BECHUANALAND
FEATURED ITEM
FEATURED ITEM
1945 Victory 3d deep blue and blue. Two left marginal vertical strips of four, one with upper margin showing the major variety SURCHARGE OMITTED. The variety is due to a downward shift of all the overprints which now appear at the top of the stamps below. The second strip with lower interpanneau margin showing the same shifted overprints with an additional OVERPRINT IN LOWER MARGIN. Gum fractionally yellowed (no rust or tone spots) otherwise superb unmounted mint. A great Bechuanaland rarity of which only six could exist. Clear RPS Certificate (1984) for the upper strip. Spectacular. SG 131a + var.
c1907 Postal Fiscal. Transvaal KEVII 6d ‘black’ and brown-orange overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG F1
£12,500
£850
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 23rd September, 2017
BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE
AB1656 1888 ½d vermilion overprinted ‘Protectorate’ (15½mm). Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Patchy gum otherwise very fine. SG 40s £45
AB1179 1888 ½d vermilion overprinted ‘Protectorate’ (15½mm). Handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine. SG 40s £55
AB2190 1888 ½d vermilion overprinted ‘Protectorate’ (15½mm). Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine. SG 40s £70
AB449 1888 ½d vermilion overprinted 'Protectorate' (15½mm). Fine used. Scarce. SG 40 £15
AB2021 1888 ½d vermilion overprinted ‘Protectorate’ (15½mm) from the first setting (dull overprint on dull vermilion). Fine used with BONC cancellation. SG 40 £25
AB2452 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Block of four, Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. Scarce multiple. SG 41 £120
AB2662 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Block of four, several hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. A scarce multiple. SG 41 £110
AB2670 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Showing the variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 7/2, position 74 with characteristic broken first ‘t’). The overprint is shifted to the right with the last ‘e’ of ‘Protectorate’ now falling on the perforations at left. Very fine mint. SG 41a £325
AB1987 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Showing overprint shifted to right and variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 10/2, position 110). Hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. SG 41a £325
AB2656 1888 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Showing the variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 10/2, position 110). Fine and fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 41a £325
AB1279 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Fine used. SG 42 £12
AB2026 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine used with ‘674’ BONC of Molepolole. SG 42 £12
AB1078 1888 3d lilac and black surcharged 'Protectorate / 3d'. Very fine used with large part ‘674’ BONC of Molepolole. A scarce stamp. SG 43 £130
AB1404 1888 3d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 3d’. Very fine used with part Barred Oval Numeral Cancellation SG 43 £150
AB2114 1888 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged 'Protectorate / 3d’. One slightly rounded corner otherwise fine used with two partial TATI (JA 11 / 89) single circle datestamps. A scarce stamp and a scarce postmark. SG 43 £140
AB2666 1888 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 4d’ on . Heavy hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint and of fresh, well centred appearance. Scarce. SG 44 £150
AB1345 1888 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 6d’. Very fine used. SG 45 £30
AB638 1888 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC 2). Very fine. SG 46s £65
AB1267 1888 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). Very fine and fresh. SG 46s £75
AB1998 1888 2/6 green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Very fine used with part of a light single circle datestamp. A very rare stamp is used condition. SG 48 £850
AB2469 1888 5/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Very fine, well centred mint. Clear RPS certificate (1979). A rare stamp. SG 49 £850
AB2621 1888 QV Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Small thin at upper left, otherwise very fine mint. BPA certificate (2003). Very rare. SG 50 £1,700
1888 UNAPPROPRIATED DIES 4d SURCHARGED '4d.' IN RED (SG 25) LATER OVERPRINTED 'Protectorate'
AB2163 1888 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Fine used with SHOSHONG (MY 13 89) single circle datestamp. SG 51 £40
AB2665 1888 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Fine used with KANYE single circle datestamp. SG 51 £35
1889 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ½d GREY-BLACK OVERPRINTED IN GREEN 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'
AB2252 1889 ½d grey-black. Block of four. Very fine or superb mint, hinged on the upper pair only. SG 52 £35
AB2503 1889 ½d grey-black. Fine used with Mafeking single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 52 £55
AB2683 1889 ½d grey-black. Fine used with Mafeking single circle date-stamp. Scarce. SG 52 £40
AB2201 1889 ½d grey-black. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint. With clear Sismondo certificate (2003) which appears to have subsequently collided with a cup of coffee. The stamp is unaffected. Very scarce. SG 52a £425
AB2492 1889 ½d grey-black. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (overlapping). Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 52a £400
AB2491 1889 ½d grey-black. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (spaced). Very fine mint. Scarce. RPS certificate (1985). SG 52a £400
AB2493 1889 ½d grey-black. Horizontal pair, showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (spaced). Very fine mint. A scarce multiple. SG 52a £800
1889 GB ½d VERMILION SURCHARGED 'Protectorate / Fourpence'
AB1286 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in black (Samuel type BEC2). Very fine. SG 53s £95
AB2472 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’ (with 6mm spacing). Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in black (Samuel type BEC2). Very fine mint. RPS certificate (1989). SG 53s £120
AB2473 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’ (with 5mm spacing). Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in black (Samuel type BEC2). Gum a little yellowed, otherwise fine mint. A scarce multiple. SG 53s £170
AB1772 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’ with 5mm spacing. Horizontal pair, few gum wrinkles, otherwise very fine mint. SG 53 £45
AB641 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Block of four, fine mint apart from vertical crease at left. Scarce multiple. SG 53 £65
AB2623 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. An upper marginal block of four showing the marginal rule. Thin in margin and some perforations splitting. Gum is fractionally yellowed otherwise very fine mint. Hinged in the margin, the stamps are unmounted. Scarce. SG 53 £200
AB2681 1889 QV ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. A right marginal block of four showing the marginal rule. All with 6mm spacing. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 53 £200
1890 ½d VERMILION WITH TRIAL OVERPRINT 'Protectorate'
AB1863 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Light diagonal gum crease, otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54 £130
AB2020 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Few hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54 £160
AB2195 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Few hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. PFSA certificate (2001). Very scarce. SG 54 £170
AB1741 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Fine used with part MOLEPOLOLE single circle datestamp. The upright overprint is very scarce used. SG 54 £150
AB1942 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Fine used with part KANYE single circle datestamp. The upright overprint is very scarce used. SG 54 £160
AB2019 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Fine used with part KANYE single circle datestamp. The upright overprint is very scarce used. SG 54 £160
AB2488 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. 'Variety' OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Fine used. SG 54 £140
AB1410 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
AB1862 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine fresh mint. SG 54a £65
AB1888 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
AB1889 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
AB1890 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
AB2018 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. SG 54a £55
AB2140 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine unmounted mint. SG 54a £75
AB2400 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants on three, one stamp remaining unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 54a £425
AB1292 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine used. SG 54a £60
AB1876 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine used with small part of a Palachwe datestamp. SG 54a £60
AB2067 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine used with small part of a Palachwe datestamp. SG 54a £60
AB2572 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE AND INVERTED. Very fine mint. RPS certificate (1976). Rare. SG 54c £600
AB1393 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 55 £125
AB1727 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Rather heavily mounted, otherwise very fine mint. SG 55 £125
AB2022 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Showing sideways shift of overprint. Very fine mint. SG 55 £160
AB2505 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ overprint 19mm long. HORIZONTAL PAIR. Several hinge remnants, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Multiples of this issue are rare (only one block of four and a few pairs are recorded). SG 55 £425
AB1812 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Very fine used with part single circle datestamp. Sergio Sismondo certificate (2007) states "genuine in all respects". Rare used. SG 55 £350
AB2068 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Fine used with large part of a Vryburg single circle datestamp. Rare used. SG 55 £350
AB1750 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Thinned, otherwise fine used with Vryburg OC / 89 single circle datestamp. A very presentable example of a rare used stamp. SG 55 £200
1897 CAPE ½d YELLOW-GREEN OVERPRINTED ‘BRITISH / BECHUANALAND’
AB2394 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. Block of four, light gum bend, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 56 £15
AB2494 1897 ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. An upper left corner BLOCK OF 16 (4x4) with interpanneau gutter margin at left. One stamp with gum stain, otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 56 £55
AB2641 1897 ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. BLOCK OF 24 comprising the upper four rows of a pane with margins at right and at top showing plate number ‘2’. Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. An attractive multiple. SG 56 £65
AB1766 1897 ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. Fine used. SG 56 £12
AB2395 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used, each stamp with light ‘390’ BONC of Mochudi. A scarce multiple. SG 56 £75
AB2430 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. Horizontal pair showing marked shift of overprint to left with ‘BEC’ now falling on the adjoining stamp. Gum crease and a few split perfs, otherwise fine mint. SG 56 var £45
AA3871 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13½ mm long (lower line 15mm long). Block of four, all stamps with good albino BRITISH only, inverted and reversed. Hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted and very fresh. SG 57 vars. £225
AB2424 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13½ mm long (lower line 15mm long). Lower left corner block of four with part interpanneau margin at left and sheet margin at foot. All stamps with partial light albino ‘British’ only, inverted and reversed. Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint with light hinge marks on two stamps only. A scarce multiple. PFSA certificate (2000). SG 57 var £150
AB2423 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13½mm apart (lower line 15mm long). BLOCK OF 12 (6x2) across the pane with part interpanneau margin at left and sheet margin at right. Several stamps showing light albino impression (inverted). Some gum wrinkling, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. An elusive stamp and a scarce multiple. SG 57, 57 var £350
1897-1902 QV 'JUBILEE' ISSUE OF GB OVERPRINTED 'BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE'
AB1298 1897-1902 complete set of seven, ½d to 6d, with both ½d’s. Each overprinted or handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12 or GB15). The ½d blue-green is creased, otherwise all very fine and fresh. SG 59s-65s £110
AB2040 1897-1902 complete set of seven, ½d to 6d with both ½d’s. Each overprinted or handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12 or GB15). The ½d blue-green is creased, and the others with hinge remainders otherwise fine and fresh appearance. SG 59s-65s £110
AB2457 1897 set of six, ½d vermilion, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 6d in vertical or horizontal (4d) strips of five, each overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type D12). One 3d with rounded corner, otherwise superb fresh unmounted. SG 59s, 61-65s £400
AB2203 1897-1902 complete set of seven, ½d (both) to 6d. Very fine used. SG 59-65 £35
AB1702 1902 ½d blue-green handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type GB15). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and scarce, the key to the set. SG 60s £85
AB2039 1897 3d purple on yellow, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine. SG 63s £15
AB2477 1897 3d purple on yellow. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (lower pair is unmounted). SG 63 £40
AB2484 1897 3d purple on yellow. Upper marginal block of four showing guide marking. Superb fresh unmounted mint (hinged on margin only). SG 63 £50
1904-13 KEVII ISSUE
AB2565 1905 KEVII 1d scarlet. Block of four, light diagonal gum crease otherwise very fine mint. Hinged on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 68 £20
AB1450 1905 KEVII 1d scarlet. Lower right corner strip of three showing CONTROL 'H8' in the margin. One with slightly rounded corner otherwise very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. £85
AB1652 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine. Variety STOP AFTER ‘P’ IN ‘PROTECTORATE’. Very fine mint. Clear BPA certificate (1976) Very scarce. SG 69a £650
AB2507 1912 KEVII 1/- deep green and scarlet. BLOCK OF FOUR, fine used with unclear double circle datestamps. A rare multiple. SG 70 £325
1912 KGV 'DOWNEY HEAD'
AB2392 1912 KGV 'Downey Head' 1d scarlet. Lower marginal block of four. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 72 SOLD
AB1530 1912 KGV 'Downey Head' 1d scarlet. Showing the variety NO CROSS ON CROWN (only a very faint dot still visible). Fine mint. SG 72a £120
1913-24 KGV WATERMARK SIMPLE CYPHER
AB2588 1913-24 KGV ½d to 1/- each overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type 23 / Holmes type 13). Exceptionally fine and fresh mint. SG 73s-82s
 
Note: A very rare set, only the 1/- was supplied to the UPU with this overprint and is the only duty listed by SG. The 1½d (issued in 1920) is not recorded with this overprint. Holmes (p184) states "The ½d to 6d with this 'overprint' are rare." They are recorded as ‘abnormals’ in the 1983 supplement to the ‘Specimen Stamps of the Crown Colonies’ by Marcus Samuel (1976).
£1,200
AA3131 1913-24 KGV complete set of nine, ½d to 1/-, very fine mint. SG 73-82 £45
AB2077 1913-24 KGV complete set of nine, ½d to 1/-, very fine and fresh mint. SG 73-82 £45
AB1309 1913-24 complete set of nine, ½d to 1/-, including the 2d Die II. Fine used. SG 73-82 £60
Note: Control blocks are perforarted through both margins unless stated otherwise. In all cases where the lower margin is imperforate, one extension hole is present.
AB2458 1913 KGV ½d green. SW corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate), superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 £45
AB2459 1913 KGV ½d green. SW corner control ‘O 20’ block of six, superb unmounted mint. SG 73 £40
AB979 ½d green. SW corner control ‘S 22’ block of six (imperforate). Light crease affects two and and some re-inforced splitting, otherwise fine mint. SG 73 £15
AB1582 1915 1d scarlet. SE corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate at right). One with small stain on gum, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 74 £45
AB1462 1915 1d scarlet. SE corner control 'C 13’ block of six (imperforate at right). One with rounded corner, otherwise fine mint. SG 74 £35
AB1133 1915 1d scarlet. SE corner control ‘C 13’ block of four (imperforate at base), fine mint. SG 74 £25
AB982 1915 1d scarlet. SE corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate at base), fine mint. SG 74 £45
AB2283 1915 1d scarlet. SE corner control ‘M 19’ block of six (imperforate at right). Very fine or superb mint (hinge mark on one stamp only). SG 74 £45
AB1464 1920 1½d red-brown. SW corner control ‘O 19’ block of six (imperforate) fine mint. SG 75 £45
AB1512 1921 2d orange. SW corner control ‘R 21’ block of six, very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 76a £135
AB2307 1921 KGV 2d orange. SW corner control ‘R 21’ block of six. Usual gum bends, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 76a £135
AB2078 1924 2d orange (Die II). Very fine mint. SG 77 £25
AB1552 1924 2d orange (Die II). SW corner control ‘V 23’ pair (imperforate both margins). Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 77 £150
AB1553 1924 2d orange (Die II). SW corner control ‘W 23’ pair (perforated both margins). Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 77 £150
AB2079 1913, 1915, 2½d cobalt-blue and 2½d blue, the two listed shades. Fine mounted mint. SG 78, 78a £22
AA1951 1915 2½d blue. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 78a £90
AA1950 1915 2½d blue. Lower left corner block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 78a £90
AB2012 1915 2½d blue. Block of six (3x2) cancelled with two neat strikes of Lobatsi (25 Oct 32) double circle datestamps. Small edge fault on top centre stamp, otherwise very fine used. A scarce multiple. SG 78a £85
AB1547 1913 3d bluish violet. SW corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate). Fine mint, hinge remnants. SG 79 £110
AB1548 1913 4d grey-green. SW corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate). Fine mint, hinge remnants. SG 80 £110
AB1385 1913 6d reddish purple. Fine used with part PALLA (ROAD) double circle datestamp. Some suffusion of paper by oil from the cancellation ink. SG 81 £15
AB2467 1913 KGV 1/- bistre, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23). Very fine mint. SG 82s £75
AB1513 1913 1/- bistre. SW corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate), very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 82 £165
AB2266 1913 1/- bistre. Fine used with part Palapye Road (4 Dec 22) double circle datestamp. SG 82 £25
1914-23 'SEAHORSES'
AB2348 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. Overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23). A lower marginal example with centre sheet marking at lower right. Very fine, lightly mounted mint. SG 83s £140
AA3309 1914-15 Waterlow 2/6 and 5/-, each with ‘SPECIMEN’ overprint (Samuel type GB23). Matching left marginal copies, some typical gum cracking otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 83s-84s £400
AB2349 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remainder. SG 83 £75
AB2351 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remainder. SG 83 £75
AB2352 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remainder. SG 83 £75
AB2353 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown (deep shade). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remainders. SG 83 £70
AB2106 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. A lower right corner marginal example, the usual odd gum wrinkle, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 83 £180
AB2109 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown (shade, with a hint of olive). Light hinge trace, otherwise very fine, well-centred fresh mint. SG 83 £120
AA3486 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown. Lower marginal horizontal pair, very fine and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 83 £400
AB669 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine, fine mint. SG 84 £90
AB2045 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine. Odd irregular perf, otherwise fine mint. SG 84 £85
AB2354 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine (deep shade). Hinge remainder, otherwise very fine fresh mint with near perfect centring. SG 84 £150
AB2355 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine (very deep shade). Short perf, otherwise fine fresh mint with hinge remainders. SG 84 £110
AB2356 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine (an attractive bright shade with very little carmine). Very fine well-centred fresh mint with small hinge remainder. SG 84 £150
AB2357 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine (bright shade). Few irregular perfs, otherwise very fine fresh mint with hinge remainders. SG 84 £110
AB2509 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine. Very fine and fresh well centred mint with light hinge remainder. SG 84 £150
AA2751 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine, left marginal, hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 84 £240
AB2360 1917 De La Rue 2/6 sepia. Few pulled perfs, otherwise fine mint. SG 86 £45
AA3216 1919 De La Rue 5/- bright carmine. Superb and fresh unmounted, almost perfectly centred. A remarkable stamp. SG 87 SOLD
AB2649 1919 De La Rue 5/- bright carmine. A lower right corner marginal block of four, very fine or superb mint (light hinge marks on the upper pair, the lower stamps are unmounted). Very attractive. PFSA certificate (2012). Rare. SG 87 £1,100
AA1957 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Very fine mint. SG 88 £70
AB848 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Very fine, well centred, mint. SG 88 £90
AB1939 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. An exceptionally well-centred, very fine and fresh mint example. SG 88 £75
AB2142 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Few light hinge marks, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 88 £75
AA3872 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Left marginal, very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 88 £135
AA1955 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Lower right corner block of four, hinge traces on three stamps. A lovely multiple. SG 88 £465
AA3873 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Cancelled FORGED crisp central 'KANYE / BECHUANALAND' sc datestamp. SG 88 forged cancel £75
AB900 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Very fine fresh mint. Attractive. SG 89 £85
AA1958 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Very fine fresh mint. SG 89 £85
AB1316 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Fine and fresh mint. SG 89 £70
AB2145 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Fine and fresh mint. SG 89 £55
AB2146 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Fine and fresh mint. SG 89 £65
AB2373 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 89 £75
AB1163 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Lower right corner example, very fine mint and most attractive. SG 89 £100
AA3874 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Right marginal, very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 89 £165
1925-27 KGV WATERMARK BLOCK CYPHER
AB1475 1927 ½d green. SW corner control ‘E 26’ block of six (imperforate), fine mint. SG 91 £40
AB1775 1927 ½d green. Lower marginal control ‘L 29’ single. Fine mint. Scarce. SG 91 £18
AB1679 1927 ½d green. SW corner control ‘L 29’ pair (imperforate). Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 91 £55
AB674 1925 2d orange. Block of four, fine mint. SG 93 £4
AB1681 1925 2d orange. SW corner control ‘B 24’ pair (imperforate). Fine mint. SG 93 £15
AB2460 1925 KGV 2d orange. SW corner control ‘B 24’ block of six (imperforate). Hinged in margin only, the stamps are superb unmounted mint. SG 93 £45
AB2511 1925 KGV 2d orange. SW corner control ‘B 24’ block of six (imperforate). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 93 £45
AB188 1926 3d violet. Block of four, very fine mint (two are unmounted). SG 94 £12
AB1320 1926 3d violet. Fine used. SG 94 £15
AB2532 1926 KGV 3d violet. Horizontal strip of eight tied to small piece by four MOLEPOLOLE (29 APR 32) double circle datestamps. The right stamp creased, otherwise very fine used. SG 94 £85
AB1912 1926 KGV 4d grey-green. SW corner control ‘B 24’ strip of three (imperforate). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 95 £110
AB1683 1926 4d grey-green. SW corner control ‘G 27’ pair (imperforate). Fine mint. Rare. SG 95 £180
AB1678 1926 4d grey-green. SW corner control ‘G 27’ strip of three (imperforate). Hinge trace on one, others superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare. SG 95 £250
AB1792 1926 KGV 4d grey-green. One pulled perforation, otherwise fine used with Francistown (Jul 23 31) double circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 95 £10
AB1893 1925 KGV 6d reddish purple, chalk-surfaced paper. Very fine mint. SG 96 £40
AA2421 1925 KGV 6d reddish purple, chalk surfaced paper. Very fine unmounted. SG 96 £90
AB189 1926 6d purple on ordinary paper. Right marginal block of four, superb mint. SG 97 £100
AB1895 1926 KGV 1/- bistre-brown. Very fine mint. SG 98 £6
AA2393 1926 KGV 1/- bistre-brown. Very fine unmounted. SG 98 £14
AB676 1926 1/- bistre-brown. Block of four, upper pair light creasing, otherwise very fine mint. SG 98 £15
AB1685 1926 1/- bistre-brown. Lower left corner control ‘D 25’ pair. Fine mint. Very scarce. SG 98 £110
1932-1961 ISSUES
AB2053 1932 KGV definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, very fine mint. SG 99-110 £250
AB2147 1932 KGV definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, very fine mint. SG 99-110 £250
AB2054 1932 KGV definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, very fine used. SG 99-110 £300
AA3423 1932 KGV definitives, ½d to 1/-, set of seven values each a matching right marginal copy. Margins thinned from removal stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 99-105 £35
AB2544 1932 KGV definitive 4d orange, left marginal block of nine. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 103 £35
AB2545 1932 KGV definitive 6d purple, left marginal block of nine. Perforations separating between rows 2 and 3, otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 104 £40
AA1960 1932 KGV definitives, 3/- black and purple. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 108 £60
AA3219 1932 KGV definitives, 5/- black and ultramarine. Block of four, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted. Attractive and uncommon. SG 109 £550
AA3879 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 111s-114s £110
AA3875 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four, very fine unmounted. SG 111-114 £25
AA3876 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four in matching right marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 111-114 £100
AB1324 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four, very fine used. SG 111-114 £20
AB2076 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four, very fine used. SG 111-114 £20
AA3877 1935 KGV 1d Silver Jubilee, showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 111a £250
AA3878 1935 KGV 1d Silver Jubilee, lower left corner block of four, upper left stamp showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Very fine unmounted. SG 111, 111a £350
AA3880 1935 KGV 2d Silver Jubilee, showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Very fine mint. SG 112a £110
AA3881 1935 KGV 2d Silver Jubilee, lower left corner block of four, upper left stamp showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 112, 112a £200
AA3882 1935 KGV 2d Silver Jubilee, upper left corner vertical pair, lower stamp showing Short extra flagstaff flaw (plate 2, row 2/1). Hinged on upper stamp and margin, flaw unmounted. SG 112, 112b £250
AA3883 1935 KGV 3d Silver Jubilee, vertical pair upper stamp stamp showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 113, 113a £250
AA3887 1935 KGV 6d Silver Jubilee, lower left corner block of four, upper left stamp showing Extra flagstaff flaw (plate 1, row 9/1). Very fine mint. SG 114, 114a £175
AA3884 1935 KGV 6d Silver Jubilee, showing Short extra flagstaff flaw (plate 2, row 2/1). Very fine unmounted. SG 114b £325
AA3885 1935 KGV 6d Silver Jubilee, showing Lightning conductor flaw (plate 3, row 2/5). Very fine mint. SG 114c £145
AA3886 1935 KGV 6d Silver Jubilee, upper right corner block of four, lower left stamp showing Lightning conductor flaw (plate 3, row 2/5). Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 114, 114c £300
AB2536 1935 (4th May), registered airmail First Day Cover addressed to England. Bearing complete set of KGV Silver Jubilee (SG 111-114) each tied by a Lobatsi (4 May) double circle datestamp with an additional strike on the reverse. Uncommon. £45
AA3898 1935 (29th May), cover bearing complete set of KGV Silver Jubilee (SG 111-114) each tied by a BECH. PROT. / MAFEKING (29 V) double circle datestamp, sent registered airmail to England. £30
AA3900 1935 (19th June), cover bearing complete set of KGV Silver Jubilee (SG 111-114) each tied by a Lobatsi (19 JUN) double circle datestamp, sent registered airmail to England. Bulawayo (22 JUN) transit and arrival backstamps. £30
AA3899 1935 (31st August), cover bearing complete set of KGV Silver Jubilee (SG 111-114) each tied by a Lobatsi (19 JUN) double circle datestamp, sent registered airmail to Scotland, registration details written in ink. Arrival backstamps (23 SP). £35
AB2056 1938-52 KGVI definitives complete set of 11, ½d to 10/-. The 3d is hinged and the 10/- with faint gum yellowing otherwise all very fine unmounted mint. SG 118-128 SOLD
AA3520 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11, ½d to 10/-. All right marginal except the 5/- which is left marginal. Very fine and fresh unmounted. A lovely set. SG 118-128 £90
AA3519 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11 values ½d to 10/- plus all listed shades of the ½d, 1½d, 6d, 1/- and 5/-, the latter being a remarkably difficult printing. In addition additional shades of many values including two x 10/-. One 10/- a little gum browned otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 118-128 £300
AB2123 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11, ½d to 10/-, in blocks of four. All very fine mounted mint except the ½d, 1d, 1½d and 4d which are unmounted. SG 118-128 £275
AA3510 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11, ½d to 10/- plus additional shade of the 6d. Very fine used, a few on piece including some more unusual postmarks. SG 118-128 £75
AA3134 1943 KGVI definitives, ½d yellowish green. Block of four fine mint or unmounted. SG 118b £45
AA3135 1943 KGVI definitives, 1½d light blue. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 120a £8
AA3136 1938 KGVI definitives, 2d chocolate-brown. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 121 £6
AA3138 1938 KGVI definitives, 6d reddish purple. Upper right corner block of four. Hinged on margin stamps unmounted. SG 124 £30
AA3139 1938 KGVI definitives, 1/- black and brown-olive. Right marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps unmounted. SG 125 £20
AA1963 1938 KVI definitives 2/6 black and scarlet. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 126 £12
AB2216 1938 KGVI definitives 2/6 black and scarlet. Upper marginal example hinged on margin only, the stamp superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 126 £12
AA3141 1938 KVI definitives 5/- black and deep ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 127 £250
AB2217 1946 KGVI definitives 5/- grey-black and deep ultramarine. Very fine lightly hinged mint. A scarce printing. SG 127a £45
AA3515 1946 KGVI definitives 5/- grey-black and deep ultramarine. Right marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. A scarce printing. SG 127a £90
AA3511 1946 KGVI definitives 5/- grey-black and deep ultramarine. Very fine used. A scarce printing. SG 127a £60
AB2218 1938 KGVI definitives 10/- black and red-brown. Upper marginal example hinged on margin only, the stamp superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 128 £22
AB2211 1938 KGVI definitives 10/- black and red-brown. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 128 £100
AA2348 1938 KGVI definitives. Complete set of 11 values very fine used. SG 118-128 £70
AB2661 1945 Victory 3d deep blue and blue. Two left marginal vertical strips of four, one with upper margin showing the major variety SURCHARGE OMITTED. The variety is due to a downward shift of all the overprints which now appear at the top of the stamps below. The second strip with lower interpanneau margin showing the same shifted overprints with an additional OVERPRINT IN LOWER MARGIN. Gum fractionally yellowed (no rust or tone spots) otherwise superb unmounted mint. A great Bechuanaland rarity of which only six could exist. Clear RPS Certificate (1984) for the upper strip. Spectacular. SG 131a + var. £12,500
AB2527 1947 UPU Presentation Folder (thick board, 153x217mm) with ‘Congres Postal Universel / Paris 1947 / Timbres Poste / Bechuanaland Protectorat’ printed in gold on Royal blue. Containing complete sets of KGVI definitives ½d to 10/- and Royal Visit (SG 118-128, 132-135). All stamps very fresh mint, each being affixed at top of the stamp by their own gum. Unusual. £75
AB1329 1947 KGVI Royal Visit. Complete set of four, 1d to 1/-, each perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type W9). Very fine and fresh. SG 132s-135s £70
AB1848 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. Set of two, 1½d and 10/- in blocks of four. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 136-137 £110
AB2495 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding set of two, 1½d and 10/-, in corner marginal blocks of four. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 136-137 £120
AB2543 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding 1½d ultramarine. Bearing a large bogus ‘SPECIMEN’ overprint (?) with tall seriffed letters. Very fine unmounted mint. Unusual. SG 136 var £35
AA3893 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. Set very fine unmounted. SG 136-137 £35
AB196 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding.10/- black, superb unmounted mint. SG 137 £20
AA1897 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. 10/- lower marginal pair with full Bradbury Wilkinson imprint. Superb unmounted mint. SG 137 £80
AA3894 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. 10/- lower marginal strip of four showing full Bradbury Wilkinson imprint and plate '1'. Superb unmounted. Scarce in this ideal positional format. SG 137 £240
AB2052 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. 10/- ‘black’, horizontal pair, very fine used. SG 137 £65
AA3512 1949 UPU, set in lower right corner blocks of four showing plate numbers '1' or '2' (6d) in margins. Hinged on upper pairs otherwise unmounted. SG 138-141 £15
AB2055 1955-58 QEII definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, superb fresh unmounted mint, the high values are all marginal. SG 143-153 SOLD
AA3675 1955-58 QEII definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-. Each a matching right marginal copy, superb fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 143-153 £85
AA4017 1955-58 QEII definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-. All bar the 4d a matching lower right corner copy with the higher values showing plate number in margins. Superb fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 143-153 £95
AB1332 1955-58 QEII definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, with additional 1d shade. Very light / imperceptibly hinged, fresh mint. SG 143-153 £40
AA4005 1955-58 QEII definitives, complete set of 12 values ½d to 10/-, lower right corner blocks of four showing plates '1' or '1 1' in margins. Superb unmounted. A scarce group. SG 143-153 £600
AA1966 1955 QEII definitives, 1/3 to 10/-. Four values superb unmounted. SG 150-153 £65
AA1968 1955 QEII definitives 10/- black and red-brown. Lower marginal block of four showing full imprint, superb unmounted mint. SG 153 £220
AB1774 1960 QEII 75th Anniversary of the Protectorate. Complete set of three in lower right corner plate ‘1A1A’ (1d, 3d) or ‘1B1B’ (6d) blocks of four. Superb unmounted mint. SG 154-156 SOLD
AB2515 1961 (14th February), registered First Day Cover addressed to Johannesburg. Bearing set of ten decimal surcharge duties, ½c to R1. Missing the 2½c on 2d red-brown, though including the scarce 2½c on 3d bright ultramarine and the R1 is Type I (SG 157-8, 160-167). All tied by neat LOBATSI (14 Feb 61) double circle datestamps (converted Royal Visit datestamps with blank at top). £110
AB2516 1961 (14th February), First Day Cover addressed to Bloemfontein. Bearing set of ten decimal surcharge duties, ½c to R1. Missing the 2½c on 2d red-brown though including the scarce 2½c on 3d bright ultramarine (SG 157-8, 160-167a). Interestingly, the R1 is Type II which was supposedly issued a month later on the 17th March. All tied by neat LOBATSI (14 Feb 61) double circle datestamps (converted Royal Visit datestamps with blank at top). £25
AB2535 1961 (14th February), registered First Day Cover addressed to South Africa. Bearing 1c, 2c, 2½c, 3½c and 5c decimal surcharges (the 2½c is the scarce bright ultramarine, SG 157-8, 160-2). All tied by Lobatsi (14 Feb) double circle datestamps (converted Royal Visit datestamps with blank at top). £15
AB2259 1961 QEII decimal surcharges. 2½c on 3d bright ultramarine. A lower left corner marginal block of eight (4x2) with full imprint. The stamp at Row 10/3 showing the variety SPACED ‘c’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. A rare variety. SG 160/a £225
AB2578 1961 QEII Decimal surcharges 3½c on 4d red-orange. Horizontal right marginal pair showing Types II and I se-tenant. The right stamp (Type I) showing the WIDE SURCHARGE variety. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 161a, 161b £15
AB2579 1961 QEII Decimal surcharges 3½c on 4d red-orange (Type II). A right marginal example showing WIDE SURCHARGE variety. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 161c £45
AB2134 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. R1 (Type I) on 10/- black and red-brown. A right marginal example, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 167 £350
AA3328 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitive. R1 (Type I) on 10/- black and red-brown. Left marginal block of four, upper left stamp showing printer's guide mark. Superb unmounted, a scarce multiple. SG 167 £1,200
AB2306 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. R1 (Type II) on 10/- black and red-brown with surcharge at bottom left. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 167a £15
AA1971 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. R1 (Type II) on 10/- black and red-brown. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG 167a £50
AA2242 1961 QEII decimal surcharge definitives. R1 (Type II) on 10/- black and red-brown. Lower marginal imprint block of four superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 167b £75
AA2730 1961 QEII decimal definitives. Complete set of 14 in cylinder blocks of four. Mixed with 1c and 20c to R2 ‘1A’ and the balance '1B'. Superb fresh unmounted mint. A very scarce group. SG 168-181 £400
AB1743 1961 QEII decimal definitives R2 ‘Police Camel Patrol’. Block of eight (4x2), superb fiscally used with two Aug 1962 datestamps. Unusual. SG 181 £45
BOTSWANA
AB682 1966 Independence 2½c showing distinct 1mm downward shift of the red printing. Fine mounted mint. SG 202 var £65
AB684 1966 definitive overprints. 1c 'Golden Oriole' showing a small but noticeable upward shift of the yellow printing. Superb mint. SG 206 var £30
AB685 1966 definitive overprints. 35c showing small but noticeable upward shift of the orange colour. Superb mint. SG 216 var £30
AB686 1966 definitive overprints. 25c, 35c, 50c, R1 and R2 marginal blocks of four. One 35c, R1 and R2 with NOTCHED ‘P’ or BROKEN ‘B’ flaws. Superb mint. SG 215-219 + vars £15
AA3896 1967 definitive 4c ‘Blue Waxbill’ showing large upward shift of red printing (beak and 'BOTSWANA'). Superb unmounted. SG 223 var. £70
AB2170 1967 definitive 5c ‘Secretary Bird’ showing shift of red downwards and to the left resulting in a FOUR LEGGED BIRD. A lower right corner example, superb unmounted mint. With normal for comparison. SG 224 var £55
AB2171 1967 definitive 5c ‘Secretary Bird’ showing a large shift of the grey printing upwards resulting in a second GHOST BIRD. Superb unmounted mint. Spectacular. With normal for comparison. SG 224 var £85
AB921 1967 definitive 7c ‘Yellow-billed Hornbill’ showing large upward shift of yellow printing (beak). Superb mint. SG 225 var. £85
AB953 1967 definitive 7c ‘Yellow-billed Hornbill’ showing large upward shift of yellow printing (beak). Superb mint. SG 225 var. £85
AB954 1967 definitive 7c ‘Yellow-billed Hornbill’ showing large downward shift of yellow printing (beak). Superb mint. SG 225 var. £85
AB2172 1967 definitive 15c ‘Malachite Kingfisher’, showing a distinct shift of the brown printing to the left, resulting in the variety PREGNANT KINGFISHER. lower right corner marginal example, superb unmounted mint. SG 227 var £85
AB759 1967 definitive 20c ‘African Fish Eagle’ showing DENT IN FRAME flaw at top left. Fine used. SG 228 var. £20
AB760 1967 Chobe, 35c vertical pair, the lower stamp with GHOST IN SKY flaw. Very fine u/m. SG 240 var. £15
AB761 1969 Xmas 1c cylinder block of six, the upper left stamp with TAIL ON ‘T’ flaw. Very fine u/m. SG 256 var. £10
AB762 1969 Xmas 1c, 2c and 35c each in a NW corner block of four, the lower right stamp of each showing SCAR ON NECK flaw. Also 4c single with same flaw. Very fine u/m. SG 256-259 var. £25
AB763 1969 Xmas 2c, 4c and 35c each in a NE corner block of four, the lower right stamp of each showing STAR JOINED flaw. Very fine u/m. SG 257-259 var. £20
AA1972 1970 Charles Dickens 7c. Horizontal pair right stamp showing major variety IMPERFORATE TO RIGHT MARGIN. Superb unmounted. RARE. SG 266 var £450
AB764 1974 UPU 3c NE corner example showing variety BLACK PRINTED DOUBLE. Very fine u/m. SG 319 var. £65
AB1930 1982 Christmas. Fungi 15t duty in an IMPERFORATE right marginal block of four showing ‘traffic lights’. Superb unmounted mint. Unlisted in SG. Rare. SG 534 var £180
AB1931 1985 Christmas. Edible wild cucumbers 7t duty in an IMPERFORATE lower left corner block of four showing ‘traffic lights’, cylinder numbers and part printer's imprint. Superb unmounted mint. Unlisted in SG. Rare. SG 586 var £180
AB1929 1988 Early Cultivation. 8t duty in an IMPERFORATE upper right corner block of four showing ‘traffic lights’ and cylinder numbers. Superb unmounted mint. Unlisted in SG. Rare. SG 644 var £180
POSTAGE DUES
AB2161 1926 Postage Due set in CONTROL BLOCKS OF FOUR: ‘B 24’ (½d emerald, 1d carmine) or ‘C 25’ (2d agate). Minor marginal discolouration from corner mounts, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. The corner stamps of the ½d and 1d blocks show the variety ‘malformed P’. A very scarce group (the 1d with control 'B 24' is rare). SG D1-D3 £325
AB2088 1926 ½d emerald. Very fine used with Francistown datestamp. SG D1 £100
AB851 1926 ½d emerald. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with Francistown (8 Jun 26) datestamps. A rare multiple. SG D1 £275
AB2673 1926 Postage Due ½d emerald. With unlisted variety WATERMARK SIDEWAYS (NOT inverted. With top of Crown pointing to right, as seen from the back). Very fine mint. BPA certificate pending. SG D1 var SOLD
AB2296 1926 Postage Dues 1d carmine. An upper marginal block of four, hinged in the margin only, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D2 £45
AB2659 1926 Postage Dues 1d carmine. A lower right corner marginal BLOCK OF 18 (3x6), superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D2 £175
AB2668 1926 Postage Dues 1d carmine. A lower right corner marginal BLOCK OF 18 (3x6), superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D2 £175
AB1501 1926 1d carmine. Very fine used with 25 APR 30 datestamp. SG D2 £55
AB2089 1926 1d carmine. Very fine used with Francistown datestamp. SG D2 £55
AB852 1926 1d carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR, the upper right stamp showing surface ‘pitting’, possibly natural and due to chalk surfacing. Otherwise very fine used, Francistown (8 Jun 26) datestamps. A rare multiple. SG D2 £150
AB2105 1926 1d carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR, the lower pair with light horizontal crease and the lower right stamp with a shallow thin, otherwise very fine used with Francistown (29 Aug 32) datestamps. A rare multiple. SG D2 £180
AB2297 1926 Postage Dues 2d agate. Block of four, very fine or superb mint, hinged on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG D3 £35
AB2663 1926 Postage Dues 2d agate. BLOCK OF NINE, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D3 £120
AB853 1926 Postage Dues 2d agate. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with Francistown (8 Jun 26) datestamps. Rare multiple. SG D3 £275
AA3895 1932 ½d, 1d and 2d complete set perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D19). Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG D4s-D6s £140
AB200 1932 ½d, 1d and 2d complete set on ordinary paper, fine mint. SG D4-6 £12
AB1338 1932 ½d, 1d and 2d complete set on ordinary paper, with additional ½d and 2d shades. Very fine fresh mint. SG D4-D6 £25
AB689 1932 Postage Dues ½d, 1d and 2d complete set of three on ordinary paper. Blocks of four, the ½d and 2d are marginal, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D4-D6 £65
AB1168 1932 ½d, 1d and 2d complete set on ordinary paper. Matched lower marginal blocks of four superb fresh unmounted mint. SG D4-D6 £65
AB1339 1932 ½d, 1d and 2d complete set on ordinary paper, very fine used. SG D4-D6 £65
AB911 1932 ½d sage-green. Block of 30 (6x5) comprising the lower half of a pane with margins on three sides. Superb used with neat Francistown (15 May 59) double circle datestamps. A rare multiple. SG D4 £850
AB1765 1932 1d carmine on ordinary paper. Lower left corner block of four, lightly hinged on upper pair, the lower pair superb unmounted mint. SG D5 £24
AB1732 1932 1d carmine very fine used on piece with Francistown (14 Feb 43) double circle datestamp. SG D5 £5
AB2090 1932 1d carmine on ordinary paper. Very fine used with part Lobatsi datestamp. SG D5 £7
AB2092 1932 2d violet on ordinary paper. Very fine used with part of a Lobatsi datestamp. Scarce. SG D6 £45
AB1733 1932 2d violet very fine used on piece with Francistown (14 Feb 43) double circle datestamp. SG D6 £35
AB2223 1961 1c carmine surcharged with large '1c' (Type II) on chalky paper. Vertical marginal strip of three from the upper right corner of the pane, the lower stamp showing the variety SLICED ‘C’ [row 3, stamp 6]. With matching strip from a later printing without the variety. SG D7a + var / Shelley DV1 £45
AB2094 1961 1d carmine surcharged with large '1c' (Type II) on ordinary paper. Very fine mint. SG D7ac £15
AB2086 1961 1d carmine surcharged with large '1c' (Type II) on ordinary paper. Very fine used with part of a Gaberones datestamp. Robertson certificate (1963). A very elusive stamp. SG D7ac £55
AB2097 1961 2d violet surcharged with small '2c' (Type I) on chalk-surfaced paper. Lower right corner block of 10 (2x5) with positions R9/6 and 10/6 showing the variety LARGE ‘d’. Very fine used. A fine positional piece. SG D8, D8a £40
AB2095 1961 2d violet surcharged with large '2c' (Type II) on chalk-surfaced paper. A part sheet reconstruction of 24 stamps comprising blocks of 8, 10 and a strip of 6. Position R9/6 showing the variety LARGE ‘d’ and showing black printing in the margin from the vertical packing bars. Very fine used. Unusual. SG D8c, D8ca + vars £55
AB2167 1961 2d violet surcharged with large '2c' (type II) on chalk-surfaced paper. Upper right corner block of six (3x2), position R1/6 showing the variety SERIF ON ‘d’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. A fine positional piece. SG D8c, D8cb £15
AB2099 1961 2d violet surcharged with large '2c' (Type II) on chalk-surfaced paper. Upper right corner block of four, position R1/6 showing the variety SERIF ON ‘d’. Very fine used. A fine positional piece. SG D8c, D8cb £35
AB201 1949 underpaid cover from Leeward Islands bearing KGVI ¼d, ½d, 1d and 2d tied by small PAQUEBOT single circle cancellations. The cover was addressed to the USA and forwarded to Bechuanaland. Two ½d postage dues of the 1926 and 1952 issues (SG D1, D4) were applied and tied by a Lobatsi (30 SEP 49) datestamp. Philatelic, though rare as approximately four covers or fronts are known bearing the 1926 issue and only two with a mixed postage due franking. Stamps catalogued £65 and £32 (x50 and x60 for non-philatelic use!) £650
POSTAL FISCALS
AB1366 c1907 Postal Fiscal. Transvaal KEVII 6d ‘black’ and brown-orange overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Very fine mint. SG F1 £120
AB1340 c1907 Postal Fiscal. Transvaal KEVII 6d ‘black’ and brown-orange overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Lower marginal example very fine fresh mint. Scarce so fine. SG F1 £130
AB2102 c1907 Postal Fiscal. Transvaal KEVII 6d ‘black’ and brown-orange overprinted 'Bechuanaland Protectorate'. A lower marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Fine mint with hinge remainders. Very scarce. SG F1 £275
AB2622 c1907 Postal Fiscal. Transvaal KEVII 6d ‘black’ and brown-orange overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG F1 £850
AB209 1921 Postal Fiscal. South Africa KGV 1d scarlet overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG F3 £150
AB2345 1921 Postal Fiscal. South Africa 1d scarlet overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'. Upper marginal block of four showing part sheet centre marking. Marginal perforations splitting and clean diagonal crease affects right pair, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG F3 £130
AB2346 1921 Postal Fiscal. South Africa KGV 1d scarlet overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'. Lower marginal block of four showing plate number ‘6’ and the lower left stamp with stop almost missing. A few split perforations, otherwise very fine, lightly hinged mint. A very scarce multiple. SG F3 £225
AB2428 1921 Postal Fiscal. South Africa KGV 1d scarlet overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate.' Marginal block of six (3x2) from the lower right corner of the pane showing interpanneau margin at right. Hinged on one stamp, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG F3 £275
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