ‘Vurtheim’ issue 5/- printed in near issued colour of bluish slate. Miniature sheet (111x138mm) of 16 (4x4) with guidelines at top and bottom, on ungummed thin white paper. Very scarce in this format. SOLD
1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY’ in black
T1072 3d (very) pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Imperforate at left to interpanneau gutter margin. Fine mint. SG 188 £10
T1073 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Imperforate at left to interpanneau gutter margin [L7]. Additionally showing vertically misplaced perforations. Fine mint. SG 188 £12
T1074 3d (very) pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading up. Fine mint. SG 188 £7
T1075 1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading up. Showing light double ‘kiss print’ of surcharge (1.5mm to left). Fine unused (no gum). SG 188 £45
T1680 1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY'. Two examples showing surcharge reading up or down. Both showing evidence of light albino impressions of the surcharge. Very fine mint. SG 188 £20
T1671 1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading up. Block of four, showing a light ALBINO IMPRESSION of the surcharge on the reverse, overlapping and to the right of the printed surcharge. A few reinforced split perforations at top, otherwise fine mint. SG 188 £75
T1675 1885 Celliers 3d pale red (bright shade) surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading up. Block of four with all stamps showing a strong ALBINO IMPRESSION of the surcharge applied from the reverse (i.e. reads correctly). This presumably occurred by folding of one pane under the other during surcharging. Hinge remainders and some split perforations at base, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A most unusual variety. SG 188 £150
T1645 1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY'. Horizontal interpanneau pair showing surcharge reading down on the left stamp and up on the right stamp. A few faults including a small thin, otherwise fine mint with heavyish hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 188 var £125
T1079 1885 Celliers 3d (very) pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Fine used. SG 188 £10
T1080 1885 Celliers 3d (deep) red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Imperforate to right margin [L32]. Fine used. SG 188 £10
T1633 1885 Celliers 3d pale red surcharged 'HALVE PENNY'. Two examples with surcharge reading up or down respectively. Each fine used with ‘1’ target-type canceller of Pretoria. Uncommon. SG 188 £25
1885 Celliers 1/- green surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY’ in black
T1084 1885 1/- green surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Very fine mint. SG 189 £25
T1085 1885 1/- green surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Imperforate at right to interpanneau gutter margin [L32]. Very fine mint. SG 189 £25
T1647 1885 1/- green surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Small thin and some printed album page adherence, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 189 £15
T1673 1885 1/- green surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. An overinked, right marginal example, very fine and fresh mint. SG 189 £50
T1086 1885 1/- green surcharged 'HALVE PENNY' with surcharge reading down. Horizontal pair imperforate at left to interpanneau gutter margin [R9-10]. Very fine mint. SG 189 £50
1885 QV 6d black-brown surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ (error) in red
T1093 6d black-brown surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ in red. One short perf, otherwise fine mint. SG 190 £25
T1606 1885 6d black-brown surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ in red. Rather heavy hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. An elusive stamp. SG 190 £55
T1605 1885 6d black-brown surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ in red. Very fine mint. An elusive stamp. SG 190 SOLD
T1607 1885 6d black-brown surcharged ‘HALVE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ in red. Very fine used with target-type cancel. Very scarce used. SG 190 £110
1885 QV 6d black-brown surcharged ‘TWEE PENCE / Z. A. R.’ in red
T1634 1885 6d black-brown surcharged ‘TWEE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ Lower marginal example, very fine mint. SG 191 SOLD
T1098 6d black-brown surcharged ‘TWEE PENCE / Z. A. R.’ Upper marginal block of four. One stamp with faults, otherwise fine mint. SG 191 SOLD
T1635 1885 6d black-brown, surcharged ‘TWEE PENNY / Z. A. R.’ Short perf at left (not uncommon for this brittle paper), otherwise very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 191 £15
1881-1910, Second Republic to Union
T1508 c1893 Enschedé ESSAY DIE PROOF for an unadopted design with territory and motto tablets complete and the duty tablet is uncleared. Struck in black on thin wove paper (33x 33mm). Briefmarkenprüfstelle certificate (2012). Exquisite and extremely rare. £5,250
T1264 1895 ‘Disselboom’ issue, ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d and 1/-, each overprinted ‘Monster’ (Samuel type TRA2). These five duties comprise the complete set of overprints on this issue. Affixed to two small pieces. Scarce. SG 205s-208s, 211s £120
T1111 1895-96 monocoloured plate issue. 5/- imperforate colour proof in close to issued colour of (bluish) slate. A horizontal pair on gummed paper. Very fine and scarce. SG 212 colour proof £225
T1649 1895 Provisional surcharge ‘Halve Penny’ in red on 1/- green. Vertical pair with lower margin. The upper stamp showing most of ‘Penny’ and bars failing to print (present as an albino impression). The upper stamp additionally is from the ‘surcharge spaced’ setting. Some reinforced perforations between stamps, otherwise superb used with a Johannesburg datestamp (probably ‘by favour’ as gum is still present). Unusual. SG 213, 213a + var £75
T1678 1895 Provisional surcharge ‘Halve Penny’ in red on 1/- green. Showing lower part of ‘Penny’ and bars very weakly printed. Fine used. Unusual. SG 213 var £10
T1259 1895 ESSAY for the provisional '1d.' on 2½d bright mauve with the ‘1d.’ surcharge and bars in red instead of green and with bars above and below the value. Block of four, very fine ‘mint’. Extremely rare and this multiple believed to be unique. SG 214 essay.
 
Note: This essay was first reported in the May 1978 issue of the Transvaal Philatelist by Harold Criddle who recorded a mint pair and a single (all with round stops), and a cancelled single and one example used on cover (both with square stops).
£2,500
T1400 1895 Provisional 2½d bright mauve surcharged ‘1d’ in green with square dot and variety SURCHARGE INVERTED. Fine used. SG 214da £45
MT47 1895 1d red, block of 30 being the lower five rows of the sheet, showing imprint in margin. Odd marginal fault stamps very fine unmounted. SG 215c £50
MT87 1895 1d red vertical pair, showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Very fine mint. SG 215ca £175
T1705 Forgery of the 1896-97 issue with blank value tablet printed in dull claret. Miniature sheet (107x134mm) of 16 (4x4) with guidelines at top and bottom, on thin, ungummed buff paper. Few minor edge faults. Very scarce in this format. SOLD
T1608 c1899 sheet of watermarked paper (251x199mm) with ‘ZA/R’ repeated 60 times (10x6) and with corner guide-lines and spaced ‘Z A R’ at top and bottom. A few minor stains or discolouration, otherwise fine. Uncommon.
 
Note: Prepared in England for a proposed ‘Kruger’ issue to be printed in the ZAR and which was subsequently abandoned following the outbreak of Second Anglo-Boer War. Quantities of the paper were sold to various philatelic publishers including F. Hugh Vallancey who used this paper to publish the Large Paper Edition of “A Collectors’ Catalogue of Philatelic Literature” (London, 1917). Robson Lowe also used some of this paper to print price lists and monographs. (See ‘The Kruger essays and ‘ZA/R’ watermarked paper’ published in The Transvaal Philatelist, August 1996, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp.95-96 by Gerrit Jonkers)
£55
T1603 1900 ‘V.R.I.’ overprints. 1d rose-red and green, with unlisted variety ‘V’ OMITTED (proved by a faint albino ‘V’ rather than an ‘E’ of SG 239a). Very fine unused (without gum). PFSA certificate (2000). Very rare. SG 217 var. £150
T1509 Reprint of the 1901 ½d green. Block of four, each bearing a FORGED ‘E.R.I.’ with OVERPRINT INVERTED (a non-existent variety on the genuine stamp). Superb unmounted ‘mint’. Unusual. £45
MT62 c1902 printed booklet 'COLLECTION de TIMBRES DU TRANSVAAL' numbered '63', the eight internal pages applied with the various reprints of the 'Disselboom' issue to £5 and 10/-, various surcharges, 'Vurtheim' issue to 2/6, 'V.R.I.' overprints to £5 and 'E.R.I.' to 2/6. Staples removed otherwise fine. Useful reference. £45
1902 KEVII, watermark Crown CA
MT58 1902 KEVII set of 12, ½d to 10/-, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12), the 2½d with inverted watermark (as usual). Fine to very fine mint. SG 244s-255s £150
T1501 1902 KEVII complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). The 2½d with inverted watermark (as usual). Odd perf fault and several with evenly yellowed gum though generally fine. SG 244s-255s £85
T1526 1902 KEVII ½d black and bluish green. Upper left corner strip of three showing plate ‘1’. Unusually, also showing outer marginal rule continuous instead of broken. Slight discolouration in margin, the stamps are superb unmounted mint. SG 244 £35
T1626 1902 KEVII ½d ‘black’ and bluish green. Upper left pane of 60 (6x10) with margins on three sides (reduced at base) and showing plate number ‘1’ at top. Unusually, also showing the outer marginal rule continuous instead of broken. Six stamps creased, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 244 £125
T1627 1902 KEVII ½d ‘black’ and bluish green. Lower left pane of 60 (6x10) with margins on four sides (reduced at top) and showing plate number ‘1’ at base. Unusually, also showing the outer marginal rule continuous instead of broken. Four stamps creased, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 244 £125
T1629 1902 KEVII 1d ‘black’ and carmine. Lower left pane of 60 (6x10) with margins on four sides (reduced at top) and showing plate number ‘1’ at base. Unusually, also showing the outer marginal rule continuous instead of broken. Small gum tone affects two stamps otherwise all the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 245 £85
T1630 1902 KEVII 2d black and purple. Block of 48 (6x8) with margin at left and top (reduced). Unusually, showing the outer marginal rule continuous instead of broken. Three stamps and margin with creasing otherwise all the stamps superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce multiple. SG 246 £225
T1631 1902 KEVII 2d black and purple. Lower right pane of 60 (6x10) with margin at base, right and top (reduced or missing) and showing plate number ‘1’ at base. Six stamps and margin with light creasing and surface scuffing affects four, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce multiple. SG 246 £250
T1527 1902 KEVII 2½d black and blue. Block of four, odd gum wrinkle, otherwise very fine mint (the lower pair is unmounted). SG 247 £45
T1147 1902 KEVII 2½d black and blue. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED, very fine mint. SG 247w £55
T1505 1902 KEVII 3d black and sage-green overprinted SPECIMEN Samuel type D12). Very fine mint. The 3d and 4d with this watermark were issued eight months after the other values. SG 248s £20
T1506 1902 KEVII 4d black and brown overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Very fine mint. The 3d and 4d with this watermark were issued eight months after the other values. SG 249s £20
MT33 6d black and brown-orange, chalk surfaced paper. Block of four, fresh mint or unmounted. SG 250 SOLD
T1537 1902 KEVII 6d brownish grey and orange-brown. Block of four, hinge remnants on the upper pair, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 250 £30
T1366 1902 KEVII 6d brownish grey and orange-brown. Block of four, some splitting between lower pair, otherwise very fine mint (hinged on upper pair only, lower pair is unmounted mint.) SG 250 £25
T1575 1902 KEVII 1/- black and sage-green. Block of four, hinged on the upper left stamp otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 251 £75
MT61 1902 KEVII 2/- black and brown. Upper marginal, hinged on face of margin which is also thinned, stamp very fine unmounted. SG 252 £80
MT57 1903 KEVII complete set of four: 1s, 2s, £1 and £5, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Very fine fresh mint. SG 256s-59s £235
T1555 1903 KEVII complete set of four: 1/-, 2/-, £1 and £5, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Some hinge remnants, otherwise a very fine and fresh set. SG 256s-259s SOLD
T1558 1903 KEVII 2/- grey-black and yellow. Natural paper inclusion at top of King’s head. Fine mint. SG 257 £12
T1609 1903 KEVII £5 orange-brown and violet overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Lightly hinged fresh mint. SG 259s £165
1904-09 KEVII, watermark multiple Crown CA
MT59 1904-09 KEVII ½d to 10/-. Complete basic set of 12, fine to very fine mint. SG 260-271 £225
T1422 1906 KEVII 2d ‘black’ and purple. Left marginal block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (hinge remnant on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted) SG 262 £65
T1420 1905 KEVII 2½d ‘black’ and blue on ordinary paper. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (hinged on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted). SG 263 £85
T1421 1905 KEVII 2½d ‘black’ and blue on (very) chalky paper. Block of four, some splitting between right pair, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 263b £60
T1599 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green (colour of 1902 issue). Left marginal block of four superb unmounted mint. SG 264 £25
T1600 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green (colour of the 1902 issue). Lower marginal block of six showing plate number ‘1’. One with gum wrinkle, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 264 £30
T1601 1906 KEVII 3d black and (yellowish) sage-green. Block of four superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 264 shade £25
MT20 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 264 £25
MT28 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 264 £25
T1364 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 264 £25
T1554 1906 KEVII 3d black and sage-green. Lower right corner pair with plate number ‘1’. Both stamps showing degrees of ‘ghosting’ of the frame, particularly noticeable at the base of the stamps. Fine used with Somerset West (9 Dec 1912) interprovincial datestamp. SG 264 var £45
MT32 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown. Left marginal strip of four, fresh unmounted mint. SG 265 £35
MT29 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown. Block of four, fresh unmounted mint. SG 265 £35
MT30 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown. Block of four, fresh unmounted mint. SG 265 £35
T1602 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown, block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 265 £35
T1362 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (hinged on upper pair, lower pair unmounted). SG 265 £25
T1128 1906 KEVII 4d black and brown. Right marginal block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 265 £45
MT35 1905 KEVII 6d black and orange. Left marginal block of six, light bends otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 266 £100
MT84 1909 KEVII 2/6 magenta and black. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 269 £80
MT23 1909 KEVII 2/6 magenta and black. Lower marginal superb and fresh unmounted. SG 269 SOLD
MT37 1909 KEVII 2/6 magenta and black. Block of four very fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 269 £300
T1365 1909 KEVII 2/6 magenta and black, lower right corner block of four, margins trimmed. Superb unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 269 £325
MT85 1904 KEVII 5/- black and purple on yellow. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 270 SOLD
MT88 1907 KEVII 10/- black and purple on red. Right marginal, minor gum creases very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 271 £125
T1653 1908 KEVII £1 green and violet on chalk-surfaced paper. Very fine mint. SG 272a £225
T1679 INTERPROVINCIAL USE 1907 KEVII 10/- black and purple on red. Four examples showing interprovincial use in the Cape (Cape Town), Natal (Dundee), Orange River Colony (Bloemfontein) and Transvaal (Potchefstroom). Mainly fine used. SG 271 £25
T1676 INTERPROVINCIAL USE 1904-09 KEVII £1 green and violet. Three examples showing interprovincial use in the Cape (Mossel Bay), Natal (Pietermaritzburg) and Transvaal (Johannesburg). Some light staining mainly confined to the reverse, otherwise fine used. A scarce trio. SG 272a £55
1905-09 KEVII monocolours, watermark multiple Crown CA
T1697 1905-09 KEVII ½d, 1d, 2d and 2½d. Complete set of four overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Fine mint. SG 273s-276s £70
MT13 ½d yellow-green. Upper left corner block of six with plate ‘1’. Very light gum creasing, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 273 £30
MT16 ½d deep green. Lower right corner block of four with plate ‘1’. Very light gum creasing, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 273a £25
T1640 1905 KEVII ½d yellow-green. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED, fine used. Scarce. SG 273w £75
MT18 1d scarlet. Lower right corner block of six with plate number ‘1’. Superb unmounted. SG 274 £25
MT19 1905 KEVII 1d scarlet, horizontal strips of three from each corner of the sheet, each with plate number ‘1’ . Hinged on one strip in margin, otherwise unmounted mint. SG 274 £55
T1258 1909 KEVII 2d purple. Block of four, lightly hinged on one, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 275 £15
T1140 1909 KEVII 2d purple. Left marginal block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 275 £20
MT38 1909 KEVII 2d purple. Right marginal block of six, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 275 £30
T1142 1909 KEVII 2½d bright blue. Upper left corner block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 276 £55
T1437 1909 KEVII 2d grey (prepared for use but not issued) overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12). Light creasing otherwise very fine and fresh with gum. SG 277s £150
T1493 WOLMARANSSTAD 1900 1d red commemorative overprinted ‘Cancelled / V-R-I.’ in blue. An irregular marginal strip of three from the lower left corner of the pane. Small thin in margin only and one stamp with minor gum bends, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A very rare multiple in remarkable condition. Illustrated on page 28 of ‘The Wherewithal of Wolmaransstad’ (Birkhead and Groenewald, 1999). SG 9 £850
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Postage Dues
T99 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven fine mint. SG D1-D7 £18
MT56 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven fine mint. SG D1-D7 £30
MT82 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven superb and fresh unmounted. SG D1-D7 £55
T1116 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven in blocks of four. Very fine or superb fresh mint (lightly hinged on upper pairs only). SG D1-D7 £125
AA3245 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven in blocks of four. Very fine or superb fresh mint or unmounted, one in each block hinged. SG D1-D7 £160
T1556 1907 5d black and violet. Marginal block of four from the lower right corner of the right pane. The corner stamp shows the variety INVERTED 'p' FOR 'd'. Very fine mint, the lower pair, including the variety, appear unmounted. SG D5, D5a £50
MT02 1907 ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values, on printed company cover cancelled 'KRUGERSDORP 11 JUL 08. Lovely. SG D1-D7 £65
T1567 1907 (14th August), incoming colour picture postcard (‘Queen’s Promenade Douglas’, Isle of Man) bearing a single KEVII ½d tied by a Douglas / Isle of Man (14 Aug) datestamp. The card was underpaid and received a hexagonal ‘T’ tax marking and a circular ‘1d’ denoting the amount payable (double deficiency). A Transvaal 1d postage due (SG D2) was affixed on arrival and cancelled with a Johannesburg / 22 (5 Sep) double circle datestamp. £30
T1568 1907 (26? December), incoming colour picture postcard (‘Newton St., Blairgowrie’, Scotland) bearing a single KEVII ½d tied by a Blairgowrie (Dec) datestamp. The card was underpaid and received a circular ‘1d’ denoting the amount payable (double deficiency). A Transvaal 1d postage due (SG D2) was affixed on arrival and cancelled with a Johannesburg (16 Jan) triple circle datestamp. £30
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