BECHUANALAND
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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.
1887 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Very fine and fresh mint. An exceptional example of this rare stamp. BPA certificate (1990) and Brandon opinion (1983). SG 21
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
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BRITISH BECHUANALAND
1885-87 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE STAMPS OVERPRINTED ‘British Bechuanaland’
AB1969 ½d grey-black overprinted in red. Hinge remainder, otherwise fine mint. SG 1 £22
AB2023 1885 3d pale claret overprinted in black. Some gum missing at left, apparently due to uneven gumming. Otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 2 £30
AB2454 1887 4d dull blue overprinted in black. Large hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 3 £45
AB2442 1886 ½d grey-black overprinted in black. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 4 £10
AB2255 1886 ½d grey-black overprinted in black. Block of four, hinge remnants on three, otherwise very fine mint. A scarce multiple. SG 4 £110
AB2051 1886 ½d grey-black overprinted in black. Block of four, some pulled perfs at base and well hinged, otherwise fine mint. A scarce multiple. SG 4 £45
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
AB1974 1885 1d rose-red overprinted in black. Very fine mint. SG 5 £15
AB2443 1885 1d rose-red overprinted in black. Very fine mint. A ‘kiss-print’ is evident on some letters. SG 5 £20
AB1210 1d rose-red overprinted in black. Fine used with light cds overstruck with transit or arrival BONC. SG 5 £6
AB1979 1885 1d rose-red (in a deep shade) overprinted in black. Fine used with part BONC cancellation. SG 5 £6
AB1061 1d rose-red overprinted in black. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. RPS certificate (1971) mentions ‘small closed tear’, otherwise fine used. A rarity. SG 5c £700
AB2455 1885 2d pale bistre overprinted in black. Large hinge remnants and small part original gum. Fine appearance. SG 6 £10
AB1492 2d pale bistre overprinted in black. Fine used with light Mafeking (OC 21 / 86) datestamps. SG 6 £6
AB2444 1885 6d reddish purple overprinted in black. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 7 £140
AB1167 6d reddish purple overprinted in black. Clean diagonal crease, otherwise fine used with Mafeking single circle datestamp. SG 7 £12
AB1976 1885 6d reddish purple overprinted in black. Fine used with part BONC cancellation. SG 7 £25
AB2445 1885 6d reddish purple overprinteded in black. Very fine used with part Mafeking single circle datestamps. SG 7 £25
AB2456 1886 1/- green overprinted in black. Several large hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 8 £100
AB1638 1/- green overprinted in black. Very fine used with part circular datestamp. SG 8 £125
AB1412 1/- green overprinted in black. Very fine used with ‘638’ Barred Oval Numeral Cancel of Mafeking. SG 8 £120
AB1458 1/- green overprinted in black. Blunt perf at lower right otherwise very fine used with ‘555’ Barred Oval Numeral Cancel of Vryburg. SG 8 £75
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'
AB2463 1888 QV ½d vermilion handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine mint. SG 9s £65
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AB2280 1888 unappropriated dies 10/- green 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 19 var. £225
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
AB1219 1887 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
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
AB130 1887 1d to 10/- set of ten values. Fine mint. SG 10-19 £350
AB1982 1888 1d lilac and black. A deep bluish shade, very fine fresh mint. SG 10 £20
AB2675 1888 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
AB2558 1888 unappropriated Dies, 2d lilac and black handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum. SG 11 specimen £45
AB1712 1887 2d lilac and black. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ in black (Samuel type GB9), partially doubled. Fine with gum. SG 11 specimen £40
AB2010 1887 2d pale dull lilac and black showing a degree of bluing. Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 11a £75
AB2028 1887 2d pale dull lilac and black. Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 11a £70
AB2447 1888 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
AB2559 1888 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum. SG 12a specimen £45
AB2446 1888 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine and fresh with hinge remnants. A scarce shade, especially this fine. SG 12a £65
AB1714 1887 4d lilac and black. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ in black (Samuel type GB9). Very fine with gum. SG 13 specimen £40
AB2560 1888 unappropriated Dies, 4d lilac and black handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum. SG 13 specimen £45
AB2561 1888 unappropriated Dies, 1/- green and black handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum. SG 15 specimen £55
AB2500 1888 5/- green and black. Fine used with rather heavy ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. A scarce stamp used, especially with good colour. SG 18 £125
AB2425 1888 £1 lilac and black. Handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type BEC2). Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 20s £175
AB2007 1888 £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
AB2620 1887 Unappropriated Dies £5 lilac and black. Very fine and fresh mint. An exceptional example of this rare stamp. BPA certificate (1990) and Brandon opinion (1983). SG 21 £3,250
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
AA2785 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘1d.’ in black. Very fine mint. SG 22 £6
AB1151 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Fine mint. SG 23 £18
AA2786 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 23 £40
AB1995 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘2d.’ in red. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 23 £30
AB2664 1888 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
AB2118 1888 ‘2d.’ in red surcharged on 2d lilac and black. Variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Very fine mint with hinge remainders. Clear BPA certificate (2012). SG 23b £275
AB619 1888 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 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
AA2789 1888 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘6d.’ in black. Hinge remnant, very fine mint. A scarce stamp. SG 26 £110
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
AB1050 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Fine ‘mint’. (SG 29) Forgery £75
AB1346 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars apparently drawn in with ink. Very fine ‘mint’. (SG 29) Forgery £65
AB445 Forgery of the 1888 'One / Half- / Penny' surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars apparently drawn in with ink. Very fine 'mint'. (SG 29 forgery) £65
AB622 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars ‘printed’. The surcharge is noticeably bold. Very fine ‘mint’. (SG 29 forgery) £65
AB1046 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Superb ‘used’, tied to small piece by apparently genuine VRYBURG (12 DE 88) single circle datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £75
AB842 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (the wrong shade). Very fine ‘used’ with an apparently genuine Vryburg (13 DE 88) datestamp. (SG 29) £65
AB623 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (should be the pale shade). Very fine ‘used’ with apparently genuine, VRYBURG (18 DE 88) datestamp. Most unusual. (SG 29 forgery) £75
AB1049 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Fine ‘used’ with apparently genuine Vryburg (AU 1 90) datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £65
AB1347 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars apparently drawn in with ink. Fine ‘used’ with partial apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £65
AB1348 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars apparently drawn in with ink. Superb ‘used’, tied to small piece by apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. Unusual. (SG 29) Forgery £85
AB2625 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with light hand-drawn vertical ‘bars’. Fine ‘used’, with an apparently genuine Barred Oval Numaral Canceller. PFSA certificate (2003). (SG 29) Forgery £55
AB446 Forgery of the 1888 'One / Half- / Penny' surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars apparently drawn in with ink. Superb 'used', tied to small piece by an apparently genuine Barred Oval Numeral Canceller '555' of Vryburg. Most unusual. (SG 29 forgery) £85
AB1048 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Fine ‘used’, with apparently genuine ‘951’ (?) BONC. (SG 29) Forgery £65
AB2112 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Showing bogus spelling varieties ‘Helf’ and ‘Panny’. Tied to small piece by an apparently genuine VRYBURG (12 Dec 88) datestamp. Scarce. (SG 29) Forgery £110
AB2130 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Showing bogus ‘varieties’ surcharge and ‘e’ of ‘Penny’ inverted. Fine ‘used’ with part of an apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £85
AB2327 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Showing bogus ‘varieties’ surcharge and ‘a’ of ‘Half’ inverted. Fine ‘used’ with part of an apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. RPS certificate (submitted by 'E.Mosely' in 1929 !) (SG 29) Forgery £110
AB2471 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Showing bogus ‘varieties’ surcharge and ‘e’ of ‘One’ inverted. Fine ‘used’ with part of an apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £85
AB2570 Forgery of the 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). Horizontal pair showing the non-existent ‘varieties’ surcharge inverted and 'error of spelling' ‘Pneny’. Fine ‘used’, tied to small piece with an apparently genuine VRYBURG datestamp. (SG 29) Forgery £175
1889-1895 CAPE ½d OVERPRINTED
AB2671 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. A lower marginal example showing guidelines. Very fine and fresh lightly hinged mint. SG 30 £5
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
AB2676 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black with ‘British Bechuanaland’ overprinted in green. A lower right corner BLOCK OF TEN (5x2) showing current number ‘43’ in margin. Very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge marks on three stamps, the others remaining unmounted. SG 30 £125
AB2504 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted in green. Very fine used with RAMOUTSA single circle datestamp. 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
AA3150 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red and 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 31-32 £12
AB627 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red and 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Fine mint. SG 31-32 £8
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
AB2344 1891 Cape 2d (pale) bistre with typeset overprint reading up. Block of four, fresh lightly mounted mint, one stamp being unmounted. SG 32 £25
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 £45
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
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. £55
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
AB2589 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint reading upwards. Showing the variety NO STOP AFTER 'Bechuanaland'. Very fine mint. SG 32a £225
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
1891-1904 QV 'JUBILEE' ISSUE OF GB OVERPRINTED 'BRITISH BECHUANALAND'
AB1845 1891 6d purple on rose-red handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2) diagonally in violet. Very fine ‘mint’. SG 36s £35
AB1260 Complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, with additional 1d in a distinctly deeper shade. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 33-37 £25
AB1703 1891 complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, very fine mint. SG 33-37 £25
AB1907 1d lilac. Right marginal block of four, one with hint of a hinge mark, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 33 £35
AB2149 1891 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
AA2346 2d grey-green and carmine. Block of nine, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 34 £225
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
AB2434 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Showing shift of overprint to the right with ‘British’ now straddling the perforations. Ex column 1 (no overprint showing on left perforations). Light hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 38 var £45
AB2432 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Showing the variety ‘s’ of ‘British’ largely omitted (an advanced state of the progressive variety on R10/8 which resulted in the ‘s’ being completely omitted on later printings). Hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 38 var £85
AB2487 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
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
AB2486 1895 Cape 2d bistre with typeset overprint reading downwards. Showing the variety OVERPRINT TRANSPOSED (‘Bechuanaland. / British’). Large hinge mark, otherwise fine mint. Rare. SG 39d £300
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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