BECHUANALAND
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STELLALAND 1884 1d red. Fine used with manuscript initials ‘FH’ (believed to be those of the second postmaster Ferdinand Hartzenberg) and part of the date ‘25/2/(85)’. Rare. SG 1
STELLALAND 1884 3d orange-yellow. Fine used with manuscript initials ‘FH’ (believed to be those of the second postmaster Ferdinand Hartzenberg) and with the full date ‘9/4/85’. Very scarce. SG 2
£275
SOLD
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 23rd July, 2017
STELLALAND POSTAGE STAMPS
AB2309 STELLALAND 1884 Complete set of five, 1d to 1/-. Hinge remainders, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 1-5 SOLD
AB2439 STELLALAND 1884 1d red, 3d orange-yellow and 4d olive-grey each fine used with ‘M’ in 11-bar oval struck in violet. This cancellation is believed to have been used at Deput in the OFS and is recorded in ‘purple’. Presumably applied in transit though possibly by favour. A rare trio. SG 1-3 £675
AB1430 STELLALAND 1884 1d red, very fine fresh unused (without gum). An unusually well centred example. SG 1 £50
AB1140 STELLALAND 1884 1d red. A very fine and fresh mint example. SG 1 £130
AB2065 STELLALAND 1884 1d red. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Scarce this fine. SG 1 £130
AB2303 STELLALAND 1884 1d red. Very fine and fresh unused (without gum). SG 1 £50
AB2626 STELLALAND 1884 1d red. Fine used with manuscript initials ‘FH’ (believed to be those of the second postmaster Ferdinand Hartzenberg) and part of the date ‘25/2/(85)’. Rare. SG 1 £275
AB2655 STELLALAND 1884 1d red (Holmes Type 4). Fine used with manuscript ‘X’ in blue. Rare. SG 1 £225
AB2627 STELLALAND 1884 3d orange-yellow. Fine used with manuscript initials ‘FH’ (believed to be those of the second postmaster Ferdinand Hartzenberg) and with the full date ‘9/4/85’. Very scarce. SG 2 SOLD
AB2066 STELLALAND 1884 4d greenish grey. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 3 £20
AB2468 STELLALAND 1884 6d lilac-mauve. Pair showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. BPA certificate (2000) notes “left stamp with thin spot and corner crease, is genuine”. Otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Very rare. SG 4a £850
AB1469 STELLALAND 1884 1/- green very fine fresh mint. SG 5 £55
AB2269 STELLALAND / Forgery of the 1884 postage issue 1d red printed in close to issued colours with wide frame lines (?) and perforated 11½ (instead of 12). A remarkably good production, in many respects better than the issued stamps. Provided with an indecipherable bogus cancellation. Forgery of SG 1 £35
AB1946 STELLALAND / Forgery of the 1884 postage issue 1d red printed in close to issued colours and perf 13½ (instead of 12). Provided with indecipherable bogus ‘cancellation’. Forgery of SG 1 £15
STELLALAND REVENUES
Proofs in issued colours
Revenue Stamps in issued colours with manuscript 'Cancelled'
AB018 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 £5 carmine-lake (issued colours) with 'Cancelled' in manuscript. Imperforate three sides with good margins and perforated at right. Faults, including thin and small tear, though of very fine appearance with good colour. Rare £250
1884 Revenue Stamps without monogram
AB2239 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 1/6 olive-green without monogram. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. T&M 1.3 / Barefoot 3 £60
AB029 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 5/- yellowish green without monogram. Fine used. T&M 1.6 / Barefoot 6 £65
AB1139 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 5/- yellowish green without monogram. Fine used with part of large oval Vryburg datestamp and signature of J.P. Minnaar. T&M 1.6 / Barefoot 6 £65
AB2214 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 10/- orange-red without monogram. Horizontal pair showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, also imperforate vertically at left and right. Diagonal creases affect both stamps, otherwise fresh mint. Rare. T&M 1.7 var / Barefoot 7 var £170
AB031 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 10/- orange-red without monogram. Fine used. T&M 1.7 / Barefoot 7 £65
AB1081 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 £1 reddish lilac without monogram. Fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 1.8 / Barefoot 8 £85
AB2166 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 £1 reddish lilac without monogram. Showing ‘BRITISH / BECHUANALAND' handstamped vertically in black at right (not previously recorded on this duty). Light corner bend, otherwise fine used with manuscript cancellation. Rare. T&M 1.8 + var £180
AB039 STELLALAND / Revenue 1884 £5 carmine-lake without monogram. Fine used. T&M 1.9 / Barefoot 9 £85
1885 Revenue Stamps with 'JPM' monogram
AB576 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 1/- purple-brown with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Few small pinholes otherwise very fine unused without gum. T&M 2n.2 / Barefoot 11 £35
AB967 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 1/- purple-brown with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Very fine used with initials and Vryburg (2 Oct 86) oval datestamps. T&M 2n.2 / Barefoot 11 £35
AB1903 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 1/- purple-brown with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Very fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 2n.2 / Barefoot 11 £30
AB1079 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 1/6 olive-green with handstamp ‘JPM’ (upright). Lower marginal example showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN STAMP AND MARGIN. Fine unused (without gum). Rare. T&M 2n.3 var £225
AB1572 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 2/- greyish green with ‘JPM’ (upright). Lower marginal example showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN STAMP AND MARGIN. Few corner creases, otherwise very fine mint. Rare. T&M 2n.4 var £170
AB2242 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 2/6 greyish brown with ‘JPM’ monogram (inverted). Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare. T&M 2i.5 / Barefoot 14 £170
AB2240 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 5/- yellowish green with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). A right marginal horizontal pair showing markedly poor alignment of the designs. One with very small hint of adherence otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. T&M 2n.6 / Barefoot 15 £65
AB2241 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 5/- yellowish green with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Block of four with a few miniscule perf tones, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A rare multiple. T&M 2n.6 / Barefoot 15 £140
AB064 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 5/- yellowish green with 'JPM' monogram (upright). Fine used with 'ECB / 24/4/8 / BB'. Pen cancel. T&M 2n.6 / Barefoot 15 £75
AB074 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 £1 reddish lilac with 'JPM' monogram (upright). Fine used. T&M 2n.8 / B17 £55
AB077 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 £5 carmine-lake with 'JPM' monogram (upright). Fine used. Scarce. T&M 2n.9 / B18 £90
STELLALAND DOCUMENTS
Revenue stamps used on documents
AB082 1884 Handwritten SPECIALE PROCURATIE (Special Power of Attorney). Signed Vryburg, 7 Apr 1884. Bearing 1884 6d and 1/- (both with faults) initialled 'LGL' (L.G.Lee) and dated '7/4/84'. Scarce values on document. £225
AB083 1884 pre-printed BIJZONDERE LASTGEVING (Special Order). Concerns appointment of JJ Enslin by PLM Weber to act on his behalf in the transfer of an Erf, which sold for £5 to M Hassett. Bearing two 1884 1/6 (one damaged) initialled 'LGL' (LG Lee) and dated 24/6/84'. Scarce value on document. £300
AB090 1885 pre-printed BIJZONDERE LASTGEVING (Special Order) bearing 1885 1/6 ('JPM' upright) cancelled in manuscript '19 Juny 1885' and signed 'MC Genis'. Concerns CG Dennison. Scarce value on document. £300
AB093 1885 pre-printed VERKLARING VAN DEN VERKOOPER (Declaration by Seller). Concerning Bernhardt Mahler and £100. Bearing 1885 1/- ('JPM' upright) pen cancelled '19/8/85 / MC Genis / Reg.V.Acten'. £250
AB094 1885 pre-printed VERKLARING VAN DEN VERKOOPER (Declaration by Seller). Concerning Bernhardt Mahler, AM Dennison and £50. Bearing 1885 1/- (‘JPM’ inverted) pen cancelled ‘19 Aug 85 / MC Genis / Reg.V.Acten’. £250
AB098 1885 pre-printed REPUBLIEK VAN STELLALAND / VERKLARING VAN EENEN AGENT (Declaration by an Agent) concerning Bernard and JT McCabe and FM Schorn. Bearing 1885 1/- ('JPM' upright) pen cancelled '2 Sept 85 / MC Genis / Reg.V.Acten'. £250
AB099 1885 pre-printed REPUBLIEK VAN STELLALAND / VERKLARING VAN EENEN AGENT (Declaration by an Agent) concerning Joseph and Charles Maggs and FM Schorn. Bearing two 1885 6d ('JPM' upright) pen cancelled '2 September 1885 / MC Genis / Reg.V.Acten'. £250
AB101 1886 pre-printed BIJZONDERE LASTGEVING (Special Order) bearing 1884 1/- pen cancelled '23/2/86 / MC Genis'. Concerns WJ Pretorius, C Maggs, CG Dennison and A Feldman. The reverse with further declaration appointing DHM Wessels with 1885 6d ('JPM' upright) signed and dated as per 1/-. Scarce value on document. £300
AB102 1886 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer'. "Cornelia Maria Cleghorn born van Rooyen and duly assisted by her husband George Cleghorn as far as need be" appoints H Rosenblatt to act on her behalf. Bearing 1885 1/- ('JPM' inverted) pen cancelled '9/3/86 / MCGenis / Reg.V.Acten''. On the reverse, H Rosenblatt in turn appoints DHW Wessels to act in his stead. With 1885 6d ('JPM' upright) cancelled as per the 1/-. £300
AB103 1886 pre-printed 'Special Power of Attorney'. "Anna Marie Dennison born Hoffman" appoints JH Mallach Brown to act on her behalf. The Office of the Registrar is now referred to as being in 'Vryburg British Bechuana land'. Bearing 1885 1/- ('JPM' upright) with manuscript 'Cancelled / (initials, of ?) / 26/3/86'. £300
AB104 1886 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer'. Sampson Solomon appoints D Wessels to act in the transfer of an Erf sold for £750. Bearing 1885 1/- ('JPM' inverted) tied by large oval 'Office of the registrar of Deeds / 1? JUL 86 / VRYBURG' with signature of MCGenis. £280
AB106 1886 Handwritten ‘Translation / Special Power of Attorney’, granted by Johannes J Blom to Hassett and Enslin on 5 July 1883. Signed by a sworn translator. Bearing 1885 6d (‘JPM’ upright) tied by large oval ‘Office of the Civil Commissioner / 5 JUL 86 / VRYBURG’ with initials of ECB(axter). £325
AB109 1886 (18 Mar) blue pre-printed stampless 'Receipt for Transfer Dues' 4% of £20 purchase price = 16s £25
AB110 1888 (23 Jan) blue pre-printed stampless 'Receipt for Transfer Dues'. 4% of £30.10s purchase price = £1.4s.5d £25
AB111 1890 (8 July) blue pre-printed stampless 'Receipt for Transfer Dues'. 4% of £10 purchase price = 8s £25
AB112 1890 (28 July) blue pre-printed stampless 'Receipt for Transfer Dues'. 4% of £150 purchase price = £6 £25
STELLALAND MILITARY TELEGRAPHS
1885 Warren Expedition 'Military Telegraphs'
AB2680 1884 Unappropriated Dies overprinted ‘MILITARY TELEGRAPHS’ for use by the Warren Expedition. Complete set of eight (1d to £1) handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Types GB9 (1d to 10/-) or GB11 (£1). The 1d with ‘SPECIMEN’ applied inverted. Affixed by part of their own gum to three pieces ex the original Somerset House Record Book. SG MT1-8 Specimen £525
AB2679 1884 Unappropriated Dies overprinted ‘MILITARY TELEGRAPHS’ for use by the Warren Expedition. 3d lilac and brown handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type GB9). Large hinge remainders, otherwise very fine. SG MT2 Specimen £45
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