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 6d lilac-mauve. Vertical pair showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Plateable as Holmes Type 6 and positions 78 and 87 within the sheet of 117. Very fine fresh mint. Rare, especially so fine. SG 4b
1884 Unappropriated Dies overprinted ‘MILITARY TELEGRAPHS’ for use by the Warren Expedition. £1 lilac and black very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. BPA certificate (1954) for a complete ‘Egypt’ set. Very rare, especially in such fine condition. SG MT8
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Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 13th July, 2020
STELLALAND POSTAGE STAMPS
AA5382 STELLALAND 1884 Complete set of five, 1d to 1/-. Very fine fresh mint, light single hinge remnants. Scarce this fine. SG 1-5 £400
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
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
AB3075 STELLALAND 1884 1d red. BLOCK OF SIX (2x3) with upper margin. (Holmes Types 1-2). One stamp with fault at left and light bend across the lower pair. Otherwise very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge mark on the upper pair, the other four stamps are unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 1 SOLD
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
AB2704 STELLALAND 1884 1d red (Holmes Type 4). Fine used with manuscript initials ‘FH’ (believed to be those of the second postmaster Ferdinand Hartzenberg) and part of the date. Scarce. SG 1 £275
AB2738 STELLALAND 1884 3d orange (SG 2) COMPLETE SHEET OF 96 in the distinct and unusual format of 8x12 with margins on all sides (reduced at top and bottom). The sheet has been split and rejoined along the central horizontal perforations. Remarkably fine and fresh apart from the odd gum bend or wrinkle, with the vast majority of stamps being superb unmounted mint. A spectacular and very rare survivor. £2,500
AB2873 STELLALAND 1884 4d olive-grey. Horizontal pair with sheet margin at right. Showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Very fine fresh mint. Rare. SG 3a £750
AB3023 STELLALAND 1884 4d olive-grey. An upper right corner marginal horizontal pair showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Very fine fresh mint. Rare. SG 3a £750
AB2740 STELLALAND 1884 6d lilac-mauve (SG 4) COMPLETE SHEET OF 117 in the distinct and unusual format of 9x13, with margins on all sides. The sheet has been split and rejoined between rows six and seven and with a few other areas of separation and reinforcing. Three with faults, otherwise remarkably fine and fresh mint with most stamps being unmounted. A spectacular and very rare survivor. £2,900
AB2874 STELLALAND 1884 6d lilac-mauve. Horizontal pair showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Some gum loss from mounting and slightly unfresh appearance, otherwise fine mint. Very rare. SG 4a £750
AB2991 STELLALAND 1884 6d lilac-mauve. Vertical pair showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Plateable as Holmes Type 6 and positions 78 and 87 within the sheet of 117. Very fine fresh mint. Rare, especially so fine. SG 4b £1,900
AB3020 STELLALAND 1884 1/- green. Right marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair remains unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 5 £550
AB3021 STELLALAND 1884 1/- green. An upper left corner BLOCK OF NINE with full margin at left and remnants of upper margin folded behind (not adhering). A light handling bend affects three, otherwise all stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A very rare multiple. SG 5 SOLD
AB2727 STELLALAND / Forgery of the 1884 postage issue 1d red printed in close to issued colours and perforated 13½ (instead of 12). Very fine ‘mint’ with gum. Forgery of SG 1 £15
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 SOLD
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
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
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
1885 Revenue Stamps with 'JPM' monogram
AB3073 STELLALAND / Revenue 1886 (11th June), portion of a document (149x126mm) bearing six examples of the 6d yellow-orange, each handstamped with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright) all tied by three superb strikes of the ‘Office of the Registrar of Deeds / 11 JUN 86 / VRYBURG / BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ struck in black and each bearing the distinctive signature of M.C. Genis. Two of the adhesives show a distinct downwards shift of the perforations. Most attractive. T&M ST.2n.1 £275
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
AB1903 STELLALAND / Revenue 1885 1/- purple-brown with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Very fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 2n.2 / Barefoot 11 £30
AB3074 STELLALAND / Revenue 1887 (13th April), portion of a document (189x163mm) bearing three examples of the 1/- purple-brown, each handstamped with ‘JPM’ monogram (one upright and two inverted) each dated ‘13/4/87’ and with the distinctive signature of M.C Genis in red manuscript. Two stamps with red ink somewhat diffused by moisture, otherwise very fine and an interesting combination of upright and inverted monograms. Attractive. T&M ST.2n.2, ST.2i.2 £175
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
AB3070 STELLALAND / Revenue 1886 10/- orange-red handstamped with ‘JPM’ monogram (upright). Light gum adherence in one corner otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce, as most mint examples have the monogram inverted. T&M 2n.7 / Barefoot 16 £65
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. SOLD
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'
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
AB2737 1884 Unappropriated Dies overprinted ‘MILITARY TELEGRAPHS’ for use by the Warren Expedition. £1 lilac and black very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. BPA certificate (1954) for a complete ‘Egypt’ set. Very rare, especially in such fine condition. SG MT8 £1,100
AB2716 1885 Warren Expedition Military Telegraphs. Cape of Good Hope 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘Military / Telegraphs.’ Gum yellowed, otherwise fine mint. SG MT9, Hiscocks 9 £45
AB2705 1885 Warren Expedition Military Telegraphs. Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘Military / Telegraphs.’. Showing the variety ‘Inverted ‘S’’. Fine used with manuscript cancel. SG MT9 var / Hiscocks 9 var £55
AB2717 1885 Warren Expedition Military Telegraphs. Cape of Good Hope 1/- green overprinted ‘Military / Telegraphs.’ Very fine mint. SG MT10, Hiscocks 10 £75
AA5158 1885 Warren Expedition Military Telegraphs. Cape of Good Hope 6d reddish purple and 1/- green overprinted ‘Military / Telegraphs.’ Fine used. SG MT9-10, Hiscocks 9-10 £45
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