‘VIC’ VISSER BECHUANALAND
British Bechuanaland
VV34 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in red, with the overprint an unusually deep shade. Fine mint with large hinge remnants. SG 1 var £45
VV35 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in red. Fine used with a BONC cancellation. SG 1 SOLD
VV37 1885 Cape ½d grey-black OVERPRINTED IN LAKE. Very fine unused, without gum. A major Bechuanaland rarity. PFSA certificate (1982). SG 1a
 
Note: it is believed the lake overprint was an early trial which was subsequently issued. Of the seven recorded examples, three are mint or unused (one is in the Botswana Philatelic Museum) and four are used (one is in the Royal Philatelic Collection).
£5,000
VV38 1885 Cape ½d grey-black, variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (LAKE AND BLACK), very fine mint. Scarce. PFSA certificate (1979). SG 1b £550
VV39 1885 Cape ½d grey-black, variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (LAKE AND BLACK). Fair mint with some discolouration. Scarce. SG 1b £150
VV41 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine mint with evenly yellowed gum. SG 2 £25
VV42 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, minor thin on upper left stamp, otherwise fine mint. Rare. SG 2 £350
VV43 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with Vryburg single circle datestamp. SG 2 SOLD
VV44 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Left marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. Exceptionally fine and fresh mint, hinged on the upper pair only. Rare. SG 3 £600
VV45 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing the variety Raised ‘and’ in ‘Bechuanaland’. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 3 var. £150
VV46 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine used with part BONC cancellation. SG 3 SOLD
VV47 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with part Vryburg single circle datestamp. SG 3 £45
VV48 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Horizontal pair, the left stamp with perforation fault at top, otherwise very fine used with central Vryburg single circle datestamp. SG 3 £75
VV49 1886 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, small area of light staining at left, otherwise fine mint. SG 4 £45
VV50 1886 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fair used. SG 4 £12
VV52 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, surface scrape on upper right stamp and gum evenly yellowed. A rare multiple. SG 5 £200
VV53 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing damaged letters ‘land’ of ‘Bechuanaland’. Fine mint. SG 5 var. £35
VV54 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with bold ‘555’ BONC of Vryburg. SG 5 £8
VV57 1885 Cape 2d pale bistre overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Some letters showing evidence of a ‘kiss print’. Very fine mint. SG 6 var. £55
VV58 1885 Cape 2d pale bistre overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with neat '555' BONC cancellation of Vryburg. SG 6 £6
VV59 1885 Cape 2d pale bistre overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with part Taungs single circle datestamp. SG 6 £6
VV60 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing damaged letters ‘land’ of ‘Bechuanaland’ (this is the same position as the 1d, item vv53 above). Fine mint. SG 7 £160
VV61 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing prominent Broken ‘B’ in ‘Bechuanaland’, now resembling a ‘D’. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 7 var. £200
VV62 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used Vryburg single circle datestamp. SG 7 £25
VV63 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with partial BONC cancellation. SG 7 SOLD
VV64 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fair mint. SG 8 £45
VV65 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Some letters showing evidence of a ‘kiss print’. Very fine mint. SG 8 var. £100
VV66 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing dot between ‘a’ and ‘l’ of ‘Bechuanaland’. A few perforations discoloured at top, otherwise very fine with lovely deep colour. SG 8 var. £225
VV67 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with neat ‘555’ BONC of Vryburg. SG 8 SOLD
VV74 c1884 QV Unappropriated Dies imperforate plate proofs without territorial designation. Comprising set of 12 duties, 1d to £5 in the colours and with watermarks adopted for use in Bechuanaland. Each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type GB9). The £1 and £5 with rather large hinge remainders, otherwise all very fine and fresh mint. A fine and attractive group. £525
VV77 1888 unappropriated dies set of 11, 1d to 6d and 2/- to £5, each handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14). Most with rather heavy hinge remainders and little or no gum (or regummed). Nevertheless, of fine appearance and in average condition for these. Rare. SG 10-14, 16-21 Cancelled
 
Note: Samuel (p35) states this handstamp was applied with the permission of the Inland Revenue from 1886, by De La Rue, to 12 examples of each of the postage and revenue stamps printed for the Inland Revenue.
£1,100
VV79 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2) diagonally in black (largely doubled). Some hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 21s £275
VV81 1888 Unappropriated Dies set of ten duties, 1d to 10/-, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). The shilling duties with rather heavy hinge remains, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 10-19(s) £375
VV97 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black handstamped ‘Specimen.’ (Samuel type SA1) in small italic letters in violet. Very fine mint. Rare. SG 19(s)
 
Note: it is believed this handstamp was applied by the Cape Colony to incoming specimens for the Post Office Record Book that were not already stamped ‘SPECIMEN’.
£750
VV98 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type BEC2). Extremely lightly mounted or unmounted mint. SG 9s £75
VV99 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type BEC2) showing some doubling of the handstamp. Very lightly mounted mint. SG 9s £75
VV100 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type GB9). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 9(s) £125
VV101 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and handstamped 'CANCELLED' (Samuel Type GB14). A few pulled perforations at top, otherwise fine mint. Very rare. SG 9(s var.)
 
Note: Samuel (p35) states that from 1886, this handstamp was applied by De La Rue, with the permission of the Inland Revenue, to 12 examples of each of the postage and revenue stamps printed for the Inland Revenue.
£350
VV106 1888 Unappropriated Dies complete set of 12, 1d to £5, with additional listed shades of 2d and 3d and an unlisted 6d reddish lilac. The £5 with a few faintly toned perforations otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 10-21 £2,200
VV107 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine, lightly mounted fresh mint. Scarce. SG 10 £150
VV108 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with neat VRYBURG (OC 23 / 90) single circle datestamps. Scarce multiple. SG 10 £45
VV124 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR. One with thin and blue registration line on another, otherwise fine used with VRYBURG (NO 27 / 90) single circle datestamps. Scarce multiple. SG 11 £35
VV110 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 12 £45
VV111 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants on one, the other three are unmounted mint. SG 12 £55
VV113 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. Right marginal BLOCK OF NINE with marginal rule. One with small fault, and some gum wrinkles, otherwise very fine unmounted mint, hinged in margin only. SG 12 £125
VV125 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR. One with light surface stain, otherwise fine used with a central MAFEKING single circle datestamp. A scarce multiple. SG 12 £45
VV116 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 13 £350
VV280 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 15 £40
VV117 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge remnant on upper the pair only, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 15 £165
VV118 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. Lower left corner marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. Hinged in the margin only, the stamps superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 15 SOLD
VV127 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Very fine used with neat MACLOUTSIE (DE 28 / 94) single circle datestamps. SG 16 £45
VV128 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Very fine used with neat VRYBURG (JA 13 / 92) single circle datestamps. SG 16 £45
VV129 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Horizontal STRIP OF FIVE superb used, each cancelled with neat FRANCISTOWN (AU 5 / 13) single circle datestamp. A rare and attractive multiple. SG 16 £275
VV130 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black. Small part of a blue registration line, otherwise very fine used with neat VRYBURG (FE 20 / 92) single circle datestamps. SG 17 SOLD
VV131 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Very fine used with part MAFEKING (NO 13) single circle datestamp. Scarce so fine. SG 18 £135
VV132 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Horizontal pair, very fine used with PALAPYE STATION (SP 23 / 97) single circle datestamps. A very scarce multiple. SG 18 SOLD
VV133 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with FRANCISTOWN (NO 2 / 13) single circle datestamps. A very rare multiple. SG 18 £750
VV134 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black. Very fine used with light VRYBURG (OC 6 / 92) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 19 £275
VV135 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black. Some light peripheral staining, otherwise fine used with PALACHWE / KHAMAS TOWN (SP 1 / 97) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 19 £225
VV119 1888 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black. Light gum creasing and hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 20 £550
VV120 1888 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. Scarce stamp this fine. SG 20 £750
VV122 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Showing variety Shaved ‘TIS’ in ‘BRITISH’. Very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnant. Rare. SG 21 £3,250
VV136 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. A few small surface adhesions, otherwise fine used with ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. A rare stamp used. SG 21 £1,250
VV123 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Very fine used with a fine and almost complete strike of HARTEBEESTEPAN / B.B. (DE 17 / 93) single circle datestamp with a proving ‘340’ BONC partly overlapping the datestamp. A very rare stamp used with two very rare postmarks. Exceptional. SG 21
 
Note: Holmes (page 76) states “A postal agency operated here from the middle of 1893 to the middle of 1894, a life of just twelve months.”
£2,200
VV141 1888 SURCHARGES. Unappropriated Dies surcharged in black or red. Complete set of five, 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d and 1/-. The 4d gum a little yellowed, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 22-28 £375
VV142 1888 SURCHARGES. Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘1d.’ in black. Horizontal pair very fine used with MAFEKING (JY 10 / 89) single circle datestamp. SG 22 £10
VV143 1888 SURCHARGES. Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in (very dark) red. Very fine mint. SG 23 £45
VV145 1888 SURCHARGES. Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Unused without gum and rather unfresh though a good reference for this often misdescribed variety. SG 23b £75
VV146 1888 SURCHARGES. Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black. Variety SURCHARGE IN GREEN. Fine used with ‘555’ BONC of Vryburg. Very scarce. SG 23c £1,700
VV149 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Plated to position [14] of the setting. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 29 £200
VV150 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Plated to position [38] of the setting. Fine mint with hinge remainders. Scarce. SG 29 £180
VV151 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Plated to position [44] of the setting. Fine unused with little or no gum. Scarce. SG 29 £100
VV319 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. Scarce so fine. SG 29 £225
VV153 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Plated to position [55] of the setting. Shallow thin, otherwise fine used with corner cancellation. Scarce. SG 29 £100
VV299 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). A very light impression with vertical bars drawn in ink. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV300 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). With vertical bars drawn in ink. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV301 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). A very heavy impression. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV302 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with light vertical bars drawn in ink. Fine ‘used’ with an apparently genuine BONC cancellation. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV303 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars drawn in ink. Fine ‘used’, with an apparently genuine VRYBURG (19 DE / 88) single circle datestamp. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV304 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on the 3d reddish lilac and black. Fine ‘used’ with a suspect Vryburg datestamp. Unusually for a forgery, this appears to be on the correct shade of the basic stamp though the shape and size of the letters is wrong. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV281 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY of the ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). VERTICAL PAIR tied to small piece by apparently genuine VRYBURG (AU 1 / 90) single circle datestamps. Scarce in multiples. (SG 29 Forgeries) £120
VV171 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. Lower left corner BLOCK OF SIX showing plate number ‘1’ in margin. Light vertical gum crease at right, otherwise very fine fresh mint, hinged on upper stamps only, the lower stamps remaining unmounted. SG 30 £75
VV170 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with late use LOBATSI (MY 18 / 12) single circle datestamps. SG 30 £75
VV167 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. Showing major vertical (and slightly diagonal) shift of overprint with parts of ‘British’ appearing on the upper and lower perforations. Fine mint. SG 30 var £150
VV212 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. Showing major vertical shift of overprint with part of ‘British’ appearing on the upper and lower perforations. A few very lightly stained perforations, otherwise fine mint. SG 30 var £125
VV181 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. A lower marginal example showing plate number ‘7’. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 31 £25
VV196 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. A left marginal BLOCK OF FOUR, the lower left stamp showing the Broken ‘e’ flaw. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 31, var £65
VV173 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. An UPPER RIGHT PANE OF 60 less one stamp at base and another stamp rejoined (Row 10/3, which may not belong). With margins on all sides and showing plate number ‘7’ at top. The majority of stamps superb fresh unmounted mint. A rare multiple. SG 31 £650
VV180 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘2’. Hinged on margin only, the stamp superb unmounted mint. SG 32 SOLD
VV197 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. BLOCK OF FOUR with interpanneau gutter margin at right. Very fine or superb fresh mint, the upper pair with light hinge marks, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 32 £45
VV174 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. A LOWER RIGHT PANE OF 60 with margins on all four sides (less one piece of interpanneau margin at lower left) and showing plate number ‘2’ at base. With various constant flaws including ‘stop and broken tail at base of ‘s’ of ‘British’’ on positions R3/2, R3/4, R3/6, R7/4 and R7/6. Also showing the ‘nail head’ (at base of R7/5-6). Horizontal crease affects six stamps and some light toning mainly confined to the margins, otherwise most stamps are very fine unmounted mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 32 £325
VV175 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. An UPPER RIGHT PANE OF 60 with margins on all four sides and showing plate number ‘2’ at top. With various constant flaws including ‘stop and broken tail at base of ‘s’ of ‘British’’ on positions R3/2, R3/4, R3/6, R7/4 and R7/6. Also showing the ‘nail head’ (at base of R7/5-6). Creasing affects one column and one row, otherwise most stamps very fine unmounted mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 32 £425
VV195 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. BLOCK OF FOUR from the left pane, the upper left stamp (R3/3) showing the variety No stop after ‘Bechuanaland’ and R3/4 shows Stop and broken tail at base of ‘s’ of ‘British’. Very fine or superb fresh mint, the upper pair with very light hinge marks, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 32, 32a £300
VV176 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. An UPPER LEFT PANE OF 60 with margins on all four sides showing plate number ‘2’ at top. Row 3/3 with variety No stop after 'Bechuanaland'. Also showing various constant flaws including ‘stop and broken tail at base of ‘s’ of ‘British’’ on positions R3/2, R3/4, R3/6, R7/2 and R7/6. Light toning mainly confined to the reverse, otherwise fine mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 32, 32a £375
VV236 1891 QV complete set of four, 1d–6d, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2) diagonally in violet-black. Very fine-superb fresh mint. SG 33s-36s SOLD
VV234 1891-94 QV complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, with the 1/- being an upper marginal horizontal pair. Each is handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9), the 1/- with an additional ‘SPECIMEN’ handstamp in the margin above each stamp. One 1/- with diagonal crease otherwise very fine or superb fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 33-37 specimen SOLD
VV238 1891 QV ½d vermilion handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ handstamp (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 9 specimen var £75
VV239 1891 QV ½d vermilion handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Diagonal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 9 specimen var SOLD
VV240 1891 QV 1d lilac. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Very fine mint. SG 33 specimen var SOLD
VV241 1891 QV 4d green and purple-brown. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. One stamp with corner crease otherwise fine mint. SG 35 specimen var SOLD
VV242 1891 QV 1/- dull green. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. This is believed to be an official trial to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Diagonal creasing, other-wise fine and fresh. SG 37 specimen var SOLD
VV237 1891 QV 1d lilac, 2d grey-green and carmine, 4d green and purple-brown and 6d purple on rose-red, each a marginal example handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14, applied by DLR to 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. SG 33-36 vars SOLD
VV235 1891-94 QV complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, very fine fresh mint. SG 33-37 £30
VV177 1891-94 QV 1d to 1/-. The complete set of five in BLOCKS OF FOUR. Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint (most are hinged on the upper pair only). Scarce and attractive group. SG 33-37 £250
VV178 1891-94 QV 1d to 1/-. The complete set of five in BLOCKS OF FOUR, one 4d with thin, otherwise fine to very fine used. A scarce assembly. SG 33-37 £85
VV206 1891 QV 6d purple on rose-red. BLOCK OF FOUR, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 36 £55
VV189 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. BLOCK OF 30 (6x5). Hinge marks on five, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 38 £125
VV198 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Lower left corner marginal STRIP OF THREE showing plate number ‘7’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 38 £65
VV199 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Lower right corner marginal STRIP OF THREE showing plate number ‘7’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 38 £65
VV200 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Upper marginal horizontal STRIP OF THREE (right pane, row 1, stamps 3-5). Showing the varieties Inverted ‘u’ for 2nd ‘n’ on the left stamp and No dots to ‘i’ of ‘British’ on the centre stamp. Faint hinge mark in centre margin and stamp below, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 38, 38d, 38e £275
VV201 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Rejoined horizontal PAIR (right pane, row 1, stamps 4-5). The left stamp showing the variety No dots to ‘i’ of ‘British’ [R1/4]. Fine used with MAFEKING (AP 4 / 94) single circle datestamps. SG 38, 38e £120
VV191 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Lower left corner marginal BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2). Hinged in margin only, the stamps superb unmounted mint. SG 39 £90
VV192 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Lower right corner marginal BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2). Hinged in margin and faint hinge marks on two, otherwise very fine or superb unmounted mint. SG 39 £75
VV193 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. A right marginal BLOCK OF 36 (6x6) comprising two re-joined blocks of 18. Hinge reinforcing across 12 stamps, the others superb unmounted mint. SG 39 £325
VV194 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. BLOCK OF 48 (6x8) comprising the upper eight rows of a left pane (split between rows five and six) with margins on three sides and showing plate number ‘2’ in the upper margin. Hinge marks on two and in margin, otherwise superb unmounted mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 39 £450
VV209 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. The two overprints are displaced to the right, separated and of equal intensity, indicating issue at Mochudi. Very fine used with confirming MOCHUDI (SP 24 / 95) single circle datestamp. Rare. SG 39a £650
VV207 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. The two overprints are almost coincident and of equal intensity, indicating use at Mafeking. Fine used with light squared circle datestamp. Rare. SG 39a £550
VV218 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety ‘British’ omitted due to shift of the overprint to the right. Fine used with Palachwe Khamas Town single circle datestamp. Rare, especially with no trace of ‘British’. SG 39b
 
Note: the lack of the word ‘British’ at left indicates this stamp emanates from a left hand column.
£350
VV219 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety ‘British’ largely omitted due to shift of overprint to the right with only the base of ‘British’ appearing on the perforations at right. Fine used with light cancellation. SG 39 var.
 
Note: the lack of the word ‘British’ at left indicates this stamp emanates from a left hand column.
£125
VV215 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (reading ‘Bechuanaland. / British’). Very fine mint. Rare. SG 39d £375
VV217 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (reading ‘Bechuanaland. British’) and also shifted upwards. The reverse with brownish gum and odd tone spots though of fine appearance. Rare. SG 39d £75
VV166 1895 Cape 2d bistre with (typeset) overprint reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (‘Bechuanaland. / British’). Fine used with MOCHUDI (OC 23 / 96) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 39d £225
VV202 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety Inverted ‘u’ for 2nd ‘n’ [R1/3]. Tied to small piece by neat Vryburg (NO 4 / 95) single circle datestamp and with Pretoria (7 Nov) transit or arrival datestamp at right. SG 39e £125
VV204 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing shifted overprint resulting in parts of ‘British’ appearing at left and right. Very fine mint with imperceptible hinge mark. SG 39 var £85
VV220 1893-5 Cape 1d rose-red and 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Each showing the flaw Sliced ‘ch’ in ‘Bechuanaland’ (left pane, row 10/6). Mint, both with faults (1d soiled perforations, 2d small tear). SG 38-39 vars. SOLD
VV210 Forgeries of the 1893-95 types on Cape of Good Hope 4d and 6d duties with overprint reading downwards. Quite inventive, though somewhat spoilt by the fact neither the 4d or 6d was ever overprinted with this type. Fine used. £45
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