Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
FEATURED ITEM
REVENUE 1902 KEVII 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety CENTRE INVERTED. Some light unobtrusive creasing as always, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Barefoot 95a
 
Note: the Robson Lowe auction of 16/5/72 (lot 253) offered what was then described as the only known block of four. However, it is now known two blocks exist as we sold a different block in 2019.
£3,500
Last update: 7th August,2022
REVENUES
T2386 REVENUE 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d brown-purple. Horizontal pair, very fine used with crisp CAPE COMMERCIAL BANK / GOLDFIELDS oval cachet struck in blue. Most attractive. Barefoot 31 £45
T2385 REVENUE 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d brown-purple. Horizontal lower marginal pair, imperforate to margin as normal. Sensibly reinforced between. Very fine used with CAPE COMMERCIAL BANK / GOLDFIELDS oval cachets struck in blue. Most attractive. Barefoot 31 £45
T2387 REVENUE 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 2/- deep brown. Horizontal pair very fine used with light CAPE COMMERCIAL BANK / GOLDFIELDS oval cachets struck in blue. Barefoot 35 £45
T2388 REVENUE 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 2/6 orange-red. Horizontal upper marginal pair, imperforate to margin as normal. Fault at right, otherwise very fine used with small punch holes and manuscript cancellation dated ‘24/7/82’. Barefoot 36 £35
T2389 REVENUE 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 5/- green. Horizontal upper left corner marginal pair, imperforate to margins as normal. Fine used with manuscript cancellations. A scarce multiple. Barefoot 37 £55
T2377 REVENUE 1881 embossed in plain relief on dull pink wove paper. With wording ‘TRANSVAAL’ in an arc at top around a crown with central ‘ONE / PENNY’ below. Very fine uncancelled. Scarce. TSC Issue 1 / Barefoot 29 £45
T2380 REVENUE 1881 embossed in plain relief on dull pink wove paper. ‘TRANSVAAL’ in an arc at top around a crown with central ‘ONE / PENNY’ below. Block of six (3x2) with the upper strip being a mirror image of the stamps below due to the block having been folded horizontally before embossing. The upper strip reads correctly from the reverse. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine uncancelled. A rare multiple. TSC Issue 3 / Barefoot 29 SOLD
T2378 REVENUE 1886 embossed in plain relief on pale dull green wove paper. With wording ‘TRANSVAAL’ in an arc at top around a crown with central ‘ONE / PENNY’ below. Used with a numeral target-type canceller (probably ‘15’) and small portion of a boxed ‘REGISTERED TRANSVAAL’ cachet. A few small faults. Very scarce. TSC Issue 1 / Barefoot 30 £85
T2379 REVENUE 1886 embossed in plain relief on pale dull green wove paper. With wording ‘TRANSVAAL’ in an arc at top around a crown with central ‘ONE / PENNY’ below. Vertical strip of three cancelled with a boxed ‘REGISTERED TRANSVAAL’ cachet. A few small thins or pinholes. A rare multiple. TSC Issue 1 / Barefoot 30 £225
T1469 REVENUES 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ complete set of 13 duties, 1d to £20, in horizontal pairs, very fine fresh mint. Comprising Perf 11x11½: 1d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 2/6, 10/-, £1 and £2; Perf 11: 1/6; Perf 11½: 5/-, £5 and £10; Perf 11½x14: £20. A rare assembly, especially this fine. TSC / Drysdall Issue 3 SOLD
T2351 REVENUES 1889 Enschedé printing 10/- brown-ochre (perf 11.5 x 11.5). COMPLETE SHEET OF 60 (10x6). Some internal splitting and a few gum wrinkles, otherwise superb unmounted mint. A very scarce multiple. Barefoot 52A £150
T871 REVENUES / Forgery Forged overprint on a reprint. 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 6d carmine-red, perf 11x11½. Block of eight (4x2) each with 'POSTZEGEL' overprint in green. As the basic stamp is a reprint, the overprint must be forged. Superb fresh unmounted mint. £40
T823 REVENUES / Bogus 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 1d light blue, Perf 11x11½. Rejoined block of four (two horizontal pairs) with bogus ‘POSTZEGEL’ overprints in green. Glazed gum, otherwise fine ‘mint’. Scarce as a multiple. £35
T827 REVENUES / Bogus 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 1/6 bistre-brown, Perf 11x11½. Block of four with bogus ‘POSTZEGEL’ overprints in green. Very fine ‘mint’. Scarce as a multiple. £40
MT112 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 1/- yellow-green, red and deep blue. Somewhat patchy gum, otherwise fine and mint. Rare in unused condition. TSC / Drysdall 2, Barefoot 3 £100
MT113 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red. Cancelled with large violet date stamp, much gum remaining. TSC / Drysdall 2, Barefoot 4 £75
T1613 REVENUE / Cigarette Tax 189? Cigarette Box Tax Band (371mm x 30mm) with no quantity or duty specified. Perforated all round and with much original gum showing some rose-pink offset, presumably from a cigarette box. Printed in reddish lilac and pale grey-green with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central circle with wording ‘BAND / VOOR / CIGARETTENDOOS / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ in surrounding scrolls. Interestingly, ‘L.G.K. LITHO’ printed below the left scroll appears to indicate the name of the printer. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A large part example is illustrated in ‘Transvaal Philately’ (1986, page 269) as ‘Cigarette tax band of the Second ZAR’ though without any further explanatory text. A very rare survivor. £275
T1614 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (432mm x 48mm) for 25 cigars and showing a duty of 3/9. Imperforate on all sides and with most of the original gum. Printed in black and (very) deep carmine-red with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘25 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘3/9’ to the right. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container and a few areas of surface scuffing, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. This issue appears to be utilising the same delicate surfaced paper as employed for the Customs Permit £1 duty believed to have been issued around 1899. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1615 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (443mm x 50mm) for 50 cigars and showing a duty of 7/6. Imperforate on all sides and with full original gum (small hinge remnant). Printed in black on cream paper with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘50 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘7/6’ to the right. The text at the far ends of the band run in the opposite direction to that on the 3/9 and 15/- bands from the same issue. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1616 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (435mm x 55mm) for 100 cigars and showing a duty of 15/-. Imperforate on all sides and with full original gum (small hinge remnant). Printed in black on yellow surfaced paper with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘100 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘15/-’ to the right. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container and a few minor surface marks, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1470 REVENUES 1902 Cape of Good Hope QV 1/- purple-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. With 4mm tear at upper right just into the design, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A very rare and underrated stamp, especially mint. TSC / Drysdall Issue 5 £250
T1824 REVENUE 1902 KEVII revenue 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. Showing variety CENTRE INVERTED. Vertical crease as often found, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Spectacular. Rare. Barefoot 95a £400
T2346 REVENUE 1902 KEVII 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety CENTRE INVERTED. Some light unobtrusive creasing as always, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Barefoot 95a
 
Note: the Robson Lowe auction of 16/5/72 (lot 253) offered what was then described as the only known block of four. However, it is now known two blocks exist as we sold a different block in 2019.
£3,500
T2372 REVENUE 1907 (13th September), document page concerning a plot of land in the town of Bloemhof. Bearing KEVII 2/-, 10/- and £1 (two) revenue stamps (Barefoot 94, 97, 106), all tied by Surveyor General’s Office (13 SEP 1907) oval datestamps struck in purple. Also cancelled with punched five-point stars. Attractive.
 
Note: scan shows top half of document only.
£45
AM277 PORTUGUESE MINE STAMP 1925-29 Revenue / accounting stamp printed in dull yellow (perf 10) with the inscription REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA / CURADORIA dos INDIGENAS’ (Curator for the Indigenous) and ‘36 shillings & 6d’ with ‘36/6’ in the upper corners. Overprinted MINES and ‘53333’ in black and cancelled with part of a Johannesburg datestamp struck in violet. Presumably relates to Mozambican miners working in Johannesburg. Light corner crease, otherwise very fine. A recent discovery. Intriguing. £125
TELEGRAPHS / MONEY ORDERS
T1642 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 1d rose-red and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with light partial Army Telegraphs datestamp showing date (23 VII 02) and part of code '(J-)HN’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T1 £45
T1646 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 6d lilac and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with light partial Army Telegraphs datestamp. Very scarce TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T2 £45
T1757 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 6d lilac and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T2 £45
T1756 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 2/6 dull violet and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs.’ Fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T4 £45
T1572 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR £2 lake-brown revenue stamp (perf 11x11½) overprinted and surcharged ‘V.R.I.’ and ‘Transvaal Telegraphs. / FIVE Shillings.’ Very fine used with large part ARMY TELEGRAPHS double circle datestamp with code ‘J- (date) HN’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Rare. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2c, SG T5 £325
T1641 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR £2 lake-brown revenue stamp (perf 11x11½) overprinted and surcharged ‘V.R.I.’ and ‘Transvaal Telegraphs. / FIVE Shillings.’ Very fine used with large part ARMY TELEGRAPHS (3 VII 02) double circle datestamp showing part part of code ‘J-(HN)’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Rare. TSC / Drysdall 2c, SG T5 £325
MT120 TELEGRAPHS Fournier forgery of the ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs.’ handstamp. Typically overprinted on a cleaned example of a KEVII £5 revenue stamp, no further cancellation. £40
T2384 TELEGRAPHS 1896 1/- yellow-green vertical pair superb used with STANDERTON (1 FEB 1896) squared circle datestamp boldly struck in deep bright blue. Squared circle datestamps usually denote telegraphic usage. Attractive. SG 211 SOLD
T2391 TELEGRAPHS 1900 ZAR revenue issue overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ Six duties: 1d, 6d, 1/-, 5/, 10/- and £1 each fine used with a Johannesburg 1900 or 1901 datestamp in blue. Probably used on telegrams. A scarce group. SG F1-3 + £110
T2390 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR 6d dull carmine revenue stamp overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ Fine used with a VOLKSRUST (1 APR 1902) double circle datestamp. Probably Telegraphic usage. SG F2 £75
RAILWAYS
T1874 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘T 2. / Central ‘South African Railways. / Passenger’s Luggage. / Cape Town.’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £15
T1875 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS. / Magaliesburg’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise very fine unused. £15
T1876 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS. / WITBANK.’ printed in black. Some edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £15
T1877 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘T62. / Central ‘South African Railways. / Passenger’s Luggage. / SPRINGS’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £15
T1878 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with 'CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS / PASSENGER'S LUGGAGE. / Norvals Pont.’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise very fine unused. £15
T1879 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘T 25. / Central South African Railways. / Passenger’s Luggage. / East London.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
T1894 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / Wonderfontein.’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise very fine unused. £15
T1893 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.S.A.R. white label with ‘T 67 / Central ‘South African Railways. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / DURBAN.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
T1897 RAILWAYS c1902-10 white label with ‘CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / Barkly Bridge’ printed in black. Unobtrusive edge tear at top, otherwise very fine unused. £10
T2232 RAILWAY 1903 (6th April) stampless official envelope with ‘On His Majesty’s Service’ printed at top and a large CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS / JOHANNESBURG / (Crown) / 4 / OFFICIAL oval cachet struck in purple at lower left (signifying free franking). Addressed to a Mr Hands at ‘Goldfields Hotel / Johannesburg’ then readdressed to ‘Royal Hotel / Durban’ With JOHANNESBURG (6 APR and 10 APR) double circle datestamps and a Durban (12 Apr) arrival backstamp. Written-up on page ex Drysdall SOLD
T2251 RAILWAY c1905 KEVII watermark Crown CA 1d grey-brown and carmine overprinted ‘C.S.A.R.’ in black. A vertical pair showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine unmounted mint. Scarce. SG RO4a / H&N CSAR 3/T.2.1 £450
T2381 RAILWAY 1907 KEVII 3d sepia and sage-green with ‘C S / A R’ perfin. Fine used with Johannesburg (1909) datestamp. Very scarce. SG RO14 £85
T2382 RAILWAY 1907 KEVII 4d sepia and brown with ‘C S / A R’ perfin. Fine used. Very scarce. SG RO15 £95
T2383 RAILWAY 1907 KEVII 6d sepia and orange with ‘C S / A R’ perfin. Fine used. Very scarce. SG RO16 £95
T2233 RAILWAYS picture postcard with colour view titled ‘C.S.A.R. Goods Sheds – Johannesburg, showing the towering Corner House in the distance.’ Odd small fault, otherwise fine unused. £20
T2234 RAILWAYS picture postcard with black and white view titled ‘Park Station – Johannesburg.’ Very fine unused. £20
T2237 RAILWAYS picture postcard with black and white photographic view titled ‘Park Station – Johannesburg.’ With message, though apparently not posted. Small corner crease otherwise fine. £20
T2239 RAILWAYS 1904 (5th December), picture postcard (undivided back) with black and white view titled ‘GREETINGS FROM PRETORIA. Railway Station.’ Addressed to England, bearing a KEVII 1d (SG 245) tied by STATION B.O. / PRETORIA (5 DEC) double circle datestamp. Odd small fault, otherwise fine. £20
T2235 RAILWAYS 1906 (1st October), picture postcard (undivided back) with sepia view titled ‘Heidelberg, Station / Greetings from Heidelberg Transvaal’. Addressed to England bearing Cape KEVII 1d (SG 71) tied by Cape Town (1 Oct) machine cancellation. Corner crease, otherwise fine. £20
T2236 RAILWAYS picture postcard with large circular crest of ‘CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS’ at lower left. With colour view titled ‘ALICEDALE POORT. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.’ The reverse with message, though apparently not posted. A few stains, otherwise fine. £20
T2240 RAILWAYS picture postcard with colour view titled ‘Bloemhof, The Railway Station’. Very fine unused. £20
T2241 RAILWAYS glossy embossed picture postcard with black and white view titled ‘Railway Station, Standerton’. Very fine unused. Published by M. L. Greenblatt, Standerton, Transvaal, S.A. Very fine unused. £20
T2376 RAILWAYS South African Railways first class ticket valid from Park (Johannesburg) to Vogelfontein (now Boksburg), priced at 1s.11d. Unusual. £15
CINDERELLA
MT119 c1920 'FURNITURE WORKERS / TRANSVAAL / 2/-' small printed label. Unused with gum. A most unusual survivor. £15
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