BECHUANALAND
FEATURED ITEM
1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. Marginal BLOCK OF 84 (12x7) comprising the lower seven rows of the sheet. Some faults confined to the margins and some stamps affected by gum creasing as to be expected on a multiple of this size. Otherwise all stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A remarkable and very rare multiple. SG 10
£1,800
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BRITISH BECHUANALAND
1885-87 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE STAMPS OVERPRINTED ‘British Bechuanaland’
AB2911 1885-87 Cape stamps overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’. Complete set of eight with an additional shade of the ½d with red overprint. Fine to very fine mint with some rather heavily hinged though of fresh appearance. SG 1-8 £350
AB3007 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in red. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 1 £25
AB3780 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in red. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 1 £25
AB3752 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in red. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 1 £325
AB3107 1885 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted in red. Fine used with light, overlapping circular datestamps. Scarce. SG 1 £45
AB3759 1885 Cape ½d grey-black, variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (LAKE AND BLACK). Large hinge remnants and “small surface rub” mentioned on PFSA certificate (1984) (which may be a small adhesion). Scarce. SG 1b £275
AB3411 1885 Cape ½d grey-black, variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (LAKE AND BLACK), Exceptionally fresh and fine mint. Very scarce so fine. Clear RPS certificate (2021). SG 1b £750
AB2772 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 2 £40
AB3753 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, with small faint spot of gum yellowing on the upper right stamp otherwise very fine mint with light hinge remnant across the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 2 £425
AB2773 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine fresh mint. SG 3 £65
AB2774 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 3 £65
AB3781 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Large hinge mark, otherwise very fine mint. SG 3 £55
AB2949 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. A rare multiple. SG 3 £525
AB3751 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. A rare multiple. SG 3 £525
AB3448 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Horizontal pair, the left stamp with unobtrusive small internal tear at lower right, otherwise fine used with light central VRYBURG (JA 7 89) single circle datestamp. A scarce multiple. SG 3 £75
AB2946 1886 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine mint with hinge remnants. Various constant broken letters indicate this block emanates from the upper right corner of the sheet. A scarce multiple. SG 4 £110
AB2051 1886 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Block of four, some pulled perfs at base and well hinged, otherwise fine mint. A scarce multiple. SG 4 £45
AA5156 1886 Cape ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Horizontal pair, right stamp showing the variety ‘B’ of ‘British’ omitted resulting in the ‘ritish’ error. Several hand stamps on reverse of each, hinge remnants. Very fine for these. BPA certificate (2002). SG 4a, 4 £1,850
AB3755 1886 Cape ½d grey-black over-printed ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Horizontal strip of three, the centre stamp showing the variety ‘B’ of ‘British’ omitted resulting in the ‘ritish’ error. The left stamp also showing characteristic variety Raised ‘and’ in ‘Bechuanaland’ and the right stamp with Broken ‘s’. Very fine mint. RPS certificate (2005). Very rare. SG 4, 4a £2,250
AB2453 Forgery of the 1885 issue. Cape ½d grey-black (SG 48), upper left corner marginal block of 16 (4x4), the upper right stamp showing the ‘ritish’ error. One stamp (not the error) with a toned perf, otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. Although a forgery, the ‘error’ is remarkably rare, especially mint in a positional block. £275
AB1033 Forgery of the 1885 issue. Cape ½d grey-black (SG 48) with forged overprint. Block of four, cancelled with neat apparently genuine Vryburg (27 JU / 87) single circle datestamp. £30
AB971 Forgery of the 1885 issue. Cape ½d grey-black (SG 48) with forged overprint. Horizontal pair cancelled with neat apparently genuine Vryburg (JY 12 / 87) datestamp. £15
AB2775 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine mint. SG 5 £20
AB2948 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF FOUR, the upper right stamp showing broken 's' in 'British' and raised 'and' in 'Bechuanaland'. Light surface mark on upper left stamp, otherwise very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnant on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 5 £275
AB3014 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. BLOCK OF SIX (3x2), small hinge thin at top of upper centre stamp, otherwise very fine or superb mint with the lower stamps being unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 5 £350
AB2443 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine mint. A ‘kiss-print’ is evident on some letters. SG 5 £20
AB1210 1885 1d Cape rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with light cds overstruck with transit or arrival BONC. SG 5 £6
AB1979 1885 Cape 1d rose-red (a deep shade) overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with part BONC cancellation. SG 5 £6
AB2866 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing the variety ‘B’ of ‘British’ omitted resulting in the ‘ritish’ error. Holcombe (1988) and BPA (1990) certificates. Very rare. SG 5a £3,250
AB1492 2d Cape pale bistre overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with light Mafeking (OC 21 / 86) datestamps. SG 6 £6
AB2444 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 7 £140
AB3453 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Large hinge mark, otherwise very fine mint. SG 7 £125
AB2776 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black, showing evidence of a light ‘kiss print’. Fine mint. SG 7 £125
AA5013 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing distinct 'bounce' of 'B' of 'Bechuanaland'. Very fine mint. SG 7 var. £155
AB1167 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Clean diagonal crease, otherwise fine used with Mafeking single circle datestamp. SG 7 £12
AB1976 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with part BONC cancellation. SG 7 £25
AB2445 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinteded ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine used with part Mafeking single circle datestamps. SG 7 £25
AB3656 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Fine used with ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. SG 7 £30
AB2456 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Several large hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 8 £100
AA6006 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted 'British Bechuanaland' in black. Remarkably fine and fresh mint. Scarce as such. SG 8 £245
AB3454 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Several hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 8 £150
AB1638 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Very fine used with part of a circular datestamp. SG 8 £125
AB1458 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Blunt perf at lower right otherwise very fine used with ‘555’ Barred Oval Numeral Cancel of Vryburg. SG 8 £75
AB3015 1886 Cape 1/- green overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in black. Showing flaw dot between ‘h’ and ‘u’ of ‘Bechuanaland’. Very fine used with part Mafeking single circle datestamp. SG 8 £125
AB2124 Forgery of the 1885 issue. Cape ½d grey-black (SG 48) with forged overprint. Block of four, cancelled with neat apparently genuine Vryburg (21 JU / 87) single circle datestamp. £30
AB2125 Forgery of the 1885 issue. Cape 1882 3d pale claret (SG 43) used, subsequently provided with a forged overprint. Cape SG 43) £5
1888 GB ½d VERMILION OVERPRINTED 'BRITISH / BECHUANALAND'
AB3783 1888 QV ½d vermilion handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type BEC2). Little or no gum, otherwise fine. SG 9s £35
AB3784 1888 QV ½d vermilion handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type GB9). Gum wrinkles, otherwise very fine and fresh. Scarce. SG 9s var £125
AB2954 1888 QV ½d vermilion. Right marginal block of six (2x3) without the marginal rule (denoting 1st printing). Hinged in margin only, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 9 £65
AB2951 1888 QV ½d vermilion. Lower right corner pair showing CONTROL LETTER ‘L’ (denoting 4th printing, marginal rule with rounded corner). Very fine mint with light hinge marks and sensibly reinforced in the lower margin where the perforations are doubled. Rare. SG 9 £225
AB2798 1888 QV ½d vermilion (dull shade). A lower right corner block of 15 (3x5) showing marginal rule with rounded corner (denoting 4th printing), perforated through lower margin. Some split perforations and mainly marginal gum creasing, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 9 £25
1887 UNAPPROPRIATED DIES
AB2530 PLATE PROOF Unappropriated Dies imperforate plate proofs of the 2d, 3d and 6d duties printed in a pale reddish lilac on gummed, ‘Orb’ watermarked paper (the 6d is on slightly bluish paper). Each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). The 6d with large hinge thin, otherwise fine with hinge remnants. These are in similar colours and with the watermark utilised for Bechuanaland. £45
AB2531 PLATE PROOFS Unappropriated Dies imperforate plate proofs of the 3d printed in lilac (as issued) and the 6d and 1/- printed in orange on gummed, ‘Orb’ (3d, 6d) or Script ‘VR’ watermarked paper. Each handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14). The 1/- thinned at lower lewft, otherwise very fine and fresh. These watermarks were utilised for Bechuanaland. £55
AB3094 c1872 Great Britain QV Unappropriated Dies £1 pale reddish lilac with watermark Orbs (as used for Bechuanaland). IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF SIX (3x2), with each stamp handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (similar to Samuel type GB9) and affixed to thick card. Ex De La Rue archives. A scarce and attractive multiple. £450
AB1219 1888 Unappropriated Dies complete set of 12, 1d to £5, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). The 1d is without gum, otherwise a very fine and fresh set. SG 10s-21s £600
AB3774 1888 Unappropriated Dies complete set of 12, 1d to £5, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). The 3d, 4d and 5/- with redistributed gum, otherwise fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 10s-21s £550
AB2528 1888 Unappropriated Dies complete set of 12, 1d to £5, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). Some faults including 1d and 2d re-gummed and the £1 is without gum. Some are rather heavily hinged though the £5 is very fine and the set is of fine appearance. SG 10s-21s £350
AB2273 1888 unappropriated dies 1d lilac and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine with little or no gum. Very rare. SG 10 var. £150
AB3789 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) diagonally in purple. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. A rare local handstamp. SG 10(s) SOLD
AB2750 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 10 £20
AB2675 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge across the upper pair, the lower pair remains unmounted. Scarce. SG 10 £150
AB3018 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks on the upper pair, the lower pair remains unmounted. Scarce. SG 10 £150
AB3120 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2), some gum creasing, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 10 £275
AB3122 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black. Marginal BLOCK OF 84 (12x7) comprising the lower seven rows of the sheet. Some faults confined to the margins and some stamps affected by gum creasing as to be expected on a multiple of this size. Otherwise all stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A remarkable and very rare multiple. SG 10 £1,800
AB2274 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine with little or no gum. Very rare. SG 11 var. £150
AB3790 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint with small hinge remnant. A rare local handstamp. SG 11(s) SOLD
AB2010 1887 Unappropriated Dies 2d pale dull lilac and black showing a degree of bluing. Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 11a £75
AB2028 1887 Unappropriated Dies 2d pale dull lilac and black. Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 11a £70
AB2447 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d pale dull lilac and black. Superb used with neat central Vryburg (AU 8 90) single circle datestamp. Very scarce this fine. SG 11a £30
AB2752 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 12 £6
AA5732 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d lilac and black. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 12 £12
AB2446 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine and fresh with hinge remnants. A scarce shade, especially this fine. SG 12a £65
AB2275 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine with little or no gum. Very rare. SG 13 var. £150
AB2779 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black. Handstamped SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum and heavy hinge remnants. SG 13 specimen £30
AA4826 1888 4d Unappropriated Dies lilac and black. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 13 £100
AB2276 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine with little or no gum. Very rare. SG 14 var. £150
AB2754 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 14 £60
AB2277 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. A little faded otherwise very fine with little or no gum. Very rare. SG 15 var. £175
AB3775 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. Upper marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. Hinge remnant on the margin only, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 15 £170
AB3013 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. Lower left corner marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 15 £200
AB3791 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Light gum bends or wrinkles otherwise very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. A rare local handstamp. SG 16(s) SOLD
AB2759 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 16 £45
AB2755 1888 2/- green and black. Fine used with large part MAFEKING (SP 17 90) single circle datestamp. SG 16 £40
AB2886 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Fine used with large part TAUNGS (OC 11 / 90) single circle datestamp. SG 16 £40
AB2278 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), unusually with the handstamp INVERTED. This handstamp was applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. A little faded otherwise very fine with little or no gum. Very rare, probably unique. SG 17 var. £750
AB3792 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. A rare local handstamp. SG 17(s) SOLD
AB2760 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 17 £45
AA5014 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 17 £125
AB3793 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A rare local handstamp. SG 18(s) SOLD
AA4194 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Superb and fresh mint with barest trace of hinge. Scarce in this condition. SG 18 £130
AB2500 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Fine used with rather heavy ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. A scarce stamp used, especially with good colour. SG 18 £125
AB3654 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Superb used with neat MOCHULI (OC 1 / 97) single circle datestamp struck centrally and upright. Very scarce so fine, especially showing the alternative spelling of Mochudi. SG 18 £150
AB3794 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A rare local handstamp. SG 19(s) SOLD
AB2761 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 19 £180
AA6722 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black. Left marginal, hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. A wonderful stamp and very scarce as such. SG 19 SOLD
AB3795 1888 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Superb fresh unmounted mint. A rare local handstamp, especially so fine. SG 20 specimen SOLD
AB2425 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1 lilac and black. Handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type BEC2). Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 20s £175
AB2865 1888 £1 lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. A scarce stamp this fine. SG 20 £750
AB2007 1888 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black. Very fine, well centred used example with crisp ‘638’ BONCs of Mafeking. A very scarce stamp this fine. SG 20 £600
AB2289 1888 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by De La Rue to only 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine with some original gum. Very rare. SG 20 var. £400
AB2691 1888 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Bearing a forged ‘638’ numeral cancellation similar to the genuine though with curved side bars. RPS certificate (2013) states ‘cleaned of a manuscript fiscal obliteration’ though the stamp has very good colour and shows no obvious signs of cleaning. Unusual. SG 21 £150
1888 SURCHARGES
AB1151 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Fine mint. SG 23 £18
AA2786 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 23 £40
AB1995 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 23 £30
AB2664 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d pale dull lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Showing the variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Vertical paper wrinkle otherwise fine used with Mafeking datestamp. A scarce variety on the scarce shade. SG 23a+b £120
AB619 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Fine used with light barred oval cancellation. SG 23b £100
AB1536 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Very fine used with part BONC cancellation, well clear of the variety. SG 23b £130
AB2162 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Fine used with part datestamp leaving the variety clear. SG 23b £130
AB2719 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Fine used with light barred oval numeral cancellation. SG 23b £120
AB2870 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Almost imperceptible corner crease, otherwise fine used with Mafeking single circle datestamp. SG 23b £85
AB3761 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’. Variety SURCHARGE IN GREEN. Fine used with part single circle datestamp. RPS certificate (2006). Very scarce. SG 23c £1,700
AA2789 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘6d.’ in black. Hinge remnant, very fine mint. SG 26 £110
AB3088 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘6d.’ in black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 26 £125
AA4942 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘6d.’ in black. Very fine fresh mint. A scarce stamp this fine. SG 26 £135
AB3796 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black surcharged ‘1s.’ in black. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel type BEC1) in purple. Small area of light gum toning otherwise very fine and fresh with light hinge remnant. Very scarce local handstamp. SG 28(s) SOLD
AA4943 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black surcharged '1s.' in black. Very fine fresh mint. A scarce stamp. SG 28 £225
AB2771 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black surcharged ‘1s.’ in black. Fine used with light ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. SG 28 £50
AA5474 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black surcharged '1s.' in black. Superb used with strong original colour, cancelled crisp 'VRYBURG FE 3 9' sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 28 £90
AB2127 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Gum loss around hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. Clear BPA certificate (2012). SG 29 £180
AB1867 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 29 £180
AB2025 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Plateable as position [60] of the setting. SG 29 £190
AB2685 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 29 £200
AB2780 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Appears plateable as position [58] from the pane illustrated by Holmes on p52. SG 29 £180
AB3089 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Showing surcharge flaw broken ‘n’ in ‘One’, plateable as position 45 from the pane illustrated by Holmes on p52. Very fine mint. SG 29 £200
AB2944 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, plated as positions 22-23, 34-35. Very fine or superb fresh mint, with two stamps unmounted. A very rare multiple. SG 29 £1,350
AB3754 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. BLOCK OF FOUR, plated as positions 42-43, 54-55. Very fine or superb fresh mint, hinge remnants on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted. A very rare multiple. SG 29 SOLD
AB2943 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine used with neat Vryburg (18 DE / 88) single circle datestamp. Clear Brandon opinion (2004) states ‘genuine (Row 5/5, position 53).’ A rare stamp genuinely used. SG 29 £275
AB3760 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine used with part KURUMAN single circle datestamp. PFSA certificate (1985). Very scarce genuine used. SG 29 £275
1889-1895 CAPE ½d OVERPRINTED
AB2398 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted in green. Block of four, some very light gum creasing and offset, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 30 £30
AB2422 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted in green. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £40
AB2506 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted in green. Block of four, very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 30 £40
AB2937 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ in green. Fine used with ‘1003’ BONC of Lobatsi. Very scarce. SG 30 £40
AB2938 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprint ‘British Bechuanaland’ in green. Fine used with ‘555’ BONC of Vryburg. Very scarce. SG 30 £40
1891 CAPE 1d & 2d OVERPRINTED READING UP 'British Bechuanaland'
AA3151 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red and 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2) diagonally in violet. Without gum. SG 31s-32s £65
AB2465 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red and 2d pale bistre with overprint reading upwards. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2) diagonally in violet-black. Very fine mint. SG 31s-32s £85
AB627 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red and 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Fine mint. SG 31-32 £12
AB2481 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading upwards. Lower left corner block of four with interpanneau margin at left. The upper left stamp showing the constant flaw, 'dot in ‘u’' [row 9/1]. Very fine fresh mint with faint hinge mark on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 31 £45
AB2482 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading upwards. An irregular upper marginal block of eight, the lower centre stamp showing the progressive flaw ‘i’ in ‘British’ partially omitted [row 3/5]. Hinged in the margin, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 31 £120
AB2347 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with type-set overprint reading upwards. Re-joined marginal block of 24 from the top of the pane comprising two blocks of six (3x2) and a block of 12 (3x4). Brownish gum, otherwise fine unmounted mint. SG 31 £225
AB2343 1891 Cape 2d (deep) bistre with stereo overprint reading up. Block of four, fresh mint with a light hinge on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 32 £25
AA3156 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Left marginal block of six. Very fine unmounted. SG 32 £40
AB2485 1891 Cape 2d (deep) bistre with stereo overprint reading upwards. An upper right corner marginal block of six (3x2). Upper left stamp with diagonal crease, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint (hinged on margin only). SG 32 £40
AB3788 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. Lower marginal BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2). Faint hinge mark on two, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 32 £50
AA3157 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing striking weak impression of the overprint. Very fine mint. SG 32 var. £45
AA3160 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing split 'B' of 'Bechuanaland' (stamp no. 37 left pane). Very fine mint. SG 32 var. £60
AA3161 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing stop between 'i' and 's' of 'British'. Very fine mint. SG 32 var. £45
AB2436 1891 Cape 2d (pale) bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing the ‘t’ of ‘British’ largely omitted. Small scuff marks suggest the omission may have been ‘assisted’. Fine used with light cancellation. SG 32 var £10
AA3162 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Horizontal pair right stamp showing stop between 'i' and 's' of 'British'. Very fine mint. SG 32 and var. £45
AB2379 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Horizontal pair, the left stamp showing the variety NO STOP AFTER ‘Bechuanaland’. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. Very scarce. SG 32, 32a £275
AA3159 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing the variety NO STOP AFTER 'Bechuanaland'. Some faults, mint. SG 32a £95
AB2064 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing the variety NO STOP AFTER 'Bechuanaland'. Very fine used. SG 32a £225
AB3004 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing the variety NO STOP AFTER ‘Bechuanaland’. Fine used with light ‘676’ BONC. SG 32a £225
1891-1904 QV 'JUBILEE' ISSUE OF GB OVERPRINTED 'BRITISH BECHUANALAND'
AB3785 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ complete set of four, 1d to 6d, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in shades of violet-black. (Samuel type BEC2). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce so fine. SG 33s-36s £150
AB3756 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by DLR to 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Small surface scuff at base and light hinge remnant, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Very rare. SG 33 var SOLD
AB3757 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 4d green and purple-brown handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by DLR to 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority). Very fine fresh mint with faint hint of a hinge mark. Very rare. SG 35 var SOLD
AB2927 1891 4d green and purple-brown handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 35 specimen £40
AB3758 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 6d purple on rose-red handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14), applied by DLR to 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority. Very fine fresh mint (appears unmounted). Very rare. SG 36 var SOLD
AB2913 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Block of four, the lower right stamp showing broken ‘A’ and ‘N’ of overprint. Very fine or superb fresh mint, hinged on the upper stamps only, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 33 £40
AB1907 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Right marginal block of four, one with hint of a hinge mark, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 33 £35
AB2149 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Upper left corner marginal block of six. Hinged in margin and one stamp with small adhesion, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 33 £50
AB3779 1891 QV GB ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Right marginal BLOCK OF 12 (3x4) superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 33 £110
AB3767 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Lower right corner horizontal strip of three showing CONTROL LETTER ‘N’ in the margin (perforated through). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 33 SOLD
AB3770 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Lower marginal pair showing CONTROL LETTER ‘O’ in the margin (perforated through and partly doubled at base). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. Scarce. SG 33 SOLD
AB3768 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 1d lilac. Lower right corner horizontal strip of three showing CONTROL LETTER ‘R’ in the margin (perforated through). Very fine or superb fresh mint with very faint hint of a hinge mark on two. Very scarce. SG 33 SOLD
AB2924 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 2d grey-green and carmine. Block of four, the upper right stamp showing broken second ‘I’ in 'BRITISH'. Light hinge marks on one otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 34 £100
AB2912 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 2d grey-green and carmine, block of six (3x2). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 34 £165
AA2346 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 2d grey-green and carmine. Block of nine, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 34 £225
AB3766 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 4d green and purple-brown. Vertical strip of four from the left of an upper right pane with margins at left and base showing interpanneau ‘pillars’. Stamps 1 and 3 with broken letters of overprint (‘H’ and ‘B’ respectively). Light gum bend otherwise very fine and fresh u/m mint. An attractive multiple. SG 35 var £75
AB3786 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 4d green and purple-brown. Complete upper left pane of 20 with full margins on three sides (missing at top) showing various marginal ‘rules’. Some creasing in margin only, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A spectacular and very scarce multiple. SG 35 £275
AB3513 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 6d purple on rose-red. Block of four, faint hinge mark on one, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 36 £45
AB3331 1891 GB QV ‘Jubilee’ 6d purple on rose-red. Block of four, very fine used with FRANCESTOWN / S. AFRICA (AU 31 / 98) single circle datestamps. SG 36 £25
1893-95 CAPE 1d & 2d OVERPRINTED READING DOWN 'British Bechuanaland'
AB2564 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. A lower right corner marginal block of four. Very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnant on one stamp, the others are unmounted mint. SG 38 £30
AB2391 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. An upper marginal block of six (3x2) with interpanneau margin at right. Showing guide marking and lower right stamp with constant flaw, 'dot in ‘u’' [row 2/6]. Some creasing and marginal stains, otherwise stamps very fine unmounted mint. SG 38 £25
AB3697 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. An upper left corner marginal pair from a left hand pane, with [1/1] showing constant flaws ‘Broken ‘B’ and Scrambled ‘e’. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 38 £15
AB2823 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Block of four, the upper left stamp showing a broken ‘B’ in ‘British’. Faint possible hinge mark on the upper pair, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 38 + var £25
AB2824 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Block of four, the lower left stamp showing a broken ‘B’ in ‘Bechuanaland’. Very faint possible hinge mark on the upper pair, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 38 + var £25
AB3764 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Showing variety NO DOTS TO ‘i’ OF 'British'. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 38e £120
AA6420 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Upper marginal vertical pair, upper stamp showing variety NO DOTS TO 'i' OF 'British'. Exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted. SG 38, 38e £200
AB2397 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading downwards. Block of four showing overprint shifted to the left. Paper wrinkle affects the right pair, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 39 £45
AB3696 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading down. BLOCK OF 18 (3x6) from a left hand pane, columns 3-6, rows 4-9. Showing minor varieties including [4/5] Broken Base to ‘B’ and [9/4] Weak ‘l’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 39 + vars SOLD
AB3066 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading down. UPPER LEFT PANE OF 60 with margins on three sides with plate number ‘2’ at top. The lower right stamp showing the flaw Sliced ‘ch’ in 'Bechuanaland' and a few other minor broken or malformed letters. A few split perforations reinforced otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 39 + vars £575
AB2973 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. A left marginal example showing the variety ‘British’ OMITTED due to a shift of the overprint to the right. Very fine, lightly hinged mint. Rare, especially with no trace of ‘British’. SG 39b £725
AB2867 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading down. Showing the variety ‘British’ OMITTED due to shift of the overprint to the right. Fine used with part Ramoutsa 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.
£375
AB3403 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety ‘British’ OMITTED due to shift of overprint to the right. Fine used with part Mafeking single circle datestamp (FE 21 / 96). 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.
£375
AB2486 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (‘Bechuanaland. / British’). Large hinge mark, otherwise fine mint. Rare. SG 39d £300
AB3404 1895 Cape 2d bistre with (typeset) overprint reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (‘Bechuanaland. / British’). Faint hint of a horizontal bend at foot, otherwise very fine used with RAMOUTSA (MY 21 / 95) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 39d £225
AB2963 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. LOWER RIGHT PANE OF 60 with all margins less two pieces at lower left. Row 1/3 shows the variety INVERTED ‘u’ FOR 2nd ‘n’ and Row 1/4 the NO DOTS TO ‘i’ OF 'British'. Some creasing mainly confined to two rows and some central perforations hinge reinforced though most stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A very rare multiple. SG 39, 39e, 39f £650
AB3765 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing variety NO DOTS TO 'i' OF 'British'. Slightly rounded lower left corner and gum fractionally yellowed, otherwise fine mint with hinge remnant. SG 39f £75
AB2769 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing spaced ‘h’ and ‘u’ of ‘Bechuanaland’. Fine mint. SG 39 var £15
AB2566 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading downwards. Showing varieties Broken ‘B’ in ‘Bechuanaland’ and overprint largely transposed. Fair used with BONC cancel. SG 39 vars £45
AB2568 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading downwards. Showing the variety overprint largely transposed. Fine used with light circular datestamp. SG 39 var £75
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